The Airgunner’s Companion
A Field Guide to Hunting with Air Rifles
Being an effective hunter with a modern precision air rifle requires;
- being suitably well informed about the intended quarry species,
- have a wealth of knowledge concerning different hunting methods,
- a detailed understanding of how their air rifle performs, and know how to maximise its attributes to optimise efficacy in the field, and
- 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.
Reviews for The Airgunner’s Companion
Described as a field guide to hunting with air rifles, it is far more than that, and covers virtually every aspect of shooting with an air rifle… Having read many books on airguns and their use over the years, some rank better than others — I have to say this one ranks among the very best. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and despite having shot air rifles for many years, still picked up some very useful tips.
The Countryman's Weekly
This book really opened my eyes to how much things have changed since I last used an air rifle as a youngster… I read the whole book in one week — it makes an excellent bedside companion for any shooter. I was delighted that even after so many years of shooting, I could still pick up new tips and tricks. Whatever experience you have, you will find The Airgunner’s Companion a great read.
Dave Roberts, BASC, Shooting and Conservation
The number of high-quality photos throughout the book add significantly to the descriptive text. Braithwaite writes with an easily to 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.
British Country Sports