The Airgunner's Companion

The Airgunner's Companion

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The Airgunner's Companion provides you with the fundamental knowledge necessary to be an effective hunter. The go-to guide for beginners and intermediates interested in hunting with air rifles and wanting to learn how to get the most out of them.



Being an effective hunter with a modern precision air rifle requires;

  1. being suitably well informed about the intended quarry species,
  2. have a wealth of knoweldge concerning different hunting methods,
  3. a detailed understanding of how their air rifle performs, and know how to maximise its attributes to optimise efficacy in the field, and
  4. a level of proficiency in shooting an air rifle. 

The Airgunner's Companion: A field guide to hunting with air rifles, provides the reader with the fundamental knowledge necessary to be an effective hunter. With detailed discussion about the different types of airgun and selecting additional shooting equipment (such as telescopic sights, moderators, laser range finders, etc). Chapters include how to use camouflage effectively, manage serious vermin control and conservation projects, stalking, lamping rabbits, how to decoy woodpigeon and corvid species to the ground, hunting around farmyards and woodland and a dedicated section on the effective control of grey squirrels. The book unites the latest developments in airgun technology, tried and tested methods for hunting, and the latest scientific knowledge concerning animal behaviour.


Growing up in the Lake District, J.D.J Braithwaite’s passion for hunting and conservation began as a small boy watching his father bring home rabbits for the table and the freezer. Thus began a life long journey into hunting humanely with airguns. As a published scientist, the author brings his scientific and analytical approach to hunting with air rifles to help ensure success in the field. A respected countryman, he enjoys the trust and support of many farmers and landowners. With over 35 years experience of hunting with airguns, the author provides an authoritative insight into how to maximise the weapon in the field to help ensure optimal results.

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading A field guide to hunting with air rifles
ISBN 9781846893018
Author JDJ Braithwaite
Binding Paperback
Extent 224 pages, 237 x 171mm
Illustrations Colour photographs
Ebook yes, available from your usual supplier

Another high-quality "how to" publication from Quiller Publishing in A4 size with sturdy binding — suitable for being taken out to the field if required. The number of high-quality photographs throughout the book add significantly to the descriptive text. Braithwaite writes with an easily read, flowing style — sharing his extensive knowledge of the technical side of air guns and associated accessories as well as his obvious passion for hunting with this type of firearm... I think the summary on the back cover sums up the book very well: "The Airgunner's Companion provides you with the fundamental knowledge necessary to be an effective hunter." Gary Creighton, British Country Sports

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