Ever wondered about any of these?

Even if you’re an experienced airgunner, you’re going to have a few airgun questions from time to time. Here are some of the ones we’ve most frequently asked by readers.

air rifle pellets

Q: Which pellet is best for my air rifle? 

It all depends on whether your air rifle is spring powered, pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) or powered by carbon dioxide. Mat Manning talks you through what you need to know.

Q: Any tips on buying a second-hand air rifle? 

You can pick up some bargains but you need to know what to look for. Read this before parting with your hard-earned cash.


shooting rabbits

Going out rabbiting?

Q:  Which are the best air rifles for shooting rabbits?

Want more success when shooting rabbits with an airgun and wondering what to use? Matt Clark, Editor of Sporting Gun,  narrows things down with a run through of the different type of airguns that can be used.


scopes for air rifle

Q: How much are air rifle scopes and what would it cost to get one fitted?

Any good-quality telescopic sight can be fitted to your rifle. But you should spend your money on the mount as well as the scope.

Scope mounts

Quality two-piece mounts offer versatile scope attachment if you shoot a PCP

Q: How do I fit a scope mount? 

Mat Manning has written a step-by-step guide.

airgun laws

Although airgun shooting is very accessible you can still fall foul of the law if you don’t stick to the rules relating to their use and ownership.


Q: What do I need to know about air gun security?

As a responsible owner you need to know how to keep them out of the wrong hands.


A muntjac goes pelting through the line

Q: Can I use a high-powered air rifle to shoot muntjac? 

What’s the law in England and Wales? Like all deer species, muntjac need to be controlled. But are air rifles legal for doing so?

air rifle shop

Sometimes it’s better to take your air rifle to a professional for maintenance

Q: Which are the best air rifles for under £500?

This is one of the airgun questions we’re asked time and time again. You don’t have to break the bank to kit yourself out with something decent. Mat Manning offers his recommendations.

  1. 1. Q: Which pellet is best for my air rifle? 
  2. 2. Q: Do I need a licence for an air rifle? 
  3. 3. Q: What's the maximum distance you can hunt with a legal limit air rifle? 
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