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  1. tignme

    Scottish Members Clay Day 12

    John, I see your desire to shoot loadsa different venues (ive shot most SCTA reg grounds in Scotland except seals cove) and I too crave the variety. Your suggestion for these distant venues (seals Cove 170 mls from me n 3 plus hours travel) means I cant attend even taking in your generous offer of a lift. I think you will find attendances will be down because of the expense involved, although some might not admit it. There are good grounds reasonally local for all. Cluny Clays. (my limit distance) Falkirk. Crosscrows Bing. Auldgarth/burntkettle. Drummond (Edith Barnes near Creif) Lindertis Wood ( Stewart Elder) kirrimuir. North Ayrshire Shooting Ground. Cowans Law. Ayrshire. (Not been in a while so not sure whats on. Westerjawcrag/ Forest experience/ St johns Town of Dalry. Westlands/ Pushing it for distance again. Dunns Millerhill/ Edinburgh Way, Used to do open shoots I will leave it at that and see if there is any response. Barry
  2. tignme

    Scottish Members Clay Day 12

    With only 3 definite PW members and two tenatives so far its not looking good for a big turnout. My 3 friends have all decided its to expensive. 240 miles, most of 5 hrs travel,8 gals of fuel,cartridges,clays n chuck makes it a no no. So await the next one. Barry
  3. tignme

    Scottish Members Clay Day 12

    Ive chalked it in as 80% sure just now and have asked 3 others 2 of will drag out for reply the other a new member here will let me know when back off shore. John, how far from you to braidwood.?
  4. My total for 2018 shot over a lot of laid barley and wheat was 2632. This is about my average over the past ten years. I shoot all year round starting on spring drilling, laid crops and then stubbles. finishing on flighting birds two to three outings per week. Here on the west coast of Scotland we do not have rape to continue decoying during winter. Bags numbers were in the 40s,60s, 80s and a few 100s. Best days were 3 x 125s, 1 x 155 and a 185. There are a lot more pigeons here than 35 years ago when a good bag resulted in a 25. I am fortunate in that im retired and have a 24/7 pass so still getting pigeons. As others have said I know of lots being shot all over the west.
  5. tignme

    Scottish Members Clay Days 2019

    Im up for some of your venues. South/ Ok for auldgirth and Forest experience, others too far for me. north.both too far. wildfowlers ok with both venues Basc open. Ok Scone gamefair entry fees plus very dear clay round put me out. Houston. Maybe.
  6. tignme

    Theresa May's speech today

    Northern Ireland is as British as England.
  7. Teal,you will be aware I was stopped from sales on here. Dec 2015.

    Am I still on stop and if so why.

    Cheers Barry

    1. tignme

      Browning XBolt Varmint barrel chop.

      Had my x bolt chopped after a year old. Down to 20 ins and very little to tweak to zero. Absolutelty no difference in performance, I tweaked my homeloads a bit and the roe and foxs don't know.
    2. tignme

      Scotland Firearms Amnesty

      For the sake of a small fee (5 or 6 pds) have it put on your SGC when renewing. I have never owned an airgun but will add cert on when renewing in October.
    3. tignme

      Steel Shot or Wasting My Time?

      Ive always been under the impression that pea harvesters ban the use of steel shot over their crop. That's the case for me on a few permissions with small acrerage. I stand to be corrected. Lawn ranger. North Ayrshire shooting ground has a steel pattern plate free of charge.If you decide to try it shout n I will meet with you. They sell loadsa steel shells. You mihght find the brand you are using does not pattern well in your gun. Barry
    4. tignme

      Steel Shot or Wasting My Time?

      I used to shoot 28 gram seven n half trap loads in lead for woodies but requested to supply all of my birds to BOP guys I changed to steel. I have used 28 no 7s since then. My averages per year were 2600 birds and changing to steel they are the same. Ive converted quite a few to steel and they would not go back. Over ponds I use the same load (half choke) on rising teal and mallard dropping into decoys.I see no difference in bags. The only thing I find with steel is it tends to be a tighter pattern so when at woodies I use quarter choke after patterning on the plate. everyone at decoying should know their permissions. One or two of mine the birds flight in over some tall trees so I always use 32 no 4s for the extra distance although I can take decoying birds to 40 odd yds with the 7s. The good thing about steel is the premium the BOP guys pay. How much. NOYB.
    5. tignme

      BASC Scotland Members Clay Day 3rd June

      They are awfully shy and don't like to post scores.
    6. Well has farmer decided who gets to cull his rabbits,its 18 days since his post.
    7. tignme

      North West 200.

      Used to live 150 mtrs from one 0f the points of the triangle in Coleraine. two of my brothers in law n their sons into Norn Irish road racing. meet Yer Maun Joey a few times at bils.
    8. tignme

      Scottish Members Clay Day 11

      my old spurtles broken,too much use. will get another one for the next round. lol. John I knew Tam was a pw member. I was meaning he was out because he shot for the fowlers trophy.