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Top 3 FX Air Rifles

Top 3 FX Air Rifles

By Chris Parkin Trying to sum up the capabilities and variation across the FX range in one short article is an almost impossible task but I can quite understand why the Crown Mk II, Impact M3 and Maverick are at the forefront. My experience with...
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  1. PARD NV008S and NV008S LRF

    PARD NV008S and NV008S LRF

    PARD NV008S and NV008S LRF

    PARD NV008S and NV008S LRF I was lucky to bring an early version of the latest PARD NV008S night vision scope back from the British Shooting Show in February and have since received the full production version in both variants, one with and one without the laser rangefinder. Both units are class 3 laser products and fully certified safe to comply...
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  2. How to Clean a Rimfire Rifle

    How to Clean a Rimfire Rifle

    How to Clean a Rimfire Rifle

    How to clean a rimfire rifle Cleaning a rimfire rifle shows similarities to a centrefire but does have a few different factors to consider. First off, it is to make sure the gun is unloaded and remove the bolt. You can treat these stages separately but it’s best to start on the barrel first so it can be `soaking` whilst attending to the other...
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  3. Choosing your CZ 457

    Choosing your CZ 457

    Choosing your CZ 457

    Choosing your CZ 457   Choosing your first rimfire is often a very exciting task so it’s good to do the background research and think not only about calibre, but which rifle will suit your hunting and shooting requirements best. The 457 action was an immediate hit as it combined all of CZ’s traditional manufacturing ethos with...
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  4. Top 3 FX Air Rifles

    Top 3 FX Air Rifles

    Top 3 FX Air Rifles

    By Chris Parkin Trying to sum up the capabilities and variation across the FX range in one short article is an almost impossible task but I can quite understand why the Crown Mk II, Impact M3 and Maverick are at the forefront. My experience with Impact Mk II last year drew me into the world of airgun tuning and in FAC format, this rifle was a...
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  5. CIP, London & Birmingham Proof House’s Barrel Proof Symbols Equivalency Table for Use with Steel Shot Ammunition

    CIP, London & Birmingham Proof House’s Barrel Proof Symbols...

    CIP, London & Birmingham Proof House’s Barrel Proof Symbols...

    Use of Steel Ammunition Knowing what steel ammunition can and can’t be used with shotguns bearing both CIP proof marks and historic national proof marks, or “proof symbols”, can be very confusing.  The proof symbols are explained in their simplest possible terms for what ammunition may be used with the relevant proof symbol above....
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  6. Primary Arms Optics SLx 1x MicroPrism Receives NTOA Recommendation

    Primary Arms Optics SLx 1x MicroPrism Receives NTOA Recommendation

    Primary Arms Optics SLx 1x MicroPrism Receives NTOA Recommendation

    Primary Arms Optics proudly announced that the SLx 1x MicroPrism has received a special recommendation for duty-use by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). The NTOA testing focuses on real, practical performance, evaluating products by their value to Law Enforcement operations. These tests encompass weeks of field testing by a...
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  7. Safe Shooting at Night - The best equipment to use, how, where, and when to shoot.

    Safe Shooting at Night - The best equipment to use, how, where, and when...

    Safe Shooting at Night - The best equipment to use, how, where, and when...

    By Chris Parkin Safe shooting is the absolute unarguable must in our sport to maintain safety and the sport’s longevity. The use of night vision and thermal imaging equipment has opened night shooting up for many people, you need less kit and it’s a lot easier to shoot alone without an additional `lamp man` that many of us got used to having...
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  8. What are the differences, ATA SP Black Men’s and Ladies’ shotguns?

    What are the differences, ATA SP Black Men’s and Ladies’ shotguns?

    What are the differences, ATA SP Black Men’s and Ladies’ shotguns?

    By Chris Parkin A few people have been interested to hear the direct comparison between men’s and Ladies/youth models of the SP Black Shotguns from ATA and after taking two otherwise identical 12g game guns to task, here are the definitive differences between the versions.   Dimension Men’s Ladies/Youth model Calibre 12...
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  9. Element Optics Nexus 5-20x50 FFP Riflescope

    Element Optics Nexus 5-20x50 FFP Riflescope

    Element Optics Nexus 5-20x50 FFP Riflescope

    By Chris Parkin First focal plane scopes aren’t new but it’s somewhat of a buzzword now as “FFP” has not only become the preferred optic to shoot across multiple distance formats, but that popularity has been adopted by scope manufacturers at all price points. First focal plane offers a huge factor of simplicity as use of the reticle to...
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  10. What moderators to choose & why they're needed for game shooting

    What moderators to choose & why they're needed for game shooting

    What moderators to choose & why they're needed for game shooting

    By Chris Parkin Over my shooting career, moderators have changed from an unusual addition to a rifle that surprised people, to an almost integral part of the rifle, scope and mounts package. The UK seemed to be one of the countries at the forefront of civilian use with several UK manufactured brands as well as Scandinavian stalwarts. Early...
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  11. Rifle Safety – How I treat my rifles and shooting in general

    Rifle Safety – How I treat my rifles and shooting in general

    Rifle Safety – How I treat my rifles and shooting in general

    Rifle Safety – How I treat my rifles and shooting in general By Chris Parkin You are only ever as safe as your next shot and gun safety has to be both ingrained within your psyche as a shooter, yet never taken for granted that `autopilot` will cover you in all circumstances. I tend to follow the same rules and procedures throughout my work...
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  12. FX EZ-Shot Chair: Review

    FX EZ-Shot Chair: Review

    FX EZ-Shot Chair: Review

    FX EZ-Shot Shooting Chair By Chris Parkin   All shooting accessories can be somewhat situationally dependant and fit quite unique scenarios and the FX EZ-Shot chair certainly brings comfort in some of the more sedentary situations.   The EZ-Shot is a two-part light folding tubular assembly you can carry into location with a padded...
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