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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter November 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.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
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13 Issues

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2 min.
make sure your voice is heard

ANYONE WHO uses an air rifle to shoot feathered pests will recall all too well the chaos caused by the revocation of key general licences earlier this year. Although replacement general licences have now been issued it is only a temporary measure. They are set to run until the end of February next year, when they will be replaced by a new general licence system. I hope you all made contributions to Defra’s call for information back in the spring, and I’m sorry to say we now need to do it again. An in-depth review of the general licensing system was set to take place this year, and it is still going ahead despite the survey which followed Wild Justice’s legal challenge. Consultation is now underway and we all need to have…

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…

3 min.
ah, ten!

BSA’s R-10 has been with us for a decade now, and to celebrate this milestone the company has released a new variant – the R-10 TH, which comes with a new thumbhole stock with an adjustable cheekpiece – and the rifle’s biggest shot count yet. The new TH handle, which has been crafted in walnut by master Italian stockmaker Minelli, is a blend of the old and the new, as it features the traditional forend of the current R-10 SE, but with a new thumbhole grip along with a cheekpiece that’s made of wood, but is covered in a soft-touch finish, which should make it feel warm against your face in colder weather. Shot count is higher on this new model, as the TH has a larger 280cc buddy bottle, meaning the…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots...

COMPACT CLIP-ON If you’re looking for a hands-free torch to take on your next night shooting excursion, then the Streamlight ClipMate USB could be the answer. As its name implies, this tiny torch can be clipped to a pocket, hat or even an item like a clipboard after which the beam can be precisely directed using the flexible neck. The ClipMate can even be sat on a flat surface and used as a desk light. It features both a white and a red LED with two levels of illumination for each. The red is particularly useful for preserving your night vision. It can be fully charged in two and a half hours from a USB port. The ClipMate USB has a recommended retail price of £47. For more details visit www.streamlight.com. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION Webley…

1 min.
from toppling tins to targets

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed Nemesis model, Webley are releasing their new VMX – a bolt-action multi-shot CO2-powered air pistol. But while the Nemesis was an action-style fun gun, the company is aiming the VMX at the more serious target shooter – although we reckon the VMX would also be great fun when toppling tins. Comprising a rifled steel barrel, ambidextrous target-style grip and shipping with a self-indexing magazine system, the VMX is available in .177 and .22 calibres with a muzzle energy of around three foot pounds. The pistol features a metal Picatinny scope rail and fully adjustable metal open sights. The VMX uses a self-indexing rotary magazine offering nine shots in .177 calibre or seven in .22, and a single-shot tray is available as an optional extra. The…

1 min.
the reflex

More than a Duran Duran hit, the Reflex is a special type of dot sight where the aiming point is projected forwards onto a lens, which is then reflected back, allowing the shooter to see the dot. A new airgun variant is now available from Professional Airgun Optics, which should enhance your plinking pleasure. The PAO Multi-Reticle Red/Green Reflex Pistol & Rifle Sight, to give it its full title, costs £33.99, and is lightweight and compact, being only 8.2cm long and weighing in at 115 grams. The shooter can choose from four different reticles – a circle dot, cross, 10 MOA and 3 MOA – in their choice of red or green, with five levels of illumination. The body of the sight is made of aircraft-grade aluminium in a choice of black…