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About P.Shuter

  • Birthday 05/05/1973

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  1. How do I pay you for the cap ?

  2. This newish Benelli is giving me problems after the first shot - it either doesn’t fully eject the fired shell or else it leaves it in the breach, both situations are quickly rectified but it’s not acceptable and I can’t figure why it’s happening. Strangely the first shells I used were 24grms, I fired off 50 at clay Targets and had about 5 malfunctions. Thought I’d try 28grms and I’ve bought two slabs but they produce more ‘jams’ then the lighter cartridges ?? Any suggestions gratefully received please !!
  3. Look right now no one has said NO SHOOTING FOR PEST CONTROL or CROP PROTECTION if the CV Police approaches anyone out pigeon decoying, I mean it will be blooming obvious what they are doing, if not a brief explanation why they are out should suffice. Yes it’s a fair point, let’s hope someone in authority can verify the situation PDQ.
  4. .....and do you seriously believe that someone will answer their call ?
  5. Agree wholeheartedly but fear not because at some point someone in authority like DEFRA or the bloody BASC will clarify the situation.
  6. Why should pigeon decoying, by an individual, be an issue ? A person pigeon decoying will pretty much be isolated, keeping a good distance from anyone the whole time they are out in the field AND getting a daily dose of exercise. If a vehicle has to be left on the roadside or in a gate hole, place a card on the dash ‘OWNER CARRYING OUT CROP PROTECTION’. Perhaps if your perm is close to any human habitation, any facility which has remained open, a construction site or similar, then probably it’s best to keep away, nothing to be gained from drawing unnecessary attention to yourself and avoid any land, field or area with a footpath running through it. Just make sure your farmer/landowner is okay with you continuing your crop protection. It could be argued that crop protection is an essential service and if it’s deemed not to be then it’s certainly a worthwhile service which benefits indirectly ( and unknowingly ) many many people. Good Hunting everybody.
  7. It’s a great pity that someone like Mr Pac-Man, with the obvious love of the natural world, and in particular bird life, cannot see the advantages there would be if information could be shared between the bird watcher and the bird shooter. in my experience, most bird shooters are also bird watchers and care just as much about conservation as the those who only bird watch.
  8. We here in the UK cannot begin to comprehend the mindset of of the average American who has such easy access to guns and on paper it’s great but for sure it is that access which can be used by anyone whomsoever, that has allowed the likes of Nicholas Cruz to obtain the means to kill, maim and create havoc. Americans will never ever be able to prevent similar atrocities as long as they have the second ammendment and guns and ammo are readily available for the opportunist nutter.
  9. Re- Big bags game or pigeon. It must be remembered that All this latest controversay is merely just another load of baloney that is peddled by the ****ty ‘anti-shooting’ media to to the general public, with the intent of hammering a few more nails in the coffin of shot gun shooting as we know it. If you start with pigeon bags, most folk on here I think are satisfied with a good day 20-30 pigeons and for sure everyone dreams of a hundred bird bird day ? Same with game bird days and I for one would be happy to shoot 20 (or more) driven pheasants in the day, if there were ten guns that might translate to a 200 bird day and if so then clearly the birds were there, so what’s the problem ? When a large commercial shoot releases 5000 pheasants they are NOT doing it for any gun to say “ I’m only here for the crack, I’m happy with 5 pheasants on the day”, they are doing it because they want everyone to have plenty of shots and hope the guns will bag 20-30 each or more depending upon the number of birds released. If I was rough shooting in the game season I would be happy to walk with my dog over some part wooded arable or grass land and shoot a handful of items but if I was on a ‘Six Mile Bottom’ driven day I would want to be getting through some cartridges. Now we are obsessed with questioning or justifing the ‘bags’ we shoot and what happens to them afterwards, if shot pigeons are skipped does it really matter ? they are classed as vermin an agricultural pest, if a few are eaten all well and good, have you tried giving away birds in the feather not everyone wants to deal with them, I bet it’s the same with game and some shot birds will not be fit to pass into the food chain, therefore any pheasant shoot should be able to justify disposing of carcasses. Personally I don’t eat pheasant meat or wood pigeon on a regular basis but I really like to shoot them as often as I can.
  10. Well I’ll tell you what ( as per usual ) I’m not finding it so easy making a good pigeon ‘bag’ over oilseed rape so far this winter. Its all very well for the Shooting Press giving us big bag pictures and stories by the likes of the Chosen Few who can get access to some of the more remote areas of privately managed driven game shoots, where there are wonderful ‘oasis like’ game crops strategically placed on the outer perimeters of nicely wooded fir plantations. That’s not real is it ?? They say that in winter when trying to decoy over rape, at best we are mere live versions of pretty poor scarecrows and I very much doubt any of us are out there every damn day, so what’s the bloody point, maybe if we could all be co-ordinated at the key times each year (drilling’s and harvest) we might begin to make an impact on pigeon numbers ? Pigs might fly I hear you saying !!
  11. Dunt know about rape stalks puncturing tyres ? But some years ago I had a cut rape plant stalk thru a Subaru radiator - I learn't mi lesson, I traded the Sub for summat with more ground clearance.
  12. You must be a pretty good shot Wildfowler, anticipating the spot where your killed birds will drop that is skill mate, but what if they fly on a bit as happens in most cases or if they are just pricked ??
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