In this month’s Airgun Shooter Magazine, Mat Manning visits an estate where a hardwood plantation has been devastated by grey squirrels who’ve been stripping the bark from the trees.
He sets up a feeding station to help bring squirrel numbers under control and give the estate the chance to thrive again.
Some time ago, a reader wrote in to ask about the various rifles Mat uses for his hunting and how he goes about selecting which one to use for any given scenario, so Mat delves into his gun room to explain how he chooses between his favourite airguns.
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, by creating a diagram showing specific aimpoints on their reticle for their chosen rifle, scope and pellet combination.
Mike also shoots an iconic CO2 pistol – the Webley Mk VI Service Revolver, and compares the form and function of the airgun variant with the original handgun from 1915. This one’s a bit different, though, as it features a nickel-plated Exhibition Finish.
Mat, meanwhile, tests the Ultra Compact variant of the acclaimed Walther Rotex RM8 Varmint, and reckons its scaled-down proportions make it an even better gun.
Richard Saunders takes advantage of the warmer weather to get down and super-stable with the help of few bipods, and runs through the features being offered by six of the best, with something to suit every budget.
HFT shooter Roger Lait is a regular visitor to Pete’s Airgun Farm, and runs through the many features this indoor and outdoor complex has to offer and how it can help shooters fine-tune their rifles and put in that all-important practice for their next hunting session or competition.
All this is capped off with our Airgun Answers section, where we tackle your shooting-related queries about magnification settings, ambushing rabbits and changing a breech seal.
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