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    Shooting, Fishing, Reloading, Camping, Football and.....many mare!! ;))

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  1. Hey, A-steel 20/76 fio616 1,65x25.5 b&p28+.410 disc inside #2 806 bar 445 m/s 20/76 1,75x27.5 b&p 28 830 bar 425 m/s Both star crimper and spinned at 66mm (don't close lower), closing with only a Lee type of crimp you'd get a little less pressure
  2. Fair enough, always known it as 36g myself do, assumed that was the end of the scale so to speak Cheers
  3. I think the conventional bore for the .410 is 36 Gauge
  4. +1 In my 20 bore either alone or duplex with TSS
  5. Shot a few of the lil guns loaded one on Boyd's advice and despite never getting under the geese on the foreshore last season, I bagged some screamers on widgeon. Best shot was on a windy day, with driving rain: had a 30+ bunch coming over my head at a distance I wouldn't normally shot them (even with lead) but after ours of being battered I thought I'd have a go anyway. Picked the last one as it seemed lower than the rest and fired through my 26" IC and thought I had it, but it seemed to be still going... Then I turned around to see it floating in the wind before hitting the mud stone dead. Some lads sitting on a stone hide in the middle of the marsh came running at me thinking I had used lead shot and were astounded to learn I shot it with TSS... I also use a 3" duplex steel-tss which is a good all-rounder, fiocchi 20/76, 616, 35gr Lil gun, b&p 28, spacers+65gr TSS 9+372gr steel 2, fold crimp. Got a few more loads from Al in USA but since opportunities are scarce...I'm settling for these two loads as well
  6. I found Wildfowling, relatively cheap compared to pigeons. I pay a small fee to go to John Muir country park and Tay or forth are free. Probably not the greatest spots, but easy to access and relatively safe for me go go with the kids...and you can have memorable day nevertheless Cheers
  7. I've given up finding one, I just pay a guide when I want to go out. Work and family are the priorities so, if I have to spend a few hundreds pound a year to go out, so be it. In winter I focus on wildfowling and some walked up when I can find some. Shooting is a passion for me, not a job I need to apply and interview for...
  8. As usual another brilliant assay I'm gonna digest the numbers but one thing I'd say: you'd have saved a hip of cash on the wad testing if you'd dug out my assay on wads lol Granted is almost 2 decades old and doesn't mention non toxic wads but there is a section about the compression part of the wads and the effect different ones have on the pressure curve Another thing to note for the future assay is that the plastic compound, as well as the wall thickness, also affect pressure so I think your gualandi wad will give you an extra kick compared to the b&p Thanks again for going through the trouble and expenses of testing these and producing such an informative assay. Hopefully the 'Field Brigade' will not start spitting venom at the data...
  9. Handy, it also helps lowering pressure so can play with powder a bit more if you need extra speed
  10. Young dogs are really bad for recall on a hunt, but experienced dog should stop the action if recalled, at least this is what I try to train my dog on all the time. I always had pointing dogs and learnt the danger of weak recall back in the days when I shot in Italy. The number of boars was really high already and encounters were common even in daylight when chasing woodcocks or quails. Had few of my mates dogs running after these beasts in the woods, never to return...and sometimes be seen again. I couldn't bear the thought of anything happening to my dog through fault of mine, I prefer a dog that's not a great hunter/retriever than one that doesn't return
  11. Then you probably need to read and research. There is only 1 producer of itx and is BPI. The original one is called ITX origina 10 as per BPI only patented produc. There is no other patent for any ITX named product so: IT WASN'T ITX... ITA, B,C, M or whatever you want to call it do not count, are not the same thing, not the same composition, harness, structure...and you might as well have used Tungsten, copper or other thing... And this is just not what the OP asked But yes, you're all right ....ok? Happy?
  12. Did you ever saw me challenging folks on the fowling section or talk 'from the field', 'airgun' or other sections for all it matters? I would invite you to provide any sort of evidence of that if you can but I don't think you can, simply because I was thougt from a young age to be humble enough to recognise my limitations are and where knowledge resides and draw knowledge from those more experience than me. I have 30 years experience, I can shoot and hold shotguns/firearms in 4 countries, practiced the most traditional form of hunting, yet I spend hours reading through marshman's posts or watching motty's videos, I would Annalise Clock's assay for days and try to link improve my data with his findings. Even when I don't agree with some of them when they say, for instance, to shoot steel through full and would never challenge them coz they put through 100s shells and I did not.... But that's just me BTW, thanks for posting that article, hope that'll confirm what I've been saying all along👍
  13. Mate I slight disagree with the opinion bit. You can't just change powder on a load coz you disagree with the guy that posted it, can you 🤣but I do respect you as like our American friends you do a lot of researches, have enormous knowledge built on tons of tests loads. The fact that you produce an essay of immense importance and got very cold reception to it should give you some concerns about opinions Vs data... ☹️
  14. In the area I flight the ducks are nowhere to be seen during the day but at dusk they pour into the ponds for some reason. I use to shoot at full moon over thin clouds (although, nowadays, I reserve those days for the foreshore) or on tick white clouds as as the town's lights' reflection help sporting them in the dark. I never shoot them on consecutive weeks as, even if feeding the pond, they take their time to return after being shot at, even if the flight end early.
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