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SPONSORED: GBSA nominated Walther Rotex RM8 Compact

John Rothery say that they are extremely happy to learn the Walther Rotex RM8 Ultra Compact rifle has been shortlisted for “Airgun of the Year” in the Great British Shooting Awards 2021. John Rothery say they have seen first-hand the

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SPONSORED: H&N Baracuda

Are you looking for a highly accurate, hard hitting medium weight pellet in .22 cal.? An extremely versatile and consistent pellet? Clean, with tight tolerances in weight and diameter? Your answer is the new H&N Baracuda 18.  For more information,

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BASC launches campaign against age restrictions for airgun use

BASC has launched a campaign to raise awareness and lobby against a Home Office proposal that will see 14 to 17 year-olds lose the ability to use airguns unsupervised on private premises. The proposal within the Home Office’s firearms safety consultation will

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Speak Up For Your Sport

Airgun shooters have been given the chance to speak up for their sport by taking part in a Home Office consultation on firearms safety. Interested parties – and that means us – are being asked to give their opinions on

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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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Wildlife management with FAC air rifles

Ex-firearms and rural crime officer Pete Brookes now prefers an armed response of a different kind – wildlife management with his FAC air rifle. Photo credit: David Jinks  I was driving to work to start an afternoon shift whilst listening

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Decoying woodpigeons – The Countryman

Mat Manning sets up for a morning’s decoying as the woodpigeons gather over a harvested barley field Late summer is a prime time for the pigeon shooter. Large flocks of these birds gather to feed on spilt grain left behind

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How to choose an airgun for hunting

Sponsored by… For more information, just visit: https://www.solware.co.uk/ An air rifle is the perfect choice for quiet, accurate and humane pest control – Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help you pick the right one 1. What do you

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Best airgun gear for night hunting

With prime season for after-dark airgun hunting just around the corner, Mat Manning suggests some options for airgun shooters targeting nocturnal pests. It’s that time of year again; the nights are beginning to draw in, and airgun shooters are starting

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How to get yourself a shooting permission

Sponsored by… Bagging a shooting permission is one of the biggest challenges faced by airgun shooters – Mat Manning offers 10 top tips to get you on the right track 1. Use your connections Think of people you already know

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