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The Airgun Show – pigeon and crow hide shoot, PLUS the BSA Scorpion SE on test

It’s the 50th episode of The Airgun Show, and we’re hide-shooting for woodpigeons – with the chance of crows, too. Mat Manning explains the benefits of a semi-permanent hide, and shows how to use decoys to tempt incoming birds within

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New airgun gear at IWA Sporting Classics 2016

The IWA Outdoor Classics show in Nuremberg is one of the shooting industry’s premier events, showcasing countless new releases on the airgun scene. Here’s some of the kit we clocked during the showcase.   PALLAS PCPs Pallas have unveiled their

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The Airgun Show – woodland pest control with scope-cam, plus IWA 2016 and Hawke Airmax 30 SF

  The squirrel cull continues, and we’re staking out the bushy-tails’ favourite feeding places in the woods this week – and there are some interesting wildlife encounters along the way. Patience is the key when it comes to this kind

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The Airgun Show – cold weather squirrel hunt, PLUS The British Shooting Show 2016 and Crosman MTR77 NP

A spell of cold weather provides the perfect conditions to target grey squirrels with a grain feeder. Mat Manning uses hide tactics to get within range of the hungry greys, making a welcome contribution to the control of this invasive

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The Airgun Show – winter pigeon hunting, PLUS Air Arms S510 Carbine Superlite on test

We’re targeting pigeons in winter woodland this week. Woodpigeon shooting is rarely predictable but, even with the birds proving elusive, Mat Manning still manages to bring a few to book, as well as making a bonus addition to the game

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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for crows, PLUS Tracer LEDRAY F600 lamping kit on test

It’s time to keep crow numbers in check, so Mat Manning takes the hunt to the roost. With the leaves down, the hunting should be easier but it’s never straightforward when you’re targeting crafty corvids. Despite the challenges, Mat still

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A new frontier – the Frontier 30

The Frontier 30 is the flagship of a line of new scopes from Hawke, and Thom Jarrino has been trialling the 2.5-15×50 model. It costs a pretty penny, though – so is it worth it? Here’s his verdict… Hawke’s 2015

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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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The Airgun Show – hunting for rabbits, pigeons and squirrels, PLUS the BSA R-10 Mk2 on test

Mat Manning is hunting on farmland and in the woods as he tries to make a mixed bag during a short evening session. With rabbits, pigeons and grey squirrels in his sights, Mat keeps mobile to make optimum use of

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The Airgun Show – night vision rabbit shooting, plus the Brocock Contour S6 XL Elite on test

It’s into the darkness as Mat Manning heads out on a night-time rabbit hunt. The bunnies are being elusive, but Mat puts the brand new Pitch Black Field Master digital night vision unit to good use, bringing several of the

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