Airgun Shooter October 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

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…

2 min
great gatherings

WHAT A JOY it was to be back out and about seeing people at the Game Fair after such a long spell without any proper fieldsports gatherings. The shooting community was obviously eager to catch up again, as organisers reported record numbers attending the event at Ragley Hall. I had a great couple of days there, and really enjoyed meeting readers on the Airgun Shooter stand. Even in these days of being able to keep in touch via social media, nothing beats getting out there and catching up with people face-to-face. As far as I could tell, this year’s show attracted more airgun shooters than ever. Although there was a lot for them to see and do, many felt that the major airgun brands had let them down by failing to attend,…

3 min
a copper-trimmed cobra

MTC’s 4-16x50 F2 is the first in a series of new King Cobra telescopic sights that is being launched this year, and while it’s chock-full of features, the first things you’ll notice about this 30mm-bodied optic are its copper-coloured accents, including a front band, side plates and MTC logo. Having ticked the aesthetic box, let’s get acquainted with the features. As the name implies, the King Cobra 4-16x50 F2 is a second focal plane scope, and features the SCB2 (small calibre ballistic) multi-aimpoint reticle. The reticle offers six levels of illumination in red, with the IR control located on the left-hand side of the saddle, outboard of the parallax control. It offers click-stop adjustments in milliradians, with one click moving your pellet or slug’s point of impact by 1cm at 100 metres,…

1 min
news in brief

LAY DOWN LESS TO COVER UP Daystate has been adding some high quality clothing to its range recently, including everything from a beanie hat to a waterproof jacket with the Daystate logo front, back and on each arm, and Airgun Shooter readers can grab some of this for less than the retail price. Readers can get a 15% discount on all online purchases until the end of September by using the code MDA5FJ7O93CE at checkout. The discount doesn’t just apply to clothing though, as it can be used to buy other items such as pellets, magazines, batteries, gun stocks, accessories for the flagship Delta Wolf, a hard case and even a Daystate pen. All of this can be found in the online store at GET WALKING FOR WILDLIFE Airgun shooters and other conservationists…

1 min
qys gets heavy after olympics

Athletes using pellets made by Qiang Yuan Sports Goods have taken a haul of medals at the Summer Olympics, and non-Olympians can get a slice of the action too with a heavier version of QYS’s Domed pellet. Domed “Heavies” weigh 9.56 grains and, along with other models in the range, are available in two head sizes, 4.49mm and 4.50mm. They come in distinctive gold tins with screw-on lids, each containing 500 pellets. The Chinese manufacturer has seen success in every Olympic Games since Sydney 2000, and Tokyo was no different, with QYS pellets being used to win eight medals, including Gold in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed 10m Air Rifle, and Mixed 10m Air Pistol. Due to the company’s original focus on competition ammunition, the QYS range has been exclusively made up of .177…

1 min
magnetic attraction

The most accurate shot will always be made from the most stable shooting position available, and in the field that often means shooting off a set of sticks. But instead of merely resting the forend in the yoke of the sticks, Spartan Precision Equipment lets you go one better by magnetically clicking your rifle in place with the Davros Pro Head. The new Pro, which builds on the success of the original Davros Head, is made from aerospace-grade aluminium. It retro-fits to any tripod or shooting stick system with a 1/4” or 3/8” UNC thread. It’s not just for rifles, as the Davros Pro Head can be used to attach optics too. Hunters using the magnetic attachment system can mount a spotting scope to glass the area for long periods, using the…