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Stringing It Out

Andy McLachlan explains how a scientific approach to a gun’s performance can locate the reason for the odd wayward shot. Jimmy O’Neil takes aim at a standard 25-yard benchrest card – the bull is a minuscule 2mm I am sure

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Richard Saunders’s Eastern promise

Richard Saunders tests four Eastern European rifles to see how they compare with airgun offerings from the old guard For a long time our sport has been dominated by a relatively few brands hailing, in the main, from Western and

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Farmyard foray in this month’s Countryman

With wet weather threatening to stop play, Mat Manning heads onto the farm in search of shelter and finds plenty of pests doing the same. Most shooters are pretty hardy when it comes to inclement weather – we enjoy being

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British athletes excel in Sydney

British airgun shooters have won three gold medals, set a world record and secured two places at the 2020 Paralympic Games following their strong performances at the World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Sydney. Issy Bailey secured a quota place

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Covert crop protection in this month’s Countryman

The sudden abundance of food caused by the autumn maize harvest has attracted a plague of pests that could decimate the following crop. Mat Manning sets up for a decoying session to bring the offending birds to book. The damage

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Gun test: BSA Silver Star

Mike Morton takes a look at the BSA Silver Star – a target rifle with a split personality that offers two very different ways to shoot. It’s no secret that competition shooters will perform at their best when their gun

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SPONSORED: Introducing Anschütz’s brand new offering, courtesy of RUAG

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift this Christmas for the airgun enthusiast in your life, then RUAG may have just the solution! Introducing RUAG brand Anschütz’s brand new airgun, the Anschütz 9015 HP. This beauty is the first

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Gun test: Weihrauch’s HW100 BP

Weihrauch’s HW100 BP might be a late arrival to the bullpup party, but it still looks set to be the belle of the ball. Mat Manning puts the German maestro’s diminutive PCP to the test and concludes that it was

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Autumn Harvest

JDJ Braithwaite heads into the woodlands of the Lake District to soak up the autumn sunshine – and sort out a few grey squirrels The fells, hills and ancient woodlands of the Lake District have long been the source of

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The barn door

Jim Old is forced to come clean about his airgun-shooting past as he gets back into the sport after a lengthy absence. Veteran airgunners prepare to be appalled, but I confess I can’t remember the make or model of my

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