What’s Going On?
All the news, new products and upcoming events in the airgun world, plus the editor reports from the S.H.O.T. show in Las Vegas
After the resounding success of the 2016 National Target Sprint Series, Air Arms are proud to support the competition for the second consecutive year. Organised by British Shooting, competitors run 400-metres before shooting five 49.5mm targets with an Air Arms MPR rifle. Competitors then run for another 400-metres, shoot five more targets and complete a final 400-metre run. It’s great for shooters who want to keep active or for those who enjoy running. The competition is split into age categories consisting of; Youth 11 – 15 year olds, Junior 16 – 20 year olds and Senior 21 years and over. Air Arms Managing Director Claire West commented: “Air Arms are pleased to be associated with British Shooting’s Target Sprint Series, as it offers a great opportunity for those who have never picked up a rifle to have a go at shooting. Air Arms are proud and honoured to be involved with the development of the Target Sprint discipline, and we very much look forward to the 2017 series.”
The 2017 National Target Sprint Series will take place at: I Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire on Friday 31st March I Northern Shooting Show in Yorkshire on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May I Scouts & Open in Hampshire on Saturday 6th May I Rugeley Shooting Club in Staffordshire on Saturday 13th May I Yate Outdoor Sports Centre in South Gloucestershire on Sunday 21st May I Exeter University in Devon on Saturday 10th June I Surrey – June/July – TBC I National Final – Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday 10th September
For more information: www.britishshooting.org.uk
This will be the second running of this new show and based on the huge success of the first one, this year’s event will one third bigger to accommodate all the exhibitors. It will be on the 6th and 7th of May at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate. Show goers can expect this exciting event to exceed even last year’s excellent standards, making it a hugely enjoyable day out. Airguns will be well represented again at Airgun Central which is in the main hall, not tucked away in a corner as some shows do to us. Air Arms, Bladetech, Brocock, BSA, Clulite, Crossman, Daystate, Evanix, FX Airguns, Gamo, Hatsan, Hawke, Pulsar, Stoeger, Tesro, Tracer, Umarex, Walther, Weihrauch and Webley have already confirmed that they will be there showing you the best products on sale today. We’ll see you there!
QUICK PRESS RELEASE
Swapping a scope from one rifle to another can be a boring and time-consuming chore, which is why PAO is now offering KwikLOK ™ quick release/quick detach scope mounts. These thumboperated quick detach levered mounts, offer easy removal and re-fitting of scopes to their original position and PAO claims that there will be no loss of zero. They’re available to fit both 1” and 30mm scope bodies. At the same time they’ve released their ForwardReach ™ single-piece rifle scope mounts. These are ruggedly constructed and feature Weaver rail sections in multiple positions to accommodate torches, lasers or another other accessories you might choose. Being set forward it allows you to access your rifle’s magazine without interference from your accessories.
For more information about these innovative products visit: www.shootingparty.uk or call 01543 480 361
RANGE OF OPTIONS
Hawke Sports Optics has added a superbly small model to their already extensive range of laser rangefinders. The Hunter Compact boasts fully multi-coated lenses and BK-7 prisms for first class image quality making ranging easier in poor light conditions. In poor weather you can select a rain mode that ensures accuracy despite the laser’s path through the droplets. It weighs just 141 grammes and will easily fit into the pocket of your shooting jacket. All Hawke laser rangefinders come with two years’ warranty and you can choose from 400m and 600m models. 400m model £149.99 600m model £169.99
For further information on the laser rangefinders please visit www.hawkeoptics.com.