outdoors

How to embrace the pressure of competition shooting

Andy McLachlan often shoots purely for relaxation, but explains how the added pressure of shooting in a competition can be an enjoyable experience. Young shots are always encouraged to take part in outdoor shooting competitions like HFT and rise to

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Posted in Target Shooting

A guide to gun safety

Sponsored by… Shooting is one of the safest sports in the world, and Mike Morton offers 10 important tips to ensure new shooters get safe and stay safe The trigger finger should only ever make contact with the blade when

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

Return to outdoor target shooting with Andy McLachlan

Andy McLachlan recalls what it was finally like to head back outdoors again with his air rifle once the Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Andy’s friends Paul, Ian and Dave use a combination of makeshift benches to replicate their club’s indoor

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Pistol shooting in the garden with Andy McLachlan

Rifle shooter Andy McLachlan doesn’t want to upset the neighbours as he heads into his garden, so starts packing a pistol once again. Andy couldn’t choose between these two beautifully engineered pistols that will last a lifetime – so he

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Posted in Features

Stringing It Out

Andy McLachlan explains how a scientific approach to a gun’s performance can locate the reason for the odd wayward shot. Jimmy O’Neil takes aim at a standard 25-yard benchrest card – the bull is a minuscule 2mm I am sure

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Farmyard pest control: The Countryman

With wet weather threatening to stop play, Mat Manning heads onto the farm in search of shelter and finds plenty of pests doing the same. Most shooters are pretty hardy when it comes to inclement weather – we enjoy being

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Airgun Insider: What can I do to help my sport?

As 2019 draws to a close, the Insider wonders what we can do to make 2020 even more successful for shooters. I’m always asking myself what can I do to help promote shooting. Let’s be honest, as far as most

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Posted in News

First impressions: Ultra toasty anorak

When you’re struggling to fight a cold war, Mike Morton reckons you should enlist the help of the Pentagon UTA Anorak Key features •Integrated adjustable hood with fleece lining•High collar with a chin guard•Front quarter-zip with internal storm flap•Large front

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Super test! 4 of the best night vision scopes

Dont be afraid of the dark! Richard Saunders stays up past his bedtime to test four night vision scopes

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Posted in Optics, Tests

10 Top tips to dress for a shooting session

Whether your new to shooting or an old timer, Simon Everett unfolds all your essential apparel requirements for a comfortable day of shooting, whatever the time of year.

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Posted in Features, Gear, How to, Hunting, Target Shooting
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