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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter December 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

In this issue

1 min.
airgun shooter

EDITOR-IN-CHIEFMIKE 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 has a passion for Hunter Field Target, and he’s vice president of the WHFTO and captain of the British team CONTRIBUTOR RAY GARNER RAY grew up with a Diana Model 16, a Saturday morning and a pocketful of Lane’s Cat Slugs. Today it’s long-range target shooting. 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.
stand up against ignorance

I HONESTLY can’t recall a time when shooting faced so much opposition as it has over the last year. The saddest thing is that most of the hostility towards our sport is based on prejudice and misinformation – most of which is being spread on social media. The British Shooting Show has been treated dreadfully. This event does so much to promote shooting and conservation, yet its established show at the NEC came under fire because of connections with businesses associated with trophy hunting. More recently, the Mayor of Liverpool derailed show organisers’ plans to host an additional event at Liverpool Exhibition Centre next year. As I write, Liverpool City Council is considering a motion to oppose all forms of live quarry shooting. The ignorance of such a stance beggars belief. Most…

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 SimonEverett,JDJBraithwaite,JohnHooper,RogerLait,AndyMcGarty,AndyMcLachlan, Richard Saunders, Chris Wheeler, Jonathan Young Photography Phil Barker, Olly Curtis, 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 Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production…

2 min.
the whole kit and caboodle

Mention ‘CO2’, and most people will think of pistols. Mention ‘rifle’ and many shooters will conjure up an image of a PCP or a springer. But Umarex gives us a gentle reminder that there is another option – the CO2 rifle – with its latest example, the 850 M2 Empire Kit. This particular bolt-action multi-shot is driven by an 88 gram CO2 canister, and this powerplant offers many of the benefits of a PCP – low recoil, low noise and a decent shot count – with a readily available power supply that doesn’t require the use of a pump or a trip to the dive shop to refill. Just add one of these gas canisters and the M2 is ready to go out of the box, as the comprehensive Empire Kit includes…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots...

POINTING THE WAY The Streamlight WayPoint Spotlight is a great tool for the nocturnal airgun hunter, as it can be used to scan wide areas. It’s useful at your car when prepping gear, or after the hunt when packing away and paunching rabbits with an integrated stand to illuminate your work area. The WayPoint is a pistol-grip spotlight operated by a trigger with three different lighting modes, including an emergency signal mode. It’s powered by 4 C-sized alkaline batteries, and comes with a 12V power cord. The batteries will give you an expected run time of 10 hours on full power (550 lumens), or 82 hours in low intensity mode (40 lumens). The WayPoint has an RRP of £84. For more details visit www.streamlight.com. RAM IN SOME DRY AIR PCPs should only be filled…