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  1. old'un

    A few on a line.

    Nice bit of shooting in an hour, well done, you might have climbed the tree to put your decoys higher up.
  2. old'un

    Would Someone Please.........

    I look forward to seeing some pictures of the finished gun.
  3. old'un

    Helping hand

    Well done on the deer did you take it from the veg farm? it’s a pity more kids don’t get to see were real food comes from.
  4. old'un

    Rabbit numbers in your area?

  5. old'un

    Country file tonight

    You are of course correct Scully, it will be interesting to see where the program takes the hunting with dogs part. No, I always blame the wife.
  6. old'un

    Country file tonight

    Yes but we are talking about unbiased, sensible politicians making the rules/laws, so I think we are safe in their hands.
  7. old'un

    PCP Compressor

    I am not an electrician so I don’t know the answer, but would it be possible to run this compressor on the cars 12v, I presume you would need some sort of inverter?
  8. old'un

    Country file tonight

    I don’t know, but working gundogs are not used to catch (apart from wounded animals) or kill things, well most gundogs don’t kill things.
  9. old'un

    Brass rod/bar

    What you making? Are we going to see a new project thread?
  10. old'un

    Country file tonight

    Don’t think it will be all hunting dogs, they will be selective as a complete ban on hunting with dogs could also include working gundogs.
  11. old'un

    Rabbit numbers in your area?

    10+ years ago some of the farms I shoot on used to have big numbers, you could go out midday and work the hedgerows with the dog and come back with half a dozen or more if you wished, on a couple of the farms if you took the rifle you could fill the back of the motor with rabbits, about 10+ years ago we had a really bad outbreak of mixy that swept through the area, it virtually wiped them out, they stared to recover about 5-6 years ago but about 3 years ago they seemed to disappear overnight, there were no signs of mixy rabbits above ground so I can only assume it’s the dreaded RHD. Will be interesting to see if I can see a few young rabbits running around the hedgerows come May/June. Cut and pasted from a veterinary website. Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) has evolved to survive outside of a host for over 200 days and can survive cold temperatures. The virus can live on pretty much any surface at all, this includes shoes, clothes, dogs, cats, hay, the feet of wild rodents and birds, grass, dandelion leaves etc. Viral haemorrhagic disease is caused by a virus, the incubation period is up to three days, although some may die suddenly without any clinical signs. Symptoms can include anorexia, fever, loss of interest and lethargy. There may be a mucoid foaming at the mouth or a bloody nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, convulsions and finally coma, very few rabbits survive this acute phase but die a few weeks later of liver disease and jaundice. VHD has two strains, RHD1 and RHD2. RHD1 has long been established in the UK, kills quickly and has a 100 per cent mortality rate, whereas RHD2 is an emerging strain that kills slowly, has a mortality rate between 20 and 50 per cent and also kills baby rabbits. Over the past year there has been an increased number of RHD2 outbreaks in the UK. RHD2- The virus appears to have mutated into a strain which kills the host more slowly. This means that the virus is present in a single rabbit for a longer period of time increasing the rate of infection between animals. While RHD2 does appear to a have a lower mortality rate than RHD1 it is no less dangerous and needs to be vaccinated against. Many vets are still not aware of this new strain of RHD2.
  12. old'un

    22lr and Horses

    Don’t do that, its **** law that in the future you will need it, wouldn’t be without mine.
  13. old'un

    Should She be Allowed Back in to the UK

    So if the baby is born in Syria will that make it Syrian? And how will that effect its status? Will it be allowed to return to the UK?
  14. old'un

    New degradable wad for steel

    Is this the one you refer to?....https://forums.pigeonwatch.co.uk/forums/topic/384560-the-first-disolvable-and-biodegradeable-wad/
  15. old'un

    Is this to good to be true?

    Got to admit its been well put together and I bet its fooled a few people.