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    Clay shooting, gun dogs, bush beating.

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  1. I suppose when you get to seventy there is some excuse for not knowing what day it is 😂
  2. I saw a lone swallow whist out beating yesterday (Wed. 29th Oct). Is this unusual for the time of year?
  3. chesterse


    How can you be so upset about someone you never met! Such was his strength of personality and knowledge coming though in his written word. RIP Hamster
  4. Absolutely and in a lot of areas they are suffering through loss of habitat. I live in the Fens and it’s a great delight to me when on the very rare occasion one pops up out of the dyke.
  5. It’s worth a try with the super extended chokes especially if you just buy two - that’s all you need, say 1/4 and 1/2. Extended chokes being heavier will alter the feel of the gun putting more weight at the front end. This can be beneficial but is down to personal preference. Most people like the balance to be just in front of the hinge pin. You can check this by carefully balancing the gun on a pointed index finger and also compare to your brother’s gun. Don’t go to ported chokes as they don’t make any noticeable difference and are a nightmare to clean. Having said all that one
  6. I was decoying a rape field one day and struggled to get the birds to come in. I noticed there was a flight line along a hedge at right angles to a small wood at the bottom edge of the rape field. I moved and set up just on the edge of the wood and had a really good day shooting seventy odd as they flew along the hedge and lifted to enter the wood. Have also actually had some good days decoying inside a wood when the birds were on beech mast.
  7. It’s got to be stopped hasn’t anyone noticed this little country is full up. The only was to do it is change whatever is making this country so attractive to make it unattractive.
  8. Thanks anyway Tightchoke. I have a couple of quarters but wanted something tighter for longer targets.
  9. MrPhantom was recently looking for some of these and coincidently I am also trying to find either 2 half’s(mod)or 2 3/8s(lt mod)or a half and a 3/8s
  10. I bought one in about 1995. I think it was a Pinewood make. I took it to try out one Saturday morning and set up on the edge of a massive field of rape. Didn’t set a hide up or put any other decoys out but got down out of sight in a dyke. I was absolutely amazed as pigeons started to come for it from what seemed miles away. I only stayed for about an hour and shot 11 but I thought I’ve cracked it! Anyway next time out with a proper set up I hardly got a shot. Over the years it was a very useful tool but when it didn’t work I would bring it in and try something else One thi
  11. Like Hamster I shot there in the 90’s. I suspect things were less developed in 1996 than they are now. I took my own shot gun over but hit a problem when Hertz would not let me have the hire car I’d ordered and paid for in the U.K. because I did’t have my driving license even though they had seen it in the U.K. Until I got things sorted out I hired a scooter from one of the local companies and have fond memories of trying to find Paphos shooting ground with a gun strapped to it and in those days it seemed like a mountain track route off the main road to the ground. I did have some very en
  12. Good advice, I shoot that exact combination of fixed chokes using 9s and don’t have any problems with close targets.
  13. Obviously there are different levels of “shoots” from the small walk round to the large commercial driven shoots but I think the main thing is that beaters and pickers up are treated with respect and not taken advantage of. A nice friendly day with like minded folk is one thing but what causes resentment in my book is when beaters are looked on as glorified serfs. Also on some commercial shoots the massive anomaly on what is charged at the guns end and what is paid to the beaters. Beaters and pickers up should not be subsidising the guns/shoot owners.
  14. Have used Legia spray for shotgun cleaning for years but this latest can is leaving a brown residue on the metalwork around the breech and ejectors. Anyone come across this or throw any light on it?
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