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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter August 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 ROGER LAIT ROGER’S passion is Hunter Field Target, and he’s vice president of the WHFTO and captain of the British team 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.
new general licences issued

AIRGUN SHOOTERS involved in the control of pest birds will be celebrating the fact that we now have what appear to be workable general licences back in place. Collared doves have, bizarrely, been left off the list. The omission has been attributed to lack of evidence to back up the damage caused by these birds. Collared doves are more abundant than feral pigeons on most of the farms where I shoot, and they certainly do just as much damage, if not more. For now though, they are fully protected. The replacement general licences run until February next year. Another, more detailed, review of the system is scheduled to take place towards the end of the summer and I would urge everyone involved in the control of pest birds to make a submission.…

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 Head of subscriptions Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Controller Nola Cokely Management Commercial Finance Director Dan Jotcham Group Content Director Paul Newman Head of…

3 min.
a lighter shade of pale

Ask a shooter to think of an airgun that comes with open sights, and most will probably conjure up an image of an entry-level break-barrel springer. Weihrauch has other ideas, however, which is why the premium HW 77 underlever has been in its inventory for such a long time. But just because a product has been in production for decades doesn’t mean it’s not subjected to a few upgrades and innovations from time to time. Special editions of this model were released a few years ago in two different laminate stocks, a green-based Summer Forest and another called Autumn Forest, with more red tones and a slightly different overall shape. But now there’s another version. This latest laminate is different again, being the same shape as the old Summer variant, but decidedly…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots...

PAO OFFERS BIGGEST MAG YET A new scope with a large 6-24 magnification range has been added to The Shooting Party’s Professional Airgun Optics line, with the scope focusing down to 10 yards at maximum magnification. The PAO 6-24 x 50 IR PA Rifle Scope has external Push-LOK ¼” MOA turrets, a red/ green glass-etched illuminated mildot reticle, a 1” (25mm) body tube with a 50mm objective lens, pre-fitted two-piece mounts and front parallax adjustment from 10 yards to infinity. Opaque flip-up protective lens caps are included, with a screw-in detachable 10cm sun shade. The scope is 39cm (15.5”) long, weighs 635 grams and retails for £119.99. For more details, contact The Shooting Party (www.shootingparty.uk) on 015 4348 0361. A BIT OF A HARD CASE Range-Right has introduced an Italian-made, high quality hard case…