Features

Decoying woodpigeons – The Countryman

Mat Manning sets up for a morning’s decoying as the woodpigeons gather over a harvested barley field Late summer is a prime time for the pigeon shooter. Large flocks of these birds gather to feed on spilt grain left behind

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Best kit for cold weather shooting with Richard Saunders

There’s no reason why wet or cold weather should put an end to our sport, so Richard Saunders looks at some kit that will let us carry on shooting. August’s unprecedented heatwave may have been good for our tans, but

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Lee Enfield Sentry review

Mat Manning gives his verdict on the Lee Enfield Sentry, an affordable PCP that bridges the gap between sporter and tactical styling. The Shooting Party is the gap between sporter and tactical. Well known for selling some great affordable kit,

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Scope test from new company Element Optics

Shooting is in our DNA, so Mike Morton tests the Helix, a brand new scope from a brand new company called Element Optics. Mike really enjoyed shooting with the Helix, and appreciated its clear glass and extremely useful reticle It’s

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Target shooting in nature with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan enjoys snap shooting with his air rifle at the range, but finds some furious action of a very different nature outside. Andy had to adopt a different technique for the rats as HFT does not prepare you for

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Lamping for rats with Mat Manning

Mat Manning spends an unexpected night lamping scaly-tails after clocking grain-raiding rodents in a friend’s chicken run. One of the most fascinating things about airgun hunting is the surprises it frequently throws up, and part of that is down to

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Rotex RM8 review with Mat Manning

Umarex has given the acclaimed Walther Rotex RM8 a revamp by launching an Ultra Compact variant, and Mat Manning reckons its scaled-down proportions make it an even better airgun. Affordable PCPs aren’t just getting more numerous, they’re also getting better,

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Zeroing a scope: The ultimate how-to

Zeroing a rifle is a vital step on the road to accurate shooting – but, as Mike Morton explains, so is knowing where to aim at a host of different distances…

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Cold weather shooting

Ethan Lowry urges airgun shooters to prepare for the cold so they can banish discomfort and disappointment when the temperature plummets. As shooters we can have the very latest training equipment and the best airgun. We can spend hours on

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Coping with the cold

Cold weather can bring some of the year’s hottest sport, so Mat Manning explains how to keep your pest control productive when the mercury falls below zero – and stay safe and comfortable in arctic conditions…

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