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Decoying crows: The Countryman

Wily corvids are seldom easy to outwit, but their scavenging nature can be their downfall, as Mat Manning demonstrates as he sets up with hide and decoy tactics. The quarry: carrion crow & jackdaw The carrion crow is a notorious

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PREVIEW: Lee Enfield Sentry review

Mat Manning gives his verdict on the Lee Enfield Sentry, an affordable PCP that bridges the gap between sporter and tactical styling. The Shooting Party is well known for selling some great affordable kit, and their latest PCP offering certainly

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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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Posted in Features, Hunting

Airgun Shooter 139 on sale NOW

Apart from looking gorgeous, laminated wood stocks offer a number of practical benefits and Mat Manning’s been testing the new HW98 Grey Laminate from Weihrauch. This is a rifle that offers near target-grade performance in a hunting package. And did

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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

How to get yourself a shooting permission

Sponsored by… Bagging a shooting permission is one of the biggest challenges faced by airgun shooters – Mat Manning offers 10 top tips to get you on the right track 1. Use your connections Think of people you already know

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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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Posted in News, The Airgun Show

How to shoot rats by lamplight with an air rifle

Sponsored by… Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help airgun hunters nail more rats with lamping tactics Lamping rats around the farmyard demands a tough, reliable airgun like the Walther Rotex RM8 UC 1. Daytime recce Heading to the

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

How to stalk rabbits with an air rifle

Sponsored by… Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help airgun hunters bag more bunnies Head out at dusk, make the most of natural cover and move with stealth if you want to get wily rabbits in your sights. 1.

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special
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