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Essential kit to carry in the field

Sponsored by… There is lots of useful gear that can prove invaluable on a hunting trip – Mat Manning lists ten of his top kitbag items. 1. Laser Rangefinder Most airgun shooters understand the rise and fall of their pellet and

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

Get ready for the British Shooting Show

The ‘jewel in the crown’ of British shooting shows and game fairs is back – here’s how the show will shape up in 2020. At this year’s British Shooting Show will also be the Great British Shooting Awards! For more info on

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First impressions: Ultra toasty anorak

When you’re struggling to fight a cold war, Mike Morton reckons you should enlist the help of the Pentagon UTA Anorak Key features •Integrated adjustable hood with fleece lining•High collar with a chin guard•Front quarter-zip with internal storm flap•Large front

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Hide and seek for crafty crows!

Wily corvids are seldom easy to outwit, but their scavenging nature can be their downfall, as Mat Manning demonstrates as he sets up with hide and decoy tactics. The countryman: Mat Manning Mat relishes the challenge of crow-shooting. These birds

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Get 15% off everything at Military 1st

Military 1st have shared with us an end-of-summer discount code that gives you 15% off everything – yes, that’s everything – until 30 August.

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The Airgun Show – hunting squirrels in autumn woodland, PLUS the new Hawke Vantage telescopic sight on test

We’re shooting grey squirrels as they forage for the autumn crop of acorns. Thick leafy cover makes it tough to spot the bushy-tails in the treetops, but Mat Manning uses his fieldcraft knowhow to put a few in the bag.

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The Airgun Show – farmyard pest shoot, Air Arms S400 review and Midland Game Fair roundup

First up this week, Mat Manning’s out on his farmyard pest control rounds. He’s got his sights set on collared doves and feral pigeons, and it’s clear to see that the birds have been busy breeding. We’ve got a news

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Posted in The Airgun Show

The Airgun Show – lamping rabbits with a spring-powered airgun, PLUS the Crosman Nitro Venom gas-ram on test

As if shooting isn’t tough enough on a clear, windless night, Mat Manning swaps his PCP and NV set up for a spring gun and lamp. Proving you don’t need night vision to target bunnies after dark, Mat overcomes the

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The Airgun Show – hunting rabbits in the wind, PLUS the Daystate Wolverine 303 on test

Warm summer evenings are a prime time for rabbit shooting, but it’s not always easy when the wind is blowing. Mat Manning heads out stalking with bunnies in his sights, and explains how using a bipod and getting down low

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The Airgun Show – summer squirrel shoot, PLUS the FX Wildcat on test

We’ve got grey squirrels in the crosshairs this week, and Mat Manning has set up a peanut feeder to draw them down from the treetops. Summertime squirrel shooting can be frustrating when targets are hidden in the dense foliage, but

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