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  • Birthday 20/08/1957

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    Member of the Kent Wildfowlers, regular at JJ's in Dartford. Other than that, and running the family about, enjoy TV and drinking too much.

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  1. Ventured to the clay ground yesterday and bumped into a chap missing his right hand. He was shooting a semi, which I imagine is reloadable with one hand and he had someone to button. Anyone seen any disabled shooters? I didn't have the nerve to stay and watch how he managed.
  2. That was an interesting watch. I wish my shooting was that good!
  3. Yes, I remember them! Very fancy and not cheap. Were they green?
  4. No, you're right, but I wouldn't push it if Mrs Fatchap is anything like mine. I think the two pieces are both the same sort of tempo, but I'm no musician.
  5. In today's Guardian (sorry, but Mrs T gets it online and I'm too mean to buy a paper). Not what I'd expected from them: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/25/green-shoots-spanish-firm-tackles-plastic-waste-from-shotgun-cartridges
  6. Did anyone else watch any of the YouTube film embedded at the end? I’ve probably spent too much time in lockdown...
  7. Happened to me in Tesco on Saturday. I set off the alarm and after a while, an overweight guard ambled out. Told him it was me and I’d paid, and he puffed and panted his way back into the store.
  8. This. We get a higher return than most savings accounts and there’s the chance of a big win. You do need a fair amount in bonds though.
  9. Happened to me in the US. I was in my mid-50s, bald and what hair I had was grey. On the plus side, I got reduced entry into some places as an over-50 without having to provide evidence. Funny lot.
  10. Thank you chaps. I’ll go away and think about it and then in spite of good intentions most probably do nothing about it until after Christmas.
  11. My ancient German army surplus Gore-tex over trousers have started letting a bit of moisture through. The Gore-tex website advises washing and ironing to wake the waterproofing up and if that doesn’t work (it didn’t) to apply durable water repellent. Anyone got any recommendations for a suitable product? There seems to be plenty about at varying prices.
  12. I shoot an ancient 16b sxs on walked up days and the occasional box of cartridges at clays. The cartridges cost a fortune which is fine for the odd slab here and there, but would be costly at clay quantities.
  13. I’ve got the same gun and same problem. I thought the Ultralight felt barrel heavy, so not keen. I now use an 8kg weight and do 3 lots of 10 bicep curls (I think it’s called) for both arms a few nights a week. It takes 5 minutes and sorted the problem. May not work for everyone, but I have arms like pipe cleaners after a lifetime of pen pushing.
  14. Absolutely right, of course. The book also mentions that older shots who moved to hammerless guns later in life thought that the safety uncocked the gun when applied, which probably explains much. Yes, hadn’t considered that. I had a tenant farmer great uncle. He had an ancient hammer gun propped against a wall (proper old farm gun, absolutely filthy) which I was allowed to play with as a child. I assume it was unloaded!
  15. My bedtime reading at the moment is The young shot by N M Sedgwick, published 1940. I’ve just finished the chapter about gun safety. Most of it is very familiar, but some of the anecdotes! A close friend killed when being passed a loaded gun from a car, another acquaintance who shot someone while ferreting, a loaded gun left propped against a wall in a pub which was picked up and fired by accident, a paragraph about witnessing several dogs shot and others of the sort. He also said that if the ground was easy, he saw nothing wrong with carrying a gun with the safety off. There’s a photogra
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