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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter Summer 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
not all about fancy gear

THE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT of airguns and accessories seems to be advancing at a phenomenal pace. High-end guns, top-quality optics and thermal night vision gear have all reached a level that few of us could have imagined not so long ago. This very desirable kit features regularly on our pages, and does so in this issue in the shape of the Daystate Red Wolf Heritage and the FX Impact M3 to name just two. This pioneering technology does come with a substantial price tag, but it offers unrivalled performance and we include it because we know our readers like to see it. It is great to be able to use the finest kit that money can buy, but it doesn’t always reflect the true essence of airgun shooting, and it certainly isn’t a…

1 min
the airgun shooter promise

AUTHORITY AIRGUN Shooter is by airgunners for airgunners. Our team has decades of experience in everything from target shooting to hunting and is committed to bringing you the highest quality advice in print and video every month. PASSION WE are 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 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. INSPIRATION OUR mission is to maximise the enjoyment you get from shooting, so every issue is packed with new…

4 min
sudden impact

While the specification of some air rifles remains unchanged from year to year, companies like FX Airguns take the opposite approach, constantly seeking to modify, enhance and upgrade, with the latest rifle getting this treatment being the brand new Impact M3. The most obvious change from the previous MkII model is the addition of a second regulator, something FX introduced with the Maverick. The first regulator, which sits inside the valve stem of the rifle, reduces the air pressure before it enters the second regulator. The second reg is then able to deliver a more consistent pressure, all the while reducing the amount of stress on the components and minimising any variation in velocity. The Impact has always been a popular rifle to tune, and the M3 is no exception as it features…

1 min
news in brief quick shots…

GRAB A CLASSIC Gun slips are the unsung heroes of the airgun world, protecting our hardware as we head to the hunting field or the range, and Ridgeline has introduced the Classic Rifle Bag, which at £39.99 represents great value for money. The bag is kitted out with two grab handles, an adjustable shoulder sling and a handy large zipped pouch to keep ammunition or other accessories. The bag features internal padding to help protect your air rifle from any knocks or bumps. It’s available in two lengths that will suit scoped full-length rifles as well as carbines in 48” and 52” in either Black and Olive, or Black and DIRT camo patterns. Visit ridgelineclothing.co.uk for more details. DRAWING STRAWS John Rothery has unveiled two new Straw Target Bosses which will be ideal for…

1 min
two bright flames

Using a thermal monocular to locate a quarry animal by its heat signature gives the airgun hunter a huge advantage, and that high-tech capability has never been more affordable thanks to the new Konus Flame, which comes in two different versions. The KON7950 model, which has a recommended retail price of £575, has a resolution of 160 x 120 pixels, a detection range out to 559 metres and a digital zoom range of 0.6-2.4x. It lets you choose between four different palettes and comes with a photo/video recording function that enables the transfer of thermal images via Wi-Fi so that you can see them live on your mobile phone. It’s nice and compact, measuring just over 158mm long and weighing 250g. The second model in the Flame line-up is the KON7951, which…

1 min
one-inch wonders

Professional Airgun Optics designs and manufactures a range of hunting, target and tactical air rifle scopes, including entry-level fixed-focus 25mm (1”) tubed 4 x 40 budget models through to 30mm scopes with objective lenses up to 56mm and magnification up to 24x. PAO’s 25mm range has been revamped and restocked, with all models now coming with black flip-up lens covers. The line-up includes a 2x20 pistol scope as well as 4x32, 4x40, 3-9x40, 3-9x50 IR and 4-16x50 IR PA rifle scopes. Let’s take one of these scopes as an example, the rather lengthily named PAO Topaz Pre-Mount Mil-Dot 3-9x50 IR Rifle Scope. This particular scope, which is fixed-parallax, is supplied with two-piece high mounts already installed. Then there’s a fast focus eyepiece/ocular lens as well as mil dot reticle that can be illuminated…