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    Lifelong shooter. Used to shoot clays and rifle competitively, but lost the competitive instinct a number of years back. Member of a walk/stand game syndicate for the last 33 years. Enjoy a spot of carp fishing in the summer months & working my 2 ESS on a commercial shoot as a picker up.

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  1. I dont believe either the AYA No: 3 magnum or the Solway were originally steel proofed. Thats not to say they wont handle steel. I have a No:3 magnum that was originally full & full, to be on the safe side I had it opened up to 1/4 & 1/2. They are a big strong gun and I have no hesitation in using steel through it.
  2. Wouldnt have thought he is a BASC member, so he wont be getting in for free. If Mr Fake News himself; `Cwistoper` Packham turned up he will probably end up in the lake, now that would make a good article for the BBC.
  3. I did have a 5 minute scroll through during a moment of boredom early this morning. I did notice he is indicating he is going to the Game Fair this coming weekend and might get a warm reception ! Not sure if he is referring to the weather or the reaction of some of the shooting community who might recognise his chubbly little face. I notice he gets quite rattled and abusive when he doesnt like some of his critics remarks. Anyone keeping their eye open for him, I would suggest he will be found indulging in second helpings at one of the pie stalls !
  4. If he is not a Pigeon Watch member, I dont think he can see your response. You have to contact him via details on Gun Watch.
  5. 👍 All of which he keeps well under the radar, hypocritical creature that he is.
  6. The extract below taken from my County Force web site, indicates that the GP will almost certainly report your disability. However this does not necessarily mean you would be refused a licence. I would have thought that providing you can show your competence in handling and using a gun to your FEO that you dont have to much to worry about. A covering letter from your instructor about your ability would also go a long way to reassuring the Police that you are physically capable of handling and using a firearm. The report will need to include whether or not I have EVER been diagnosed with or been treated for the following conditions/illnesses:Acute Stress Reaction or an acute reaction to the stress caused by a traumaSuicidal thoughts or self-harm Depression or anxiety DementiaMania, bipolar disorder or a psychotic illness, or a personality disorder A neurological condition: for example, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s diseases, or epilepsyAlcohol or drug abuse. Any other mental or physical condition which you think may be relevant.Furthermore, can I please request that only information relating to the relevant medical conditions impacting upon my suitability to possess a
  7. I dont believe a single word that comes out of his mouth, so cant be bothered viewing the video. The photo below sums him up !
  8. From the FAQ on the BASC website, answer to the question "Can I shoot over stubble ?" Yes. Defra’s general licences allow preventative action to be taken and there is no restriction on using decoys, shooting on stubbles, roost shooting etc.
  9. 20 bore shotguns can be prone to sluggish ejection as a result of fouling towards the front of the chamber. I would give the chamber a good scrub out with some solvent and a phos-bronze brush before running off seeking a re-fund. As already indicated, a change in cartridge may also cure the problem.
  10. I needed one for my AL390 and bought mine from John Knibbs International. It clears the spring loaded detent that retains the end-cap. It was a very tight fit and needed a bit of work with a half-round file to get it to fit the end-cap properly.
  11. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. I am not sure if there is such a thing as a `best one`. If you want a lightweigt version with slim line motor, telescopic arms, a telescopic mounting system so the magnet can be raised up above standing crops, the prices creep up to around £160 - £170. I believe there are now versions with a remote where the magnet can be swtched off & on from 30 - 40 yards away. In my opinion they can get over used to the extent birds become wary of them. I am on my second one, as my basic version purchased from A1 Decoys about 7 or 8 years ago had fixed length arms which were a pain getting into / out of the car; in addition it was a fixed height model. I flogged that to a shooting mate and bought another (£55) that had telescopic arms and the height can also be adjusted. In the light I am always prepared to stop using it if birds seem wary of coming in, the top end spec ones at £160 seem a luxury I can do without. I have 3 bouncer poles that I use with `Hypa-Flaps` and providing there is a bit of breeze to get them going, I will often use them to provide some movement in the pattern rather than lugging a magnet and battery if I have a bit of a walk to get to my chosen position. A1 Decoy and UK Shoot Warehouse both do a good range, depends what you are prepared to spend and how often you intend using it.
  12. The various models of Beretta tend to have a very good reliability record and tend to hold their value. Spares, even for the early models are readily obtainable in the UK, and if all else fails you can obtain them from Beretta eu on the web. I picked up a very good AL390 for £300 off Gun Trader from a private seller. I missed out on an Outlander that was also a private sale, that went within a couple of hours of being advertised. Left hookers are obtainable but you need to be quick off the mark if they are priced to sell. As Scarecrow243 has indicated, right side ejection from the left shoulder is in my view not the best way to go.
  13. JJsDad

    Bsa open sights

    John Knibbs International (on the web) is the place for all things BSA.
  14. This is a mirror image of my weather outlook. The Saturday down in this area was unbearable and it was feet up in front of the TV with two fans going. On Sunday the temp went down a bit and a breeze picked up. Two of us sat out on a soya field from 3-00 pm till 7-30 that has been well hammered over the last few weeks. We managed 15 picked, with another 3 down in an adjacent barley field that we left as we didnt take our dogs. It was worth the trip as it gave us chance to pin-point flight lines and the areas they are using for our next visit. The highlight of the day was a Peregrine who came stooging past and was evidently attracted to my bouncer mounted hypa-flap, I thought on one pass he was going to stoop on it but its lack of forward movement evidently spooked him and he glided off.
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