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Destruction Test: Shooterking Venatu Jacket

Paul Childerley does all his own stunts… he tries to kill the Shooterking Venatu jacket using gamekeeping resources. See how he gets on. ▶ For more from Shooterking, go to www.shooterking.co.uk This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 439.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain439

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On Test: FX Crown

Roger Lait tries out the new FX Crown, the PCP launch that follows the FX Impact. ▶ For FX’s UK distributor, visit A-S-I.co.uk or go to FXAirguns.com This film was first shown in Airheads episode 69.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads69

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On Test: Franchi Horizon rifle

Tim Pilbeam and Karl Waktare are trying out the new Franchi Horizon rifle on chamois in the Alps. There’s no problem with the rifle – it’s the mountains they have trouble mastering. Find out if this is the sport for you… This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode

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On Test: best rifle under £500

On Test: best rifle under £500

We review three rifles that sell in the UK for under £500: the Remington Model 783 in .243, the Savage Axis XP in .243, and the Winchester XPR in .270. Tim Pilbeam brings together a professional gamekeeper, Roy Foster, who wants a classic yet workaday rifle, and long-range specialist Mark

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On Test: Browning B525 Liberty Light-

On Test: Browning B525 Liberty Light

Here is an exclusive first look at Browning’s new Liberty Light in action. The Oxford and Cambridge University teams try it out at Varsity clay shoot at the EJ Churchill clay ground in Buckinghamshire. Plus Richard Wilson of the Cambridge University Clay Pigeon Shooting Club explains Browning’s connection with the

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On Test: Fox ammo on deer

  Roy Lupton is out in the South of England, testing lead-free ammunition on a fallow buck. Then Roy cuts open the animal to see the damage, and how effective the bullet has been at killing it humanely. Roy is a falconer as well as a rifleshooter, and he is

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On Test: Mauser M18

Tim Pilbeam puts on a German hat and climbs into a German car to discuss the merits of this new rifle by German gunmaker Mauser. The M18 is rugged and, well, boring – but does it do the job? For more about the Mauser M18, visit UK distributor www.blaser-sporting.com This

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On Test: Sako Super Hammerhead

What are the best bullets for whitetail deer? Paul Childerley tries out Super Hammerhead cartridges from ammunition manufacturer Sako on a whitetail hunt in Finland, plus he visits the Sako factory in Finland to see how they are made. It is the latest in his Stalking Success series. ▶ For

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Fox Bullets Classic Hunter on test on foxes and deer

Roy Lupton is out in the South of England to test lead-free ammunition on a fox. He calls it in with a FoxPro Inferno caller and shoots it with an 80-grain softpoint from Fox Bullets. Then Roy cuts open the animal to see the damage, and how effective the bullet

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On Test: Mauser M12

The Mauser M12 has rapidly become one of the most popular sporting rifles in the UK. We take two versions of it out after roe deer. Byron Pace accompanies journalist Louise Gray who is using his Mauser M12 Impact for a buck in Scotland (back in the summer). Top stalker

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Zeiss Conquest V6 riflescope – review

This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 414 The revolutionary new riflescope the V6, shoots long ranges, says Zeiss. We take it to West Wales to try it out with members of the British gun trade, plus Paul Childerley and Andrew Venables. For more from Zeiss, visit Zeiss.co.uk/hunting

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On Test: Gamo Maxxim Elite

Gamo has brought out a semi-auto springer airgun. Jamie Chandler tries out the Gamo Maxxim Elite. For more about Gamo, visit www.gamo.com This film was first shown in AirHeads episode 68.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads68

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On Test: Crosman air pistols

We ask a couple of kids to tear themselves away from Minecraft to take up shooting. They try out Crosman air pistols, including the PFM16 and The Iceman, and give their verdict. For more on Crosman air pistols, visit www.a-s-i.co.uk This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 405. 

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On Test: Sauer Keeper Package

With foxes on the prowl for pheasant poults, it’s time for keepers to get out the rifles and start shooting. To coincide with this, Sauer has brought out a ‘Keeper Package’. It is the latest in a trend of rifle packages from several of the manufacturers. Tim Pilbeam reviews it.

