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  1. Very envious of this Jdog, without doubt that would be my favourite way to spend a couple of hours pigeon shooting.....beats carting kit across a drill and shooting 100 in the same amount of time then having to cart them all back to the truck! Been a rather lean winter/spring here, itching to get back amongst them properly. Glad to see you’re getting some good sport!
  2. They’re banning all diesels in Bristol? Didn’t realise they were going that far!
  3. Get some quotes from local tilers your best bet, naturally....if you’re thinking it’s a days work you’ll be paying a minimum of £200 plus any materials I’d say.
  4. It’s really odd and you/we will never understand why some areas pigeons are just drawn too in huge numbers while another area that grows the same ‘magic’ crops produce very few birds......some of the guys you see shoot endless huge bags it’s not that that they’re ‘better’ but simply have the numbers to go at week in week out. It’s actually rather easy to shoot good bags of pigeons if you know what you’re doing when there’s plenty about, well I find that to be the case anyway! Likewise some people shoot them over crops that they might not touch in your area, which is hard to fathom sometimes
  5. I must say, I’m only 38 but have been shooting pigeons with my Dad since I was 12 years old so been doing it a while.....whilst I still get always get some really good days each year, they’re much harder to come by these days in our area, and drilling’s in particular I still scout religiously but rarely produce enough numbers for a go. When I was in my early 20’s I was forever seeing opportunities on all crops throughout the year, and I definitely think the decline in winter rape grown here has pushed the pigeons away all through the winter. In the last few years we’ve had more peas than
  6. Lovely post and read! Nothing better than happening upon an unexpected busy day after a dry spell! Winters seem to have got worse and worse over the years here, much to my frustration.
  7. It never goes down does it, take take take from those that aren’t on the scrounge it seems, £220/month mine’s just gone up to, does seem an awful lot of money for what you see for it!
  8. 265/70/17’s go on an otherwise standard l200 with standard wheels....look so much better too!
  9. Very difficult to say whether or not the amount you’ve been quoted is ridiculous or not (it does sound expensive if as straightforward as it sounds, no new boiler etc), but most likely he’ll be used to making that sort of money on a boiler ‘change’ where they supply a boiler. The sort of profit in those jobs for a days work! Does make me laugh how much some customers think tradesmen should charge/earn though, whilst they earn their 6 figure salary or whatever doing an office job/going to work in a suit. I’m afraid a good electrician/plumber etc that are signing off work as ‘safe’ and hav
  10. You’re spot on, Caterham’s cost the money they do for a reason.....they’re not to be confused with a home brew x flow Westfield/bike engines locosts etc where the spec alters wildly. They’re proven, handle properly and use ‘proper’ parts that work well as a package. A lot of money for what they are but you’re buying the best, a friend of mine ran a race team that focused on Caterhams and they have great dealer/factory back up etc for such a small company and aren’t really unreliable as such (certainly no worse than a defender haha), due to such light weight they don’t need to run particular
  11. Rolex sports watches are generally waiting list/by invitation only which hikes the secondhand prices up sometimes hugely! submariner ‘hulk’ (green bezel) for example were recently discontinued, were always a several year wait minimum anyway and are now going for 2-3 times rrp as you just can’t get them. Great investments!
  12. I’ll have to say it, I dread to think of the hash you’ll make of it with little to no clue on lighting circuits etc.....I’ve yet to see a decent diy electrical job 😂 Very easy job for an electrician, would be a minimum charge job for me plus materials so for what it’s worth just get someone in and get it done properly!
  13. It’s a good job he’s not operating in my area too, but have a look at the sort of numbers Gerwyn shoots himself for starters.... that should tell you something. Anthony Poolman shoots 20,000 plus a year for a start, just because you struggle doesn’t mean there aren’t large numbers of pigeons in parts of the country! I’m equally as envious, you can only make the best of what you’ve got to go at.
  14. How do you know there are ‘no’ pigeons? He’s in a prime area where big numbers are shot at the time of year he’ll have guns out.....obviously you can’t arrange the days as you do with pheasants but some people in the right area with access to the right ground could put you under good numbers of pigeons on the right days no trouble at all.
  15. There will always be people with money to burn, who get bored with blasting away at endless pheasants on all the big numbers days they do and fancy doing the same on pigeons without all the hard work/time that goes with pigeon shooting like the majority of us have!
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