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  1. No back rest planned, but knowing his ingenuity I don't think it wouldn't take a lot of persuading to get on the job.
  2. I've ben using the Jack Pyke extra tall bucket for years. Being 6'5" with a bad back it's only just high enough for me to use for any length of time but it's an excellent bit of kit for the money. Hide nets, bit's-n-bobs and a butty or two go in no problem. A good mate who is even taller than me is currently looking to make a aluminium extension to put them on so they'll be 5 or 6 inches taller with very little additional weight.
  3. So what's the Welsh for "Miserable twit with no sense of humour and nothing better to do than complain about it when others have a harmless giggle." then ?
  4. If we are talking shotgun cartridges, then it would be a few slabs of 50gr BB in 3" for the semi auto to work through. Not much going to put up an argument after one or two of those I'm sure. If it's ammo in general (in order to survive), then definitely go along with the 'lots of bricks of .22 LR'. Might not be a zombie stopper but I now I'd feed well, and a 25rnd mag full from the 10/22 would be sufficient to make even the most vicious zombie decide that there were easier folks to deal with
  5. Years ago when I was a bailiff for the local angling club there were a family of weasels that lived in a hole beside the concrete edge of a weir on the river. It was wonderful to sit there fishing and watching the young weasels dancing and play-fighting. The adults were no fools though, and soon cottoned on to the fact that anglers often had food. They wouldn't come very close no matter how still you were, but they would happily accept tit-bits thrown close enough to them. Ham from a sandwich or a bit of cold sausage was pounced on like food was going out of fashion ! Out rabbiting
  6. This sort of carp happens everyday somewhere or other in this fine country of ours. If not always, very nearly so, caused by someone of sub-standard intellect being given an iota of 'power' by similarly feeble minded zealots. I'd love to see the guys dedication inscription replaced, by 'persons unknown' in a decent font and done neatly with a permanent marker. That way when the petty minded moron from the local council starts to whinge about it he can honestly state that it is graffiti
  7. I'd use JB Weld. Put a little on each surface and push well together. TIP ... Have some acetone (nail polish remover) to hand and wipe excess resin off with that on a cotton bud or tissue as soon as you can. White spirit etc won't touch the stuff, but acetone will leave the surfaces clean and ready to take the top-finish.
  8. I usually bottle up some home-made sloe gin for them. Extra special as it's their sloes I make it with
  9. S+B catridges and Baikals were collectively known as "****-n-Booms" around my way when I was a lad. You could guarantee a **** and a BOOM in every box ! The censor got me .. 'an expulsion of nether-end gasses' should get by
  10. Rio Royals are, as you've found, very hard hitting and are superb for higher birds. My local dealer was selling a load off cheap a couple of years ago and I used them on rooks for a while with devastating effect. Pigeons centre-pattern at anything less than 30yds were hardly worth picking up though they were so shredded.
  11. Tracer lamps take a lot of beating IMO. Been using them for many years and never had a problem. Currently using this version for Charlie on the .204.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/312763714602?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=312763714602&targetid=594043300030&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006837&poi=&campaignid=6466412158&mkgroupid=83097927531&rlsatarget=pla-594043300030&abcId=1140486&merchantid=6995734&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8arzqK_Q5QIVCbDtCh24lAAXEAQYBSABEgL3zvD_BwE .. but still use the F400
  12. Spring on mine died about a year ago. Took the whole thing off (pin, spring and button) and have been using it ever since like that.
  13. From my own experience I'd say that FAC isn't worth doing. If 12tf/lbs isn't enough for the job in hand grab a .22 rimfire and do it properly I had FAC air, spent lots of pennies on getting it, then left it at home when I wanted more than 12 ft/lbs and took my rimmy ... Ended up selling the FAC air (at a big loss) because it just sat at home unused.
  14. I tend to use these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proclimate-Neoprene-Shooting-Gloves-Camouflage/dp/B01LWZ3Q1W ... combined with a cup of hot bovril from my flask and as much good healthy energy-rich food (aka Snickers and Cadbury's Fruit and Nut) as my shooting bag can hold
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