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  1. Here in the UK they are both 12 ft lb, or slightly less in reality. I think the 22 will do you really well, but see what others have to say.
  2. I had had both, I currently shoot a 177 and find it easier to shoot in the field. Flatter trajectory. However I dislike the reduced energy levels. No doubt someone will come and quote figures to the contrary but the 22 used to hit with a smack. You don’t get that with the 177. Iv shot a few rabbits in the head which when Iv picked the rabbit up it required finishing off, despite it being a headshot. Never had that with the 22 they was all dead on the spot. Id stick with the 22 given your intended use.
  3. Max 20m I would go with the 22. If you ever fancy poking out a bit further the 177 is the one to have. I have a 97k 177 in beach for reference.
  4. I hate Piers Morgan but he’s spot on in this case and can’t believe he hasn’t got more support. Harry and Megan are ridiculous at the moment.
  5. How many figures do you want? Yes everyone makes mistakes but the point is Donald throughout the whole of his presidency was only concerned about himself and not for the greater good of America.
  6. All the wars you’ve listed were fought in the interest of the nation. There may have been dubious claims as to why the war was taking place but the aim was to secure land or resources or neutralise and external threat to the USA. Trump however couldn’t care less about what is best for America. All he cares about is promoting his own ego and image.
  7. The man is a fool and he has so much blood on his hands it is unreal. If I killed one person you would all be shouting I should be hanged. Trump through his incompence and provocative speeches has killed thousands. The poor young lady who stormed the Capitol building who was killed acting on his behalf while good old ‘aggressive’ Donald hid behind his team says it all. He could never lead troops into battle. He’s scared of real danger. He’s a pathetic man who is all words and no action!
  8. Having owned Landrovers I would say certainly not the Landrover 😂! Sorry! Landrovers are always having little niggles, this breaking, this snapping, this slipping, this sticking. I bought my first German car, and as much as I didn’t want German, its been the most trouble free car iv owned. 130,000 now and all iv replaced is a wheel bearing and an exhaust coupling in its life. Serviced once a year at the local independent.
  9. Depending on your excess and no claims bonus it might just be worth having a word with a local repair shop and fixing it that way. Alternatively, depending on the make of the car you might be able to pick up a newish bumper online and fit it yourself if you’re handy with spanners.
  10. You can adjust the head to have the beam as wide or tight as you like. For foxing i have it tight, for rabbits i widen it out a bit. It's a very versatile torch, fits in as well for walking the dog or a bonfire party as it does mounted on a rifle. its never going to be a good as the lightforce 170 I have but for its money and place its perfect.
  11. https://torchfactory.com/evo-75-torch The best and cheapest torch i have found. Good out to 300 yards, even further for spotting foxes. Batteries last ages. If you fancy a different colour just buy a different led pill.
  12. And then there was the man who runs a local gun shop. He decided, which police approval apparently, it was a great idea to scan everyones shotgun certificates into his computer so you didn’t have to take it with you when you needed cartridges!! I told him No Way! Firstly if he gets hacked the criminals have a list of lots of shotgun holders within 30 miles, secondly there’s nothing to say that a person hasn’t had their licence revoked in-between him scanning it in and their next visit! Apparently that thought hadn’t crossed his mind!!!!
  13. I must admit i find the law surrounding this ridiculous and contradictory. In my profession I must undertake GDPR checks on my clients before undertaking work. According to the relevant chartered body I must hold copies of ID on file!! The whole system is crazy and while I would like to think everything is kept 100% secure its just another added risk in identity fraud. I wouldn’t like to think how many people hold a copy of my drivers licence or passport. Because that is what is required by GDPR!!! Who is to blame if I am a victim of Identify fraud?
  14. 100% agree. This thinking and mindset behind 'big bags' is all disproportionate. Many people within the shooting industry claim 400 bird days are extreme, unsporting, etc etc. If you actually break it down a 400 bird day between 10 guns is 40 birds each over 5 drives is 8 birds a drive. Can anyone deem that to be excessive? If so i suggest you give up pigeon shooting or lamping vermin where numbers typically exceed that per gun.
  15. Since when was written permission required? I think a lot of this is people on both sides making it up as they go along.
  16. Thank you for all the replies. I think I am going to have a go at making a set and see how I go.
  17. I am looking for a set of shooting sticks for when out with the rifle. Having done a quick search there seems to be a huge variation in price. Obviously I don’t want to spend more than I am forced. But don’t want something which is unfit for purpose either. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? Many thanks
  18. zipdog


    So sad that a lady had to die for the ego of one spoilt man. The man who shot her should also be held accountable and put away for a long time. But in the good old USA i bet nothing at all happens.
  19. Having recently gone through buying a new airgun.... All i wanted was something to replace my 20 year old Webley exocet which had come to the end of its life. Something cheap but solid. What a nightmare the airgun market has become, all rubbish made in either China, Turkey or Spain. Having owned one spanish airgun in-between and learnt my lesson I wasn’t going there. I just wanted someone around £150 and simple. To cut a long story short i ended up spending £400 on a HW97 K. Yes its very expensive for what is a sub 35 yard tool, but HW and air arms are the only guns on the mark
  20. I know it seems like an age away but it's only two years, and most of that we will be locked down at this rate. Id apply for a gun licence, which will probs take 12 months anyway, then wait until you're 17 and buy one. I think its still 17 to buy a shotgun. The second reason for this is your build will change a lot in them two years also, so it will save you buying another gun when the first no longer fits. Get an airgun in-between to keep you amused.
  21. Some of the comments are unbelievable. If I was a pheasant I think i would rather fly over someone with a 80-1 ratio than a 3-1. Game shooting always has been, and always will be a social occasion. As long as all efforts are made to dispatch any wounded game and the gun is safe that’s all that matters. You are out in the field to enjoy to countryside not to kill as much as possible. Ps the man shooting 3-1 will still wound far more birds than the lady shooting 80-1.
  22. no-one ever got anywhere by sticking to all the rules.
  23. I agree with Ginger Cat. The Americans and lots of other countries certainly helped but the part the Russians played in WW2 is vastly covered up and removed from history which is scandalous. It was most probably because our government wanted to paint Russia and communism in a bad light following the war. For anyone questioning the part Russia played take a look at the total military deaths by country during WW2. It might open your eyes!!
  24. We either Lockdown fully or not at all. This half hearted tiered approach is getting none of us nowhere.
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