The latest edition of Airgun Shooter Magazine is now available for purchase or download!
The new Maverick from FX Airguns combines proven features with a clever dual regulator system, and also manages to be a lot more affordable than many of its competitors. Mat Manning gives his verdict on this innovative air rifle.
Mat’s been putting a dent in the corvid population using a two-pronged approach, first by setting out decoys and ambushing crows over a farmer’s field, then by targeting them at twilight as they flight into the woods to roost.
His efforts will be rewarded when the spring seeds are sown and the first of this year’s lambs are born, as there will be a few less corvids around.
Fellow airgun hunter Pete Brookes has a different type of pest in his sights. Pete explains how grey squirrels came to be living in the UK, why airgun shooters should be placing them under their crosshairs and in some cases why they should think twice before squeezing the trigger.
Our sport has seen a huge influx in the number of people picking up an airgun for the first time, so Mike Morton’s been running through a few of the things that usually come in the box along with a new rifle – and how to get the best out of them.
Mike’s been taking a look at another of the new Sidewinder scopes from Hawke, and this time it’s the second focal plane 4.5-14×44 model. He’s also been testing Webley Mosquito Express in .22 calibre, finding a pellet that’s a little lighter and a little faster than the norm.
Many fixed-barrel springer fans claim their rifles can rival a PCP for accuracy, so Rich Saunders shoots four of the best – two from England and two from Germany – to find out if this is true. What’s not quite so easy to work out, however, is which one of these four is the undisputed champion.
All this is capped off by our Airgun Answers section in which we tackle your shooting-related queries, this time looking at suitable face coverings for the airgun hunter, the pros and cons of tuning an airgun, and how to interpret the data on the box of a telescopic sight.
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