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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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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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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 – roost shooting for pigeons, top kit from the British Shooting Show, PLUS the Air Arms S200 Sporter on test

It’s a blustery day in the woods, but strong winds aren’t going to put paid to the pigeon shoot. Mat Manning reaches for his FAC-rated Daystate Mk4 to beat the breeze, and manages to bag a few pigeons at the

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunting from a hide, plus more plinking targets on test

The squirrel cull continues and we’re up early to ambush the bushy-tails as they venture out for breakfast. Watch as Mat Manning sets up a hide to target greedy squirrels as they home in on a maize feeder. After the

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The Airgun Show – shooting crows at the roost, plus Gamo Coyote review and a look at the new Daystate Pulsar

With nesting season just around the corner, we’re thinning out the crows before they get a chance to prey on this spring’s eggs and chicks. Mat Manning heads to the woods, setting up an ambush to target the scavenging corvids

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