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  1. Afternoon. Thanks for all the replies. I had tested the gun prior to asking advice and am getting around 63% (right barrel) and 69% (Left barrel) over a 5 shot average at 40 yards.I shoot mainly snipe and woodcock with this gun but although I shoot well with it I find a lot of birds very badly shot with my usual 24gm 7.5s.My 12 bore is choked cylinder and 1/4 but has 30"inch Damascus barrels so a plastic wad prob adds a bit of choke here,I do not find the same level of damage on birds shot with this gun using a 28gm 7.5.I also used the 20 bore at pigeons over decoys this year and found some birds really well hit at decent ranges. I would not be planning to take out all choke but would like her opened up a bit.i would imagine most of my shooting is under 30m especially when waking up woodcock and snipe so the need for very tight chokes is not really required.
  2. Afternoon. I am not sure if there is a simple answer to this question but all advice is appreciated. I bought a side by side 20 bore last year but it is very tightly choked.I bought it mainly for my two sons to use and feel it is hampering them with the tight choke. I would like to get it polished out to maybe cylinder and 1/4 and have a man who can do it but do not know where to look for constrictions to advise this man.He has carried out this job for others but always on 12 bores so has asked me to get him details on how much I want polished out.I am aware that once it is gone I can not replace so want to have it right the first time. The gun is a reasonably cheap side by side so not really financially viable to put multi chokes in it. Many thanks. Gavin.
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    Grey squirrel tails

    Thank you both for your very quick responses and kind offers.I didn't realise that I had a pm and had replied in the public forum.I have been a member for a long time but never post and must say this is the sort of kind offer I have seen on the forum so often.
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    Grey squirrel tails

    Hi Garnet, I would love between 5 -10 if that was possible and not being too greedy? When I was young(30+ years ago) we had reds then loads of greys seemed to move in.In the past 4 years I don't think I have seen a grey but see a lot of reds.This corresponds with an increase in the Pine Martin population,I have heard folk say that the red being lighter can move to the end of the branches and evade the Pine Martin but the grey,being heavier, can not.I am not sure it is as simple as that.
  5. Evening all, Would any of the members who shoot squirrels be happy to part with a few tails if they don't use them?Have just started checking through the flytying kit and realise I have none left.I am very happy to pay postage. We used to have plenty of greys but now only reds (and pinemartins). Many thanks, Gavin.
  6. Shot 17 yesterday.set up between 3 oak trees at 3pm.10 had some acorns in them 6 were pretty full but 1 was stuffed with beech mast.prob 40 or more nuts in it's crop.hundreds of birds here now feeding on and under the oaks,you can see them picking them off the branches.only gathering up now but looks good for next few weeks.
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