Target Shooting

Andy McLachlan asks why we shoot

Do you yearn for more power? Do you take your shooting a bit too seriously? Andy McLachlan urges us all to remember exactly why we shoot. The look on John Oldroyd’s face reveals he is actually enjoying himself and a

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How to make a solid support for benchrest airgun shooting

Andy McLachlan runs through his options when it comes to shake-free shooting, and ends up using a high-end bipod for extra support. Here’s an example of a cheaper imitation Atlas bipod that’s been modified by Jim Edge to make it

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Long-range target shooting with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan recounts how one indoor club accepted the challenge of Covid to arise even better than it was before. This is the view from one of the shooting booths at the newly laid out Leigh range – the far

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High-end airgun hardware with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan can’t resist the allure of FX Airguns, so out comes his wallet and in comes another high-end tackdriver Here’s Andy’s new Impact complete with ambidextrous cheekpiece, Saber Tactical adjustable butt plate and bottle clamp There cannot be that

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Shooting advice: using a dot sight

Can you imagine a sighting system where you don’t have to worry about parallax or eye relief? Mike Morton can, and it’s called a dot sight Telescopic sights are the norm for most air rifles these days, whether they’re PCPs,

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Long-range target shooting w/ Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan and his friends began to get bored shooting Polo mints, so they decided to extend the range and grab some kitchenware. Jim Edge tries a shot at the now infamous Pan of Doom – 100 yards is a

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Benchrest shooting with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan recalls an enjoyable and productive session at a club that re-opened its doors last year after the Covid restrictions. Dave Ramshead carries out some pellet testing at one of Rochdale’s indoor ranges where no annoying wind can interfere

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Best pellets: how to choose the right one

Ammo Nation! As a country of airgun shooters, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to our ammunition. Mike Morton offers some pointers to help you pick your perfect pellet

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Best HFT scopes under £500

Andy McLachlan tests a quartet of HFT-ready scopes priced at under £500

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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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