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How to clean your airgun

Mike Morton examines the controversial use of cleaning rods, brushes and bore paste to bring a wayward rifle back into the fold. Many shooters will tell you that they never clean the barrels of their airguns – and that goes

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Testing a new air rifle: Mike Morton explains how its done

Mike Morton explains how he checks a new air rifle to find how well it’s performing, and what ammo suits it best. A shooting buddy recently asked me to run through the way we test the guns that land on

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 review with Mike Morton

Mike Morton slaps his hand round the backstrap of Umarex’s latest blowback BB gun – the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 Smith & Wesson’s powder-burning M&P 9 M2.0 was created for the military and police market, hence “M&P”, but

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Decoying woodpigeons – The Countryman

Mat Manning sets up for a morning’s decoying as the woodpigeons gather over a harvested barley field Late summer is a prime time for the pigeon shooter. Large flocks of these birds gather to feed on spilt grain left behind

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The Lord of the Springs

Sponsored by… For more information, just visit: https://www.solware.co.uk/ Springers are more challenging to shoot than a PCP, but Mike Morton reckons that makes them more fun – if you have the right technique. HW95 K in action: A high-quality break-barrel like

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Picking The Perfect Pellet

Sponsored by… For more information, just visit: https://www.solware.co.uk/ Even a high-end rifle won’t shoot accurately if it’s being fed the wrong ammo, so Mike Morton offers some advice to find the perfect projectile. Red Wolf in action: Some rifles are incredibly

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Lamping for rats with Mat Manning

Mat Manning spends an unexpected night lamping scaly-tails after clocking grain-raiding rodents in a friend’s chicken run. One of the most fascinating things about airgun hunting is the surprises it frequently throws up, and part of that is down to

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Rotex RM8 review with Mat Manning

Umarex has given the acclaimed Walther Rotex RM8 a revamp by launching an Ultra Compact variant, and Mat Manning reckons its scaled-down proportions make it an even better airgun. Affordable PCPs aren’t just getting more numerous, they’re also getting better,

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How to make a target box

BB shooter Jonathan Young keeps on the right side of his neighbours by building a target box to catch his ammo and keep everything peaceful and quiet. The heart of Jonathan’s target box is an old wooden wine crate that

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Getting started in airgun shooting

Sponsored by… Newcomers to airguns have years of enjoyment ahead of them, and Mike Morton shares 10 top tips to give them the best possible start. Shooting offers a huge amount of enjoyment for hunters, target shooters and plinkers alike

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special
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