Hunting & Fishing
Airgun Shooter

Airgun Shooter June 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

in this issue

1 min.
issue 134 june meet the team

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 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.
lockdown but not out

Well, things have certainly changed since the last issue of Airgun Shooter went to press. Four weeks ago we were pondering the implications that potential changes to the general licences and the possible phasing in of lead-free ammo might have on our sport. Now we can’t even leave our homes unless it is absolutely essential, let alone to head out shooting. As I write, we have been in full lockdown for over a week and, although it is frustrating not being able to get out onto our permissions, sitting tight is the right thing to do as it will reduce the spread of coronavirus and help to ease the mounting pressure on the NHS. I would urge everyone to keep up to date with the latest government guidance and stick to…

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…

4 min.
first impressions delta force

Daystate has championed electronic airgun technology since 2002, and this is the company’s most advanced rifle – the Delta Wolf. Despite the rifle’s distinctly tactical looks, the real heart of the gun is its electronic management system. Using this touch screen feature, you can make changes to adjust power relative to the calibre and the type of ammunition you want to use. A chronoscope built into the barrel shroud provides data to the Delta Wolf’s electronic brain, helping it make intelligent changes to maintain optimum consistency. The rifle has a barrel change system that lets you choose between different calibres and twist rates, and barrels designed to shoot either pellets or slugs. Having selected your specific setup, you can go back to the electronic management system and either choose a pre-set profile…

1 min.
news in brief quick shots…

HOT STUFF ATN’s range of Mars thermal scopes has been joined by the LT – the lightest model to date. Measuring 292mm x 56mm x 55mm and weighing just 650g (1.4lb), the Mars LT provides more versatility where weight is a critical factor. The Mars LT is simple to mount using standard 30mm rings and is easy to use. It has two modes, White Hot and Black Hot, as well as multiple reticles. Another key feature is its one-shot zero. There’s no need to shoot several magazines’ worth of pellets as all you have to do is move the zero reticle to your first point of impact. The Mars LT has a suggested retail price of £1,722.99 for the 3-6x magnification model and £1,873.99 for the 4-8x. Contact sales@highlandoutdoors.co.uk or call 0345 099…

1 min.
sentry duty

Lee Enfield (Guns) is best known for its BB-firing CO2-powered replica of the SMLE, but the company has broken away from its historical roots to create a brand new multi-shot PCP called the Sentry. The rifle combines a polymer forestock with a thumbhole buttstock made from beech, which has an adjustable cheekpiece. UK distributor The Shooting Party says its regulated action can deliver at least 120 shots in .22 and 75 in .177 from a single fill. The Sentry’s rifled steel barrel is capped by a removable ½” UNF threaded silencer. Mounting options are varied and plentiful, with an 11mm dovetail scope rail and no fewer than six 22mm Weaver/Picatinny mounting points for a variety of bipods, lamps and lasers. Each Sentry is supplied with a filler probe, two magazines (nine-shot in .177,…