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  • Birthday 27/12/1955

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    shooting; shoot management, gamekeeping.

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  1. The Kubota project is virtually finished and is making its second outing at this Sundays clay shoot. Webbers Wingman will be doing a walk around video in due course. webber
  2. Gordon The wavey edge is to improve lubrication and finish on certain materials. If you you can get them into a sonic cleaner that would be great. Sadly mine is bust and not big enough. Soak them in red diesel for a week or so, then apply heat from a heat gun. That should do the trick. webber
  3. Many grounds operate under the 28 day rule, and are therefore limited to 28 shoots per year. Also many grounds operate with a number of unpaid volunteers who are only available on Sundays. webber
  4. In the case of Rixton & Astley Shooting Club its simply tradition. However many of the clubs were formed in the sixties and seventies when most working men were also required to work Saturday morning as part of their normal working week. Hence football and rugby matches played on a Saturday afternoon webber
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    Tidy up sir?

    My Grandad always said that the difference between a good haircut and a bad one was a fortnight. webber
  6. Rixton & Astley Shooting Club First post lock down 3 shoot is 11th. April Bookings are already slowly rolling in and memberships being renewed. Regulars are in for a bit of a shock when they see what we've achieved during the lock down. webber
  7. Spent the day making an adapter plate to fit the winch. Finished fabricating and painted bracket to carry the beacon. Started to make a battery tray. webber .
  8. Spent today squeezing an auxillary battery into the void where the winch usually fits. Also assembled the winch and compressor combination and sketched up dimensioned drawing for an adapter plate to fit the winch to the front. Will commence drilling and tapping tomorrow. Ordered a few M12 fine bolts from ebygumbay, couldn't believe the price. webber
  9. In my capacity as a RFD I was contacted by email by a gentleman who had ordered an air rifle from a website supplier based in the Netherlands. He advised me that Border Force had taken charge of his parcel and advise him that the rifle needed to be sent to RFD to affect a face to face transfer. The gentleman asked if I would agree to accept the rifle and conduct the transfer; obviously agreed. A series of emails followed as I suggested that I chronograph the rifle upon receipt to ensure that the rifle met UK regulations. I have today received another email advising that the Dutch supplier has now advised that they have dispatched a European specification rifle. Border Force have agreed to return the rifle to the supplier who have advised that in due course they will dispatch a UK specification rifle. I've no idea with regards to the potential financial savings, if any; however it goes to show just how easy it is for someone to unwittingly fall onto the wrong side of the law. webber
  10. Absolutely spot on. Without the help of my son and dedicated band, the shoot simply couldn't happen. Teamwork makes the dream work. webber
  11. Air Products Plc. supply our bulk gas. They recently sent this video which explains the affects of temperature on developed pressure inside the cylinder. webber
  12. Rixton & Astley Shooting Club permits the use of plastic wad cartridges, but we prefer the use of fiber wad. As the land that we shoot on was a former tip we have no restrictions included in our lease. Whilst down range the plastic wads are unsightly most do seem to disintegrate over time, but we rarely come across a fiber wad, although I know that many members shoot them because I sell them the cartridges. I do feel that when possible game cartridges should be fiber wad. webber
  13. Replacement fuel gauge arrived yesterday and was fitted following some soldering to convert the plug into the back of the gauge. Ignition on; bingo! If time permits today I'll make a bracket to carry the beacon on the roof. webber
  14. Many clay shooting clubs are run virtually on a shoe string. Rixton & Aslley Shooting Club is no exception. We shoot on a fortnightly basis; on the none shooting Sunday we usually run a work party manned by a small group of willing volunteers. A few of them commented today that prior to getting involved with the work parties they had no idea just how much work it took to keep a ground and equipment in decent order and set up a shoot; then put it all away. Today Bill has been planting hundreds of Boxwood bushes that I propagated; Tony assisted by his wife has been flagging; Tommo and Bob have been sheeting the canopy; whilst I finished off the timber structure and wasted my time going to Screwfix for self drilling screws. Sadly but for the screw up phase A of the canopy would have been finished today. It won't be long before the mowers are being serviced ready for the almost endless task of grass cutting, and not forgetting to battle with Himalayan Balsam and other weeds where required. Shooters rarely appreciate the effort expended, but thankfully some do, and their kind comments are appreciated and shared. webber
  15. Decided that the fuel gauge is faulty. Studied a couple of Youtube videos of how to fix the gauge. I carefully boke into the gauge only to find that the innards were totally different and used micro processors; all mumbo jumbo to me. Spent some time on ebygumbay and ordered what I hope will be a suitable replacement. Measured up for brackets to mount the lighting on the roof and ordered a secondary fuse box to locate under the bonnet to enable easier wiring of various accessories. webber
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