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  • Birthday 01/01/1951

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    All shotgun shooting,particularly pigeon and rough shooting. Fly fishing,Working gundogs,and tinkering with my fishing and shooting tackle!!
    I'm also interested in a large whisky and a hot bath after a day in the countryside!

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  1. Well done! Nice write up. Can't complain about a lack of wind this roosting season can we?!
  2. Very good OB, nice to hear someones getting a good day out, bag doesn't matter. I'm shooting more pigeons with the air rifle at the moment! 😩
  3. I resisted using a magnet at all until 3 years ago,and now wouldn't like to be without it in the vehicle. HOWEVER, I frequently have to switch it off or take it in altogether if they flare off. I still use a flapper & random timer, sometimes on a 3ft steel rod, and sometimes find this spooks the birds if it flaps just as they are over the deeks.I think a lot of this is down to shooting pressure and everywhere in my part of the world has plenty of that! All of my "toys" are taped up as I'm sure flash on a bright day doesn't help.I'm hoping this may help newcomers to our sport, old hands won't learn anything from me!
  4. All of the wheat and oats still to cut on my permissions,last of the barley cut last week but some still not baled. Been very wet and windy my way, with a lot of the barley laid. Hopefully get a longer go at 'em this year before the plough gets going. Plenty of canada geese on the stubble.
  5. My thinking exactly, except I don't like a dog hunting in barley (big softie). I can't remember more than 3 or 4 birds down in standing crops, no matter how well I marked them when shot. Yesterday lost several birds because I took my eye of the first bird to try and get the second ( 21 picked from 24 shot).
  6. Don't even go there ☹️
  7. I've got an Original 35 (40+years old) and thinking of doing it up. I'd be interested to see how you get on if you decide to do it up. Trouble is I always reach for my AA S410 Classic!
  8. Give the fly fishing a go JDog. My advice is to have a casting lesson or two to save some frustration. I don't know how many people I've started fly fishing, many of them shooters, and none have given up. The beauty of fishing is you've got the fresh air, wildlife and nature, but can choose to return the fish if you wish, or take for the table. You have the same satisfaction after reading a situation and fooling the quarry as in pigeon shooting. The season fits in nicely with game shooting, and still give you time to shoot pigeon all year.It can still be frustrating though!
  9. From kicker to full extension 77 inches, down to 32 inches, top to kicker. If somebody wants a set that goes down short I would think 3 sections is the way to go, possibly a washing prop type with a outer and kicker? I think I remember aluminium kickers were on fleabay recently? Good excuse to disappear to the shed!
  10. I'll have a measure up and post the diameters later, and IF I can manage it, a picture.
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