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  1. Had you seen this? BGA UPDATE: NGDA Announcement on Lead Dear Derek, This morning th
  2. 50,000 to 100,000 wildfowl deaths per annum due to Lead ingestion.Where?It is all very well publishing figures but where is the evidence? This has been mentioned for years but never shown . Surely since the non toxic ammunition imposition for wildfowling the numbers must have gone up, but I'm not seeing larger numbers of Ducks , Geese or Swans.
  3. Quote:-'A report published last week found that 179 out of 180 tested had been shot using Lead shot.' So exactly what is the point that you are trying to make? The birds may have been shot with Lead shot because the Gun realised the limitations of alternative shot at the range he was shooting at ! Talking of surveys it would be interesting to see the percentages of lead users versus steel conducted in a survey of Pigeon, Pheasnt / Gamebirds & Clayshooters .
  4. Thank you Conor for the link , interestingly I have just logged on and have been informed that I have already completed the survey????????? Without touching my keyboard . Yet another flawed survey! Can we get back to sanity as soon as possible . There is at the moment no readily available , economically priced, efficient , alternative to Lead .Until such time as the Law in the UK bans Lead can we concentrate our efforts on doing away with plastic ? I already and have for many years shot fibre wad cartridges and do not feel at all disadvantaged by using them compared with a plastic w
  5. "I would ideally prefer it if some ‘earthlings’ were able to blend some heavier available elements - to produce decent shot. Call me optimistic if you like. " Or just wonder off and play with their Lego and leave us sportsmen to enjoy our sport like our ancestors have done for a few hundred years before us . Sidenote :- I never had these issues when I was a member of WAGBI ! Instead of banning the use of Lead , how about banning membership of BASC and other 'Green ' misguided institutions . Is Greta Thornberg a BASC Director ?😂
  6. I do have to wonder about what the Chinese are upto? How come that they can dominate so many industries with shoddy substandard products ? Oh! I see . Greedy profit led European managed businesses who happily bring their own Country into recession and labour redundancies to line their own wallets. Steel industry is a prime example we sold out to China & India but they still rely on our skill and technology to make the product. Historically it is recorded that many Wars were won by laying siege to the enemy. Is it not about time we made China suffer from the same fate to bring ba
  7. Interesting comments by many . Let us never forget that BASC stated at the very beginning that we should not change until an ECONOMIC suitable alternative to lead was readily available . Steel is no longer an economic alternative . I really do think we are a very long way from finding an alternative to Lead , and that the pollution /toxic argument is exaggerated and shouted about far to much . Not one manufacturer in the UK produces a cartridge using British made components , not even Eley which uses Spanish imports . As for Tonnes of lead deposited on Gameshoots , have y
  8. I find it interesting that they use HP steel in the USA (where US manufactured guns have very thick steel barrels and are unproved ) BUT they also buy and use European imports such as Blaser, Beretta , Caesar Guerini that are NOT HP proved . It is noticable that HP proved guns are dimensionably the same as their normal proved guns . Would it not be a relatively cheap and simple process to submit your favoured gun to Birminham for HP proving? I have never seen or heard of a genuinely Steel damaged gun ! Apart from one on Youtube that was a frail SxS deliberately subjected to very
  9. LondonBest , A very good point well made . There is so much rubbish written on forums about eye dominance , one of the worst that I have seen online is from Pennsport endorsed by Karl Waktare of Gunmark , it comes complete with a video which does a disservice to the Irish . A friends nephew went for an (expensive) lesson at Pennsport and did as he was asked and shot with both eyes open and took in all the rubbish that he was told , came away and had his worst Game season for awhile until he reverted to closing his left eye. Right , back on to the subject , all these eye dominace gad
  10. To me this is an irritating subject that crops up regularly on nearly all shooting forums . It amazes me how many clayshooters will book a lesson with a 'top shot' costing in the region of £100- £200 per session and these 'experts' NEVER check eye dominance to start . It is such a simple test and is the foundation to good shooting . JDog your comments are also disappointing , do not accept that you will never shoot well again , get yourself correctly diagnosed and a solution sorted and then practice and shoot better than ever before . It is a known fact that eye dominance can al
  11. The Eye D Rail is in my opinion an expensive rip off ! The idea was stolen off an American made version which is available at a much cheaper price.Much has been written about eye dominance issues and the gadgets and cures available . A very good write up is available on this website written by Hamster . I would recommend that anyone struggling with eye issues speaks with an experienced shooting instructor familiar with this problem .
