HIKMICRO TE19C Thunder

More airgun shooters are switching to thermal optics for after-dark pest control. The reason for this is the fact that it is impossible to fail to notice the glow of a quarry animal’s heat signature when viewed through these devices. And because thermal imagers don’t use a light source there…

Best budget binoculars on test

Best budget binoculars – what came out top in our field test?

There is no denying that you get what you pay for when it comes to optical performance, but very expensive optics can have their downfalls. Most of us know how it feels to own a piece of kit that almost seems too good to expose to the rough and tumble…

ZEISS Conquest V4

ZEISS Conquest V4 – a great match for high-performance airguns

It never fails to amaze me how many airgun shooters are prepared to spend serious money on high-end airguns and then try to cut corners when it comes to buying a telescopic sight. The only way to fully exploit the accuracy potential of a precision air rifle is to pair…

See the field like never before with thermal technology from ATN Fieldsports

The hunter of 50 years ago would be astounded at the technology the modern stalker has at his or her disposal. Whilst optics have been a part of the hunter’s kit for over a century, today’s thermal technology has changed the landscape forever. Thermal rifle scopes and binoculars allow the…

Zeroing a scope – Mike Morton’s advice for airgun shooters

You’ve got yourself a new rifle, you’ve attached a scope and you’re ready to shoot – but first you need to zero. Zeroing a scope, which is sometimes referred to as sighting in, means aligning the sights on your rifle with the point where the pellet strikes at a certain…

ZEISS V8

“This now will be my go-to scope” – the new ZEISS V8

The new improved ZEISS V8 riflescope family is, in our opinion, superb for its purpose. However we wanted to see what an experienced stalker would make of it – with no holds barred. So we gave one to Paul Childerley to try out in the field.  Paul is a gamekeeper,…

Choosing a riflescope

How to choose a riflescope

You don’t actually need much kit to go deerstalking. Binoculars to spot a beast and a rifle to bring it down are essential, but I would argue that a telescopic riflescope is the most important part of the set-up. There’s a reason why most stalkers advise spending more on a…

hikmicro

The PANTHER PQ50L thermal riflescope from HikMicro

For several years now HikMicro have been a leading manufacturer of CCTV cameras and equipment and over the past few years have become a recognised name in the thermal market with their range of thermal spotters and with a good reputation for prompt customer service and reasonably priced products. An…

Choosing riflescopes

Choosing riflescopes: what you should look out for

You don’t actually need much kit to go deerstalking. Binoculars to spot a beast and a rifle to bring it down are essential, but I would argue that choosing riflescopes is the most important part of the set-up. There’s a reason why most stalkers advise spending more on a scope…

Swarovski dS Gen II

The new dS supports you by taking care of the technical details. At the push of a button, the dS Gen. II shows you the correct aiming point – taking ballistics, distance, angle, temperature, air pressure and other factors into account.

InfiRay Tube TL 35 thermal riflescope

The InfiRay Tube TL35 thermal riflescope – we take it rabbiting

Too many shooters dismiss thermal optics as being too expensive and too complicated to be worth bothering with. While this kit is not exactly cheap, it is a lot more affordable than it was just a few years ago, quality has increased significantly and most modern units are very simple…

Zeiss Conquest V4 Rifle Scope

The perfect airgun optic? 23 facts about the new ZEISS Conquest V4 scopes

Why the ZEISS Conquest V4 scopes will impress airgunners Parallaxes down to 10 yards Covers every airgunning discipline Conquest V4 scope range available in 4-16×44, 4-16×50 and 6-24×50 formats Multiple reticle configurations from conventional crosshair to tree-shaped setups Sophisticated aim-point layouts ensure precise pellet placement over varying ranges and in…

K21 EL Range Tracking Assistant

The integrated Tracking Assistant makes it much easier to track your prey by guiding you to where you fired your last shot. You can opt to use this program via your phone or your EL Range.

rangefinders for shooting

Best rangefinders for shooting: an expert gives his top picks

Laser rangefinders for shooting are the answer to judging distance when airgunning. These pocket-sized accessories are quick and simple to use, and give an instant and accurate measurement so you can apply the right amount of holdover or number of clicks on a scope’s elevation turret. So we’ve pulled together…

Thermal imaging for airgunners

Thermal imaging for airgunners – testing out some options

It wasn’t long ago that basic infrared night-vision optics were regarded as being too expensive, too complicated and too bulky to be a worthwhile proposition for airgun shooters. Just a few years later and thermal imaging for airgunners has become standard equipment for anyone who carries out regular after-dark pest…

Swarovski EL Range with tracking assistance

Binoculars which combine state-of-the-art optics with precise measuring functions. The integrated tilt indicator with a unique angle shot program displays either the adjusted shooting distance or the angle. The EL RANGE gives you precise measurements from a distance of 10 meters.

Wild boar, Sus scrofa, in the Forest of Dean

Hunting wild boar in the UK using thermal imaging equipment

Wild boar hunting in the UK The United Kingdom’s native wild boar population officially became extinct in the late part of the 17th Century. Roughly three hundred years later, in the early 1980’s, the species retuned as keeping of wild boar in a captive environment became popular with British farmers…

ZEISS V8 range

Looking at the versatile ZEISS Victory V8 range

The Zeiss V8 range sports four models that utilise, as the name suggests, a power range of eight magnification, that is to say, 1.1-8x30mm, 1.8-14x50mm, 2.8-20x56mm or on test is their 4.8-35x60mm V8 model. A premium scope designed to be as capable in woodland at close range as it is reaching…

Pulsar Krypton XG50 thermal-imaging unit

The Pulsar Krypton XG50 thermal-imaging unit

The Krypton XG50 looks almost identical to the popular front-mounted F155 and the later F455 night-vision models, and the button layout and functions are practically the same. The Krypton, however, is purely a thermal unit, working solely on the heat source given off by your quarry. It comes supplied with…