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How to Sharpen a Knife on a Stone

So you have your new gritstone and you want to sharpen your knife? Emberleaf knifemaker Joel Andreas shows the best technique. For more from Emberleaf, go to www.emberleaf.com This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 401. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain401

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Binos destruction test – a lifetime of hurt in a day

Binos destruction test – a lifetime of hurt in a day

Just how much abuse can a pair of Zeiss binoculars take? In this film we drop them, drag them, crush them, drown and finally we shoot them. They are (they were) a mint pair of Victory HT binoculars. The guys at German optics company Zeiss wanted to replicate what a

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Choosing a Knife Shape

Choosing a Knife Shape

What’s the best shape of knife for what you want out of a knife? plus – once you have chosen it – grinding, stropping and an incredible whetstone: Dean Boyd from bespoke British knifemaker Emberleaf reveal their regime for creating the sharpest knives. For more, visit emberleaf.com/ This film was

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Emberleaf – a Knife for Life

  They are among the most beautiful knives you can buy, with Damascus blades and mammoth ivory handles. We visit Emberleaf to see how to make a top quality knife. For more from Emberleaf, go to Emberleaf.com This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 391. To watch the

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On Test: Aimpoint Micro S1 sight for shotguns

The people who make the famous red dot sight for wild boar have a new product comnig out. Aimpoint is developing a new sight for shotguns. We go to Mamima Jakt in Sweden to test it out. This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 385.  To watch the

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On Test: Browning B15 Beauchamp

Top clay shot Josh Bridges tries out the new Browning B15 ‘Beauchamp’ on the Bolton Hall shoot in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. The 2016 World Junior Compak Champion usually uses a Browning 725 Pro Trap for both his competition and game shooting, so this is an unusual departure for him as

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On test: Sako Quad

In the latest ‘Federal on the farm’, Andy Crow takes his Sako Quad and two different cartridges out into the field to see what works best no rabbits in which part of the farm. Crow’s Sako Quad rifle set-up comes from www.gmk.co.uk This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain

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On Test: Goose Decoys

On Test: Goose Decoys

Wildfowler Nick Horten is looking at innovation in wildfowling this week. There is a new range of self-inflating, easy-to-carry goose decoys – the Sillosocks – plus he has a top tip for clearing your barrel when it gets blocked on the marsh. For more about Langstone Wildfowlers visit www.ladwaca.com For

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On Test: BSA Ultra XL

Jamie Chandler puts the new BSA Ultra XL through its paces by attempting a Hampshire triple: a squirrel, a pigeon and a rabbit. This item is supported by BSA. For more, go to www.bsaguns.co.uk This film was first shown in AirHeads episode 61.  To watch the whole show go to

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On Test: Winchester Extreme Point ‘Deer Season’

On Test: Winchester Extreme Point ‘Deer Season’

Winchester designed a polymer-tipped bullet especially for whitetail deer that’s now available in Europe for roedeer. Charlie Jacoby goes stalking with Carl Harrison of Devon Stalking, and with the shooter with no hands Jamie Chandler to try it out on the range. Find out whether it measures up to softpoints

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On Test: Optix Identifier 60 thermal sight

Our lord of the dark arts Darren Rogers tests thermal night vision on rabbits. The Optix Identifier 60 thermal sight sits atop his FX Impact. This item appears in AirHeads, episode 59. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads59    

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On Test: Crosman CO2 Air Pistols

Airgunner editor Phill Price tries out Crosman’s range of CO2 pistols. For more about Crosman, go to the UK distributor www.a-s-i.co.uk This film was first shown in Airheads episode 58.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads58

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On Test: Photon XT night vision

A goose farm has a problem fox. Jaf Jefferson from the South Somerset Ferreters is swapping ferret for night vision in this test of the Photon XT. Music thanks to Wilf wilfydes@gmail.com This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 338.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain338

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On Test: night vision with Wifi

Nitesite has brought out its R model, night vision with wifi and an onboard video recording unit. Our Man In Black Darren Rogers tries it out. For more about Nitesite, go to Nitesite.com This item appears in AirHeads, episode 55. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads55  

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On Test: Nitesite’s new rangefinder

Accurate range finding at night is difficult. This is the first and exclusive look at the NiteSite Rangefinder, an add-on unit that will give current and future owners the ability to accurately range find at night. Darren Rogers has been given the prototype prior to the unit going on sale

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On Test: Minox trailcams

On Test: Minox trailcams

Who has been nicking the chickens’ eggs? Charlie Jacoby uses the Minox trailcam series – DTC 400 Slim, DTC 650 and DTC 1000 with GPS and GSM – to find out. This item appears in AirHeads episode 53. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads53

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On Test: Drone Pro 15x thermal night vision

On Test: Drone Pro 15x thermal night vision

Roy has got hold of the only Drone Pro 15x in the UK, and is taking it out after foxes and rabbits on a golf course near his home in the South of England. He has already been shooting rabbits out to distance with the Drone Pro 10x. How much

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Gearing’s Guide: Stay sharp!