  12. Yes, How can I help ? Where are you situated ?
  13. That is a good value buy. Just a word of caution , I think the MK1 has a tapered aluminium cone to centre the laser into your shotgun bore . Make sure you rotate the laser and centre it orrectly in the bore otherwise it will be slightly off centre. Later models have a colour coded plastic centreing device to suit 12, 20, 28 bore. Used properly it can be a useful tool , especially indoors during lockdown . Enjoy.
  14. A few things have got me puzzled???????? What information do they want that you are unwilling to give ? Why the numerous questions about " how much does it cost? " yet many will pay stupid money to be instructed by people who cannot instruct ! Final moan is , Do not confuse Safe Shot with the long gone PAS . PAS was a real educational tool that many shooting enthusiasts benefitted from and in my opinion should be re-instated . I ran numerous courses in Shropshire and each weekly segment had instruction from seriously good 'experts' in their field , Ian Openshaw , Mik
  15. Thank you all for the very positive feedback. I guess my love of the sport and enthusiasm got me carried away. Just like life our sport is cyclic, when I started I found it expensive and dominated by the wealthy, then as my fortunes increased it seemed more popular , now due to the economy I feel it is once again an expensive sport and competitions are being won by those with a lot of disposable income that enables them to have multiple entries and shoot regularly. So after all your feedback I will content my self on enjoying my own shooting , let us hope that everyone can do th
  16. Maybe a little off track , but if we had squads of 11 or 15 and all hugged and kissed each other at every clay break we could get sponsorship from BT or Natwest and get out and practice and compete in these lockdown times . One in the shooting stand and others standing at least two metres outside or behind is obviously wrong.
  17. Interesting reading Gentlemen. I recently contacted cartridge manufacturers to see if they could supply 65mm steel cartridges. I received replies that said they are currently not producing steel cartridges due to the high cost of steel shot and shipping costs from China. Which puzzled me somewhat as when I was doing work for manufacturers 35 years ago soft iron shot was being made in Derby by a wire company there (iMI?) Surely if it is expensive to import from China , is there not a business opportunity here in England?
  18. Will this Lead ban apply to Scuba diving lead weights and roofing flashing also electric wiring jointing ? If your going to find Lead hazardous get it out of the environment . Any plans to ban Cocaine & Cannabis?
  19. Bullet225ho, A very warm welcome. Would you have the same information for steel please?
  20. The only reference to a damaged bore caused by steel is on the TGS youtube video where he shot magnum loads through his SxS.
  21. The only way you will hurt Chris Packham is by not reading what he writes and by not watching his onscreen drivel.
  22. Rupert, Thank You. May I ask were your ancestors blinkered dray horses? It is 'enthusiasts' like you that hold countrysports back all the time. Lighten up it is time for change , and change will never happen if you hide your light . The way forward for us all is education , entertainment , and enjoyment. Tightchoke, Would you have ever walked into a Pub, seen a Snooker table or a Dart board and said " I can make millions from promoting this ." ?
  23. Scully , Always up for a challenge , but no one man can do it. It needs funding . Last year I wrote to a number of people highlighting what Barry Hearn has done for Snooker, Boxing and Darts . Darts especially is a grass roots participation sport. Golf cameras can follow the flight of golf balls so why cannot we do it with clays? A very well thought out event such as The World Sporting at EJ Churchill at West Wycombe could make excellent TV coverage.
  24. Of course Starshot was televised thanks to Jackie Stewart patronage , and The White Gold Cup with Barry Hearn at Weston Park was televised and I think that was a very successful event . I actually organised that event and ran it on behalf of Gamebore , interestingly BASC never bothered to come to any of The White Gold events and CPSA sent their events caravan to Weston Park , but no one came to the event to manage it or meet the Public or even the competitors who obviously were CPSA members. Any members on here remember the Grand Prix Mechanics Clay shoots at Glen Eagles organised by Jackie S
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