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The Airgun Show – garden squirrel shooting, PLUS how to mount a scope to your air rifle

We’re dealing with garden pests; using the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter to tackle some destructive grey squirrels. Safety is paramount when it comes to garden pest control, and Mat Manning shows how to set up a peanut feeder against a

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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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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 – woodland pest control with scope-cam, plus IWA 2016 and Hawke Airmax 30 SF

  The squirrel cull continues, and we’re staking out the bushy-tails’ favourite feeding places in the woods this week – and there are some interesting wildlife encounters along the way. Patience is the key when it comes to this kind

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Head-to-head: Cometa 220 v Weihrauch HW99S

Mark Camoccio goes head-to-head with a pair of lightweight springers from Germany and Spain – each of which is clearly capable of punching well above its weight!

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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for pigeons, top kit from the British Shooting Show, PLUS the Air Arms S200 Sporter on test

It’s a blustery day in the woods, but strong winds aren’t going to put paid to the pigeon shoot. Mat Manning reaches for his FAC-rated Daystate Mk4 to beat the breeze, and manages to bag a few pigeons at the

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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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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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