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  1. I do try to get as much elevation as I can, and to be honest as all my zeroing is done on my friends farm, he is very accommodating and I have the run of the place. We are good friends, and I hold the position of " Senior Vermin Control Officer ", or " Only Vermin Control Officer ". But as you can imagine, stock has more priority than me. I'll run it past him and see if he can think of anything.
  2. We used a steamer to get the wallpaper off. The board was like a grey type of cardboard with a paper outer. So in some places where it got too wet, it started to peel away, then when broke off left like little tufty bits poking out, if that makes sense. The scrapers gouged a bit also. When the gritty stuff was applied, it was then like a coarse sandpaper.
  3. Last time I zeroed my .223 I had a sloping field and behind it a 5 bar metal gate leading into a second field with a steep bank. But one of the bullets somehow must have instead of burying itself into the ground bounced up and left a nice dent in the top bar of the gate. At least it certainly looks like I was the culprit. There is no hole or lead residue, but looks like a dent that could have come from a bullet strike. I did when I had the gun new try a few target rounds but now only use v max. There is no 100 % proof that I done it but I am assuming that I did. I might add that the ground in
  4. My mother in law had internal walls skim plastered. Some of the walls were not brick, but not plaster board either, the builder said a name that I can't remember ( council house built in the 60 ' s ) , that used to be used to keep costs down. When getting the old wallpaper off the boards were gouged a bit, the builder painted them with what looked like a glue with sand in it and plastered over. After leaving to dry, plaster was painted with 50 /50 emulsion and water, prior to one or two top coats of neat emulsion. However, there are some patches on the new plaster that seems darker in col
  5. Steve, ask her what's the name of the ship in the film " mutiny on the bounty ". My mother in law didn't know as she hasn't seen the film.
  6. Just came across a company called Empire Cartridges. From England. Is this a new set up ? Never heard of them before.
  7. When I seen the recoil of the 308 it seemed quite harsh. When I use a 12g shotgun I use as low a load as I can get away with, I have 25g up to 30g. I can automatically bang bang 2 barrels with 30g or 28g load, but I wouldn't fancy it with a 308. But shooting a moving gun as opposed to a static one is easier.
  8. On the other hand, the manufacturer got back to me straight away. I sent them pics as requested, but some of the solutions they suggested was like if we were on a different page to each other. Also, I would have thought that they would have wanted the mounts back for inspection, but no.
  9. Cheshire Gun Room. Am I correct in thinking that if e mail is not delivered for any reason, the sender is notified ? I allowed extra time taking into account Corvid virus problems like less staff available, checked my spam folder but never had any response from them.
  10. I perhaps should have been more clear. What I am asking is a comparison between a 308 rifle load and a 30 gram shotgun load regarding recoil.
  11. I know when roost shooting it involves woods. But when normal decoying is it desirable to be close/ adjacent to a wood ? Is it good that the shot keeps birds in the air or bad that it pushes them out of the area ?
  12. I was watching a you tube clip with a shooter using a 308 rifle. I noticed how much recoil was involved. So, out of interest, what sort of powder charge would be in a standard load of a 30g shotgun cartridge and in a 308 ?
  13. Well, firstly an apology to the people following this post showing interest, for the long time in replying. As mentioned, I told the manufacturer I did not want any more e mail from them as that would not solve my dilemma. The shop purchased from did not answer e mail, and I always thought if an email was not delivered a message would come back to me, so I'm assuming they received mail from me. Between lockdown I have not been in any shops until yesterday, from 17th March to 17th August due to shielding. I think like everybody else together with general life's little problems I got a
  14. The one in Mellors pic I have, but with a green wire frame, the arms are returned by an elastic band. I probably bought it in the late 80' s, via a shooting mag.
  15. Are remote control for flappers the same as the ones for magnets ? Or are there two versions ? I have 3 flappers all with timers fitted and being from different manufacturers have different speeds. I use all or some as I feel the need, but would like to have at least one I can stop / start from the hide.
  16. An update for those following this post. It is still ongoing. I basically told the manufacturer e mail back and fore is not solving my problem and I might as well bin the mounts. I think what I was after was an offer to replace the mounts or at least an explanation as to how / why the mounts are too wide. I would have thought that they would have been interested in having this set back for inspection. This set cannot be the only bad set manufacturer. The shop I bought them from have not replied to my email from 2 weeks ago. I will try them again on Monday.
  17. I haven't read all this post to be honest, as I just noticed it and need to get off the computer. Other things to do. But if not already mentioned, there is a RFD, think his name is T R Robb or similar, who specialises in HW 80 ' s.
  18. I usually support local businesses where possible in any type of retail they are in if I can get what I need with them. We all know the " boarded up everything must go sale signs" in the high streets feeling. But the reason I could not visit local RFD' s on this occasion is due to this shielding lark. I am supposed to stay safe until 16th August, have not been in a shop since 17th March.
  19. Well, I had an immediate response from BKL. They asked for picks to confirm the right mounts were in the box. Another reply then stating they were correct, no offer of any exchange. But what they did suggest was buying another mount, fixing this to the gun, then fixing the problem mount to this, then the picatinny rail on top. Now, the mount they suggested was the wrong size anyway, but this was never going to happen. I said it would be undesirable to double the scope height, I was not prepared to spend on another mount which would double my purchase price and the mount suggested wou
  20. 30-6

    Wasp sting

    This wasp nest is in the ground. I have poured over it a good dose of diluted jeyes fluid and undiluted bleach, no good. I googled ant powder on wasps and there was yes and no reaction to its working. I think I will try it and then if needed get proper wasp powder.
  21. I have just e-mailed the RFD shop I had them from and BKL in America. I suggested that would it be possible they are "faulty " or could they have been used and are "second hand". Let's see what each says.
  22. Had them from an online RFD. If you look on the BKL website, the leaflet that came with the mounts is shown on there, under the 500 series. There is an explanation to increase the width, but not to decrease, it is done by what they term the spreader hole. I have read since posting this query, that they are machined from a solid block with a purpose made weak spot, that will give to accommodate different widths. However, I still am not comfortable forcing screws to lose 2 mm.
  23. Bought a pair of BKL 566 risers 11mm dovetail to 20mm picatinny, to put NV on an AA s200. In the instruction leaflet it states if too tight remove clamping screw, fit into the threaded hole on the mount and tighten so as to widen the width. However, the gun dovetail is 11mm and the mount dovetail is 13 mm, the exact opposite. So, am I expected to decrease this 2 mm by really tightening the clamping screws ? The mount is machined from one solid piece, so would it give or snap ? Never come across anything like this before, and it seems odd that it tells you how to widen but
  24. 30-6

    That was scary

    Just writing on my tablet in the airgunning section and the automated prediction thingy threw up " Ditchy ". Where did that come from ? Wasn't writing about him or moles or nothing.
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