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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter January 2020

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
take a friend shooting

THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS are looming and for most of us that means a few precious days off and some extra time to spend out shooting. It’s a rare occasion when so many of us take holiday over the same period and a great chance to enjoy our sport in the company of friends. It is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce newcomers to shooting. Apart from passing on and sharing the pleasure of airgunning, it is also the best way to ensure the future of our sport, as new recruits really are its lifeblood. Too many people have reservations about shooting simply because they haven’t experienced it, don’t really understand quite what it entails and often aren’t sure how to get involved even if they want to. Giving people a chance to…

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
on form

For some airgun shooters, a custom stock is a must-have item, helping enhance the fit of a rifle and increasing both their accuracy potential and enjoyment of the gun. But there are plenty of other shooters who choose to swap a stock simply because they want to personalise it and make it more aesthetically pleasing to their eye. Both are perfectly valid reasons for seeking out a new handle for your favourite airgun, and one company that makes these custom items is Form Rifle Stocks. Form produces a range of laminate wood stocks that are created by mixing high-tech CAD and CNC technology with old-school hand sanding to ensure a perfect finish. One of the stocks produced by the Devon-based firm is the Cromwell, which features a naturally high sweeping cheekpiece…

1 min
readers’ rifles

Here are two of mine. Though I stick to my precharged for hunting, I like to get the older ones out for a plink. It keeps me grounded, and there is something special about the smell of a gun that is older than you are! I would urge anyone to keep at least one open-sighter in their collection. The lighter-stocked rifle is a Relum ‘Super’ Tornado, meaning it had a brass butt pad and scope mount. The quirks of this model are that the underlever tap opens toward you, not away from you, and they originally came with two concentric springs, long since replaced. The other is an LP25 break-barrel. They weren’t expensive back in the 60s and 70s (especially if you got one through the catalogue), yet several people have commented…

1 min
charity raffle for a rifle

Devon-based Crackshot has put together an airgun package which is being raffled off for charity. One lucky person will end up with a totally unique air rifle package named and engraved ‘Crackshot 2020’, which is based on an Air Arms S400 with an adjustable stock that’s been paired with a Hawke Airmax 3-12x50 SF scope. For your chance to get your hands on the Crackshot 2020, the gun shop and range is selling tickets at £10 each. The draw will take place on Friday 7 February 2020, and all proceeds will be split between Devon Air Ambulance and Rowcroft Hospice. Special thanks go out to Air Arms, Hawke Sport Optics and Funky Dipz hydro-dipping for working together with Crackshot to create this fantastic package. To purchase tickets please visit the shop in Heathfield, Newton…

1 min
british athletes excel in sydney

British airgun shooters have won three gold medals, set a world record and secured two places at the 2020 Paralympic Games following their strong performances at the World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Sydney. Issy Bailey secured a quota place at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with a score of 551-10x in Women’s 10M Air Pistol SH1, while Lorraine Lambert won the other quota place in 3 Position Rifle. Both athletes have previously featured in this magazine. And the Team gold went to last month’s In The Crosshairs interviewee, Tim Jeffery, along with James Bevis and Ryan Cockbill, who featured in issue 108. But the standout performance of the Sydney championships came from double world champion Matt Skelhon, who took gold in the 50M SH1 with a world record score of 251.4. Matt also…