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  1. Can anyone put me right on the correct wording when putting in for a variation for fac air, is it just .22 fac air rifle and moderator in seperate slot, cheers
  2. Beets been poor round here this year, plenty being harvested at present but the yield is well down.
  3. In the winter of 2010 bitter cold, massive snow falls around here, ground frozen had to use a hammer n chisel to get the hide poles in. Had some decent bags from sheep turnips sown with kale, had a job keeping the pigeons off they were hammering it. When the sheep were moved they still fed on the turnip stumps eaten down to ground level but frozen into the ground.
  4. Not happened to me as yet, bit curious as why they would need photo though
  5. I worked in the pits for 22 years, there were loads of mice, but no rats down ours. From 16 to 18 years old we were working in teams doing back work, one of the favourite tricks was if anyone fell asleep at snap time was to put a bit of bread on there chest, turn our lamps off and wait for the mice to attack. (Laughing to myself as I,m typing this) After the 2 week summer holiday when there had only been a few men underground they used to be starving and very active when waiting for the paddy (man riding train) saw one bloke spit out some chewing gum and a mouse grabbed it. They all disappear
  6. Thought that myself, but found no signs, the dog pen is the only entry point then they would have to go through the dog crate on the inside of garage to get inside, though I don,t think that would stop them. The trap had not be moved from were it was set, no more this morning. Only food in there is the dog meal which is in a sealed metal bin.
  7. Saw a mouse in the garage Thursday evening, set a couple of traps baited with cheese, checked Friday morning one dead mouse. Left the traps set, checked Sat morning and evening no more, this morning the one in the picture, been well eaten into and the cheese had gone. On checking traps tonight another one in the same trap no damage apart from the contact with the little nipper. Think it had to be another mouse or is there something else in there 🙁🙁
  8. Quick update gun picked up from gun shop today, spoke to to GMK workshop they have replaced the cartridge release latch and all seems OK, they have test fired it with no issues. Will hopefully get out this weekend cheers
  9. Thank you Al for another excellent video, they are a joy to watch, I personally think the extra on the end added to it. As we all know it's not just about the shooting,
  10. Cheers for that, was just a thought. Seems like every 6 months they put cartridges up in price, at present he knocks me off a few quid for being a regular customer and buying by the 1000, heard some good excuses in the past for price rises, war in Afghanistan, Chinese buying all lead and steel, and now it's brexit 😃
  11. Has anyone experience ie costing of loading steel cartridges, currently paying £240 per 1000 Hull 32 gram 5,s cheapest available around me, not taking time into consideration.
  12. Rang GMK today, turns out the gun was imported in 2015 so still under warranty, they have told me to take it tho my local gun shop who have an account with them and they will arrange collection for a repair all free of charge.
  13. Do any of you know if the warranty is still valid with the gun being 3rd hand, also it looks like new but I don,t know when it was manufactured, I got all the books etc with it, but not the original date it was purchased. In hindsight with little use and me being the 3rd owner brings to mind the phrase buyer beware. I will ring GMK and ask the question.
  14. It did again yesterday using the same hull 32 g steel twice in 38 shots. It still looks brand new , you cannot see any signs of wear on it, not had chance to try any other cartridges yet.
  15. Have you got a local stockists of RCs , I,m not to far from Lincoln, I use Hull because they have been working out the cheapest around me. By the time you put delivery on I can usually pick them up cheaper than justcartridges
  16. That sounds like it could be it, just thought on, when collecting the empties found one with a small rip in the brass rim.
  17. To be honest I don't know, 99% of my shooting is from the hide, up at last second & shoot, can,t give you a definite answer to that one
  18. 70mm mate long brass shank
  19. Hello all I recently bought a second hand Benelli M2 comfortech 26 inch in camo which was from a private seller who came over as a very genuine guy, he bought the gun in January this year from a gun shop which had took it in part exchange. The gun is spotless in as new condition with no signs of wear, case chokes etc 3 of the chokes had never been used, all in all I am very pleased with it. I have used it on 4 outings on pigeon firing approximately 250 Hull 32 gram steel game cartridges total. On 2 separate days probably after about 30 shots with the gun fully loaded, fired the first shot
  20. Great video again Al, did the pup manage a retrieve or did Ted take charge.
  21. There is an informal one at Wroot, down Sandy Lane just over bridge, I don't know anything about it, they were shooting last Sunday morning it seems to knock off mid day. Someone else may be able to fill you in, I think the old guy who runs it is called Vernon.
  22. Another great video mate, you can see the bond between you and your dog, my old girl is 11 now really slowed down but still manages a full day in the hide, can't leave her at home but don't push her to hard. Plus I would have no one to talk to !
  23. Been out with the combine for the last 3 weeks stood at the end of the rows for the rabbits, not been a very good year for them with the fields that usually produce decent numbers only holding a few, long days. Half this field was cut Saturday and there were a good number of pigeon in the area, I went for a look last Sunday and decided to set up ended up with 32 picked. Field finished mid week and a flock of at least 2000 moved into the roost across the road. Got there yesterday for first light set up with whirly and 6 breasted pigeon on a hedgerow next to the corner of the wood, the field beh
  24. I have been selling steel shot pigeon for the last 12 years to a large scale falcon breeder, since the latest outbreak of avian bird flu he has quarantined his site and at present is not taking anymore. Pigeons were sold fresh in the feather the going rate was 50 p,
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