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The Airgun Show – hectic night vision rat hunt, PLUS slug shooting test with FX Impact MKII…

Cold, wet weather has pushed more rats onto the farm, and Mat Manning is using night vision gear to bring them to book. The action takes a while to warm up but the scavenging rodents eventually emerge to feed and

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Gun test: Budget busting starter kit

Mat Manning tests the Rabbit Sniper MkII package from Pellpax – an affordable springer combo that boasts an impressive array of extras. Bargain-priced package deals are a great way to get into airgun shooting, and Pellpax has a reputation for

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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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Farmyard foray in this month’s 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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On the Bench #7: Cometa Orion SPR

https://youtu.be/K8XV98G-Buo This week we’ve got a bit of a throwback episode, as Mat Manning has got the Cometa Orion SPR air rifle on test, which first appeared in The Airgun Show in 2016. This affordable PCP boasts some awesome features

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Covert crop protection in this month’s Countryman

The sudden abundance of food caused by the autumn maize harvest has attracted a plague of pests that could decimate the following crop. Mat Manning sets up for a decoying session to bring the offending birds to book. The damage

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The Airgun Show – mega farmyard feral pigeon hunt, PLUS PAO Topaz SWAT scope on test

Don’t miss the latest episode of The Airgun Show! Feral pigeons are causing major problems on the farm so Andy Watkins calls on a friend to assist with the cull. The two-pronged attack works brilliantly, and the lads end the

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Airgun Shooter Magazine 129 is out NOW

Christmas is coming, so there’s no better time to take a closer look at some of the very best airguns, optics and shooting accessories that have caught our eye over the past 12 months. Our Gear of the Year round-up

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Gun test: Weihrauch’s HW100 BP

Weihrauch’s HW100 BP might be a late arrival to the bullpup party, but it still looks set to be the belle of the ball. Mat Manning puts the German maestro’s diminutive PCP to the test and concludes that it was

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Less is more: GBSA nominated Rotex RM8 review

At next year’s second annual Great British Shooting Awards, you will get the chance to have your say and vote on the shortlist categories. One of the products that has been shortlisted is the Walther RM8 in the Airgun of

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