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  1. red_stag88

    Wildfowling Bristol and Surrounds

    OK thanks. Bridgewater Exepted area it is for a while then!
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    Wildfowling Bristol and Surrounds

    Thanks gents. I assume both are taking members?
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    Aftermarket Chokes

    Thanks Johnny. Did you find an improvement in pattern?
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    Aftermarket Chokes

    Hi all What are people’s experiences with aftermarket chokes? I’m thinking usual suspects like pattermaster, Carlson etc. I cant afford a med and a long of the patternmasters but could go a set of the Carlson’s. Are they worth upgrading to over the stock chokes from my supernova? Thanks
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    Wildfowling Bristol and Surrounds

    Good afternoon everyone, I've recently moved to Bristol and I am looking for some wildfowling. I know i'm too late for this season, but it was my intention to do some reccies for next season. If anyone is aware of clubs with membership in the area, please could you put the details up. Preferably, I'd like to be an hour from the marsh as I find the motivation for those morning flights drops off if I'm much further! I used to be a member of South Lincs so I'm aware of the trials and tribulations of fowling, but if there was the opportunity to shadow an old hand to learn the marsh, that would be appreaciated. Thanks
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    Wildfowling Advice - SLWC Marshes

    Thanks all. I did think it was the nature of the sport, but it's always best to check if I am doing something very wrong. I will take your advice and keep a diary. Cheers
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    Wildfowling Advice - SLWC Marshes

    Dear All, I am a newcomer to wildfowling, this being my first season with SLWC. I have had a few morning and evening flights of varying success on Frampton Marsh. A few weekends ago I ventured out mid-afternoon on a falling tide to have an explore and get settled in for an evening flight. I was pleasantly surprised to find birds moving for most of the afternoon, all be it many out of range. I got settled in relatively near the front, in a gutter next to a large creek. Many birds flew over as the afternoon progressed to evening. I took one or two that were passing to my right, over the marsh, as I lack a dog and didn’t want to drop birds in the creek bottom. Many packs of widgeon paid a visit and I was pleased with my efforts. On the walk back I put up a number of teal and widgeon from splashes about the marsh. This weekend just gone tried to replicate the same, but thought I may float a few decoys on the splashes. First thing I noted was that there were much fewer widgeon and teal in the RSPB reserve. Second thing I noted was that many of the knee deep areas of water were now muddy puddles. Undeterred I found a 10in deep splash near the large creek I was camped in before. I floated my decoys and set to waiting and watching. I noticed very few brents about, the ones I could see seemed to be further along on Kirton. As the day progressed a pair of mallard, very high, came from the estuary and headed inland. I could see a mass of (I assume) widgeon out over the estuary (or beyond) and excitedly waited for them to pay me a visit. However when they did decide to make a move, they seemed to disappear from view in any direction but mine. Last visit, streams of birds came out of the reserve and down the creeks, but this did not seem to happen either. Three pintail did buzz straight past me, feet off the ground, but these were the only shootable birds all evening. Essentially the flight failed to appear. The wind was a steady 10-15mph south easterly. High tide was at 7:30pm ish. Conditions were rain to begin, but clearing to high whispy cloud. Do I put my lack of success down to the following: The vagaries of wildfowling? Being a complete all the gear, no idea ******? Should I have tried one of the other marshes like Butterwick or Wrangle given the wind? (I have not been to any other marsh than Frampton as I am a little girl and scared of Kirton.) I was in the wrong place and should have been back in the gutter from the previous trip? I suspect it is all of the above. Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. I’m not asking for co-ordinates to your favourite secret spot, but a general pointer of where I should be when which wind is blowing would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Wildfowling Shotguns

    I think I might persevere with the pump till the season is out and reconsider then. If you add all the votes for break guns together, still not half as popular as semi autos. More thinking to be done.
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    Engineer with lathe required

    Pm mate.
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    FYI new benelli

    God knows how much that will cost here at $2,000. Johnny
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    Lanyard

    Google uk custom lanyards. I had one made to take six droppers for about 15 quid. Johnny
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    Wildfowling Shotguns

    It's on the barrel which is a Matt finish and quote rough.
  13. red_stag88

    Wildfowling Shotguns

    Thanks for the advice kent. I'll do that in the future. Any tips for getting rid of the brown rust stain that has appeared?
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    Wildfowling Shotguns

    Kent, It was an half hour walk back to the car where it had a wipe and coat of thin oil, then an hour to home. I'm not sure if the slip is absorbent. Wildfowler12, Yes it is the black version. I'm not a huge fan of camo guns, but in this case it would appear that I have made a mistake. Why on earth would benelli not offer the same rust protection with a black finish? Johnny
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    Wildfowling Shotguns

    Evening all, Having just put my pump action in the bath after an evening flight, I got to wondering what others are using on the shore? I struggle to shoot well with the pump. Mainly due to being a bad shot more than anything. I have also noticed its propensity to rust, even with a thin coat of mud enough to leave small stains. This is rather disappointing considering it is a supernova and meant to be tough. I was thinking about getting a cheap over under for the job. Your views would be welcome. Cheers Johnny
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