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Best value for money air rifles with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan’s got some high-end air rifles in his collection, but this time he takes a look at one from the opposite end of the fiscal scale The Chinese-made M16D may not be the most elegant of rifles, but the

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Choosing an optic

Andy McLachlan explains what he looks for when he’s choosing a telescopic sight that makes that optic truly useful for his style of shooting This Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12×44 has been mounted on board Andy’s wonderful Venom 80 tuned break-barrel

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Best thermal scopes on the market

Best thermals? No, we’re not talking woolly undies, just scopes, and Rich Saunders takes a look at some of the top choices With winter upon us and the nights drawing in, hunting for most means going out after dark. In

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How to gain hunting permission

Struggling to secure some ground to shoot over? Mat Manning offers hopeful hunters some helpful hints to overcome the age-old obstacle of securing your first permission

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The Countryman: ratting by lamplight

Mat Manning goes old school and heads out after the scaly-tails with a spring-powered gun and a scope-mounted lamp. Rat shooting is synonymous with winter evenings, and as the year gradually rolls around it is starting to take up more

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Choosing the right airgun optics

Shooters have never had so much choice when it comes to optics, and Andy McLachlan explains how to pick what will work best for you. This Leupold has a small objective lens and is perfect for shooting HFT where optical

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Autumn harvest crow control

The autumn maize harvest is a great time to crack on with crow control, which Mat Manning proves as he enjoys a memorable session on the stubbles Every once in a while you get a session that really goes to

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Wildlife management with FAC air rifles

Ex-firearms and rural crime officer Pete Brookes now prefers an armed response of a different kind – wildlife management with his FAC air rifle. Photo credit: David Jinks  I was driving to work to start an afternoon shift whilst listening

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Andy McLachlan on multi-use airguns

Andy McLachlan reckons there are more than a few rifles capable of delivering match-winning performance that don’t cost the earth In my previous articles concerning what makes a good target rifle, I described models which are competition-winning designs, with prices

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Different types of airgun permission

Pete Brookes explains how the airgun hunter may land themselves a very different type of permission, but populated with a very familiar pest Photo © David Jinks A large part of the enjoyment of airgunning, or most other types of

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