Airgun Shooter November 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
the season of opportunity

WHILE MOST people are starting to complain about the shortening days and falling temperatures, I have to say that I am very excited about the gradual arrival of autumn. Of course it’s great to see the countryside surge back into life in spring and to make the most of the extra hours of daylight during the long days of summer when wet weather is (usually) less likely to scupper our plans, but the latter part of the year is when I savour my sport the most. For those of us who target live quarry, this really is a season of rich opportunities. The harvesting of maize crops usually brings some great pigeon and corvid shooting as the birds descend on the feast of smashed kernels left in the wake of the…

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…

3 min
lighten up

Lee-Enfield (Guns) has been very busy lately, with a CO2-powered M4A1 Carbine hot on the heels of the company’s recent 1911 pistol. The powder-burning M4A1 is in service with multiple operators around the world, but while that gun fires 5.56x45mm NATO rounds, the CO2 variant shoots 4.5mm BBs. According to UK distributor The Shooting Party, it’s able to send shots downrange at over 495 feet per second and features all-metal construction throughout the barrel, receiver and 18-round magazine. The M4A1 was the first model in the M4 series to be equipped with a removable carrying handle, and this feature has been reproduced on the CO2 variant. The gun also comes with flip-up open sights, with the rear sight being integrated into the handle. But if you want to fit an optic, all…

2 min
news in brief

ADRAS BECOMES A STUD The Adras bipod has been a great success since its release in 2017, but it was designed to be fitted only to rifles which had a Picatinny rail under the forend – unless you equipped your rifle with a special adaptor. That’s all changed now with the introduction of the Adras V8, because this variant fits directly to a regular quick-detach sling swivel stud. The V8’s features mimic the Picatinny original, with legs that extend between 5” and 9”, move independently and can be deployed in the traditional 90 degree position or facing to the front or rear. The V8 also allows the shooter to pan the rifle over a 30 degree arc, as well as adjust for cant so the gun remains level on uneven ground. The…

1 min
switch on to a thermion

Pulsar has released the Thermion XM30, which is its most revolutionary thermal imaging riflescope to date. This optic combines the latest thermal technology into a day scope-style design, offering a 320x240 12μm thermal sensor which means improved detail and thermal accuracy. The XM30 is 387mm long, weighs 750g and has a magnification range of 3.5-14x (4x digital zoom). It can operate in temperatures from -25C to +50C and can withstand being submerged in one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. Mounting the Thermion is easy as it’s compatible with 30mm scope rings. It has substantially sized lens focus and dioptre adjustment rings for grip and identification, as well as centralised operational buttons that control recording, power and zoom. The Thermion has a variety of customisation settings, such as a wide array…

1 min
pup protector

Napier has extended its range of Razorback gun bags, with the Bull Pup DX designed for bullpup air rifles. According to Napier, the Razorback is the most advanced and strongest soft-sided bag on the market, protecting to the standards of a hard-sided case, but being easier and lighter to carry. The Bull Pup DX is made of green bonded canvas and is rain and abrasion-resistant. It’s been designed with offset harness fittings that can be completely removed and stored in the accessory pocket when not required. Balance is maintained whilst leaving both hands free when walking. The accessory pocket can hold spare magazines, ammo, the carry straps, moderator and bipod. It also has an internal zipped compartment and tailored pouches to keep everything in place. Inside the bag there are two wide…