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What’s the Difference Between an Airgun and Airsoft?

My son is a bit gun crazy. My wife would rather he wasn’t. But I was when I was a kid. The difference between then and now is that there’s so much more choice of guns! Not only can you have a replica, but you have some fantastic Nerf guns, Airsoft guns and of course Airguns. He owns over a …

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21 Tips for Better Airgun Shooting

Learning to shoot an air rifle is easy. Becoming consistently good with different guns is harder. Becoming an expert takes practice and experience however you can speed up your journey to becoming a sharp-shooter by understanding some fundamental techniques and strategies.  I’ve compiled here some lessons that I’ve learnt over the years. Some of them from other shooters in clubs, …

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16 facts about CO2 Powered Air Rifles

If you’re considering buying an Air Rifle and aren’t familiar with the positives and negatives of such a power plant then look no further – as all is revealed here! There are many, many positives to owning an Air Rifle that’s powered by carbon dioxide but also a few downsides that you should be aware of. Make sure you know …

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A Beginners Guide to Air Rifle Scopes (and how to choose one)

For anyone who either owns an air rifle or is thinking of getting one, you’ll eventually (trust me on this one) get round to buying a new scope. But what types of air rifle scope can you get and are some better suited for tasks than others? Depending on what type of rifle and scope mount you have will dictate …

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Best Air Rifle for the Complete Beginner

With so many Air Rifles available these days it is really difficult to decide on which gun you should buy. If you end up with the wrong gun for the type of shooting you want to do then you may as well have bought a chocolate tea-pot. Once you understand what you want to do with it once you have …

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Sig Sauer MPX Air Rifle Real-World Review

My son recently did rather well in some school exams. Actually, I’ll step back a bit – I told him before the exams took place if he did well then I’d get him something. My son does push himself a little harder when motivated correctly, you see. And he did indeed do rather well so we had a chat about …

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Ultimate Guide to Air Rifle Safety

The most important part of airgun ownership for the beginner, young or old, is understanding the basic safety rules when operating Air Rifles (or Air Pistols of course). Once learnt, they quickly become second-nature and you’ll find the earlier you teach these tips to the beginner, the easier they’ll adopt the practices. In this article, I’ll cover all the safety …

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How To Clean Your Air Rifle

Something I don’t do arguably enough with my Air Rifles is clean them properly. I used to do this more when I was younger and had fewer guns but I’m tempted to follow more of a schedule and actually have a nerdy spreadsheet which tells me when I last cleaned each gun. So, for those people who don’t know, this …

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12 Cool Facts About Spring Piston Air Rifles

Spring Piston Air Rifles are the most common type of Air Rifle. When you cock the rifle the internal spring is compressed until the trigger is squeezed. The spring is then released, pushing the piston forward. This compresses the air and ultimately shoots the pellet out of the barrel. However, there are many things about the Springer that people aren’t …

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Top 11 Reasons for Using an Air Rifle

A question I’ve been asked so many times by people (friends as well as strangers) is why I need an Air Rifle. They’re genuinely interested in the point of it and most of them understand when I explain (and occasionally let them have a go) and some of them at that point ask where they can get one. There are …