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Top tactical air rifle picks from Richard Saunders

When they first appeared, many dismissed bullpups as a flash-in-the-pan gimmick. Now, despite being true Marmite guns, they are an established part of our sport.  Manufacturers are always looking to give us the next thing and though they’ve existed for

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Best airgun gear for night hunting

With prime season for after-dark airgun hunting just around the corner, Mat Manning suggests some options for airgun shooters targeting nocturnal pests. It’s that time of year again; the nights are beginning to draw in, and airgun shooters are starting

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Evening rabbit hunting – The Countryman

With skittish rabbits proving difficult to outwit with a roving approach, Mat Manning switches tactics and sets up a stakeout. This ground has produced some good shooting through late spring and early summer. Short stalking sessions regularly yielded bags of

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Getting started in airgun shooting

Sponsored by… Newcomers to airguns have years of enjoyment ahead of them, and Mike Morton shares 10 top tips to give them the best possible start. Shooting offers a huge amount of enjoyment for hunters, target shooters and plinkers alike

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

Essential kit to carry in the field

Sponsored by… There is lots of useful gear that can prove invaluable on a hunting trip – Mat Manning lists ten of his top kitbag items. 1. Laser Rangefinder Most airgun shooters understand the rise and fall of their pellet and

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

The Airgun Show – epic scope-cam squirrel hunting, PLUS the Ruger Targis Hunter from Umarex…

We are back on the squirrels this week and this time we’ve captured the action on scope-cam as well as our main cameras. Mat Manning takes us into his hide as he sets out to mop up more invasive greys

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How to hunt grey squirrels with an air rifle

Sponsored by… Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help airgun hunters bag more bushy-tails. Mat lines up the Walther Rotex RM8 UC on a grey squirrel he caught making its way towards a pheasant feeder 1. Set up a

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Grey squirrel hunting with JDJ Braithwaite

JDJ Braithwaite heads into the woodlands of the Lake District to soak up the autumn sunshine – and sort out a few grey squirrels The fells, hills and ancient woodlands of the Lake District have long been the source of

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Testing airgun pellet impact w/ Mike Morton

Mike Morton takes up clay shooting – with no shotgun in sight – as he examines the damage done by different types of airgun pellet One thing all airgun hunters agree on is the need to kill a quarry animal

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How to choose the right airgun with Mat Manning

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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