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The Airgun Show – garden squirrel shooting, PLUS how to mount a scope to your air rifle

We’re dealing with garden pests; using the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter to tackle some destructive grey squirrels. Safety is paramount when it comes to garden pest control, and Mat Manning shows how to set up a peanut feeder against a

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The Airgun Show – release pen ratting with night vision, PLUS the Optisan EVX scope from MTC on test

We’re out after dark targeting release pen rats with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter and NiteSite Viper after spotting signs of ratty activity during a daytime shoot. The rat-run proves to be a busy one, and Mat Manning gets some

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New airgun gear at IWA Sporting Classics 2016

The IWA Outdoor Classics show in Nuremberg is one of the shooting industry’s premier events, showcasing countless new releases on the airgun scene. Here’s some of the kit we clocked during the showcase.   PALLAS PCPs Pallas have unveiled their

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The Airgun Show – woodland pest control with scope-cam, plus IWA 2016 and Hawke Airmax 30 SF

  The squirrel cull continues, and we’re staking out the bushy-tails’ favourite feeding places in the woods this week – and there are some interesting wildlife encounters along the way. Patience is the key when it comes to this kind

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The Airgun Show – rat hunting with bait and NV, PLUS the Optisan HX scope from MTC

The weather’s turned cold so we head out shooting on the fish farm to see if the rats have moved in. Scaly-tails are thin on the ground, and the ones that do venture out are reluctant to keep still –

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunt with shooting sticks, PLUS Air Arms targets on test

The grey squirrel cull continues as Mat Manning heads back into the woods kitted out with shooting sticks to target some skittish quarry. The squirrels prove elusive but Mat puts the sticks to good use, taking advantage of the added

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The Airgun Show – release pen squirrel hunt, PLUS the Crosman Inferno on test

Grey squirrels are back in the crosshairs as Mat Manning heads out to control grain-stealing bushy-tails on a pheasant shoot. Release pens can be a magnet for pests during the winter months, and Mat plans to catch the feed thieves

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The Airgun Show – hunting rats at night, PLUS the Crosman Iceman Pistol on test

Following on from a tough night’s ratting on the fish farm, Mat Manning is determined to settle the score with the scaly-tailed rodents. Rather than over-complicating his approach, Mat decides to go back to basics by setting out simple feeding

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The Airgun Show – woodland pigeon and squirrel hunt, PLUS the Daystate Pulsar Synthetic on test

With a game cover crop under attack from pigeons, Mat Manning heads out to keep the birds at bay. Typical of this fickle winged pest, the woodies have other ideas, and Mat has to ring the changes to end up

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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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