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Farmyard crow control – The Countryman

With hordes of crows causing problems on the farm, Mat Manning uses all his tricks to get some farmyard crow control done. Farmyard crow control is a serious issue for anyone trying to make a living in the farming industry;

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Posted in Features

Optical Solutions Saim SCL35 thermal gunsight review

Mat Manning swaps monochrome night vision for red-hot signatures as he puts Optical Solutions’ Saim SCL35 thermal gunsight through its paces. Thermal imaging optics open a whole new world to the air rifle hunter. Their ability to see heat makes

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Posted in Reviews

Airgunning from home: How to make the best of lockdown

With ranges closed and travel restricted, Airgun Shooter’s editor, Mat Manning suggests ways for airgun shooters to pass the time and raise their game during lockdown. From testing new pellets to tidying your kitbag, there is plenty to keep an

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Posted in How to

Outdoor shooting: Andy McLachlan explains the attraction

Whether you’re a hunter, an HFT or an FT, the attraction of outdoor shooting can prove irresistible, as Andy McLachlan explains. Unlike HFT, FT shooters can use their side parallax control to rangefind a target Regular readers may remember my

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Posted in Target Shooting

Woodland pigeon shooting w/ Kev Hawker

With pigeons proving tricky to target over open fields, Kev Hawker takes to the woods and is rewarded with a memorable evening’s airgun hunting. Late winter visits to the woods are all about targeting woodpigeons for me. The pheasant shooting

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Posted in Hunting

First Impressions: Ridgeline’s Evolution Smock

Whether you’re out on a roving or a static hunt, the Evolution Smock from Ridgeline has you covered – quite literally. The smock is available at selected stockists only, including UK Covers, BDU Imports, Swillington Shooting Supplies, Ardmoor and New

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First impressions: wide angle winner

Mike Morton looks at the Hawke Airmax 30 Touch 3-12×32 AMX IR – a short scope that offers an even shorter eye relief, but a wide field of view No doubt about it, there’s a definite trend for smaller, lighter

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Cold weather squirrel control

Mat Manning heads out for a morning in the freezing woods to target greedy bushy-tails as they home in on the pheasant feeders. Cold weather and short days can make the prospect of spending a day in winter woodland seem

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Posted in Features, Hunting

Farmyard pest control: The Countryman

With wet weather threatening to stop play, Mat Manning heads onto the farm in search of shelter and finds plenty of pests doing the same. Most shooters are pretty hardy when it comes to inclement weather – we enjoy being

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Reaping the rewards of failure

Philip Siddell takes an analytical approach to his shooting and explains how applying a simple feedback cycle can turn a miss into a hit. I hate to miss a shot. It bothers me far more than it should. There is

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