Reximex Myth

Reximex Myth reviewed

Looking at the Reximex Myth Turkey has been a hotbed for new air rifles in recent years, many pitched at the low to middle end of the PCP financial spectrum. Manufacturers like Hatsan and Kral have hit on a winning combination of good-looking rifles matched to reliable actions sold at…

BSA Green Star .22 review

As many of you will already be aware, the Health and Safety Executive published the UK REACH dossier which proposes restrictions on the use of lead ammunition, including airgun pellets. These proposed restrictions remain just that for now, but it doesn’t hurt to prepare for a future that could see…

Weihrauch HW100 – in praise of a great all-round air rifle

I have recently been considering some of the pre-charged pneumatic rifles that have been devised by the manufacturers as “all-rounders”. These particular guns do not usually possess features such as multi-adjustable stocks or precision-made genuinely “match-grade” trigger assemblies and barrels. For those of us who have become embroiled within the…

BP17 Micro Bullpup

BP17 Micro Bullpup on test

Looking at the BP17 Micro Bullpup  It seems only a few years ago that bullpups arrived on the airgun scene, being quickly dismissed in some circles as a fad that wouldn’t last. Well last they did, and by the number and variety on sale today, bullpups seem to be breeding…

Gamo Swarm Roadster GEN2

Simplicity and affordability are among the biggest attractions of airgun shooting. Even these days, when super-expensive airguns decked out with all kinds of sophisticated gizmos grab attention on social media channels with their almost daily launches and advancements, most shooters still prefer a simpler option that’s kinder on the wallet.…

Garden ratting – Mat Manning sets up a bait trap

If there is a pest that people really don’t want close to their homes it has to be the brown rat. These revolting rodents have a reputation for spreading disease and are also in the habit of gnawing through everything from fence panels to power cables. While most farmers accept…

How to maintain an air rifle pistol grip

Not that long ago there was little in the way of finishing oils on the shelf for anyone wanting to finish a stock or pistol grips. For longer than most shooters can remember, linseed oil has been used as an effective finish in the gun trade and is used today…

Exact Heavy Diabolo air rifle pellets

Air rifle pellet test: JSB Exact Heavy Diabolo .177

Airgun Shooter awarded the JSB Exact Heavy Diabolo .177 pellets the Gold Award… Chris Wheeler explains why. JSB Exact Heavy Diabolo .177 Since its establishment in 1991, JSB has forged a reputation for quality and consistency that is recognised by shooters worldwide. My tin of 502 Heavies arrived in excellent…

HW110 K Laminate review

Many shooters regard Weihrauch air rifles as some of the best in the world, and for very good reason. Almost as many make the mistake of thinking that the HW110 is a cheap version of the gunmaker’s flagship HW100. Let’s dispel that myth before we go any further; the HW110 is a…

trapping

Why trapping is an effective tool in wildlife management for airgun shooters

In the sphere of wildlife management it’s always beneficial to go about it with a diversity of methods. Whatever approach you initially set out with there is a good chance your target quarry will soon clock on to what is happening around them. In Britain we have several invasive species…

Hawke Vantage 4-12×40 AO

With so many products on the market, choosing the right one can be something of a minefield, especially as the ability to try before you buy is often limited. Making the wrong choice is always frustrating and often costly. Budget is the factor that usually sets our parameters, especially with…

FX Impact MkII Compact

FX Impact MkII Compact

There is no denying that we are witnessing a serious trend for smaller and smaller bullpup airguns – a phenomenon that I regard as being good and bad in equal measure. Many manufacturers are leaping on the bandwagon by quite literally cutting corners to produce mini-guns that satisfy the current…

Airgun Shooter issue 163 is out now

To subscribe to Airgun Shooter Magazine, just follow this link: https://bit.ly/3i8YF9J It’s not all that often that you find a hunting rifle with the massive amounts of adjustability usually found on a full-blown target rifle, but that’s what Mike Morton got with the AirMaks Katran. This high-end air rifle also…

Walther Reign

There is simply no stopping the current rampage of bullpup airguns. I’m not sure whether it’s down to their looks or compact proportions, but there certainly is a tremendous hunger for super-stubby airguns at present, and most gun shops have a selection on them on their racks. And now Umarex…

How to tune your springer airgun

Having fitted a set of Delrin spring guides and a V-Mach piston seal to my Weihrauch HW 97K springer, you might remember from the last issue that I was still disappointed with the level of accuracy I was managing from the gun. This turned out to be nothing to do…

Weihrauch HW100 BP

Weihrauch HW100 BP

There is a hunger for bullpup airguns, and Weihrauch has served up a stubby version of its super-successful HW100. Weihrauch doesn’t like to do things in a hurry, and its airguns tend to be all the better for it. The firm was late to arrive at the PCP party, but…

. 25 calibre guns

A complete guide to hard hitting .25 calibre air rifles

Answering an Airgun Answers query about . 25 calibre air rifles brought up some old musings for me about this calibre in traditional sub-12ft-lb guise. Most of the rhetoric is levied by people who have only tried it for one session, using one particular gun and one type of pellet,…

How to set up your airgun scope

Some people, early on in their shooting careers, will either use a rifle with a telescopic sight already attached or ask someone to fit one for them. In both cases the scope and mounts may have been fitted properly to the rifle, but there’s no guarantee the shooter will do…