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Which Air Gun Magazine Is Best??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mike Watkins, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woody Woodgate

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    For many years I’ve been a loyal subscriber of Airgun World mainly because I like Terry Doe and his crew, especially Gary Wain for his testing and John Milewski for his reviews of older, long past guns. All in all a good all round magazine.

    However! Lately I’ve been getting Airgun Shooter which is edited by Matt Manning and finding much more interesting and informative. It’s seems visually better laid out and appears to have more helpful and instructive articles. I feel I that learn something from each edition, which I suppose is a sign of a good magazine.

    Is it just me? Or is a change as good as a rest as they say?? Has anyone else found AGW lacking ‘that something’ lately? What do others think - AGW or AS?
     
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  2. Nobby

    Nobby Keyboard Hero

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    My favourite magazine is the ten shot AA one that comes with the 410 and the 510. I find the spring loaded FX magazine fiddly although reliable.

    ;);)

    . . . or maybe you meant the other type of magazine?

    :focus::right01::laff:
     
  3. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Forgive me father for I have sinned and subscribed to airgun shooter but never again...:facepalm::D
     
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    gargloit Posting Addict

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    There's not much to choose between them. Personally, I prefer Gun Mart. The paper in the middle is softer and doesn't scratch your backside as much as the others.
     
  5. RichieRich

    RichieRich Ping!

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    HW100 Mag, flawless :)


    In terms of the magazines, i stopped buying them as every review was good, and not really indicative of any issues. Any rifle i buy now, i wait to see what the forum offers from ACTUAL owners reviews before spending money.
     
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  6. Flying wombat

    Flying wombat Once more balance is restored

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    They say a picture paints a thousand words so as a young un it was hustler escort Mayfair men-only to name a few :p
     
  7. paulairgun

    paulairgun Airgun addict

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    Gave up on all of them a couple of years ago. Nothing in them you can't find online
     
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  8. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    None of them - they're all full of crap and adverts.

    Ask what you want to know on here . . .
     
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  9. Flying wombat

    Flying wombat Once more balance is restored

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    joking aside gonna have to second what @RichieRich wrote far better to read someone's review that owns the rifle as appose to one that is on loan
     
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  10. Lon'gun

    Lon'gun Dedicated EDhead©

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    I occasionally pick up Gunmart, read an article or two, then put it back on the shelf:thumb:
     
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  11. Scott

    Scott Registered User

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    I have a digital sub to Airgun World,
    I get it mainly for Jim Tyler's articles but also having access to the entire digital back catalogue to May 2009 is a nice feature too.
     
  12. Shocker

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    Subscribe to Readly app £6.99 a month
    And you get every gun mag that exists
     
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  13. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    This one.
     
  14. rellum

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    The only thing worth reading in Air Gun World is Jim Tyler a living legend in the Springer World I blame him for my AirGun addiction “Blast from The Past” has a lot to answer for.Anything else in that comic disregard and if in doubt ask on here and save money.Matt Manning does some good vids on The Tube
     
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  15. carnivore

    carnivore Language Pedant

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  16. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I prefer the old BSA external indexing type, not the self indexing, the Weihrauch style is much simpler though!

    Anything printed is full of trash as they do not give anything a bad review in case they do not buy advertising space!
     
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    Don't buy any air gun mags these days. About forty minutes of reading and they go in the bin. Waste of money at about £4 each.

    I'll stick with this site, plus anything else on You Tube.
     
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    I use Readly, I’ve saved a few quid that’s for sure.
     
  20. 80yarder

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    I glance at the magazines that members bring to the club hut or range and some of the articles on technique or shooter's experiences are interesting. But when it comes to equipment, all the so-called reviews I have seen have been pure 'advertorial' and make real comparison almost impossible. Every gun is amazingly consistent/accurate/well finished, every scope is crystal clear, every pellet groups like magic.... I'm being a bit unfair, but only a bit. I'll consider buying the first magazine I see that gives constructive criticism and, if something is rubbish, says so and explains why.

    Alan
     
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