Friday, 23 October 2009

Myxi on my patch

I was greeted with a very sad sight at the weekend. My best rabbit shoot has been hit by myxi. Looks like I'll be going down there to put them out of their misery over the next few weeks, rather than filling my freezer.

I've put a video of the poor creatures on my YouTube channel. Just go here to see it - or next time you're on the 'Tube, log on to:

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Thought it was about time I changed the look of my Blog and thought this layout was a bit easier on the eye.

I hope you agree!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Blow the Bubbles

I read in the Guardian (full story here) that the Poole-based cosmetics company, Lush, is launching a bubble bath that it hopes will raise £50,000 to fund anti-blood sports activists.

Well, let me state for the record here and now: Neither I, nor any of my friends or family, will be buying Lush's 'The Fabulous Mr Fox bubble bath'!

I urge all other airgunners to spread the word...

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A Night-time Rat Hunt with the FX Verminator

Recently had a great time thinning out the scaly-tails at a local organic farm which my mate usually looks after. He's unable to get there at the moment... and I've been charged with keeping the black stuff at bay in his absence.

I've written about the night's shooting antics in December's Sporting Shooter magazine (on sale from the first week of November), and I've put together this short movie to set the scene...

Friday, 2 October 2009

NEW FX ROYALE 400 PCP - sneak preview VIDEO!

I've been testing the new Royale 400 from FX Airguns for December's Air Gunner magazine of late - a lovely buddy bottle multi-shot that, I reckon, will be an instant hit.

I've already knocked over a 40-metre crow with it, plus a couple of mid-range woodies - and I've only taken it hunting the once so far! On paper, it's incredibly accurate (with Air Arms Field 5.52) and the thumbhole stock handles beautifully.

It's available in synthetic (for £799) - or £149 extra gets the flagship walnut model, which I'm showing in the video here (and writing about in the magazine).

I hope you like the movie... and you can read my full report, exclusively in December's Air Gunner magazine, on sale at all good newsagents from the first Thursday of November.

P.S. Let me know what you think of the movie. This is my first... but could be the first of many if it goes down well! You can also find this video on YouTube, where the quality is better than what this Blog allows.