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  1. Cheers! Did have a look at theirs but they don’t have the correct inlet currently. Looks like I’ll have to go via them anyway now.. thanks!
  2. Thanks guys, as usual you’re on the ball. Having read this and pinged an email to McMillan its $120 to UK, plus an ITAR permit of £250,(despite it just being a stock). Seems easier to go through an actual shop here as suggested. What a faff..
  3. Ah okay. So VAT is say 20%. What do you get hit for duty? Thank you!
  4. So I’m looking at ordering a mcmillan rifle stock from the states. If anyone has similar experience ordering stuff like this from shops across the pond, how much do you tend to get hit as an extra when it arrives here? It’s never just the price and postage as advertised so thought folk on here might have useful tips or suggestions? I do have a mate based in Canada. I could potentially post to his address and then send it across from there or not worth the hassle? Thanks!
  5. Cheers lads. Answered all aspects perfectly! Thank you
  6. I’m 29 so hopefully won’t have a heart attack yet working a pump! I’d thought of top up after each visit as well. are the 02 cylinders easy to come by / refill?
  7. Cheers! Certainly answered a lot of questions. what I’m really afternis something for rabbits and pigeons occasionally. Plus the branches in May. I’ve a .22lr and a .17 but tbh the .22 I pretty much use for sitting off warrens so nothing I can’t do with an airgun and the HMR comes out a lot more. Plus I obviously can’t use a .22lr up in the trees ect so that limits it. how do people feel about these hand pumps rather than 02 cylinders to refill the gun? Sourcing and refilling the cylinders was what initially put me off to be honest. Cheers!
  8. Cheers gents so they’re sefinitely more accurate. So what are the top dogs like daystate offering you then? Appreciate things like standard air arms might do a similar job but there must also be a reason daystate/theoben are more pricey? A bit like comparing a beretta or a Winchester I suppose? Better built?
  9. So I’ve got a weibrauch hw77k,(.22) and I’ve had it about 15 years now. While I was considering sending it off for a service - probably should - I always end up wondering if I would be better with a pcp? I don’t think I would ever sell the gun. But is there a substantial improvement in accuracy? I’m not too fussed about pcps being easier to reload the ect. Another realistic question is: is there any real difference in accuracy between a hw100 at £800 and a daystate at £1500. At the end of the day it’s precision we’re after rather than anything else? cheers!
  10. Well it’s been an interesting thread. I think all I can say from this is that the birds must get used; that’s the main thing. My main worry is what the general public see about these larger days. We can all appreciate the benefits of game shooting. But non-hunters just see vast numbers of dead birds and realistically it’s an image we could do without. Hope everyone has a good season!
  11. Cheers guys, interesting views and nice to see most people prefer the smaller days You’re entitled to your opinion but I don’t agree with it. To set the record straight, I’ve never actually paid for a driven days shooting. Years ago, on a couple of rare occasions, I went to load for the old man - 100 bird days. Not to kick other people as I would consider booking a small day but at the time I thought the whole thing was very artificial. You still get the same ‘day’ from a smaller day. Same lunch, craic and enjoyment of the countryside. I can easily use 10 birds up at the end of a shoot day - roughly what you’d take on a 100 bird day. I’ve had good days roost shooting ect where anything up to ~ 10 birds I can remember. Beyond this, from a game shooting point of view I’d just be pulling a trigger for numbers which is what clay shooting should be for.
  12. Financially I can understand that and to some extent, factors like paying the same number of staff I hadn’t appreciated . Appreciate that it’s not your thing either. It’s just a shame that money comes into it rather than ethics That sounds ideal in all aspects to be honest
  13. That’s pretty grim though? I mean, when you cant remember each individual shot, does it not start to lose all meaning? Surely you can have a great day out, plenty of good shots with 200 hundred birds - half of what these places are taking?
  14. So I was looking at organising a driven day as it’s something I never do,(used to do syndicates). So looking at one or two better known places and they’re advertising 500 bird days! To me, that’s obscene. Costs aside, 100 sounds like a nice day and 200 a lot. Regardless of birds going to a game dealer, mass volumes like this in one day can’t be a good image for out sport?
  15. Cheers gents, seems everyone has a favourite. If I can I’ll probably try to get to northern as it’s not too far off. Made a note of the other dates as well
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