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Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter March 2020

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 has a passion for Hunter Field Target, and he’s vice president of the WHFTO and captain of the British team 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.
support those who support us

IT NEVER FAILS to surprise me how many shooters are not members of any of the big organisations that represent our sport. Shooting in all its various forms faced some serious attacks last year, and there will no doubt be many more in 2020. When our backs are against the wall it is the strength in numbers and expertise provided by our official organisations that has the greatest influence. We should all get behind them in whatever way we can because they wouldn’t exist without members. Between the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), The Countryside Alliance, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the National Gamekeepers Organisation there are certainly plenty to choose from – not that I’m suggesting that anyone should feel obliged to join them all. The…

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, JDJ Braithwaite, John Hooper, Roger Lait, Andy McGarty, Andy McLachlan, 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…

2 min.
wide angle winner

No doubt about it, there’s a definite trend for smaller, lighter PCPs these days, as witnessed by the multitude of bullpups that are currently on offer – with plenty more still to come. So there’s been a corresponding desire for more minimalistic scopes to match, such as the Airmax 30 Touch. In this case, minimalistic refers only to the size and weight of this scope, as its features and accessories are anything but. The Touch is referred to as a scope offering zero eye relief. In fact the distance between your eye and the ocular lens is roughly 3cm when looking through this sight, but the ocular focus ring itself can be placed very close to your face, even touching it if you want, hence the name. This helps create a scope…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots...

A KNIFE FOR FOREST AND FIELD One of Casström’s most versatile knives for the airgun shooter is the No.10 Swedish Forest Knife, and the model shown here comes with a black Micarta handle and stainless steel blade, as well as a black leather sheath. This robust full-tang knife is great for general bushcraft tasks, but it’s dextrous enough for paunching and jointing a rabbit or squirrel, or for breasting a woodpigeon. The blade is about 10cm long and made from 3.8mm thick Swedish 14c28n stainless knife steel. It’s been heat treated to achieve a hardness of 57-59 HRC. The knife has been ground with a shaving sharp full flat grind. This knife costs £94. See www.casstrom.co.uk for more details. A DIAMOND FOR THE ROUGH Nikko Stirling has released a new range of first focal…