Riflescope Setup – Part 3: Rifle and Scope Calibration

Quite often you hear shooters ask “What’s the best range to zero my scope at?”. It’s a perfectly valid question and yet the response can be varied from 25 to 35 yards or “the range at which you will shoot at the most”. Whilst there is nothing wrong with any of those answers, they won’t necessarily help the shooter get the most from their rifle and scope combination and there’s certainly never any mention of magnification. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 3: Rifle and Scope Calibration”

Air Match 600 Target Air Pistol (late 1980s)

The Air Match 600 single stroke pneumatic is an Italian target air pistol that was manufactured by Air Match in the late 1980s. It is side lever cocking but interestingly, as the lever is extended, is causes the barrel to slide forwards to reveal the breech at which point the pistol can be loaded. The hammer is cocked only when the lever is fully extended. The whole movement is very smooth and there is no free movement of the barrel at all. Continue reading “Air Match 600 Target Air Pistol (late 1980s)”

The Westley Richards “Highest Possible” (non-concentric) Air Pistol (c. 1907 to c. 1915) by Edwin Anson

In this article we are going to discover one of the key contributors of the British air pistol revolution of the early 20th century. Standing on the shoulders of his father’s success, he helped to drive forward and perhaps single handedly kick-started the British air pistol industry by developing an air pistol of such high standards that it possibly could no longer be considered within the realm of toys. Continue reading “The Westley Richards “Highest Possible” (non-concentric) Air Pistol (c. 1907 to c. 1915) by Edwin Anson”

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