Target Shooting

Serious benchrest choices

Some shooters prefer a bipod , but these ones are super heavy-duty Andy McLachlan gets serious about taking a rest, as his drive to become a master of the bench shifts up a gear Having finally started my ‘serious’ benchrest

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First blood w/ Andy McLachlan

Jason Lockett with his .22 Anschutz – note the sensible trolley he uses for carrying all his gear A few new names are appearing at the top of the UKAHFT leaderboard this season, and that’s healthy for the sport, asserts

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Double trouble or double fun?

Are you thinking of going FAC? Roger Lait explains what it’s like to live with a rifle with a muzzle energy of 50 foot pounds So how much is too much power for an airgun? Do you need 50 foot

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Andy McLachlan takes shooting to the Extreme!

Top FT shooter Neil Hague practises his standing shots, prior to the start of the competition Andy McLachlan and his son James take their shorting to the ‘Extreme’ as they tackle an ultra-hard course at Emley Moor. It was one

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Keeping your eye in w/ Andy McLachlan

Loughborough Airgun Club puts on a great HFT event, using forty individual targets with two per lane If you spend too much time practising one shooting discipline, then your skill set may suffer in others, as Andy McLachlan finds out

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Andy McLachlan is busting an ancient myth

Andy’s son James kicked off his competition shooting career using this Weihrauch HW 100 more than 10 years ago Andy McLachlan is out to dispel the age-old myth that getting involved in series competition shooting requires you to spend serious

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Taking up HFT with existing kit

An image from several years ago shows Michelle Pullen using a targetised version of the Air Arms S400 Andy McLachlan persuades airgun shooters to take up HFT using their existing kit – without the need to take out a second

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Andy McLachlan on barrel cleaning

Andy’s cleaning regime involves the Napier cleaning kit, used in conjunction with Lubro Teknik LT1 pellet lubricant If you think barrel cleaning is a bit of a bore, Andy McLachlan’s here to sing the praises of the pull-through. Cleaning a

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When .22 was king…

Ian Jones recently bought this latest version of the classic HW 35 Export – it’s beautiful! Andy McLachlan remembers the glory days of airgun shooting when .22 was king, and sets out to restore the monarchy. Like many shooters of

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Andy McLachlan’s memorable multi-shot magazine moment

While many of his fellow target shooters prefer to stay single, Andy McLachlan has a memorable moment with his multi-shot magazine. Most HFT competition shooters will be using single-shot rifles for competition purposes. There are, of course, many good reasons

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