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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. PARD NV007A Night Vision 16mm 4x Rear Add On - REVIEW

    PARD NV007A Night Vision 16mm 4x Rear Add On - REVIEW

    PARD NV007A Night Vision 16mm 4x Rear Add On - REVIEW

    By Chris Parkin I had always wondered if the concept of a rear add on night vision device might be step too far for someone strongly attuned to shooter ergonomics, so the PARD was a bit of a walk into the unknown for me. Opening the box shows the compact unit itself along with one of three possible scope mounting collars (42/45/48mm) that wrap...
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  11. Thermal or Digital Night vision - The big question - is the additional spend worth it

    Thermal or Digital Night vision - The big question - is the additional...

    Thermal or Digital Night vision - The big question - is the additional...

    This is a question I’m often asked and like most things in life, very situationally and budget dependant. Looking at likely quarry species in range of size with the hope associated environments will help illustrate points. If you are ratting with an airgun, night vision can open a whole world of shooting possibilities when minimal levels of...
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  12. BOG Death Grip Tripods

    BOG Death Grip Tripods

    BOG Death Grip Tripods

    By Chris Parkin The BOG’s Death Grip tripods are available in aluminium and weight saving carbon fibre variants but are otherwise functionally identical. Starting out at the patented clamp, the rifle is held securely in a 115mm long saddle, with rubber lined walls 50mm high. The easily gripped 80mm triangular side handle clamps forends of width...
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