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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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Airgun Shooter Magazine 129 is out NOW

Christmas is coming, so there’s no better time to take a closer look at some of the very best airguns, optics and shooting accessories that have caught our eye over the past 12 months. Our Gear of the Year round-up

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The Airgun Show – night vision rabbit hunt, PLUS Pellpax Rabbit Sniper MKII kit on test…

As the days get shorter, rabbits are becoming more and more nocturnal in their habit. After-dark hunting is one of the best ways to target bunnies at this time of year, and we follow Mat Manning on a late session

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Rabbiting by Lamplight in this month’s Countryman

Mat Manning sets up with a scope-mounted flashlight and heads out into the night for some traditional rabbit lamping The ground I’m shooting over tonight is a mixed farm comprising several hundred acres of cattle grazing, cereal crops and pony

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Gun test: Walther Reign

Mat Manning heads out with Walther’s distinctive new bullpup to see if this eye-catching little PCP can cut it in the performance stakes There is simply no stopping the current rampage of bullpup airguns. I’m not sure whether it’s down

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Whatever the weather, it’s time to gear up

Long trousers or shorts? Pentagon answers this eternal question by offering both options in the shape of the Gomati XTR Pants The UK weather is notoriously unpredictable at this time of year, but the Gomati XTR Pants from Pentagon will

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Which gun when?

Mat Manning delves into his gun room and explains how he chooses between his favourite airguns when he heads out hunting. Some time ago, a reader wrote in to ask about the various guns I use for my hunting and,

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First Impressions: GunPower HellCat

Mike Morton grabs hold of the GunPower HellCat, a rifle that’s light enough to be carried to hell and back – or at least around the hunting field. There are times when shooting from a hide or setting up an

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April’s Airmail

This is the chance for you to air your views and opinions Each rifle Mat owns has earned its place in his airgun armoury by fulfilling a specific role Letter of the month While reading Airgun Shooter for what must

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Going Prone with Mike Morton

Mike Morton offers some down to earth advice about shooting from the most stable platform of all: the prone position. Unless we’re in the field and the quarry presents itself a certain way, or we’re in a competition and the

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