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About kippylawkid

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  • Birthday 09/10/1966

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    Cricket, football (Toon Army), Darts & Shooting.

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  1. Great report. Really disappointing that you struggle to pass on the birds to dealers. The price offered by dealers in Northumberland is 25/30p per bird. This has been the price since I started shooting 30 years ago and is definitely not enough. it will be interesting to see if Brexit affects pigeon movement and prices.
  2. Nice return to one of your old stomping grounds. I have built up a decent list of local pubs and restaurants that take my pigeons. Some ask for them to be filleted, others want them in feather but all are happy with the arrangement.
  3. Great report. I suspect you may be being more than a bit modest about your shooting. 1 for 2 in gale conditions is pretty decent in my book. Heaps of drillings went in up here last week, birds straight onto them the same day but had them cleaned in less than a day. Spring drillings used to be the cream of sport for me but the new super-efficient drills leave little spill and lessen the chance of a decent bag.
  4. Update. I used my Maxus on our syndicate cock day on Friday and had a brilliant morning flightline shoot in the snow on Saturday. As the learned JDog suggested I consciously relaxed after each shot and the gun never hicked. Thanks for all the replies, it has hopefully saved me the hassle of sending the gun back to Browning.
  5. Nice outing JD. Carrying kit is a big deal. 75% of my permissions have margins that I can drive right around the fields. It's a pain when I have to lump the gear and like you I try to carry only essentials.
  6. 1. No gloves - we're made of whinstone in Northumberland. 2. Unfortunately I need the second and third shot on a regular basis! Consciously releasing the trigger is new to me - I'll have to get my head around it.I do like the feel of the gun, it points very nicely.
  7. Thanks for replies lads. I will have a go at consciously releasing the trigger. I've googled this and it is a repetitive issue with the Maxus, the USA guys go into it in great depth on their sites. I must admit it's the first I've heard of it. If it starts interfering with my shooting it will definitely be going back. You're concentrating on the bird and shouldn't have to worry about whether the gun is going to work.
  8. Good point, I think they're ok as I have been using the same shells through my O/U with no problem. Strike seems fine on the empties.
  9. Yes, I must admit that's my gut feeling. I'm curious if any PW members have experienced this.
  10. Recently bought a brand new Browning Maxus. Initially very impressed with the gun, fits well and the recoil is hardly noticeable. However, I was shooting pigeons this weekend and on Saturday I was unable to fire the second shot on 3 occasions.. The cartridge recycles fine (32g No 5) but i couldn't fire the second shot. Went on Sunday and exactly the same thing happened, except more regularly. It is as if the safety was on. I double checked I wasn't inadvertently catching the safety but definitely wasn't. I cleared the gun and started again, only for the same problem to come back after 5 or 6 shots. Gun is spotless, only had a maximum of 300 shells through. Has anyone else experienced this? How did you remedy? As I say, I really like the gun but can't put up with this - particularly when pigeons are piling into the decoys! TIA
  11. I like the look of that! Thanks for the tip.
  12. Thanks for the replies guys - I'm pleased others bought the Shooting Developments bags too. If packed correctly I can get 25 pigeons in one. I used to think nothing of carrying 3 full bags over a muddy plough - those days are gone now!
  13. Thanks for the pointers gents. I think the gun fits me just fine - the poor shooting was lack of skill on my behalf! I'll stick with it though as the recoil was hardly noticeable and the gun points very nicely.
  14. Looking for recommendations from the PW massive. My current game bags are very hard up and am looking to replace them. Many years ago I bought 3 green canvas bags from Shooting Developments (Fife) and they have proved to be great value. I'd like something similar without spending daft money. TIA
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