Useful Links

 

The VCR bill introduced on October 1st 2008 prohibits the sale of air rifles, air pistols and some accessories by mail order unless they are delivered to a registered fire arms dealer.

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This is by no means a comprehensive list and don't carry any particular recommendation from us.

Retailers

AirAmmo
UK importer and online retailer of JSB Pellets.

Blackpool Air Rifles
Online retailer.

Chichester Armoury
Located in Chichester, unsurprisingly.

CH Westons
Located in Brighton.

Greenfields
Mainly shotguns, but some air rifles.  Good selection of clothing. Located in Salisbury.

Opticswarehouse
Online retailer of optical equipment including scopes, located in Devon.  A bigger range of quality optics than most retailers at good prices.  They also stock rifles and other accessories.

Portsmouth Gun Centre

TAL Arms
Located in Christchurch.

Target Sports
Online retailer.

Town & Country Sports Ltd.
Local shop (Botley) with close ties to the club and a good range of quality equipment for sale.

Uttings.com
Online retailer.

Manufacturers

Air Arms
rifles.

Anschutz
rifles.

Bushnell
scopes.

Combro
chronographs that everyone should own.

Daystate
rifles.

Feinwerkbau
rifles.

JSB
pellets.

Leupold
scopes.

Nightforce
scopes.

Nikko Stirling
scopes.

Nockover targets
The original targets for FT and HFT that everything else is based on.  Not many others come close and some are notoriously problematic as they were intended for higher power levels than we use.  Reliable, with no sticking, they fall over if you hit them, stay up if you don't time after time and will take years of abuse.  Although there are some cheaper targets about, you might spend a lot of time arguing if it's not a Nockover.

Skan
chronographs.

Steyr
rifles.

Walther
rifles.

Weihrauch
rifles.

 

 


 

Clubs, associations and other useful links

AirGunForum Bulletin Board
Official forum of the BFTA.

Airgun BBS
Online forum.

BARPC
Basingstoke Air Rifle and Pistol Club.

BASC
British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

Bell targets 
A history of what is probably the first competitive air rifle shooting.

Bisley Field Target Organisation
Probably the world's most famous FT club.

British Field Target Association (BFTA)
The UK governing body for FT.

Christchurch Gun Club
Located near Bournemouth.

CSFTA
Central Southern Field Target Association - governing our area of the UK.

ETL FTC
Located in Essex.

Far Coley FTC
Air rifle club based in Little Haywood, Staffs, born out of the Rough Wedge. Probably the best FT website around with lots of info, and the FT Review newsletter is a must read each month.

Fareham RPC
One of the countries top 10m rifle clubs.  They also shoot rimfire and black powder.

Ford Ranges
Near Yapton in Sussex.

JBM Trajectory calculator
Works out your pellet drop and more.  Use a Ballistic Coefficient (BC) of 0.021 for JSB 4.52 (.177) and 0.033 for 5.52 (0.22).  If you take the time to work out your scope height correctly it's as close as any other method (other than shooting bits of paper).  Other free web based calculators are available.

MVAC
Meon Valley Air rifle Club near Petersfield.

National Rifle Association

National Small-bore Rifle Association

North East Field Target Association (NEFTA)
A very active BFTA region with some excellent technical documents in their resource section.  Highly recommended despite the fact they're Northeners!

North Oxon FTC
Located north of Bicester.

The Met Office
Find out how wet you're going to get on Sunday.

Throw Paper!
A web based game that will help you shoot in windy conditions!

UKAHFT
The UK governing body for HFT.

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