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  1. Use of the 'Safety' catch.

    Never had an empty chamber on my Model 10 and always a speed loader with six if required. Fortunately we drove big Transits not Minis.
  2. Confused from Birmingham

    I am only familiar with pressure signs on centre fire rifle reloads. I think you need to ease down the powder load in very small increments and check the primer etc for anyhting that looks like a pressure spike. On rifles it is slight flattening of primer, then sticky extraction but when it gets to that you have gone too far off the scale. If your shotgun is moderated then even using standard cartridges the noise is reduced considerably...with my Husher 410 Mossberg anyway. The financial savings will not be worth the trouble.
  3. Confused from Birmingham

    Old'un ...now don't take risks. Open up the nuclear shelter right away. I'm 40 miles east of you so will try and send a 3 minute warning ...remember them ?
  4. "im mainly (at it again)"

    I love it when a project comes to a satisfactory end ... now to making knife blades.
  5. Use of the 'Safety' catch.

    As scully says there are no safeties on revolvers. Back in the 70s and 80s I was turned out fairly regularly to do early morning armed raids on premises where a team of six would clear a four bedroom house in about 15 seconds, now muzzle awareness here is your only real safe way to go. You go in hard, don't know what to expect and gun handling in such circumstances quickly teaches you muzzle awareness. If you just happened to be in charge of an 870 Wingmaster then you made the choice as to when that safety came off but until such time as you needed to engage a potential threat the muzzles where always up in the air. To me, if the muzzles of the gun are not pointing at a person or in their general direction then that is my first consideration. I use the safety on my shotgun as and when I consider it necessary for the safety of everyone around me, generally if I consider the safety is required then I will open the gun instead. It really is all between the ears. It is good to have these discussions but are the dangerous shooters listening ?
  6. Wee trip South for CWD,Muntjac and Fallow.

    Well done, well worth the trip down. I would hope you took some home with you because muntie in particular is in my view the best eating. Perfect weather for hanging for a few days as well this week. Chinese is also good eating, I find hanging it 10 days improves the flavour no end.
  7. repair neoprene wellys

    Fishing shop and ask for wader repair kit. I think my waders have more repair material than wader now but don't leak.
  8. squirrel control

    Will be putting another two up tomorow and will try opening the lid a bit. Hopefully get some shot as well, but most of the morning putting new shooting hut in place and feeding round.
  9. Closed ticket and guided stalking?

    I didn't know that if you guided professionally you now need to have a DSC1, when did that come in?
  10. squirrel control

    It has been very slow around here(east Leicestershire) for tree rats. I seem to have reduced the numbers considerably even back into my neighbours ground. That is good, so I have a 70 mile drive to a more ..hopefully...productive patch on Saturday with the shooting hut featured in the Crafts section to get positioned. Hoping they are feeling spring approaching and on the move. Still no takers on the one flip lid style feeder. Keep putting peanut butter under and around the lid and peanuts on the landing stage. The blue tits think it is theirs.
  11. Tweed manufacturing

    I treated myself to a full set of tweeds, Jacket(Norfolk), vest, breeks and trousers, bespoke, when Hebden Tweed still had the business. I think that was thirty odd years ago but they get worn every season, the guns call it my Rupert Bear suit because the tweed pattern is quite loud ginger colour. That suit has been cleaned numerous times and is still as good as new. It is still a brilliant material and now with being able to add breatable lightweight waterporoof linings it still works and looks good. I watched it a second time as my wife wanted to see it and saw things the second time I missed the first time through. Would have like to have seen the stage from raw wool to thread included.
  12. Use of the 'Safety' catch.

    Scully, the important thing is having your brain in gear and being aware of where everyone is situated or likely to be...guns, beaters, pickers up..even walkers on a footpath which has happened to me a couple of times as orange clad folks suddenly unexpectedly appear infront from a hole in the woodside. Better they have a polite "Good morning" and a touch of the cap than a load of 6s.
  13. Use of the 'Safety' catch.

    Agree. Also walking or standing with gun open but cartridges in the chambers and then closing when a bird rises or approaches is to me one of the most dangerous times of all as the person is 99% concentarting on the bird and 1 % as to where the barrels are when they are closing and many times a gun has gone off just when it is being closed due to mechanical failure. I still feel that walking with the gun ported directly upwards held by the trigger hand, rested on the hip, with the safety on is by far the safe way to walk when about to shoot...that is if the hip can be found ahem!! ... when sat, either like me when at a peg on a driven day, sitting then the butt of the gun can rest on the thigh again held by the trigger hand ported directly up in the air but the safety can be off and still safe, same applies to sitting in a hide. I refuse to share a hide with anyone. I saw the result of a careless discharge to a persons head when friends where duck flighting. Does tend to gel your mind. Of subject slightly ...re clay shooters... I do tend to see them shoot anything and everything sometimes ..not always ...but often too close, result mashed birds.
  14. Hide seat to short

    No sense of adventure