Hunting & Fishing
Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter Summer 2019

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
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13 Issues

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1 min.
airgun shooter

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MIKE MORTON MIKE has been shooting air rifles and pistols for four decades, and loves target shooting, hunting, plinking and tinkering. CONTRIBUTOR RICHARD SAUNDERS RICHARD is a journalist , author and airgun hunter who’s been creeping about the undergrowth with his rifle for more than 30 years. CONTRIBUTOR KEV HAWKER KEV is an avid shooter and countryman, specialising in hunting and fieldcraft, with more than 40 years of field experience. CONTRIBUTOR JONATHAN YOUNG JONATHAN has a lifelong interest in shooting and weapons history, and loves both collecting and shooting airguns. CONTRIBUTOR ANDY McLACHLAN ANDY is the man to help you get a competitive edge. While he’s happy shooting HFT, he’s been taking on benchrest lately as well.…

2 min.
general let-down

AS I WRITE, it has been more than a month since Natural England (NE) was forced to revoke the general licences issued for the control of pest birds following a legal challenge by Wild Justice. New general licences have been released for control of the woodpigeon, carrion crow and Canada goose in some circumstances, but unfortunately, these have been described by shooting organisations as “unfit for purpose”. The move has been disastrous for farmers who need to protect crops and livestock, and for gamekeepers and conservation organisations trying to protect nesting birds. This was a massive own goal for Chris Packham and his Wild Justice cronies, as they ended up with more blood on their hands than any shooter, but instead of taking the moral high ground in what was shaping…

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…

1 min.
airgun shooter

Editorial Group Editor, Airgun Brands Mat Manning Editor-in-Chief Mike Morton mike.morton@futurenet.com Art Editor Steve Mumby Production Editor Elizabeth Wood Senior Art Editor Stephen Williams Contributors Simon Everett, John Hooper, Roger Lait, Andy McGarty, Andy McLachlan, Richard Saunders, Jonathan Young Photography Phil Barker, Olly Curtis, James Sheppard All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respected Advertising Media packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Senior Advertising Manager Toni Cole toni.cole@futurenet.com 01225 687368 Account Manager Callum Madden callum.madden@futurenet.com 01225 687436 Account Manager Chetna Shukla chetna.shukla@futurenet.com 01225 687429 International Airgun Shooter is available for licensing. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities. Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.com Subscriptions Email enquiries contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk UK orderline & enquiries 0344 848 2852 Overseas order line and enquiries +44 (0)344 848 2852 Online orders & enquiries www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk Head of subscriptions Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production…

2 min.
laminated lothario

Accuracy, consistency and reliability are the primary factors that need to be taken into consideration when buying a new rifle. The way the gun looks usually comes further down the pecking order of desirable features. But what if you want it all? Brocock thinks you can, and has released its latest version of the Bantam in a glorious new stock. This particular handle is made for Brocock by Italian woodworking wizard Minelli, and it really is on a mission to seduce any airgun shooters that set eyes upon it. Laminated stocks are made of several thin layers of wood that have been dyed with different colours and are bonded together under pressure. This creates a dense and stable composite stock that, in this case, just happens to look rather stylish as…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots...

THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD Rowan Engineering produces a huge array of aftermarket accessories for an equally huge array of air rifles, ranging from QD studs to adjustable butt pads and hamsters. One of Rowan’s simplest, but most elegant, swap-in components is a CNC-machined trigger guard, with replacements available for most Weihrauch spring rifles, including the HW 35, 77, 80, 97, 95 and 99. These guards are usually machined from high-grade brass or aluminium stock, but did you know they’re also available with a luxurious glossy black finish? If you order online (www.rowanengineering.com), select the brass version, then make a note in the ‘Additional Instructions’ box that you would like a black guard instead. Alternatively, contact Rowan directly on 012 9525 1188. SIROCCO BLOWS INTO BRITAIN AirForceOne has a new full-power break-barrel springer…