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Airgun Shooter August 2019

Airgun Shooter is your complete guide to getting the very best out of yourself and your guns - while enjoying every minute of it. Whether your passion is hunting, target shooting or plinking, we've got you covered. We also bring you the toughest tests around, plus the very best gear reviews, tips and techniques.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
new general licences issued

AIRGUN SHOOTERS involved in the control of pest birds will be celebrating the fact that we now have what appear to be workable general licences back in place. Collared doves have, bizarrely, been left off the list. The omission has been attributed to lack of evidence to back up the damage caused by these birds. Collared doves are more abundant than feral pigeons on most of the farms where I shoot, and they certainly do just as much damage, if not more. For now though, they are fully protected. The replacement general licences run until February next year. Another, more detailed, review of the system is scheduled to take place towards the end of the summer and I would urge everyone involved in the control of pest birds to make a submission.…

1 min
the airgun shooter promise

AUTHORITY AIRGUN Shooter is written by airgunners for airgunners. Our team has decades of combined experience in everything from target shooting to hunting and is committed to bringing you the highest quality advice around in print and video form every month. PASSION WE are absolutely obsessed with airguns and we love writing about them. We’re here to share our knowledge with you and focus on helping you become a better shooter, and we hope you’ll share your knowledge and expertise with us, too! INDEPENDENCE THE views you read in Airgun Shooter are entirely our own, which means you can trust every word you read in these pages. We’ve built up reputations from years in the field – we’re not prepared to pull any punches when it comes to telling you what’s hot and what’s not. INSPIRATION OUR…

3 min
a lighter shade of pale

Ask a shooter to think of an airgun that comes with open sights, and most will probably conjure up an image of an entry-level break-barrel springer. Weihrauch has other ideas, however, which is why the premium HW 77 underlever has been in its inventory for such a long time. But just because a product has been in production for decades doesn’t mean it’s not subjected to a few upgrades and innovations from time to time. Special editions of this model were released a few years ago in two different laminate stocks, a green-based Summer Forest and another called Autumn Forest, with more red tones and a slightly different overall shape. But now there’s another version. This latest laminate is different again, being the same shape as the old Summer variant, but decidedly…

1 min
news in brief quick shots...

PAO OFFERS BIGGEST MAG YET A new scope with a large 6-24 magnification range has been added to The Shooting Party’s Professional Airgun Optics line, with the scope focusing down to 10 yards at maximum magnification. The PAO 6-24 x 50 IR PA Rifle Scope has external Push-LOK ¼” MOA turrets, a red/ green glass-etched illuminated mildot reticle, a 1” (25mm) body tube with a 50mm objective lens, pre-fitted two-piece mounts and front parallax adjustment from 10 yards to infinity. Opaque flip-up protective lens caps are included, with a screw-in detachable 10cm sun shade. The scope is 39cm (15.5”) long, weighs 635 grams and retails for £119.99. For more details, contact The Shooting Party (www.shootingparty.uk) on 015 4348 0361. A BIT OF A HARD CASE Range-Right has introduced an Italian-made, high quality hard case…

2 min
concept becomes reality

Brocock has just started production of its latest precharged air rifle, the Concept Lite. The new rifle was launched at the IWA trade show in Germany earlier this year, and has rapidly become one of the most asked-after rifles in the Brocock range. The company expects this lightweight Huma-Air regulated rifle to be in full production in late July. The rifle seen here is the first production gun, shown at Brocock’s new outdoor test facility, the ART range at Tinsley Park in Nottingham, which allows field test rifles all the way out to 100 yards. This little gun is unashamedly tactical in both form and function, with an AK-style drop-down pistol grip and an AR-15-style adjustable stock that can be extended or shortened to offer the shooter optimum length of pull. The rifle…

1 min
gamo goes online in uk

Airgun shooters wanting to keep up to date with Gamo’s latest releases are in for a treat, as the Barcelona-based gunmaker has just launched a UK version of its website. Information about Gamo’s newest models can all be found on the site, including the Boxer – a bullpup PCP that runs a 10-shot magazine. This particular rifle is made in England, with a cold hammer-forged barrel that ensures accuracy, a full-length shroud and a pressure gauge. It’s a rifle we’ll be looking at in detail very soon. The site also includes the lowdown on Gamo stalwarts such as the Maxxim Elite, the world’s first break-barrel multi-shot gas-ram, and the Phox Silenci pack, the company’s budget-busting PCP combo. The site is easy to navigate, with separate categories for its PCPs, gas-rams, spring guns,…