Gearing’s Guide: Stay sharp!

Rob Gearing is up a mountain with the ideal device to sharpen knives – and a sharp knife is worth its weight… This film was first shown in Fieldsports Britain episode 324.  To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain324

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On test: Drone Pro 10X

On test: Drone Pro 10X

Roy Lupton takes the Drone Pro 10X Digital Night Vision Rifle Scope from Night Vision Gear UK out after foxes around his home in Kent. It turns out to be a big night for foxshooting. Find out how he gets on… For more about the Drone Pro 10X, go to

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On test: FX Cyclone in .177

On test: FX Cyclone in .177

Darren Rogers doesn’t like .177s. He is a .22 shooter through and through. Here he tries the FX Cyclone, an airgun he likes, but in a calibre he hates… see how he gets on. This film was first shown in AirHeads, episode 41. To watch the whole show go to

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First Look: Sauer 404

First Look: Sauer 404

We go up to a long-distance range in West Wales to look at the new Sauer 404. Sporting Shooter editor Dom Holtam and Chris Chapman from Swillington Shooting Supplies give it the once over. For more about Sauer go to Sauer.de Thanks to Minox, Garlands, and WMS Firearms Training for

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On test: BSA R10 in .25 FAC

On test: BSA R10 in .25 FAC

Airgunner magazine editor Phill Price looks at a BSA .25 calibre FAC airgun – the R10. This item appears in AirHeads, episode 31. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads31

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On Test: BSA Gold star SE

On Test: BSA Gold star SE

Top HFT shooter Roger Lait puts his Gold Star SE through its paces at Pete’s Airgun Farm in Essex. The new air rifle made in Birmingham is specially designed for Roger’s sport. This item appears in AirHeads, episode 30. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads30

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On Test: Guide IR510 thermal imager

Night vision expert Darren Rogers reviews the Guide IR510 thermal imager. It shows up rats, car engines, even how much corn you have left in the feeder. For more, go to www.thomasjacks.co.uk/guide_infrared/product.asp?ref=2204 This item is in AirHeads, episode 21. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads21

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On Test: Crosman 2250 Ratcatcher airgun

James Marchington is testing the Crosman 2250 Ratcatcher on squirrels. His dogs chase them into trees where he can get a shot at them. This item is in AirHeads, episode 21. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/airheads21  

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Pimp my rifle stock: the GRS factory in Norway

Pimp my rifle stock: the GRS factory in Norway

Max Hunt is in Norway to learn long-distance shooting with the experts from the GRS rifle stocks factory. GRS makes some of the most extraordinary and technical rifle stocks in the world. This item appears in Fieldsports Britain, episode 239. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain239 For more

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Hawke Airmax EV 4-12×50 AO – review

Hawke Airmax EV 4-12×50 AO – review

Airgunner and Airgun World technical editor Phill Price needed a new scope for his new Daystate Regal. He explains why he opts for the Hawke Airmax EV 4-12×50 AO. Phill talks through the reasons why he feels it’s a wise buy for someone looking for some decent glass that’s under

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The RWS factory – where bullets come from

The RWS factory – where bullets come from

We’re in Germany at Europe’s biggest manufacturer of bullets, shotgun cartridges. We want to watch a .30-06 cartridge made from start to finish for Roy Lupton to use out deerstalking. The process is fascinating, and the scale of bullet production at RWS extraordinary. Come and join us on a tour

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Evolution Green – the lead free bullet from RWS

At the incredible Ulfborg shooting range in Denmark RWS product manager Hannes Dikhoff talks through the power and efficiency of the new lead-free bullet from the German ammunition manufacturer. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 188. To watch the whole show go to Fcha.nl/fieldsportsbritain188

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On Test: ear defenders

On Test: ear defenders

Dom Holtam of Sporting Shooter magazine has three types of ear defender from three different price brackets to test. He talks through the pros and cons of everything from foam ear plugs to £500 headphones. This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain episode 80. To watch the whole show go

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Budget foxing rifle review

Budget foxing rifle review

Sporting Rifle magazine rifle reviewer Tim Pilbeam looks at three rifle kits designed for the fox shooter who wants something accurate, reliable and has less than a £1,000 to spend. The cheapest is around the £600 mark. They are: The new Ruger American recently launched into the UK in .243

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