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The Airgun Show – hunting doves, feral pigeons and rats on the farm, PLUS the Cometa Orion BP bullpup on test…

Our regular visits to the farm have thinned out the feral pigeons, but we still find plenty of collared doves raiding the silage clamps – and a few unexpected rats. The fidgety rodents give Mat Manning the run-around but he

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The Airgun Show – release pen ratting with night vision, PLUS the Optisan EVX scope from MTC on test

We’re out after dark targeting release pen rats with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter and NiteSite Viper after spotting signs of ratty activity during a daytime shoot. The rat-run proves to be a busy one, and Mat Manning gets some

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The Airgun Show – hunting rats at night, PLUS the Crosman Iceman Pistol on test

Following on from a tough night’s ratting on the fish farm, Mat Manning is determined to settle the score with the scaly-tailed rodents. Rather than over-complicating his approach, Mat decides to go back to basics by setting out simple feeding

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The Airgun Show – springtime squirrel and rat shooting, PLUS Air Arms Pro Sport review

It’s springtime in the woods, and a vital time for pest control as nesting season looms. This week Mat Manning is ambushing grey squirrels and rats from a hide, set up within range of a pheasant feeder to head off

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The Airgun Show – rat shooting with night vision, guns and gear from IWA show, PLUS Daystate Wolverine B-Type review

It’s time for night vision after the winter’s pest crackdown has left the rats lamp-shy and thin on the ground. Mat targets the farmyard stragglers with his Air Arms Ultimate Sporter and Nite Site Viper, using the stealth of night

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunting from a hide, plus more plinking targets on test

The squirrel cull continues and we’re up early to ambush the bushy-tails as they venture out for breakfast. Watch as Mat Manning sets up a hide to target greedy squirrels as they home in on a maize feeder. After the

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The Airgun Show – shooting crows at the roost, plus Gamo Coyote review and a look at the new Daystate Pulsar

With nesting season just around the corner, we’re thinning out the crows before they get a chance to prey on this spring’s eggs and chicks. Mat Manning heads to the woods, setting up an ambush to target the scavenging corvids

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Hunting Haven – Park Farm

Mat Manning is invited along to a farm where airgun shooters can enjoy the ultimate hunting holiday…

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The Airgun Show – winter woodland squirrel shoot, plus how to cook curried rabbit pasties

Grey squirrel control is making headlines, and we’re heading out on a cull of our own in woodland where the bushy-tails are causing problems. Mat Manning waits in ambush as the greedy squirrels home in to attack pheasant feeders, and

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The Airgun Show – trout farm rat infestation, plus the Remington Express on the test bench

Rats and water go hand in hand, and we’ve found a fishery that’s teeming with scavenging rodents that have acquired a taste for trout pellets. Watch as Mat Manning uses his Daystate Huntsman, lamping tactics and some well-placed bait to

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