Target Shooting

10 Top tips for caring and maintaining your gun

Simon Everett shares his expert advice on how to care and maintain your air rifle for optimum results…

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Hone your marksmanship skills with plinking!

Plinking (informal target shooting) is a great way to hone your marksmanship skills – or just have some good old-fashioned fun! Mike Morton runs through a few different types of target

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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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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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FAC air rifles – the pros and cons with Roger Lait

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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How to embrace the pressure of competition shooting

Andy McLachlan often shoots purely for relaxation, but explains how the added pressure of shooting in a competition can be an enjoyable experience. Young shots are always encouraged to take part in outdoor shooting competitions like HFT and rise to

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Outdoor shooting practice with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan and a few like-minded friends become Polo players for the afternoon as they take on a new type of shooting challenge Rivington club secretary Ian Jones sets out the mints a staggering 47 yards away from the firing

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Return to outdoor target shooting with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan recalls what it was finally like to head back outdoors again with his air rifle once the Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Andy’s friends Paul, Ian and Dave use a combination of makeshift benches to replicate their club’s indoor

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Benchrest shooting at long range w/ Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan can’t resist a challenge, and has been explaining his love of benchrest shooting at long range and with less support than usual. Andy reckons his friend Paul Wray will be one to watch as this format of long-range

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Scopes for benchrest target shooting

Andy McLachlan’s in favour of scopes offering only modest levels of magnification for most of his shooting – but not benchrest! Andy picked up this fixed 45x Leupold from his son James, after James bought a high-end March scope for

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