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Looking after the garden

Richard Saunders heads outdoors to put four lower-powered rifles under the spotlight that he thinks are perfect for the garden range I’m willing to bet that for most of us our passion for airguns began in the garden, sending tin

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Dope for your scope!

Mike Morton offers a few practical tips to help newcomers work out exactly where to aim their rifle – regardless of the distance to the target. Couldn’t it be great if we could zero a rifle, then just pick it

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Gun test: Umarex Glock 19X

Umarex is on a mission to put a Glock in as many shooters’ hands as possible – and Mike Morton finds himself grabbing hold of the 19X Austrian gunmaker Glock is known around the world for its series of polymer-framed,

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Richard Saunders on CO2 rifles

Richard Saunders gets his hands on four of the hottest CO2-powered rifles on sale right now. Readers of a certain vintage may well remember the Sodastream – the must-have kitchen gadget that turned water into Coca-Cola, or lemonade or any

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Richard Saunders on the role of dot sights

Richard Saunders takes a look at dot sights and asks – what role do they play for the airgun shooter? So, you’ve just bought your new rifle. What next? Why, a scope of course. But wait just a minute. Are

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First impressions: 5.5-25×50 sight from Aztec Optics

A new first focal plane scope has arrived, and Mike Morton checks out this feature-packed 5.5-25×50 sight from Aztec Optics Aztec has had a second focal plane 5.5-25×50 model in its line-up for some time now, but has just built

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Baracuda bites back

Mike Morton tests the H&N Baracuda FT to see whether this Field Target pellet deserves a podium place in a variety of shooting disciplines H&N spent a long time developing the Baracuda FT, with pre-production samples being tested extensively by

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Mike Morton tests the Umarex Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

Mike Morton has a blast shooting BBs from the tiny Umarex Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW – a full-size replica of a small-size submachine gun Most shooters will be aware of the standard MP5 submachine gun, or to give it the

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Gun test: Norica Storm X

Mat Manning is kicking up a storm as he gets to grips with the Norica Storm X – a budget-busting break-barrel that boasts a host of handy extras. Basic break-barrel springers are a brilliant way to get into airgun shooting

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Mike Morton takes a look at the Athlon Talos FFP scope

If you’re thinking of picking up an FFP scope, Mike Morton reckons the Athlon Talos deserves a place on your shortlist. First focal plane telescopic sights are on the rise. They’re a bit like bullpups in many ways: some shooters

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