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Airgun Shooter March 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
better times ahead

MAY I BEGIN by wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year from all of us here at Airgun Shooter. I think it’s fair to say that very few of us are sorry to be waving goodbye to 2020. Coronavirus has impacted on all of our lives in one way or another; at the very least by affecting our ability to get out and about with friends and family. It is all too easy to dwell on what we haven’t been able to do and focus on the doom and gloom that seems to be endlessly churned out by the mainstream press and social media misery-mongers. However for many of us in the shooting community there were actually still quite a few things that we could do. One of those…

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
pistols of calibre

Webley wowed the world with the introduction of the Mark VI Service Revolver in 1915, then went on to wow the airgun world with its CO2-powered BB- and pellet-firing Mark VI variants. The company is now set to wow us yet again with the release of two new Police and Civilian Mark VI revolvers in a choice of two different finishes and two different pellet calibres. While the Mark VI with its 6” barrel is best known for its military service with British and Commonwealth forces, the gun was popular with several police forces and the civilian market too, and Webley’s latest incarnations reflect this, with the new Police model sporting a 4” barrel and the Civilian variant having a snubby 2.5” barrel, making them easier to carry, easier to conceal…

1 min
news in brief quick shots…

GET DEAD ON WITH THE DEADEYE Hardboard targets made by Custom Targets are much more fun than their cardboard counterparts because they smash apart when you hit them, and the Deadeye, the company’s latest offering, is more challenging than ever. Two sizes are available to fit 14cm or 17cm target holders, but you can also support the Deadeye via its central fixing hole. The target features dozens of tiny shoot-through zones and even more super-tiny 2mm shoot-away zones to really test your marksmanship. The laser-cut targets are great for garden range practice sessions and start at £2.50 for the single 14cm version, with savings to be made if you buy a pack of six. For more information visit www.customtargets.co.uk or call 01460 77766. DRY BAG MEANS DRY KIT Lomo is no stranger to wet…

1 min
r1 for fun

We can all get a bit serious at times, worrying whether our rifle has a slow leak, if the regulator is playing up or why that flyer keeps ruining an otherwise perfect group. So every now and then it’s a good idea to step back and remind ourselves that airguns are meant to be fun. Of course, that means different things to different people, but for us here at Airgun Shooter, nothing encapsulates why we love airguns more than lining up a few tin cans and letting loose. And when it comes to plinking, the blowback Crosman R1 takes a lot of beating. Fuelled by two CO2 capsules and fed by a 25-shot drop-out magazine, it will spit out 4.5mm BBs as quickly as you can pull the trigger. At around…

1 min
spoilt for choice

FX’s Dreamline Stealth has been created with a brand new aluminium chassis developed by Saber Tactical for improved performance. This skeletonised system offers a fully adjustable butt stock, an adjustable cheekpiece and a detachable bag rider, which lets the rifle more easily be used with a bench bag at the rear. Up front there’s a long accessory rail, which will prove invaluable for attaching a bipod as far forward as possible, which is the optimal position for maximum support. Some of the Stealth’s other features include a 1/2” UNF threaded barrel, and the ability to change calibres and swap barrel liners, which is now something of an FX hallmark. The Stealth is available in .177 and .22 calibres in sub-12 foot pound guise, while FAC-rated models are being offered in .177.…