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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.

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.
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…

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 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…

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…