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About BigDave15

  • Birthday 25/11/1987

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    Pigeon Shooting <br>Ferreting<br>Deer Stalking <br>Beating <br>Pike fishing<br>Just Being out in the countryside!

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  1. Just turned 17 cant wait to be 18
  2. I always knew crows were intelligent but thats amazing didnt know it was that far. seriously though if you do shoot till its dark make sure you have or know some one with a desent dog as birds can be a ****** to find as the sunsets Especially black Crows . Make sure you shoot one then pick it I know it sounds obvious but neaver make the mistake of marking a bird were it has fallen you will neaver find it in the dark. Anyway nice to hear you had a good shoot theirs no pigeons on the estate at the moment they roost next door which is a ******.
  3. LOL! Just a poor student at the mo studying Countryside Managment dads a farm worker so I guess ill being going into somthing like that. Would like to do somthing in wildlife maybe might go abroad had enough of new housing estates pushing out all of the wildlife! :<
  4. The first thing I learnt from the bloke I go ferreting with was how to chin a rabbit and it seams to be the most effective way. You can also strike the rabbits neck from the back with a desent Priest and it will break the neck. As for birds buy a good priest Not a man of the cloth! but a nice weighted one they will do the job properly, also give the animal a large forcefull crack over the skull the ammount of people I have seen "tap" a bird over the head and only put more suffering on the annimal. Neaver hope you will find a desent stick to do the job while you are out shooting if you wound an annimal they are very hard to find and your searching will only make the annimal suffer for longer. As the long as the animal dies quickly whatever way you dispach it you are doing the job right but I must admit swinging a live animal about dosen't look very nice.
  5. Well at primary school I was the smallest in the year and everybody call's me dave but now Im taller than the lot of them hence the name Big dave. And 15 because I was fifteen when I joined this site im now 17. Big Dave
  6. The gun I use most is a 20 iv had one since I started shooting. The 20 iv got at the moment was given to me and I dont see the point of selling it and buying a 12 even though most people are suprised to see a 17 year old shooting a 20 on the shoot I go beating on. Personally I mostly walk round woods roost shooting or carry the gun around all day without a slip on the annual squirrel shoot so I prefer a lighter gun to carry round and personally I have found that 20s are lighter on the hole their of course are exceptions. I have fired my dads 12 and found it heavy bulky and generally sluggish to swing, on the other hand my mates AYA which is a 12 seams to be about the same weight and I shoot well with it. Iv never really cared when buying a gun whether a gun is a 12 or a 20 just as long as it fits me and how it feels when its in my shoulder I find that most 20s tend to fit better and they seam to feel right every ones different I guess. If I was going wild fowling I would try to get hold of a 12 but I have found that most things die if you hit them in the right place weather your using a 12 or a 20. All the best Big dave 17
  7. Thanks Mate Very good information, I never thought shotgun ammunition was very technical but thinking about it its quite an interesting topic, Iv always overlooked the cartridges I put in the gun but you always put the trust in them to work properly and safely.
  8. Thanks Guys. It really had me confused I only really noticed it a few days ago but I couldn't find any information on the manufactures web site. I knew that rifle cartridges were loaded with powder of different burn rates as I did some realoading with my uncle a few years back. But I didn't know this was the same in shotgun cartridges I suppose different manufactures have different preferences when it comes to this sort of thing. I think express are loaded with vectan propellant from France I rember seeing this on a box of their cartridges once. Do Shotgun cartridges have different types of primers, flash hole designs ect? Sorry for all the questions!
  9. Yes the shot size is the same, you could be rite but they are both 28Grams maybe they are loaded with a different type of powder? I can't think of any other reason why they would want to make them different sizes.
  10. I had the best days pigeon shooting Iv had was on a very windy day a couple of years ago we were roost shooting in a wood after the big squirrel shoot on the estate. The birds were all over the place some seamed to be going supersonic were as some were coming in steady working with the wind in there face slowing up to roost, It was mad stuff one minute you were trying to shoot something going the speed of a snail and then the next minute something going supersonic it was so hard to compare how to tackle a certain shot, properly the most challenging shooting iv ever had. I always find shooting in the wind more exciting, as long as your wearing the rite stuff some jackets just seam to want to let the wind in making a good day into a miserable one.
  11. Hi Iv been wondering for a while now, what is the difference between different cartridge lengths? I know some cartridges are chambered for different guns like 3"Magnum and some old guns can't take modern cartridges due to length ect. But what are the advantages/Disadvantages of using longer or shorter cartridges when the same amount of shot and powder are used in both long and short types. I have noticed this with some express cartridges I was given at Christmas they are the same as some cartridges I had left over from the last time I shot, they are the same shot size and both are 28 grams but one cartridge is longer than the other.Both are plastic wad so why long or short cartridges? Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question but im a little simple you see! :*)
  12. Thanks All. Im still shooting but not as often as I used to be im at collage now so iv got hardly any free time so Im going to make use of this Christmas holiday and shoot as often as I can. Collage seams to drain everything time and money! mum and dad are doing their best to help out most most of the money iv got goes toward collage stuff so cartridge supplies are running a little low. Still I had a great Christmas I got everything I wanted including cartridges!! Nice to see all your names again its nice to see lots of new ones as well. P.S Big Dave was what I was called at primary school because I was the smallest kid in school I was absolutely tiny even the kids bellow my year were taller than me, thankfully Iv grown a bit now and Im taller than them! All the Best Big Dave 17.
  13. Hi not sure if any one remembers me its been so long since iv been on the site I really cant remember the last time I logged on to this site. I haven't had a working computer for along while but im back now and its great to see some familiar names and loads of new ones to! All the best BigDave Now (17!)
  14. Iv had 3 of mine iv got a week break then 2 a day for a week from then on ******! Oh well just want to get them over with really iv got a place at collage. :(
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