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  1. So off I went, strong wind a bit of rain in the air. But undeterred, I found where the pigeons were feeding rushed my hide up and started banging away. I had an exciting couple of hours, the pigeons were fast and challenging. But that’s not the reason I’m here... is it just me that when the hide is literally falling apart, stroking your head while you wait, gaping from the sides, constantly in need of repair.... that the pigeons keep coming and you make a half decent bag. But, when you shoot maybe the same field in the same season with the same (ish) number of pigeons spotted. You build a hide of architectural prowess. I mean it has strong foundations, fantastic visibility , it’s spacious, the door (flap) has great accessibility, you genuinely feel “hidden” and not a ******* pigeon entertains the set up! Just me?!
  2. Hi all, Has anyone taken advantage of the BASC 50% off Morsø gas grill or already own one? I just want to know if it’s any good? Todays the last day of the offer. Cheers, Chris
  3. I’m wondering if anyone can help, I’ve got an old Beretta A303 and while I’ve been shooting the pin that sits above the trigger has been working loose. Is there anything I can do to get it tight or do I need to take it to the gunsmith for such work?
  4. I picked up this little Beretta at the shooting show a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday was the first chance I had to take her for a spin. Weather was fair sunny for most of the day with some decent wind at times. I was very limited to where I could shoot based on how high the rape has grown over the last 2-3 weeks. But I found my spot and set up accordingly. It was a sporadic day, the pigeons that decoyed did so very well. BUT I couldn’t seem to hit the birds that came straight across the decoys which with my trusty SxS would have been centre patterned. But I took some very lengthy shots, that I would probably not have put the gun up at with the SxS. Both guns are fixed Chokes. Certainly not my best day over the decoys it has to be said. But there were 2 shots that will live with me for a long time. We finished on 20 birds, but the cartridge count is strictly between me and the new girl!
  5. Thanks Tightchoke, I’ll have a look tonight.
  6. Mines a double trigger also, do you know where the markings are for the chamber size?
  7. Okay, so I’ve just bought a Beretta S56E, but I stupidly for got to ask what the chamber length is. The only marking on the barrel are in the picture below, can anyone be make it out for me please? Or point me In the direction that I can find out please. Kind Regards, Chris
  8. I’m going, and I appreciate that this is going to sound like a very silly question but are there used shotgun stands there? Or is it just the big names selling their new kit? The website is terrible for information. Cheers, Chris
  9. Thanks so much for all of your repsonses, I’ve already got a couple of serious considerations just from your replies. Regards, Chris
  10. I have (currently) a Hatsan Escort and I’ve just about had my fill of the thing. It’s the most temperamental gun in existence, and so much so it’s about to lose its place in the cabinet. It was purchased in haste with little to no research. So the question is what should I look to exchange it for? I’m not looking to break the bank as I’m also looking for an o/u. First and foremost I want something reliable, it’s fine to be second hand. Budget of up to and around the £700 mark. Any advise would be greatly appreciated, Chris
  11. Thanks for all the replies. I too have shot some of my best bags early doors. On this occasion it looked like the field I was shooting was more of an afternoon field. So I moved on and had a good couple of hours on the edge of a wood with a field of rape in front. I’ve shot the field far too much over the last month but it’s guaranteed to “shoot at” and normally drop 20-30. So I was happy. Chris
  12. What are people’s views on what time you should be set up and ready to shoot? Should i I be there before the first flight of the day? Or or should I be waiting to let them settle on the field and set up mid morning? I’ve always been an up at the crack of dawn and set up early morning. But I’m reading and watching many shooters set up later than this. Am I missing something? Any views welcome, Chris.
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