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  1. Trampling dog or cat food into the grass is good if you want the fox to stop in a location for more than a couple of seconds - for a rifle shot, for example. For a shotgun it's far less helpful. Good positioning, drab clothing, the fox never even realises you were there until it's too late
  2. I believe it's on all cars. But as I said, it's unlikely to ever be spotted unless the vehicle was in an accident.
  3. Foxes are largely creatures of habit, unless something disturbs them, they will travel the same routes between likely food source areas, at roughly the same times of day (daylight would be a better term, if it's a light evening then they will usually be later than a dark overcast evening. Knowing that, the biggest trick with foxing with a shotgun is knowing where they want to be - the routes they want to use, and when they like to use them - and putting yourself on that route. If you've seen them then you already know where they are, and the direction of travel, and the rough time of day. Basically, position yourself in a hedgerow, preferably with the fox coming towards you and the hedge at your back. Drab clothing, minimum movement, and wait for the fox to come to you. I've got 223, but I take far more foxes with the 12 bore, just by being where they want to be, when they want to be there. You can, with patience and experience, get them to within 10-15 yards before they figure out something isn't quite right EDIT : In terms of cartridges, I use 42g Eley Alphamax BB in one barrel (punchy but effective), and if the fox comes closer than I can select the other barrel, which usually has 28g of No 5 - which will comfortably drop a fox out to 30 yards or more.
  4. I believe having any sort of switch where the brake lights can be disabled (like @ninjaferret has done) is now illegal - because they are regularly used by the 'crash for cash' brigade to cause accidents (you disable your brake lights, someone runs into the back of you, you and passengers claim for whiplash). Whilst it's unlikely to be a problem, if you had an accident and the workshop discovered the device during repairs they'd then have to inform your insurance company, and that could open a world of pain, including your insurance being cancelled and the police being informed
  5. A 'small error' would be putting on your application that your speeding ticket was in 1998, when it was actually in 1999. The OP has knowingly falsely filled in a statutory form, where the consequences for such falsehood are very clear. Basically, his new licencing authority have turned around and said 'You can't be trusted to fill in a form honestly, therefore we don't think you can be trusted to have FAC/SGC.' It's hard to argue with their viewpoint on this. The Firearms Act does have an appeals procedure (through the courts) written into it. This would appear to be the only route open to the OP
  6. The OP stated that Norfolk viewed it as 'historical and perhaps naïve'. Lincs may have looked at it and decided it is 'not so historical, and perhaps deliberate concealment'. we don't know. Putting things in CAPITALS doesn't make your point any more valid, by the way It's a simple fact that the forms have, for decades, required you to notify any such changes. The OP failed to do so. His new licencing authority are entitled to take a dim view of such behaviour
  7. Whilst you are correct in that you have not lied to your current licencing authority, the fact remains that you did lie to Norfolk licencing on a form where the consequences for lying or omission are very clearly laid out. I suspect that you have made your bed, and will now be expected to lie in it. It is not up to the police force to ask you about any new medical conditions on renewal, it is up to YOU to inform them of any new conditions - the renewal form and notes both make that perfectly clear, and have done so for 20 years or more. By failing to do so you will be viewed as having concealed that information, and therefore having obtained your certificate by deception. Even if your medical conditions were not enough to cause concern, its the attempt to hide the information that is of greater concern - especially after recent events.
  8. I went down there to buy a shotgun (advertised through here) a few months ago - really nice people, and a pleasure to deal with.
  9. For those who may be confused : Cartridge razor - the one you usually see. Expensive cartridges, Very good shave Disposable razor - think of a cheap cartridge razor, but you can't replace the cartridge. Cheaper than cartridge razors, but not as good a shave Safety razor - a flat blade, sharpened on both faces (and on both sides of the faces) that goes into a handle unit. Very good shave, takes some practice. Incredibly cheap to replace blades (£5 per annum would be pushing it), minimal waste as there is no plastic, just the metal blade. 'Cutthroat' razor. I've never used one, and no idea on costs or pros or cons Yeah, I went from cartridge to safety razor about 5 years ago, only change I think I'll ever make is when my hands aren't steady enough to hold a razor, and on that day I'll go electric !
  10. I wasn't even aware postal orders were still a thing, thought they'd died out with the 80s !
  11. It's funny, but I cut myself less shaving with a traditional safety razor than I ever did with the old Gillette Mach 3. Blades last for months (yes, seriously, not exaggerating), I shave 3 times a week usually, and the last sleeve of 20 packs (5 blades per pack) I bought at the start of 2020 cost me the grand total of £10 - that's 10p per blade. I'm only on my second pack of that sleeve I bought a friend (who shaves his head) a safety razor a couple of years ago, and, after a bit of reluctance and a few minor cuts, he uses it daily and loves it. Cartridges are a complete rip off, and a great money-making tool for Gillette, Wilkinson, etc.
  12. This is for traditional safety razor blades, NOT for cartridges !
  13. A traditional safety razor ? I use 'Derby Extra' blades, find them really good. If you PM me your address I'll drop a pack of 5 in the post to try out - I bought a sleeve of 20 packs last year !
  14. robbiep

    Investing

    Problem with crypto is that it can be used by lots for money laundering. All you need is for the US Gov't to rule that it's illegal and the value crashes - permanently - instantly. If you're looking for long-term investment then a basic FTSE / world tracker with low fees is as good as you're going to get - yes, there are risks in the short term, but long-term the blue-chip stock market is the best place to be. You could go for smaller companies, and the potential for more reward, but that also means more risk As to people saying 'When should I invest", or "Should I wait for a dip before investing", there's a saying : Time in the market is more important than timing the market
  15. It will only have the manufacturer's warranty remaining if it has been serviced to manufacturer's requirements from new. I would ask for confirmation in writing from them that the manufacturer's warranty is still valid before purchasing
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