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First Impressions: Gamo Maxxim Elite Tactical

Let’s talk tactical! The Gamo Maxxim Elite Tactical waves goodbye to the wooden stock of the original. Was this a tactical move? Mike Morton finds out…

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The Airgun Show – Woodland Hunting Tactics, plus Nick Jenkinson on Trigger Adjustment and Technique

Successful airgun hunting hinges on being in the right place at the right time. In this episode Mat Manning explains how to pinpoint hotspots on your woodland permissions to help you get more squirrels, rats, pigeons and crows in your

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The Airgun Show – Day and night rat hunting with the ATN X-Sight II, PLUS the Cometa Orion SPR on test

We put the ATN X-Sight II day and night scope through its paces during a rat shooting session on the farm. Mat Manning combines the night vision unit with the Brocock Compatto, and kicks off by bagging a couple of

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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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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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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for crows, PLUS Tracer LEDRAY F600 lamping kit on test

It’s time to keep crow numbers in check, so Mat Manning takes the hunt to the roost. With the leaves down, the hunting should be easier but it’s never straightforward when you’re targeting crafty corvids. Despite the challenges, Mat still

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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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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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