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  1. BinaryB

    Another cracking night on rabbits

    Brilliant and love the fact it was done the proper way 😂
  2. BinaryB

    Advise needed gun blew up!

    That might be correct (assuming the op has HMR designated on his cert as opposed to .17 rim fire. If that was the case selling him HM2 ammunition wouldn’t be illegal). In any case that is a separate matter in my opinion.
  3. BinaryB

    Advise needed gun blew up!

    I haven’t read all the replies - just your original post. The responsibility lies with you. It’s your safety that’s at stake here and you should know that a HM2 is not the correct ammunition to chamber in your HMR! Thank your lucky stars that you weren’t injured. Put it down to experience and learn from it is my advice.
  4. BinaryB

    Not a bad night on the rabbits

    Nice one. Where about in the country is this? It seems rabbits are thin on the ground these days.
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    Storage box for rotary.

    Thanks everyone. Seems like a bag is the way to go then.
  6. Dear all Just wondered if anyone has found a plastic type storage box with suitable dims for a rotary? At the moment mine is in the cardboard box that it came in from A1 but it’s falling to bits. I’ve had an initial look online and at the moment the boxes ive seem are either too big or perfect on two of the dimensions but the height is too shallow ie wrapping paper storage boxes. Has anyone discovered a Goldilocks sized one? Many thanks
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    Gun christened!

    Very nice indeed.
  8. BinaryB

    Very windy mixed bag.

    Already been said but what a great mixed bag and sounds like a day you won’t forget. Brilliant. I can’t think there are many folk out there who have ever had the amount of variation you have had. Excellent.
  9. BinaryB

    Remington 1100 12 gauge

    Eh? If your barrel is 20” it’s illegal. Use of an additional add on doesn’t suddenly make it legal. It’s not even legal on FAC at 20”.
  10. BinaryB

    Recoil concussion.

    Yes I may well be Walker. I consider myself old enough and ugly enough to know that things can change over the years with age (eye dominance potentially being one example of this) and also bad habits can form subconsciously too. I will double check all the basics next time as you and some others suggest. If that doesn’t sort it I will try a light load next but I think when you get to that stage it might be clutching at straws somewhat.
  11. BinaryB

    Recoil concussion.

    All good points gents and thank you for your feed back. It could well be that I am tensed up and perhaps not aware that I am. To answer all of the questions; I am 6' 1" and 13.5 stone and I would say average build. On both occasions I was shooting on a sporting layout. I am 47 years old and I had my first shotgun at the age of 11 and have been shooting rifles, handguns (before the ban) and shotguns all my life and a regular basis. I would consider to be fairly experienced but I haven't (I don't think, experienced this headache thing before). The gun is a Browning 525 Sporter Adjustable 30" and has been fitted correctly. I don't get any issues with pain on my cheek area in terms of my cheek weld and associated recoil and also no bruising or shoulder pain either - at all. I was shooting with my gun mounted (i'm thinking this could also perhaps be a contributing factor rather than starting unmounted with perhaps a more natural relaxed position). I don't feel I'm being knocked about by the gun at all and recoil seems/feels minimal. It's a lovely shooting/fitting gun and seems to hardly have any felt recoil. Actually on that last point - that is the strange thing. I feel that I could keep shooting and shooting it is that comfortable to shoot with which is the bizarre thing. All shots are taken in fairly quick succession - probably 10-15 in pretty quick order and then onto the next stand and so on. I think I've answered all the questions and very good to get everyone's opinions and also very interesting to know that some of you, if not all of you think that gun headache is a real phenomenon. I am going to the same clay ground this weekend again and I will certainly check my stance and shooting position - I do think the relaxed point is worthy of investigation.
  12. BinaryB

    Recoil concussion.

    Dear all After a couple of sessions on the clays recently (approx 100 birds each time), I seem to wake up the next day with what could be described as a mild migraine. Pain up the back of one side of the neck (my right side) and into the head and vision slightly affected. I can't seem to shift it with pain killers and it's only when I wake up the following day that it seems to disappear. I did a couple of searches and it seems there is a condition known as recoil concussion. I hope I've got the wrong end of the stick but after the last 2 occasions I've had exactly the same symptoms the day after. I wondered if anyone else has encountered this or has any experience of recoil concussion? I hope I'm wrong. Just for the record I am shooting 28 gramme Eley Selects, plastic. Kind regards
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    Great picture and looks like an ancient Oak possibly.
  14. Thanks all for the useful comments. I think i'll persevere with dead birds and look into how where to position the spreaders exactly. Good tip about breasting them!
  15. Dear all Calling on the more experienced pigeon shooters on here than I to ask the following :- Are real pigeons or decoy birds best in terms of using them on a rotary? i can never seem to get real birds to mount on the spreaders etc that well and as a result I always feel the birds look odd to say the least. It got me thinking if I would be better off buying a couple of decoy birds that are designed to mount on the arms of a rotary. i would be interested to hear any opinions on this. Many thanks