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  1. I wonder at Hulls marketing strategy with their naming of ‘the partridge cartridge’ and ‘ultimate twenty’ do they risk alienating a section of the shooting community? I’ve tried some ultimate twenty and they were ok, quite smooth on felt recoil, pigeons and crows didn’t seem to mind. Preferred the RC Sipe and JK6, more first barrel kills, fewer needing a second shot. Differences Were no doubt down to my inconsistent shooting!
  2. Thanks. I'll take another look on Saturday.
  3. Another local! Sounds like you had a good day too. Yes we were at the top of the airfield. We considered splitting up but it was as much about the social aspect as the sport. This👍 A great day!
  4. The farm my uncle works on had drilled two fields of wheat on Wednesday and the pigeons had found it over the last day or so. We arrived about 9am to a still day with a few pigeons flighting around but no flight line to speak of. Made the decision to set up under a row of leylandi that a number lifted out of when we arrived. Out came the hide, whirly and 6 frozen birds on cradles. Everything was quiet for the first 45mins then groups of 6-10 start to float over the decoys from behind the trees. Shot 10 or so over the next hour, had a tidy up and made a slight adjustment to the pattern with a few more fresh birds added to it. Traffic then picked up with birds coming in from all directions committing to the pattern and whirly in small groups. It carried on like this until about 1.30pm when there was a noticeable slowing down in the traffic. A brief scout up and down the trees established that the pigeons had taken to feeding on the adjacent field and the far end of the field we were in. we could have split up to keep them moving but this was a social occasion as much as anything. I have a young family and we haven't shared a hide for 10 years or more. It reminded me of being a kid again when we used to share one regularly, a great way to catch and up enjoy shooting in each other's company. Hide etiquette wasn't forgotten, safety is paramount, although more than one bird got a double dose from the 20s! Stuck it out until 2.30, we picked up 88 for 194 shots, really great way to spend a Saturday, a decent bag for the game dealer was a bonus.
  5. I have a Seiko SKX007J and its a pretty good timekeeper, one small movement to get it running and it's away. It was about £180.00 from Creatonwatches online 18 months ago. Really solid for the price, loads of reviews online, general consensus is they're great value for money.
  6. https://www.creationwatches.com/products/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2110&page=2 this? Seiko 5 automatic
  7. They're not to everyones taste, I quite like the quirky Soviet styling, have you considered a Vostok? Russian mechanical military style, Not expensive. £40.00 depending upon how extravigant we want to be. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Watches-Parts-Accessories/14324/i.html?_sop=15&LH_BIN=1&_from=R40&LH_ItemCondition=1000&_nkw=vostok&_dcat=31387&rt=nc&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=30&_udhi=95
  8. Halifax, part of Lloyds are pretty good, I arrange a days simulated game shooting each spring and ask people to pay the money into my day to day account. it doesnt have any more than £1k in it at a time and most transactions are under £100.00. The last two years when I've tried to pay the depost, £2k ish by card over the phone it's been declined immediately. I called the bank when it happened and they explained that as it's a much higher amount than the usual tranactions it's blocked pending approval, reassuring if inconvenient at the time. I now transfer the money online.
  9. Cylinder and 1/4 in my O/U 12 for a s long as I can remember, 3/8 or 3/4 in my auto for decoying or charlie. Purchased a 20 bore a month ago and have 1/4 and 1/2 in that at the moment, I may change it to Cyclinder and 1/4 or 1/4 before the game season. I'm putting 26gm RC 7's through it and I'm concerned that the pattern may be too open with Cylinder, I'll shoot some paper before making any changes.
  10. Its along shot but depending upon your line of work you may be able to find someone that has an industrial sonic cleaner. The insdustry I work in uses them for cleaning machine parts. The one we use is big anough to sit in, I work with a few rifle shooters and we pop all the mods in there at once, they come out like new.
  11. I had exactly this 2 years ago.
  12. last few minutes of this video has a pattern test. 28gm 1/4 choke is pretty much the same though either.
  13. I've just got a Beretta 690 in 20 bore. I put 1/4 and 1/2 in it for roost shooting at the weekend 26gm no7 RC JK6 and it killed really well. Comfortable on the shoulder, I'm converted! Most of the guys I shoot with that use 20s shoot 1/4 & 1/4.
  14. I took the plunge and bought a beretta 690 field in 20 bore. Had my first outing with it on Saturday roost shooting and took 8 pigeons and two crow for 14 shots. Really pleased with it, I’m left handed and this is the first l/h gun I’ve owned, it feels very natural to shoot.
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