Diggory Hadoke lets us in on his tricks of the trade with a recipe for the perfect stock oil, and a step by step guide to refinishing your wooden stockYou should, by now, have read last month’s article on how to prepare your old stock for refinishing. Now, we shall have a look at the process of providing a protective, attractive, traditional finish, using homemade oils. Before you start, you will need to make your oil. You will need two basic oils: ‘red oil’ and ‘stock oil’.
Shoot days are exciting and good fun, but safety in the field is no joking matter. Phil Moorsom offers some advice on how to handle the awkward situation of a fellow shooter being deemed unsafeOn the whole I love hosting shoot days. The most satisfying side of it is simply to see those involved in the day enjoying themselves, whether beating, shooting or picking up.
The ATA SP Bronze represents outstanding value for money and shoots like a gun with a much larger price tag, Mike Yardley discovers in this test and reviewWe like: The price; the finish; the engineeringWe don’t like: Nothing of any account at that priceThis test concerns an ATA SP Bronze – a gun which, save for colour, looks much like a Beretta Silver Pigeon with regard to its external action form, but which is produced in Turkey.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".