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About kevin55

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  • Birthday 12/12/1955

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    Kilburn, NW London (originally South Derbyshire)
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    Clay and game shooting, fly and coarse fishing

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  1. Likewise, though this article is interesting: https://www.sportingshooter.co.uk/features/shooting-with-steel-instead-of-lead-shot-1-6702877
  2. Gallyon are doing something that looks to be very nice The focus will be on creating a world class English gun, hand finished to exacting standards, desirable in the field and valued as an heirloom. https://gallyon.com/heritage
  3. Dunkirk 3rd time I've seen it and still love it Did you get the 3 different time periods, an hour for the Spitfire events, a day for the boat and a week on the beach? So when we first see Cilian Murphy he's picked up by the boat but later in the film he's helping to bring people ashore as the perspective then is from the week on the beach I don't think he shoots anyone after his fuel has run out, it's just a different point of view from the beach I think 1 of few films in the last few years shot on film
  4. Likewise and she struggles with more than a brace picking-up
  5. Hi Chris I've found this, Guldmann was a Swedish importer: In the earlye years after 1950 Julius Guldman in Korsör Denmark founded a agency to import guns from AyA to Sweden and Denmark. Up to the mid 70-ties when the over/under replaced the side-by-side on most of the market AyA was one of the most popular brands in Sweden and Denmark. The most popular models were Hunters Gun or Shooting Star. These are not the models name that AyA uses, and therefore the need for this page since Guldman imported more or less the complete line of models (with some changes) but sold these
  6. You must have a very understanding wife LB; I'm down to 3 Barbours, 1 Musto and a Goretex DPM (£10 off Ebay) after my wife gave me 'you can't possibly use all these, so lose them'. The Musto won't stand up to heavy rain
  7. Mark Avery was on Radio 4 just before 9 this morning talking about this as was Tim Bonner
  8. As the title, quite a surprise
  9. Nice to see this, I think - and will check- that there's still a reference to 'gunmaker' on the exterior of 79 Beak St
  10. This was just on another site (Maggot Drowners) Last August I bought a pair of Mitchell MX6 Full Runner reels. Due to circumstances, I only used them for the first time two weeks ago. One reel performed fine, the other not so. The bail arm was very notchy to open, and also by the end of the session, the frre spool lever was not full engaing when the handle was turned. Many reels are poorer quality now than they were (Abu, was made in Sweden, Penn Reels, was made in the USA) but prices are lower
  11. I'm fishing smaller waters generally and have had to shoo off ducks and geese, but have had no problem, yet, with birds coming down. Someone told me that you could effecfively feed them enough to fill them up so they stopped coming after the floaters The person who told me this did tell me he'd had over a dozen fish on his last session...............and 1 duck! I did see someone 'hook a duck' in Yorkshire last year
  12. I'm using dog biscuits to get the carp to the surface, on a warm day you can usually see some near the top, then a dog biscuit fly or piece of wine cork roughly shaped into a biscuit shape. A friend even drills a biscuit and puts a hook through. The takes are quite exciting I'll try bread on the coarse rod tomorrow
  13. I've been fly fishing for carp recently, mostly at a commercial lake near Guildford, though I've discovered an estate lake with wild carp in and they're great sport though not huge fish With an 8wt rod and 10lb leader I couldn't stop a couple getting into lily pads Going again tomorrow and my wife will try for them on the surface with coarse tackle
  14. I did one once in Devon where I could feel the heat of the barrels through the forend of my OU and probably fired over 500, on a real shoot day, say 100-120 birds, I might fire 50 cartridges If people enjoy it that's fine but as above, it's nothing like a real day's shooting
  15. Thanks Tim, it arrived today and I'm very pleased with it; it's in excellent condition and has obviously been well looked after Kevin
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