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Airgun Shooter 147 is OUT NOW

The latest issue of Airgun Shooter Magazine is now available for purchase or subscription. Subscribe to Airgun Shooter today and take advantage of our amazing Spring sale of 5 issues for just £5. You can do so by following the

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Night vision rat hunting – The Countryman

Were looking back to midwinter when Mat Manning set himself up with night vision and put in a late shift in an attempt to hold back the winter influx of rats. Cold weather is setting in and rats are becoming

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The Airgun Show – rat shooting with hollow-point ammo, PLUS how to make your airgun more accurate…

This week on The Airgun Show, we join Mat Manning on a night-time rat hunt and he’s making a change from his usual ammo choice. Although he is usually an advocate of domed pellets for all forms of airgun hunting,

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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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The Airgun Show – night vision farmyard rat hunt, PLUS Umarex Syrix on test…

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is falling and rats are starting to invade the farm. We join Mat Manning in this week’s episode of The Airgun Show on an after-dark session as he uses night vision tactics to

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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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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

How to shoot rats by lamplight with an air rifle

Sponsored by… Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help airgun hunters nail more rats with lamping tactics Lamping rats around the farmyard demands a tough, reliable airgun like the Walther Rotex RM8 UC 1. Daytime recce Heading to the

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The Airgun Show – night shooting farmyard rats in summer, PLUS the FX Radar Pocket Chronograph…

Night shooting for rats isn’t a typical summer pastime but Mat Manning has had a call from a farmer in need of some airgun pest control. It might not be prime season but Mat still manages to bag plenty of

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Nighttime ratting: The Countryman

Mat Manning heads out for some nighttime ratting in a pheasant pen where rats have homed in on the gamebirds’ feed. The Quarry: Brown Rat Credit: anemoneprojectors Pest status This rodent spreads disease by toileting around stored crops, animal feed

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The fast and the furryous!

Richard Saunders is left scratching his head about how to deal with some troublesome rats around the stable Setting up on a bench at a distance of 20 metres meant Richard had a perfect, stable platform from which to shoot

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