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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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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

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 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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Posted in Hunting

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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Posted in Features, Hunting

The Airgun Show – shooting rats with night vision, PLUS top tips for autumn and winter hunting

The temperature is falling and the nights are drawing in, which means that peak ratting season is fast approaching. We join Mat Manning on a farm where greedy rats are raiding feed under the cover of darkness, and watch the

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The Countryman w/ Mat Manning: Daytime ratting

In association with BASC Join BASC today at www.basc.org.uk or call 01244 573030 Rat numbers have boomed on the farm and the cocky rodents are even venturing out in daylight. Mat Manning sets up an ambush to keep them in

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From the Archives: The Airgun Show – night vision rat hunt and gun test

In this week’s From the Archives, we’re going back to February 2017, where marauding rats have homed in on a barn that houses a grain-packed trailer and Mat Manning has been called in to cull the nocturnal pests. A night-time

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Airgun 125 is out NOW

Rat numbers have boomed on one of the farms where Mat Manning shoots, attracted by an abundance of easy food and plenty of snug places to nest. The cocky rodents are even venturing out in daylight, so Mat sets up

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