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  1. A mate has the Beretta 20 bore with kick-off which he finds very comfortable with his shoulder problem.
  2. If you're looking for ideas there's a topic further down the list on Kit Trolleys where there's a photo of mine fitted with mud scrapers.
  3. David, as I understand it the BASC was attempting to contact the ACC concerned with these matters to obtain confirmation that there would be uniformity of application across all police forces. Has this happened please? For example, as I understand it Durham say pest control ok, Avon and Somerset say no.
  4. Bobba


    You must have liked it. You told us three times 😂😂😂( just leg pulling)
  5. David, is it not possible please to use the BASC members emailing service for this important clarification? Thanks.
  6. It appears that there is no national approach by the police. By this topic, Cheshire seem to allow crop protection. The Durham police website says "shooting vermin alone for the purpose of protecting crops and livestock will be permitted". Yet, I asked Avon and Somerset for guidance on essential crop protection, solo, (my permission has started drilling) and I was told "I cannot give you authority to leave your home for this reason". I've no gripe with A&S firearms dept who have a good reputation. They will no doubt be complying with the requirements of those further up the greasy pole. But it would be helpful and give clarity if there was a national approach. Particularly as those getting it wrong (according to how their police force see it) run the risk of losing their licence. I understand that the BASC are seeking guidance, on a national level, how the police will view such activities and what they intend to do. As soon as they know they will be updating members.
  7. Thanks. You keep safe too.
  8. Bobba


    What? Oldypigeonpoper? Never.
  9. Exactly. I sought advice from my licensing authority (A&S) about essential crop protection and the reply included " I cannot give you authority to leave your home for this reason".
  10. Easyjet cancelled my flights to Corfu return. They keep emailing to select an alternative flight but I want a refund. They are obliged to give one but impossible to contact. If anyone knows how to resolve this mess please advise. Thanks
  11. In real life Frank Bourne was awarded the DCM for "outstanding coolness and courage" in the defence of Rourkes Drift. He retired a Lt Colonel. Nigel Green acted the part well in Zulu.
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    Why do ....?

    Seen on a bog house wall "No matter how long you shake your peg the last drop dribbles down your leg."
  13. We use Mini black cable ties
  14. There’s a Beretta 12 bore sporter adjustable stock 30” barrels multi choke on Private gun sales
  15. The spoiler to Scottish independence and oil revenues could be the Shetland Islanders. At the time of the last referendum there was serious talk of The Shetlands remaining with the UK or becoming a dependency should Scotland vote to leave. In such an outcome would oil revenues in The Shetlands “territorial waters” be denied to Scotland?
  16. Does anyone know please whether the chamber of the Webley and Scott 410 bolt action has the same chamber size across all like models or was there a choice? I ask because there's one unused in my cabinet and I know zero about it's specifications.. I picked it up some years back £40 in the hope that my grandson may be interested. Sadly not.
  17. If the cartridges are getting in the way of a decision I'm happy to let the gun go for £1,250 ( I'll get rid of the cartridges at my gun club)
  18. Bobba

    Red Diesel

    Probably the way they have done in the past with relief from hydrocarbon fuel oil tax eg for commercial boats which run on unleaded petrol. Owners apply for and are granted relief entitlement by HMRC. Owners purchase full priced fuel in the normal way and kept receipts and usage logs. They then claim the tax back from HMRC at the rate per litre specified by HMRC. I did this for my dive club for many years as I persuaded HMRC to regard our dive ribs as safety cover boats. It was very lucrative for club funds. It dawned on them after many years that they really were pleasure activities. They issued an interpretive note and removed our relief status. 😪 So, one system could be that all "red" is fully taxed and those deemed eligible for relief would be registered and could claim tax refunds eg farming, fishing, and those not entitled eg construction co's would not be allowed to register and would carry the costs. Such a system would also mop up what is currently illegal use. Probaby too simplistic approach for HMRC.
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    Red Diesel

    Well, if the BBC news on red diesel is true it is consistent with a leaked report reported in the press , an extract of which is below. The last line of is particularly telling "A senior economic adviser to new Chancellor Rishi Sunak has argued that Britain could become 'like Singapore' and import all our food. Dr Tim Leunig – a powerful voice in Whitehall – claims that the agriculture and fishing industries make a negligible contribution to the economy, and points out that the former British outpost 'is rich without having its own agricultural sector'. In his controversial comments, he also suggests farmers should not be given tax breaks denied to other industries."
  20. Agreed. Although, I do occasionally have the same effect with Butcombe bitter. Guesse I'll have to stick to take aways, malt whisky and gaviscon....!
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    Tesco bacon.

    Thanks. Another kitchen gadget to explore. Although, what with kettle, toaster, espresso machine, bamix, blender etc there soon will be little working surface to work on...........!
  22. I avoid supermarket curries, either frozen or ready meals, for one simple reason. They give me heartburn. Restaurant take aways do not. So, I wonder whether it's shelf life preservatives or something in them which is not used in restaurant / take away curry houses?
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    Tesco bacon.

    Another Tesco "bacon" product to ignore is their 2 pack gammon rashers. So much water and gunge. Even trying to drain some of it out of the pan doesn't help. The finished product is not nice at all.
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