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The Airgun Show – Shooting crows and doves on the farm, PLUS Air Force One Air Ram Compressor on test…

Airguns are perfect for controlling pests around farm buildings, and Mat Manning is targeting crows, jackdaws, rooks and doves that are raiding feed from the yard. The discovery of a ready-made hiding place brings a boost to the hunt and

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The Airgun Show – Jackdaw and rabbit pest control, PLUS the Norica Hawk GRS gas-ram

We join Andy Watkins on his pest control rounds where he’s trying to put together a mixed bag with the Walther Rotex RM8. After punching some paper to test the Walther’s long-range performance, the shoot gets off to a tricky

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The Airgun Show – Crow Hunting with Decoys, plus Field Target Ace Nick Jenkinson on Pellet Selection

Mat Manning is back in the hide, and this time he’s after crows. It takes serious stealth and fieldcraft to put these wily corvids in the bag, so low-key hide and decoying tactics are order of the day – along

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The Shooting Show – farmyard crow control PLUS customising the Browning A Bolt

Our top (Irish)man Jason Doyle is out on the farmyard for the annual crow control mission. Not only that, it’s also an Eley vs Eley showdown as Jason brings some of the new Zenith copper-coated loads to go alongside the

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The Airgun Show – decoying corvids with the Daystate Pulsar, PLUS the BSA Comet EVO on test

We’ve got everything covered, from electronic PCPs to affordable break-barrel spring guns. First up, it’s an ambush from the hide, as Mat Manning takes the Daystate Pulsar out on its first hunting trip. See how the state-of-the-art airgun fares against

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The Airgun Show – farmyard jackdaw shoot, plus top plinking targets on test

Targeting crafty corvids can make for a challenging day’s shooting. Here, Mat Manning demonstrates the importance of fieldcraft and patience to bag scavenging jackdaws that have been causing problems on the farm. Mat also explains when and when not to

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The Shooting Show – Irish crow shooting and South African blesbuck

Jason Doyle is a regular stalking correspondent on the show – but this week he’s put down the rifle and picked up the Browning shotgun in defence of a local farm. Joined by shooting buddy Stephen, he’s on a concerted

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The Airgun Show – hide-building, jackdaws and pigeons PLUS the Webley VMX D-Ram

Concealment is key as Mat Manning is tasked with a tricky pest control assignment to rid the farm of a flock of crafty corvids. Things don’t go exactly to plan, but a well-constructed hide and few carefully placed decoys ensure

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The Shooting Show — corvid clean-up and Geco ballistic bone test

This week we’re with Mark Gilchrist as he targets corvids with his Beretta semi-auto. The decoys are set and the hide is built, but the only thing missing are the birds. Distant reports from shooting pal Harry’s shotgun prove the

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