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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. 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).
  2. 1/2 choke 29gr 6 shot fibre Pigeonpower from Lyalvale. Usually use 1/4 & 1/2 for decoying. Bit tight but few runners.
  3. Don't even go there ☹️
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. I'll have a measure up and post the diameters later, and IF I can manage it, a picture.
  8. Don't know if they are still made, but I have some 3 section poles, bought 25+ years ago. Think they are Pinewood, but Apple seems to stick in the mind. I use them for extra height where necessary. Not tried a search but some of the old boys on here will remember them. They've lasted.
  9. Under 3:1 !......Hope I do as well as that later ! 😊
  10. I went out on Saturday with three other Guns in a fair sized wood, the total bag for the wood was four, which I shot! One of the adjacent estates was banging away fairly regular, but that doesn't mean they're shooting a lot of pigeon! I haven't had any reports back yet. The other neighbouring estate was silent, perhaps put it back a week for catching up? We never seem to get a decent amount of wind on these February Saturdays, but they always bring out the anti-aircraft gunners! Good luck for next week Guys.
  11. Good start to the year on both counts JDog. Happy New Year to all, have a good one & keep your powder dry.
  12. A timely piece of advice MM. I hear people moaning all the time they can't get any shooting, when questioned I generally find they look blank when asked how many farmers they have approached. I know getting started is difficult but some people need to get off their a****.
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