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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter October 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.
a time of plenty

SHOOTING SPORTS have been through some turbulent times this year, but I think it is now time to focus on the positives, and what better time to do that than late summer. For those of us who shoot live quarry for pest control and the pot, it really is a season of plenty – an opportunity to make some great mixed bags and fill the freezer. On arable farms, wheat and barley crops have mostly been harvested, and it will soon be time for maize. There should be some great sport to be had over the stubbles, helping to keep down pigeon numbers in readiness for the autumn seed drills, which will be here before we know it. This issue’s Countryman feature follows me on a recent session on the stubbles,…

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 Designer Rebekka Hearl Production Editor Elizabeth Wood Senior Art Editor Stephen Williams Contributors Simon Everett, John Hooper, Roger Lait, Andy McGarty, Andy McLachlan, Richard Saunders, Chris Wheeler, 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 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 Art & Design Greg Whittaker Printed by William Gibbons & Sons Ltd…

2 min.
orange is the new black

First focal plane scopes, just like bullpups, are very much in vogue at the moment, and the latest Compact models from Discovery are physically smaller – and cheaper – than any FFP this company has done before. The one seen here is the 4-16x44 model, which measures just 270mm and has an RRP of £229.99, but there’s a 3-12x44 model as well which comes in at 254mm, weighs 500 grams and costs £219.99. Because of their small size, these little telescopic sights would work well on bullpups, carbines or any small rifle. While most scope manufacturers like to keep their optics a neutral black colour, Discovery isn’t afraid to shout out loud about its products by using a few less-than-covert colour choices, some of which have been a bit gaudy for our…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots...

SEEING THE LIGHT It won’t be long before the evenings start to draw in, meaning more night-time shooting – and the need for a decent light, such as the Fenix HM65R headlamp. This lightweight torch features a 1000 lumen spot beam which reaches out to 163 metres and has a soft, even floodlight of up to 400 lumens for closer work. It runs on a rechargeable battery. It’s easy to swap to a spare for immediate use, or it can be recharged on board via the supplied USB-C type cable. It’s tough enough for field use as it’s two-metre drop-resistant, dustproof and waterproof to two metres for 30 minutes. The Fenix HM65R Rechargeable Headlamp retails for £99.95. For more details contact My Fenix (The Photon Shop) on 02921 157162 or visit www.myfenix.co.uk. DON’T GET IN…