rats

The Airgun Show – Hectic daytime rat shoot, PLUS top night hunting shots with Nite Site…

With the rats proving reluctant to show themselves at night, we hit the farmyard in broad daylight to see if the rodents are on the move. And it seems that the rats here are keeping unusual hours, as Mat picks

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The Airgun Show – night vision rat hunt with ATN X Sight, PLUS the LED Lenser P7QC Kit on test

The days are getting shorter and the rats are slowly beginning to move back onto the farm. Mat Manning heads out after dark with his Brocock Bantam and ATN X-Sight II to see if there’s any early season action to

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The Airgun Show – night vision rat hunt, PLUS the ATN X-Sight II HD on test…

Marauding rats have homed in on a barn that houses a grain-packed trailer and Mat Manning has been called in to cull the nocturnal pests. A night-time ambush with the NiteSite Viper NV unit produces some action-packed hunting as the

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The Airgun Show – all-night ratting with the Brocock Compatto PLUS Hawke Sidewinder scope test

Stuart Wilson once again ventures out with intentions of pruning the local rat population. Setting up strategic bait stations around the permission, he then shoulders his Brocock Compatto to await his quarry. With a full night’s ratting ahead of us,

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The Airgun Show – hunting doves, feral pigeons and rats on the farm, plus the Cometa Orion BP bullpup on test

Our regular visits to the farm have thinned out the feral pigeons, but we still find plenty of collared doves raiding the silage clamps – and a few unexpected rats. The fidgety rodents give Mat Manning the run-around but he

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The Airgun Show – release pen ratting with night vision, PLUS the Optisan EVX scope from MTC on test

  We’re out after dark targeting release pen rats with the Air Arms Ultimate Sporter and NiteSite Viper after spotting signs of ratty activity during a daytime shoot. The rat-run proves to be a busy one, and Mat Manning gets

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The Airgun Show – hunting rats at night, PLUS the Crosman Iceman Pistol on test

Following on from a tough night’s ratting on the fish farm, Mat Manning is determined to settle the score with the scaly-tailed rodents. Rather than over-complicating his approach, Mat decides to go back to basics by setting out simple feeding

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The Airgun Show – springtime squirrel and rat shooting, PLUS Air Arms Pro Sport review

It’s springtime in the woods, and a vital time for pest control as nesting season looms. This week Mat Manning is ambushing grey squirrels and rats from a hide, set up within range of a pheasant feeder to head off

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The Airgun Show – rat shooting with NV, guns and gear from IWA, plus the Daystate Wolverine B-Type

It’s time for night vision after the winter’s pest crackdown has left the rats lamp-shy and thin on the ground. Mat targets the farmyard stragglers with his Air Arms Ultimate Sporter and Nite Site Viper, using the stealth of night

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The Airgun Show – shooting crows at the roost PLUS Gamo Coyote review and the new Daystate Pulsar

With nesting season just around the corner, we’re thinning out the crows before they get a chance to prey on this spring’s eggs and chicks. Mat Manning heads to the woods, setting up an ambush to target the scavenging corvids

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