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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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Daystate Huntsman Revere review with Mike Morton

Mike Morton tests the Daystate Huntsman Revere, and finds a rifle that stays true to its traditional roots, while adding in some modern twists. Daystate’s best-selling rifle is the Huntsman, and while it’s been subjected to numerous redesigns and improvements,

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MTC King Cobra review

Despite the current trend for diminutive optics, Mat Manning reckons that big can still be beautiful after putting the MTC King Cobra through its paces. Although super-compact scopes are very much in fashion at present, there are times when bigger

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Mat Manning tests the MTC SWAT Prismatic scope

Mat Manning tries out the MTC SWAT Prismatic airgun scope and has to reconsider his views on super-compact sights. Scopes with extremely short eye relief are very much the Marmite of the airgun optics world – people seem to either

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Airgun test: BP17 Micro Bullpup

Mike Morton’s shot bullpups and semi-bullpups, but this time it’s a different breed in the shape of the tiny BP17 Micro Bullpup from Ataman. It seems only a few years ago that bullpups arrived on the airgun scene, being quickly

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Airgun Shooter presents: Gear of the Year (pt5 of 7)

We hope you had a very merry Christmas! The presents don’t stop there however, as we have something for you! In our fifth part, we’re continuing our mammoth recommendation of products to cap off 2019 – this is Gear of

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Airgun Shooter presents: Gear of the Year (pt4 of 7)

We hope you had a very merry Christmas! The presents don’t stop there however, as we have something for you! In our fourth part, we’re continuing our mammoth recommendation of products to cap off 2019 – this is Gear of

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Airgun Shooter presents: Gear of the Year (pt2 of 7)

In our second part, we’re continuing our mammoth recommendation of products to cap off 2019 – this is Gear of the Year! So whenever you’re considering a new gun, optic or shooting accessory, you need to know that it works

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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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