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  1. Stevesxs I have seen diving ducks scanned at Slimbridge many years ago, which were found dead, hidden in the long grass on our farm pond, which had found lead shot deep in the pond mud. It was only the diving ducks that found it, but it happened most years . The pond hadn't been shot over for years. Most wildfowl that suffer from lead poisoning, become very secretive and crawl away to die.
  2. Don't forget you will need to use larger pellets in steel to get the same weight. Ie. Use no.3 steel to replace No.5 lead.
  3. Thanks for the information. There is nothing in the handbook about servicing the Haldex, so I will chase up some routine from the service manager, if he knows !
  4. Advice please. I bought the above car in March 2019, as they had stopped making the Yeti. It has the Haldex transmission, which I don't know anything about. I 've not had any problems, just put it in for its annual service, which never shows anything except Oil Change. Someone on this forum mentioned his Dad had a Yeti, which had been in for "Haldex Problem". Is this something I should look out for ? Any info would be appreciated.
  5. A film projector ? A Trench morter projector ?
  6. I have used a Benelli auto for years, and have made a point of not turning it over to reload, but turning it half way ( ie with the opening facing forward) Then , when I push the cartridges into the magazine, my thumb is pointing at right angles to the axis of the breech. Then it never gets bitten .Try this .
  7. On top of his £144.00 profit on his farming, there is the "single farm payment" still to come. On 1000 acres this will be quite a lot. Maybe someone can give us an idea ? I expect it will run into 5 figures.
  8. I have used the Eley steel loaded cartridges, which have the Eley "Eco Wad" ( some sort of water soluble plastic}, and they work fine. They cost much the same as a quality game cartridge, and kill just as well out to 40 yards on pigeon. There was a video showing a wad dropped into a jar of water at the start of a day's pigeon shooting, and it had turned into gloop and couldn't be picked out of the jar at the end of the day. The wad looked like a Plaswad, and kept the shot away from the walls of the barrels.
  9. I have never worn gaiters, apart from the old leather ones, long ago. How about putting them on your legs first, then pulling them down onto your boots ?
  10. Relating to the extravagant re-decorating.........I've seen her referred to as "Carrie Antoinette"
  11. Just a thought. All my log stores have as much ventilation as possible. The floor is composed of pallets to let the air get underneath. The lapped boards on the sides are not backed with anything, to let it breathe. Remember that sawn wood takes a year per inch thickness to dry, when stored in open sided sheds. Burning firewood that isn't dry leads to a lot of condensation going up the chimney, and not much heat produced.
  12. I'm a bit slow to this topic. Cattle Feed. If you use the usual figures published to show how wasteful feeding cattle is, they usually use the big Feed Lots in America as the source of the numbers. These cattle live in big pens, and are fed cereal/maize and protein from Soya etc, . In Britain, about 1/3rd of our land is unsuitable for growing cereals, but grows grass very well. Such areas as the uplands, and even arable land, where it us used as a rotational crop to build fertility. That's a very different set of figures. Britain is in the Temperate Zone, and naturally grows grass.
  13. I always clean my gun barrels well, to remove leading and plastic smear if I'm using plaswads. I always hope that the continued cleaning and burnishing that the shot and wad provides, would eventually smooth the bore sufficiently to reduce smearing. But it never seems to reach that stage !
  14. The birds always arrive the moment you pick up a sandwich. My shooting friend used to ask his wife to make a bag of Parkin, cut into small squares. You can pop one in your mouth and continue shooting.
  15. There is a difference between a Rotary engine, such as the Le Rhone, and radial engines such as the P & W and Bristols. Radial engines are static, and the propeller goes round. Rotary engines go round with the propeller, and the crankshaft is bolted to the plane. Rotary engines had Total Loss lubrication, because of the centrifugal force in a rotating engine, which is why many young pilots in WW1 smelt of Caster Oil. They only had one speed, full throttle, because the linkage would be impossible. They controlled the plane with a Stop Switch, which cut out the ignition when operated. You will remember the sound track in WW1 films of planes taxiing with the engine note cutting in and out.
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