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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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Rabbit hunting at an equestrian centre

Richard Saunders gets to grips with some bunnies that have been causing all sorts of trouble at an equestrian centre. Airgun shooters and rabbits have been pitting their wits against each other for as long as there have been, well,

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Best kit for cold weather shooting with Richard Saunders

There’s no reason why wet or cold weather should put an end to our sport, so Richard Saunders looks at some kit that will let us carry on shooting. August’s unprecedented heatwave may have been good for our tans, but

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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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How to stalk rabbits with an air rifle

Sponsored by… Mat Manning shares 10 top tips to help airgun hunters bag more bunnies Head out at dusk, make the most of natural cover and move with stealth if you want to get wily rabbits in your sights. 1.

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

Latest Airgun Shooter Magazine is on sale NOW

The latest issue of Airgun Shooter Magazine is now available to purchase or digitally download! Summer means warm weather (if we’re lucky!) and that brings a welcome influx of new recruits to the world of airgun shooting. But choosing the

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Summer rabbit stalking – The Countryman

Balmy evenings are made for stalking rabbits – Mat Manning sets up for a roving session in the hope of bagging some bunnies for the pot. Summer rabbiting is one of the highlights of the airgun hunter’s year, not just

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Farmyard pest control: The Countryman

With wet weather threatening to stop play, Mat Manning heads onto the farm in search of shelter and finds plenty of pests doing the same. Most shooters are pretty hardy when it comes to inclement weather – we enjoy being

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Rabbiting by Lamplight: The Countryman

Mat Manning sets up with a scope-mounted flashlight and heads out into the night for some traditional rabbit lamping The ground I’m shooting over tonight is a mixed farm comprising several hundred acres of cattle grazing, cereal crops and pony

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Dispelling American airgun myths!

American shooter John Hooper dispels the myth that his countrymen all spend thousands on their guns – and offers some budget ‘stalking’ tips too. In today’s new world of airguns, there is a plethora (a highbrow word for bunches and

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