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  • Birthday 17/03/1948

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    Hemsby, Norfolk
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    Shooting, Boating , Campervan touring anywhere I can fish, Fresh water fishing,

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  1. A quick update, after several attempts to clean and test the action on the Beretta I was still no better off, I cleaned the gas transfer valve which I admit was well coked up, but it still would not eject a single cartridge, I called in at the local ammo supplies and bought a single box of another brand cartridge, went back to the field and fired 2 series of 3 shots, the eject worked perfectly and sent empties flying out to around 6 feet away. A quick reload with the original cartridges and it was back to cartridge case jammed in the chamber, tried again but the same result. S
  2. Following Zapp's advice ( thanks again Zapp ) and a quick visit to youtube for some advice on how to get the gas transfer valve out, I have just gouged out a pile of carbon from around the gas transfer ports in the gas valve housing, I have never had the courage to strip this before but 'Coles gunsmiths ' on youtube have a good -no great- strip down video for this very item, which I followed and had no problems at all, why didn't I do it sooner, anyway, now I need a field test and fingers crossed I may have got to the bottom of the problem, thanks for suggestions what would we do without our P
  3. The gun will fire almost any 3" as well as standard 70mm, but I only shoot pigeons , about 2 to 3 times a week and only use 28 gram 70mm cartridges, admittedly I have swapped brands a couple of times but the one I am on now is one I have used for the last 2 months without any real problems Thanks Zapp, I will take one last stab at it and see what happens, lucky for me I have a spare gun ( my sons ) so wont miss out on my sport while its away.
  4. Hi Zapp, I have not, I have never figured out how to get anything in there to give it a clean, the ports are still open but I cant tell if there is a partial blockage ?
  5. I was told when I bought it to clean the area but not to oil as it attracts carbon build up and can slow the recoil / reload down . As a footnote, when the jam occurs the spend case has been pulled right back to the point of eject but then fails to release the shell, the bolt then starts to move forward again attempting to pick up the reload but still holding the empty, If I pull the bolt back manually the empty fly's out as normal landing 6 feet away.
  6. The forecast was fair, my last visit to the perm revealed several hundred mixed crows, wood pigeons and ferals, so my expectations for a good day out was very high, arriving on the perm the first thing I noticed was almost no movement in the air and only a few birds on the ground. The day before I had just fully stripped and cleaned my Beretta AL 391 Urika 2, cleaned and oiled it, after noticing one or two jams on the previous session. I drove around the headlands checking each field but nothing, so settling on the best option, a newly drilled rape field, I set up the hide with a do
  7. Welcome back, hope you enjoy the forum, 👍
  8. I agree with Steve-b-wales, the flys are on them as soon as you peg them out, eggs in all the orifices and a lot you cant see, I have a small tarp which I cover the dead birds I want to keep for the table so the fly's cant get to them, allowing them to cool off naturally, the rigor mortis sets in about an hour after death and they will stay stiff for some time, The rest I use over and over again until I cant stand the smell in the car, then I freeze and bin the stinky ones on bin collection day, then set up with a fresh batch on the next outing, I like to start with 10 or 12 and wil
  9. Just last week I arrived on the perm with the usual car load of unnecessary 'stuff', set up and laid out the pattern and magnets, the wind was cold even though the sun was shining , I shot the first 2 hours in my t-shirt but by 5 I was feeling a chill so looked around for my waistcoat and jacket, strange I'm sure I dropped them in the back of the hide but no, must still be in the car, wandered back into the wood where the motor was hidden in the trees, checked front and back seats, even on the floor but nothing, then it dawned on me, I had left them on the bed when I was getting ready,
  10. Hey John, well done on the bag, I did 33 on the marsh behind the caravan centre on Thursday, with two magnets 20 yards apart in the tram lines, it was just an experiment but what a result, I was pulling them in from 200 yards away and they almost all committed straight into the few dead birds I had on the ground, only had 2 young birds among the total, I know it was not stubble, but a standing crop, but its changed my mind on magnet use. 👍
  11. Just been told my last three fields of peas are being left to go to seed, when this happened last year I had some amazing days on both the standing crop and after harvest, probably end of August so it clashes with rape and wheat but well worth the wait.
  12. You will need to do the small and taste test to be sure, simply rub a nougat between you fingers, take a good snort up both nostrils then give it a good lick, let us know what you find !!!!🤢
  13. As far as I know they limit the voltage to the motor so yes it should slow things down, but as a footnote I think the wingbeat speed varies a lot when birds are looking for landing areas, so its probably not going to make a huge difference to the effectiveness, I always ran on / off timers on my flappers so they flap and stop intermittently which seemed very effective .
  14. I plead the 5th amendment 😁 seriously though my optician says no problem at the moment, I can still read a number plate at 25 yards !!, and I might add hit a moving target at 25 yards 8/10 its just longer range stuff at the moment
  15. Looked at several sites around Norfolk, average ground rent is around £3000, then council tax at base rate£1200, on top you have heating,electric, gas, but water is normally included. Biggest problem was after just a few years the owner can insist you remove an older van and replace with new, in some cases you could only replace with a van purchased directly from the site management and these could be double or more the cost of buying direct from manufacturers, You have to make sure they have a residential licence from the council, if its on holiday licence you have to leave for a pr
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