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Scotland’s New Airgun Licence Explained

Airgunners in Scotland will need a Scottish Air Weapon Certificate to possess or use an airgun from 1 January, 2017. The UK’s leading airgun magazine – with the help of BASC Scotland – helps explain the new legislation, and how and when to apply for the new licence…

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Kral Puncher Review

Turkish gunmaker, Kral Arms has entered the PCP market with the Puncher – a multi-shot sidelever that’s both feature-laden and affordable. The editor invites you to take a ringside seat at his unboxing of it… Kral is a fast-growing Turkish

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Side Course: Air Arms HFT500

  It’s been designed and even named after the precision sport of Hunter Field Target. The editor delivers his verdict on Air Arms’ new HFT500 PCP model… Although Air Arms’ range spans the entire gamut of airgun shooting sports, the

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Test: BSA R10 Super Carbine

BSA’s latest variant of their best-selling R10 Mk2 PCP – the Super Carbine – may have been cut down in size, but does it leave you short-changed? Not according to Nigel Allen, who’s put a fair few tins of ammo

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Daystate launches ‘MK 5’… (but it ain’t called that!)

After announcing the end of the line for their computer-driven MK4, UK PCP manufacturers Daystate has launched what it’s calling the ‘fifth generation’ of electronic air rifles. The new rifle will be known as the Pulsar… and the Staffordshire gunmaker says ‘it redefines airgun design as we known it’

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Test: Walther LGU

Hot on the heels of its highly advanced LGV break-barrel, Walther has added another impressive springer to its stable. This one also bears a famous name from the past – and the editor is the first to take the new LGU underlever for a test drive…

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Posted in Air Rifles, Springer, Tests

Big Wheeler

Purpose-forged gunsmithing
screwdrivers should have a place in every airgunner’s workshop – and Nigel Allen opens the lid on the ultimate
box set courtesy of Edgar Bros…

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‘Shoo’ Before You Shoot Policy Too Wide of the Mark

The main aim of Natural England was to have an amendment to the UK’s General Licence so that pest controllers had to ‘frighten off’ quarry before undertaking any shooting – but it was so wide of the mark, they’ve now lowered their sights…

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‘Cant’ shoot straight?

Nigel Allen explains why leaning your rifle – known as ‘canting’ – can have serious implications on your downrange accuracy

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Posted in Features, Target Shooting

Modern goddess

The Diana 52 T-06 Carbine is a rugged, German-built sidelever with a performance to match today’s very best springers. It’s just this little minx is best viewed from the left – as Nigel Allen explains

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