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Top tactical air rifle picks from Richard Saunders

When they first appeared, many dismissed bullpups as a flash-in-the-pan gimmick. Now, despite being true Marmite guns, they are an established part of our sport.  Manufacturers are always looking to give us the next thing and though they’ve existed for

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SPONSORED: Ruger Targis Hunter Kit

So what is the Ruger Targis Hunter Kit and what does the “kit” include? Firstly, the rifle is break barrel gas-ram operated in .177 calibre. It is full power to the UK limit of up to 12ftlbs and wears a

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A guide to gun safety

Sponsored by… Shooting is one of the safest sports in the world, and Mike Morton offers 10 important tips to ensure new shooters get safe and stay safe The trigger finger should only ever make contact with the blade when

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Posted in Features, September Shooting Special

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 replace an airgun breech seal

Simon Everett shows how easy it is to replace a breech seal, even a vintage leather item, breathing new life into a much-cherished rifle. Replacing the breech seal on a vintage rifle like this Cadet only requires a few basic

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RTI Arms Priest 2 tested by Richard Saunders

Richard Saunders finds out whether the new Priest 2 from RTI Arms is hellbent or heaven-sent. For a long time, a small group of established manufacturers have dominated our sport: companies whose reputations date back decades to when springers where

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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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Grey squirrel hunting with JDJ Braithwaite

JDJ Braithwaite heads into the woodlands of the Lake District to soak up the autumn sunshine – and sort out a few grey squirrels The fells, hills and ancient woodlands of the Lake District have long been the source of

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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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