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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter July 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.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
excitement in the air

THERE IS A tremendous buzz in the airgun community at the moment. Spring is in the air, the weather is on the up and the days are getting longer, which means most of us are able to spend even more hours out in the field doing what we love. Most significantly though, more gun shops and shooting ranges are opening their doors as Covid restrictions are gradually relaxed – and the result is that life is starting to feel much more like what we are all used to. Another thing that has caused a lot of excitement is the launch of some fantastic new gear. Swedish airgun maker FX recently unveiled its new Impact M3. This super-tuneable bullpup is the evolution of the acclaimed Impact MkII and looks like being something really…

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…

4 min
an english heritage

“THANKS TO THE HERITAGE’S ENORMOUS SHOT COUNT, RUNNING OUT OF AIR DURING AN EXTENDED SHOOTING SESSION IS A THING OF THE PAST” Daystate has more than four decades’ experience in making pre-charged pneumatic air rifles, and that innovative gunmaking heritage has been transferred to its latest special edition – the Red Wolf Heritage. The company celebrated its 40th anniversary by bringing out the Genus, which was a special version of the Huntsman. And the Staffordshire firm has taken a cue from the Genus by offering similar styling with the Heritage, mixing a bronze and carbon-fibre finish with matching two-tone laminate woodwork. Daystate collectors are quick to snap up limited editions, and I’m willing to bet there’ll be more than a few Genus owners who’ll be trying hard to snare a Heritage as well.…

6 min
insights from a true airgun insider

Tony Belas knows a lot about airguns. Not only has he worked for British gunmaker Daystate for more than two decades, he has also been a very keen shooter since he was just 12 years old. From humble beginnings with an Original Model 22, Tony joined the Royal British Legion shooting team where he specialised in .22 LR and went on to become an under-15 champion. In 1972 he joined the British Army for a 22-year career in the Queen’s Regiment and continued his shooting passion, eventually becoming a coach on his regimental shooting team. In 1986 Tony embraced the rapidly growing air rifle Field Target shooting scene, which gave him his introduction to Daystate pre-charged air rifles. He went on to shoot as a member of the Daystate FT team…

1 min
news in brief quick shots…

GO ONLINE FOR TARGETS AND TINS Targets And Tins is a family-run business with a shop with an on-site airgun range, and now you can check it out online and pick up some great gear thanks to its new website. Targets And Tins stocks a variety of airguns, pistols and accessories, and caters for newcomers and experienced shooters alike. It offers a selection of targets and pellet catchers which can be used in the garden for plinking, while at the other end of the scale there‘s a range of night vision products for after-dark pest control. Take a look at targetsandtins.co.uk for more information. GO BIG OR GO HOME Lothar Walther manufactures rifled barrels from special gun steel and stainless steel in over 240 different calibres for target shooting, hunting, muzzle-loading – and of…

1 min
two’s company

The Impact has proved to be a popular airgun, and FX has upped its game further with this newest version of the Swedish supergun. The Impact M3 now features dual regulators to deliver consistent pressure, which should translate to increased accuracy. The M3 comes with a new Quick Tune System which lets the shooter ne-tune the rifle, for example adjusting the air pressure of the dual regulators, determining how long the valve stays open and adjusting the strength of the hammer in small increments of 1-2 fps with each click. Further improvements include an ambidextrous short throw cocking lever with an enlarged handle, dual transfer ports on most calibres, tightened barrel housing tolerances and an updated trigger system that allows a crisp second-stage break. Go to Sportsman Gun Centre (sportsmanguncentre.co.uk) to see the…