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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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    Muzzle Loader with no license

    Have a look at the `pinned` thread - Firearms Licensing Laws in `Guns & Equipment Sect.
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    Rules..for the many, or the few ?

    You should. The woman just cannot seem to stop digging. Snippet in our national paper yesterday saying she has been caught on a video pretending to chop lines of cocain with a credit card (that was apparently something innocous) and then snort it ! I suppose she will blame someone else for leading her astray and then filming it, but the sheer arrogance of the woman is breathtaking.
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    Your choice light upland gun

    You dont need an ejector for the type of shooting you describe and a SBS is more comfortable to carry on a long walk as againts an O/U. An AYA No 3 in tip top condition will be well within your budget. There is nowadays a vast choice of 20 bore cartridges on the market, so an AYA or even an English 20 bore non-ejector would be within your budget. Most older English 20s will have 2.5in. chambers so I personally would opt for an AYA with its 2.75in chambers. Plenty on the market and a great spares back up in the unlikely event a spring or striker breaks.
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    Shooting related New Year's Resolutions?

    About sums it up for me to, I am afraid. The stand and shoot is OK, but its the next drive walking that does my legs & lungs in.
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    New Years Honours,

    I would guess that most members of the forum qualify !
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    We are seeing good numbers down here in Kent. Last year our numbers were way down and we brought in a rule in our syndicate that there would be no shooting of them until after 1 December, but then only to be shot if the Gun is prepared to take it home. This discourages the Gun who shoots them just for the sake of it but doesnt take them to eat. The last 2 shoot days we have been seeing 20 to 30 a day out of 6 heavily wooded drives.
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    Asking for shooting on first post

    No, you are not being grumpy. My pet niggle, is the ones who want to meet up and `help` me out with vermin control on MY PERMISSION. I used to try offering a bit of advice, but invariably they never respond or say thanks; so nowadays I just move on. The worlds full to the brim with freeloaders; all with their hands out wanting something or another for free, but no energy or drive to get off their rear-end to do anything about it.
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    New Years Honours,

    I grew up with Lonnie Donegan and his ilk; so googling Ariana Grande is not going to improve my knowledge of the current pop scene or get me rushing out to buy her latest release. I am aware she performed for free in a concert to honour the victims, but does this really warrant an award. I would however put my hand up for the suggestion we nominate Ditchman, we could do with a titled member to add a bit of decorum to the forum.
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    New Years Honours,

    Who ????????????????
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    Browning 725 Hunter G3

    daz181 Difficult question to answer without looking at the barrels in close up; but my initial reaction is to say, no it wont prove a problem in the future. It almost certainly will not fracture as the gun has passed proof which is considerably higher than the normal working pressure of any cartridge you are likely to use. The only time I have seen a problem developing was on a newish Beretta where there was a measurable gap of a thou (0.001in) or so between the tubes and the monoblock after several wet days there was a rust coloured leeching of water and oil from the joint. This gradually got worse until there was a discloured brown ring around both barrels. After a lot of too,ing and fro,ing between the owner, the shop and Beretta UK; where despite the gun being sent back to Beretta the problem persisted. Finally when legal action was threatened by the gun`s owner, Beretta replaced the barrels. This is an extreme case, and I can see no evidence from your photo to suggest this is likely to happen on your gun. If it gives you peace of mind, I would take it back to the shop and politely just register your concerns to them and see what they have to say. It might also give you chance to look at another gun of the same model to see if the perceived fault is common across all grades.
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    Browning 725 Hunter G3

    High end Beretta showing the disguising of the joint by simple engraving. In effect, this joint is more distinctive than the one on your gun.
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    Browning 725 Hunter G3

    Correct I am afraid. You dont get a lot of expert hand-finishing on mid grade guns. Beretta tend to disguise the joint with a ring of engraving but it is still quite visible on even the high cost examples.
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    Browning 725 Hunter G3

    Its the joint line where the shoulder on the barrel tubes meet the block. These barrels (725) are mono-block construction not chopper lump forgings and the manufacturing process is highly similar to the repair process used to reclaim worn/damaged barrels and refered to as `sleeving`.
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    Stock checkering tools

    If Old Boggy hasnt sorted you out; have a look at the Peter Dyson website: https://www.peterdyson.co.uk
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    Miroku MK60 Grade 5 or Browning Crown

    At the price of £4k plus for a Crown (new) this would be my route if you like Brownings.