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Squirrel hunting with a springer

Richard Saunders turns back the years and hunts some squirrels with a Weihrauch HW 80 the old-fashioned way Every time I open my gun cabinet to go hunting, I gaze nostalgically at my 1983 Weihrauch HW 80 Mk1 and then

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Nighttime Crow hunting with Kev Hawker

Roost shooting can be a very effective way to cull crafty corvids – Kev Hawker puts in a late shift in an effort to reduce the numbers of these nest-robbing birds. Roost shooting is a great way to bring crows

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Field Target Shooters Back In Action

Good weather, good courses and good company made East Devon Field Target Club’s memorial shoot a huge success. Chris Jones took an incredible 53-yard standing shot to secure the overall win and some well-deserved silverware Members of East Devon Field

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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

Can you shoot fast while maintaining accuracy?

Can you shoot a PCP quickly while maintaining accuracy, and is a magazine really faster than a single-shot loader? Mike Morton seeks some answers. Speed-shooting with an air rifle isn’t something that’s seen all that often outside of dedicated time-restricted

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Evening rabbit hunting – The Countryman

With skittish rabbits proving difficult to outwit with a roving approach, Mat Manning switches tactics and sets up a stakeout. This ground has produced some good shooting through late spring and early summer. Short stalking sessions regularly yielded bags of

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Essential kit to carry in the field

Sponsored by… There is lots of useful gear that can prove invaluable on a hunting trip – Mat Manning lists ten of his top kitbag items. 1. Laser Rangefinder Most airgun shooters understand the rise and fall of their pellet and

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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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Springer vs PCP – which is better to start out with?

It’s the age-old question – should a beginner start out with a spring-powered rifle or a pre-charged pneumatic? Mike Morton goes lookingfor an argument. I’ve never actually seen anyone come to blows over it, but I’ve certainly witnessed some very

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Improving the set up of a springer airgun

Mike Morton takes a look at a friend’s poorly set up rifle, and makes a few simple tweaks to turn this underlever into an overlord. I don’t know about you, but I love a challenge, and really enjoy working on

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