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Show Report: Best new Airguns and gear at IWA

This year’s IWA trade show in Nuremberg attracted huge numbers of visitors and exhibitors – and Mat Manning was there to see what all the excitement was about

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The Airgun Show – Squirrel and magpie hide hunt, PLUS the Richter Optik Exact scope on test

Squirrels and magpies are on the hit list in Episode 53, when Mat Manning heads out hide shooting with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter. The woodland pests are queueing up to raid the gamekeeper’s pheasant feeders, which are also attracting

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The Airgun Show – roost shooting for pigeons, top kit from the British Shooting Show, PLUS the Air Arms S200 Sporter on test

It’s a blustery day in the woods, but strong winds aren’t going to put paid to the pigeon shoot. Mat Manning reaches for his FAC-rated Daystate Mk4 to beat the breeze, and manages to bag a few pigeons at the

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The Airgun Show – squirrel hunting from a hide, plus more plinking targets on test

The squirrel cull continues and we’re up early to ambush the bushy-tails as they venture out for breakfast. Watch as Mat Manning sets up a hide to target greedy squirrels as they home in on a maize feeder. After the

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The Airgun Show – shooting crows at the roost, plus Gamo Coyote review and a look at the new Daystate Pulsar

With nesting season just around the corner, we’re thinning out the crows before they get a chance to prey on this spring’s eggs and chicks. Mat Manning heads to the woods, setting up an ambush to target the scavenging corvids

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The Airgun Show – winter woodland squirrel shoot, plus how to cook curried rabbit pasties

Grey squirrel control is making headlines, and we’re heading out on a cull of our own in woodland where the bushy-tails are causing problems. Mat Manning waits in ambush as the greedy squirrels home in to attack pheasant feeders, and

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The Airgun Show – trout farm rat infestation, plus the Remington Express on the test bench

Rats and water go hand in hand, and we’ve found a fishery that’s teeming with scavenging rodents that have acquired a taste for trout pellets. Watch as Mat Manning uses his Daystate Huntsman, lamping tactics and some well-placed bait to

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The Airgun Show – farmyard jackdaw shoot, plus top plinking targets on test

Targeting crafty corvids can make for a challenging day’s shooting. Here, Mat Manning demonstrates the importance of fieldcraft and patience to bag scavenging jackdaws that have been causing problems on the farm. Mat also explains when and when not to

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The Airgun Show – lamping rats, plus the Walther Rotex RM8 review

Airgun Shooter’s Mat Manning proves that you don’t have to have the latest night vision gear to shoot rats after dark, as he heads out on a farmyard foray that stretches into the night. It looks like the session could

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The Airgun Show – rabbit shooting at dusk, plus the MTC Genesis UL telescopic sight on test

Rabbits are back in the crosshairs as Mat Manning heads out to target some coneys that evaded his summer pest control efforts. Autumn rabbiting is never easy, and Mat’s quarry initially plays hard to get, but a combination of fieldcraft

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