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New airgun gear at IWA Sporting Classics 2016

The IWA Outdoor Classics show in Nuremberg is one of the shooting industry’s premier events, showcasing countless new releases on the airgun scene. Here’s some of the kit we clocked during the showcase.   PALLAS PCPs Pallas have unveiled their

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The Airgun Show – cold weather squirrel hunt, PLUS The British Shooting Show 2016 and Crosman MTR77 NP

A spell of cold weather provides the perfect conditions to target grey squirrels with a grain feeder. Mat Manning uses hide tactics to get within range of the hungry greys, making a welcome contribution to the control of this invasive

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Tempting Gifts for your Christmas List

Hoping to find that special airgunning pressie under the tree or in your stocking on Christmas morning? Here are a few ideas for your list to Santa… USMC GUARDIAN This workhorse of a knife comes with a robust nylon holster and lends

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Twin Test: Walther Century GT and Crosman Phantom MkII

Synthetically stocked break-barrel rifle/scope combos are very much in vogue, so Nigel Allen takes two of the newest arrivals into the fields – Walther’s Century GT and Crosman’s Phantom MkII… At £265, the new Walther Century GT/6×42 scope combo is an

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The Airgun Show – summertime pest control in the woods, PLUS the Air Arms S410 TDR on test

Woodland hunting in full summer foliage can be tough going, so Mat Manning sets up a feeder to lure squirrels down from the leafy treetops and into the crosshairs. He also turns the FX Verminator MkII to some impromptu corvid

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The Airgun Show – hunting for rabbits, pigeons and squirrels, PLUS the BSA R-10 Mk2 on test

Mat Manning is hunting on farmland and in the woods as he tries to make a mixed bag during a short evening session. With rabbits, pigeons and grey squirrels in his sights, Mat keeps mobile to make optimum use of

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The Airgun Show – hunting with a spring-powered airgun, PLUS the Benjamin Trail NP2 gas-ram on test

The PCPs take a back seat this week, as we dedicate an episode to spring and gas-ram airguns. Mat Manning is out hunting with the spring-powered Air Arms Pro Sport and Tasco Target and Varmint scope at the idyllic Park

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The Airgun Show – decoying corvids with the Daystate Pulsar, PLUS the BSA Comet EVO on test

We’ve got everything covered, from electronic PCPs to affordable break-barrel spring guns. First up, it’s an ambush from the hide, as Mat Manning takes the Daystate Pulsar out on its first hunting trip. See how the state-of-the-art airgun fares against

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Head-to-head: Gamo Junior Hunter v Norica Thor GRS

Young airgunners are the lifeblood of tomorrow’s shooting sports. Mark Camoccio assesses two Spanish break-barrels that are designed to entice juniors into the fold

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The Airgun Show – stalking rabbits, Gamo Varmint Stalker Barricade on test and new guns from BSA, Air Arms and Daystate

Fieldcraft and cunning are order of the day as Mat Manning sets out on foot to keep numbers of grass-gobbling rabbits in check. Creeping within range of wily rabbits is never easy, but Mat calls on his years of shooting

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