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How to make a solid support for benchrest airgun shooting

Andy McLachlan runs through his options when it comes to shake-free shooting, and ends up using a high-end bipod for extra support. Here’s an example of a cheaper imitation Atlas bipod that’s been modified by Jim Edge to make it

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Rabbit shooting – the Countryman w/ Mat Manning

After a winter layoff from rabbit shooting, Mat Manning makes a return to coney control with an evening on the pony paddocks. Rabbit numbers have been up and down on my patch over the past few years. Myxomatosis, which has

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Benefits of simulation training to airgun hunters

Philip Siddell explains how to use simulation training to improve the chances of the airgun hunter’s success in the field. The improvised shooting positions you practise during training are sure to come in useful in the field The last time

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Thermal riflescope – Mat Manning heads out for some pest controlling with new kit

Mat Manning swaps his usual infrared night vision for a thermal setup and has a busy night on the scaly-tails. Although I am willing to embrace new technology if I think it is justified by the improvement it brings to

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Refinishing a rifle in good condition – is it a good idea?

Refinishing a worn and dented old stock can be very rewarding, but what if the stock’s already in perfect condition? Mike Morton finds out the hard way. “You must be mad!” was the response I got from one of my

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Decoy pigeon patterns with Mat Manning

Movement is one of the prime factors in persuading pest birds to approach a decoy pattern, as Mat Manning proves when he tries out a new flapper on a challenging day. Full-body Enforcer decoys were initially used to create the

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Shooting advice: using a dot sight

Can you imagine a sighting system where you don’t have to worry about parallax or eye relief? Mike Morton can, and it’s called a dot sight Telescopic sights are the norm for most air rifles these days, whether they’re PCPs,

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Best value for money air rifles with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan’s got some high-end air rifles in his collection, but this time he takes a look at one from the opposite end of the fiscal scale The Chinese-made M16D may not be the most elegant of rifles, but the

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Choosing the right airgun optics

Shooters have never had so much choice when it comes to optics, and Andy McLachlan explains how to pick what will work best for you. This Leupold has a small objective lens and is perfect for shooting HFT where optical

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The Airgun Show – awesome crow and pigeon hunting, PLUS how to shoot more in winter…

It’s not every day that you make a bumper bag of corvids, but in the latest episode of The Airgun Show, we join Mat Manning on an epic day targeting crows, rooks and jackdaws. The birds have homed in on

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