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  1. There's an interesting letter on page 48 of the current magazine by the vice president, Peter Glenser. He makes a valid point about recovering all wounded birds but then goes on to complain about inconsiderate corvid shooters spoiling his peaceful sundays in his garden!! I'm gobsmacked. WR.
  2. Same here. Renewed in June after giving it much thought and legal cover swayed it. I won't renew again. The sudden U-turn on steel shot and following propaganda stuck in my throat. This has made my mind up. Where's the million pound saving going to be spent? Making up the financial shortfall in lost subscriptions would be my guess. It saddens me to leave BASC after decades of membership. WR.
  3. Seeing as it's raining and I'm bored! It's definitely plastic. WR.
  4. That's interesting to know. I assume it's a pressed component inserted into the tube. Things in cartridge manufacturing will certainly be interesting in the coming years. WR.
  5. The link may have been aimed at me. They contain plastic as all the other paper loads I've handled do. I remember the old eley cases well and the base was as London Best described. It appeared to be almost spun around the primer and did degrade. I imagine they'd no longer be commercially viable. WR.
  6. I've never understood the clamour over paper cased cartridges. At the base of the case there remains a dirty great lump of plastic so they still need to go through recycling or landfill. They won't rot away. All the disadvantages of a paper hull with no advantage! Oh, and they cost more!
  7. Just an update for those interested. Answer: No. Caravans at Stainmore cafe, North Stainmore road end and South road, Kirkby Stephen. Police have issued fixed penalty notices and are "aware". They're still there. Pathetic. When will society rise up against these people once and for all. WR.
  8. Most modern 70mm Miroku's are proofed to 1370 bar from memory. Way in excess of what's required. WR.
  9. Cheddite. I assume they're intended for their domestic market. Shooting thrush's etc at range. WR.
  10. I bet some of you would have fun analysing these bad boys! Actually 2.5mm (6.5 shot). WR.
  11. I have no problem with the post but I found the email pretty tactless. I have a lung condition which perhaps makes me more tetchy about these things but when thousands are dying across Europe my first thought certainly isn't cartridge components. Shooting is my life and livelihood but compared to life/death it's of no consequence. WR.
  12. In BASC's FAQ's it states we should buy steel but not with a plastic wad. Isn't Gamebore's fibre cup offering only available in 3ins? That currently only leaves their sponsors product does it not? I wouldn't trust Eley to roll me a fag nevermind load a steel cartridge. It will be interesting to see how this pans out next season. My bet is 90% of guns stick with lead. How will manufacturers react? Will they still promote and advertise their lead gameloads and go against the organisations wishes? What will their brand ambassadors use? Will Dave Carrie tow the line or stick to his principles. Interesting times ahead. WR.
  13. What do they envisage folk will use in 5yrs time for game? Steel or a cheap 28gm clay load in 7's? A ban unless total is completely unworkable and they know that. They're softening the blow at the minute. Clay shooting unaffected? No chance! It will be the death knell for grass roots,local farm clay shoots. I support our organisations but they've called this one badly wrong. WR.
  14. I have also heard the rumours and this is whats annoying me. They've been defending lead then as soon as one of their main sponsors produced the Ecowad they're now suddenly pro steel. The magazine is virtually one big Eley Hawk advert. I defend BASC over a lot of the work they do but this smells very very fishy to me. Ring BASC and ask which steel loads we should use. I can guess the answer!! WR.
  15. Why do you doubt I'll reply? The "OP" has been hosting another shootday and have just got home. The gun in question was an old side by side. Judging by it's weight, rib and side clips, a pigeon gun. I didn't notice the makers name as they are of no interest to me. Italian o/u game guns, Famars etc are more my thing. Checking a guns proof stamps isn't really standard practise on our shoots either. The cartridge most definitely went well down the chamber. Why would I lie? Perhaps it had been pitted and bored out or the cartridge was well undersized. Who knows. I certainly don't care. I'm amazed a simple post regarding a dodgy shell would provoke such scrutiny and speculation. Thankyou Figgy for your civil reply. I'm sure you have the best of intentions. Lesson learnt. Matter closed. WR.
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