Sporter

Getting acquainted with the Diana 470 TH

Andy McLachlan tries out the Diana 470 TH, a full-powered
sporting rifle with a lot of heritage behind it

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Gun Test: Zbroia Hortitsia

Mike Morton gets his hands on the Zbroia Hortitsia, an Eastern European sporter that swaps the regular turn-bolt or sidelever action in favour of a fast-firing straight-pull

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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 – Squirrel and magpie hide hunt, PLUS the Richter Optik Exact scope on test

Squirrels and magpies are on the hit list in Episode 53, when Mat Manning heads out hide shooting with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter. The woodland pests are queueing up to raid the gamekeeper’s pheasant feeders, which are also attracting

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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 – 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 – woodland pigeon and squirrel hunt, PLUS the Daystate Pulsar Synthetic on test

With a game cover crop under attack from pigeons, Mat Manning heads out to keep the birds at bay. Typical of this fickle winged pest, the woodies have other ideas, and Mat has to ring the changes to end up

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The Airgun Show – hunting squirrels in autumn woodland, PLUS the new Hawke Vantage telescopic sight on test

We’re shooting grey squirrels as they forage for the autumn crop of acorns. Thick leafy cover makes it tough to spot the bushy-tails in the treetops, but Mat Manning uses his fieldcraft knowhow to put a few in the bag.

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