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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. JJsDad

    Wigeon numbers

    I shoot a marsh in east Kent and I asked a similar question last year because we had a terrible season with very few Wigeon or Mallard around. We had a few packs around early in the season, but they moved on and never returned. This year has started better and we have certainly seen more duck in Sept & Oct than we saw all season last year. The rain over the last week has helped, as we have had very low water levels since the start of the season. We usually get an influx of Wigeon when the real cold weather sets in up north. We dont get dozens, but 3 or 4 of us normally get a few shots on each flight. Geese numbers (Greys) seem to be on the increase and we regulary see them on the move at morning / evening flight. Getting under them is another matter !
  2. JJsDad

    Sabel 12 gauge

    Odd barrel configuration for a side x side.
  3. JJsDad

    Wanted: Cheap Dectivation service

    Well, there is a little pearl of wisdom that will cetainly impress your FEO.
  4. JJsDad

    Sickening attitude to Remembrance

    Evidently trying desperately to get himself noticed by the left wing trolls who hero worship Corbyn; so that he can secure a job as Labours media advisor. Disgusting remarks but be assured Corbyn & McDonnell will not critise him or have him thrown out of the party. I just wonder which Regiment or Corps he served with !
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    Woodcock

    We were out in east Kent last Saturday and did 6 drives. We put one or two out of 5 of the drives. Due to the decline in numbers over the last 2 or 3 years in our area we dont shoot them until after 1st December and then only if the Gun is prepared to take it at the end of the day.
  6. http://www.saddleryandgunroom.co.uk/
  7. JJsDad

    picking up

    You have a PM.
  8. JJsDad

    Army short of soldiers

    You have got it in 3 short lines. Shame some top brass and most politicians cannot seem to grasp these simple points.
  9. JJsDad

    Grenfell Tower Bonfire Video

    I would guess that most of us either as children or as parents have turned out for Bonfire (Guy Falkes) night; spent an arm and a leg on fireworks and all this to celebrate something that happened in the 1600s, where some well meaning `terrorist` decided to blow up the houses of parliment and its occupants. We still celebrate this, in a rather macabre way; by burning an effigy, and I just wonder what many from overseas make of this rather odd celebration. This does not excuse the distasteful video shown on the evening news, but just to point out we are sometimes a very odd race.
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    Grenfell Tower Bonfire Video

    On a day when they have announced a further 2 murders in London, which I believe brings the running total up to 19 this year, you are absolutely correct. Get your car stolen or your house broken into and the Police will be to busy to turn out. But a builder whistles at a pretty girl, who then makes a complaint and they will be all over the site like a rash. The prioritising of crime in this country seems to have totally turned on its head. As for the clip on the 6-00 news, it just confirms my belief that there are some pretty `sick` people out there.
  11. JJsDad

    Over and under sling

    You can purchase this type of front sling attachment from Beretta; but the side ribs need drilling to accept the mounting screws. Unless you are totally competent, this is probably a job best left to a gunsmith. There are slings on the market that have a large loop that slips over the barrels and attaches via a QR loop at the rear, however these need removing before use because it surrounds the barrels & top rib. I go along with motty, a slip protects the gun and solves the carriage problem.
  12. JJsDad

    Side by Side Club

    If you are just going on the choke markings on the barrels, rather than patterning the gun or getting the chokes measured using a bore-micrometer; you have no idea if the previous owner has had them taken out prior to you buying the gun. People will argue all day long about the degree of choke required and you really need to consider what is the least degree of choke that suits your type of shooting. As some wise old shooting owl said years ago: "Choke, it lengthens your reach but lightens your bag". Half and full is in my view to much for `normal` Pheasant shooting but each to their own. Once you have centred a bird at 25 yrds with the choke barrel and subsequently dressed it, you may decide that adjustment of that barrel is on the cards.
  13. Further to my earlier note. I have had a bit of a sort through and have got the following:

    Qty 175 Gamebore Premium Sporting 7.5 shot, 28g Plas wad

    Qty 175 As above but 8 shot

    Qty 25 Eley Olympic Blue 7.5 shot

    Qty 50 Mixture of Gamebore & Just Cartridges    6 & 7.5 shot Plas wad & some fibre

    Total: 425

    Price: £60 the lot.

    Prepared to meet part way if that would help.

    1. mikehutt

      mikehutt

      are you around sunday Pm ? i am going to essex and pass you 

      Mike 

    2. JJsDad

      JJsDad

      Yes. Other than half hours dog walking wll be around all day. If you come up the M2 / A2 from the coast you are within 1 mile of me. Address: 20 Crockenhall Way, Istead Rise, DA13 9DB, come off the A2 at the A227 turn off.

      Out today till approx 4-30 pm . Tel: 01474-832685.

      Rufus

  14. An interesting article in the link provided by GingerCat, above. The quote reproduced below refers to birds beyond 60 yrds, which pretty much sums up what the majority of members have been saying in one form or another since this thread started. "Any higher and you are relying on luck and we need to question seriously whether luck should play any part when it comes to the humane dispatch of a living quarry. It’s all very well hitting clays at extreme range but they are not sentient beings. Read more at https://www.thefield.co.uk/shooting/shoot-pheasants-like-george-digweed-37727#77X8wmc1wgTAyUo0.99"
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