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The Countryman: ratting by lamplight

Mat Manning goes old school and heads out after the scaly-tails with a spring-powered gun and a scope-mounted lamp. Rat shooting is synonymous with winter evenings, and as the year gradually rolls around it is starting to take up more

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How to get the best from your autumn hunting trips

Sponsored by… Late autumn is a prime season for hunting with airguns – Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help you make the most of it. For more information, just visit: https://www.solware.co.uk/ 1. Woodland banquet There should still be

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Lamping for rats with Mat Manning

Mat Manning spends an unexpected night lamping scaly-tails after clocking grain-raiding rodents in a friend’s chicken run. One of the most fascinating things about airgun hunting is the surprises it frequently throws up, and part of that is down to

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The best kit options for airgun shooting w/ Richard Saunders

Richard Saunders takes us through his kit bag and reveals the essential shooting items he never leaves home without. I like to travel as light as possible when I go hunting and work on the principle that the more stuff

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Get ready for the British Shooting Show

The ‘jewel in the crown’ of British shooting shows and game fairs is back – here’s how the show will shape up in 2020. At this year’s British Shooting Show will also be the Great British Shooting Awards! For more info on

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Airgun Insider: When darkness falls

As the evenings draw in, it’s time to get out your night vision kit I admit it: I’m not a morning person. This means most of my hunting is done in the evenings. I love walking the fields or lying

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Airguns on an international stage

Shooting shows don’t come much bigger than IWA Outdoor Classics. Here are just a few of the guns and accessories that raised eyebrows at this year’s four-day showcase in Nuremberg Huntsman Genus Daystate had some exciting new guns on show,

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The Airgun Show – Day and night rat hunting with the ATN X-Sight II, PLUS the Cometa Orion SPR on test

We put the ATN X-Sight II day and night scope through its paces during a rat shooting session on the farm. Mat Manning combines the night vision unit with the Brocock Compatto, and kicks off by bagging a couple of

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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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Posted in The Airgun Show

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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