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  1. The "new" Airflo 40+ head and integrated shooting line is very good. I have fished with 2 of the 40+ predecessors, and this is the best. I use a full floater for use off the bank at Grafham and Rutland, and a suitable Polyleader, according how deep you want to fish. Using just an Inty poly and fluoro it gets pretty deep on a slow retrieve, ideal for dam work with buzzers, shrimp etc. Round the banks maybe a floating poly and favourite nylon is enough Tight lines
  2. Have you contacted the CPSA ? I'm sure they will advise you on who/where ??
  3. Please forgive me if I am wrong here, but IM is Improved Modified ?? So equivalent to 3/4 choke English
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  5. Depends how far you are from them, but only £16/1000 to deliver - 2/3 days
  6. Had one ! My first O/U, had it from new in c1978, and used for ISU skeet and game for quite some time. Nice gun.
  7. Without doing any research on the legal issues current (!) to this type of case, I was brought up on a dairy/sheep farm in mid-Wales in the 60's. We, and neighbours, had considerable problems with a pack of dogs from the local village(s) which came up to our hill farms and chased and killed/ate sheep. The Law at that time was that the farmer needed to post a statement of intention to kill these dogs in the local paper and local Post Office, and that was all that was necessary. I went out a few times at night with my brother, usually it was windy and we could hear these dogs barkin
  8. There seems to be a lot of that happening ! In my area it seems the farmers are getting some very good field preparation and the drillings is going very well with very fine soil. With modern drills there is very little grain etc left on the surface for the pigeons. So a flock arrives from perching on power lines after they see the tractor activity, scope out if there's anything for them, and then off to the next field etc etc. The crows are a bit more canny and can find a drill line and follow it and dig a bit deeper.
  9. Hi Connor Did the National Game Dealers Association consult with BASC before making and advertising their decision that their members would no longer take game shot with lead after Jul 22 ?? The net result is bound to be that most "commercial" shoots will have to insist on the use of non-steel loads for the season starting Aug 22 - and many thousands of shooters will be required to change away from lead, some 3 years before the voluntary transition away from lead. The impact on the bigger shoots specialising in "hi" birds is going to be profound, and surely shooters will not pay t
  10. I have used the Fiocchi Pigeon 32 for all my pigeon shooting for the past 6-8 years and been extremely pleased with them. I use the same load on all my "average" pheasant days, but something a little larger on the really hi birds. For interest the 29 gm Express Pigeon Power load is actually a # 5 (info direct from Express) and hits very hard. Should show a difference in the penetration tests. Same as Hull "Extreme" loads, all aprox 1 size larger than indicated on box, also the Gamebore Diamond shot.
  11. As with the replies above, I don't think it matters too much to use your "usual" hide in the middle of a field, providing you stay well hidden. The picture below is a hide about 50yds from an uncut area of rape, set up in very windy conditions (hence the guy ropes !). The birds were flighting up the hill between me and the rape (out of picture to the right) or across the top of the hill (son's hide in the distance). We had a good day and birds were not phased by the hides
  12. Very dangerous to shoot through power cables ! Many years back, roost shooting in Germany I cut clean through such a cable. Huge flash and cable came writhing down, sparking. I wasn't in a hide and my natural reaction to the danger got me about 10ft away in a second or so !! The local village was without power until the cable was fixed next day. Big claim on my Jagdschein insurance. Learned from that - never shoot near local cables - I think the tall cable towers are a different issue and not so risky.
  13. Surely all shooting grounds are closed during present lockdown ?? So why are the family troubled by noise impact on Zoom schooling ??
  14. Fiochii 32 Gm Pigeon - smooth to shoot on a big day, and do the business
  15. JDog be prepared you may feel you have the Flu coming on Tuesday after your jab. Me and everyone I know who has had the jab reports achy muscles and feeling lethargic for the day. Thursday - raring to go !!! Be happy Keep safe !
  16. Well done mate - a good morning at this time of the year. Are you managing to move dead pigeons, or are all the dealers closed etc ?? Keep safe Nick
  17. Got my monthly update email from William Powell Sporting yesterday and they are still showing shooting opportunities all over England. Most are out of date and clearly they haven't updated their Opportunities listing to take account of Lockdown etc. I suspect that's the case with a number of Sporting Agencies, after all I suppose they can at least still impress readers with what they DID have on offer !!
  18. To me, as a non-farmer, that's an unusual way to drill into bean stubble. Round my area they tend to wait until the beans have softened and put out shoots/volunteer crop, then disc and drill. I would think much of those wheat seeds in your piccy will be lost as the beans re-grow and smother them ?? Either way, should be a good feed meantime
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  20. The one in the middle is different to the others 😉
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