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  1. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiY9tOvxJznAhUGCsAKHSCfCCIQFjAAegQIAxAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitalnewsreport.org%2Fsurvey%2F2019%2Fhow-younger-generations-consume-news-differently%2F&usg=AOvVaw0uTkRQo-_dzVwuBtjtq4Pl Worth a read. It puts the notion of producing content for the television into context. Newspapers are dead. The TV is dying. The internet is where the war is being fought.
  2. Todays example of short , snappy content and low production cost. The sort of thing that you can instantly copy and drop into an online debate or just use to refine your own arguments by absorbing the technical content. When you have a moment to spare just take a look at the sheer number of videos on the TGS You Tube page and compare it in terms of content, quantity and relevence to those on the BASC You Tube page. One is produced and made on a shoestring, the other has the backing of full time employees, a state of the art media centre and significant funding. Who`s got it right?
  3. Some food for thought here, especially the musings of Sasha the videographer from 10:56 onwards. Interesting that he sees no point in making beautiful films for a tv audience but rather that short, snappy content which has more relevence for use on social media - where this battle is actually being fought - is where we should be concentrating our energies.
  4. Fieldsports Britain or TGS Outdoors - The Gun Shop - spring to mind as a starting point for basc`s assault on the televisual media. Don`t hold your breath though. For 9 years BASC employed a videographer who apparently did very little. Look at their You Tube channel to see the pathetic number of viewers for their expensively produced films. It`s only in recent months that any of the BASC line managers actually noticed that the bloke did very little from one days end to the next and dispensed with his services. The videographer was good at his job, but was desperately poorly managed.
  5. Have you had no luck with contact through their website?
  6. The last one they had in my neck of the woods, they forgot to notify the local clubs!
  7. Thank you Panoma. Apparently me not paying attention. I`m sure all the affilliated clubs will be getting a quick email in the not too distant future explaining fully what has happened and notifying us officially of its cancellation. Figgy, I`m tempted to give them a ring but most of the questions I`ve asked of BASC in recent months have been neatly sidestepped. I grow increasingly frustrated.
  8. Can I ask, respectfully, how you know it was cancelled when many of us don`t. Is this a communication failure by BASC or just me not paying attention. I too would like to know what the "problem" is? I can`t find any reference to this on the website.
  9. The above usually takes place in March but I`ve not yet had any correspondence from BASC about bookings etc. I can find nothing about it on their website. Does anyone know when it`s going to be this year or am I just looking in the wrong place on the website?
  10. In the meantime Megan should stay out of tunnels.
  11. Yes, back to the sort of hand to mouth impoverished peasant existence that was once so popular in Scotland.
  12. The main issue is that the modern grease that the gun is coated with when it leaves the factory is not like the old fashioned stuff whose thick, gunky presence was plainly evident. This stuff is barely noticeable but it covers all the metal parts and needs more than a wipe over to remove. As Figgy says, use white spirit, meths, acetone or similar. You might be pleasantly surprised by the difference this makes. And "strip" means disassemble right down as far as the manual illustrtates since all the parts will be greased as the gun is finally asembled before it leaves the factory.
  13. Since the gun is brand new, did you thoroughly degrease it when you took it out of the box?
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