Mat Manning

Plane Talking w/ Mat Manning

Mat Manning reflects on the rising popularity of first focal plane sights, and presents the scopes that airgunners should look out for. Thanks to the consistent accuracy of modern air rifles – springers and PCPs – most airgun shooters now

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Gear for airgun shooters

Mat Manning considers some of the gear that airgun shooters will be stocking up on now they have pest birds back in their sights. At long last, general licences for the control of pest birds in England are back in

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Mat Manning’s bullpup bonanza

Stubby bullpup airguns are enjoying a surge in popularity, so Mat Manning considers the advantages offered by these compact guns. It wasn’t very long ago that bullpup airguns were written off as a passing fad. It seemed that the super-compact

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Mat Manning teams up with Stuart Grant to help retailers

Mat Manning catches up with Stuart Grant from Elite Optical Distribution, as they seek to help retailers get more from airgun sights and accessories. The airgun market is booming but most retailers could be doing a lot more to take

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Posted in Market Opportunities

Help or Hinderance

With airgun law under review Mat Manning reports back on the RSPCA and BASC’s joint conference on potential legislation The current review of UK airgun legislation is a very hot topic and its outcome could have serious implications for shooters

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‘Airmageddon Averted’

The airgun industry stands together against a YouTube campaign of video takedowns and terminations – but there are still many unanswered questions. Airgun manufacturers, suppliers and content creators have fought off an apparent purge of their videos from YouTube, which

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A Poor Review

UK airgun regulation are to be reassessed, prompting fears of a Scotland-style upheaval. Mat Manning investigates.

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