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Airgun hunting on the farmyard

The farmyard can be an incredibly productive place for airgun hunters who know how to employ the right tactics, as Pete Brookes explains. The air rifle is perfect for dealing with rats and feral pigeons, but shooters should always be

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Four 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

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

The Insider wonders what we can do to make 2021 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 non-shooters are concerned, it’s something they’re

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Different types of airgun permission

Pete Brookes explains how the airgun hunter may land themselves a very different type of permission, but populated with a very familiar pest Photo © David Jinks A large part of the enjoyment of airgunning, or most other types of

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Posted in Features, Hunting

Rangemaster Sovereign pellet test

Whenever I’m asked by a fellow shooter what pellets they should try in their new gun, I have a few recommendations that make good starting points, and Rangemaster Sovereign is always on that list. These pellets are billed as being

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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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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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