Mat Manning

Mat Manning

Airgunner and journalist from the West Country.

Mat has been passionate about shooting and the countryside since childhood. He began his journalism career working on newspapers and has been a regular contributor to numerous fieldsports titles for more than 20 years. Mat is a published author, group editor at Airgun Shooter magazine, a Shooting Times contributor and writes and presents The Airgun Show, which has a strong following on YouTube and Facebook.

A respected authority on live quarry hunting tactics and equipment, Mat keeps a close eye on new product launches and is a trusted reviewer of guns, optics and accessories.

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Daystate refuses to stand still when it comes to pushing the boundaries of airgun design. The British gunmaker set a new standard for adjustability when it launched the electronically tunable…

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“You should have been here yesterday.” It’s an all-too-familiar phrase which, for anyone with a fondness for shooting and fishing, never loses its sting no matter how often you hear…

Scopes for pest control

Digital day and night riflescopes combine the stealth of infrared imaging for after-dark concealment with full-colour viewing for shooting in the daytime. That means they provide a sighting solution for…

air rifle pest control

Q: How often should you clean an airgun barrel?  I’ve just cleaned the barrel of my air rifle and, rather than improving its accuracy, it seems to have had an…