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  1. Vixen & cub on Saturday evening, .243 in daylight. Total: 220
  2. Cub this evening with .243 total = 213
  3. I use sections of aluminium tent pole. It’s bright gold (I spray the top 3” luminous pink too), very light to carry & pushes in easily.
  4. Has anybody used the finance deals available through the Sportsman Gun Centre? I fancy a new .17hmr & the 0% over 12 months makes it easier on the wallet. However, all I can find online is shocking reviews of the finance company that SGC use, and as it’s nearly remortgage time I can’t risk a mark on my credit rating. Anybody got any experience with it all?
  5. Bumble

    Fox club

    Went stalking tonight and dropped a lovely munty buck 5 mins after getting into the woods. Went back, got the truck and was driving out of the farm with the intention of checking the lambing fields before I left, so I’d kept the rifle loaded & on the wing mirror. I scanned the wood edge with my binos as I was making my way out and noticed a strange coloured lump under an oak. Creeping forward, Charlie came into view, fast asleep! Flat cap on the bonnet in lieu of a bipod (I stalk with sticks so had taken it off) & 80gr of softpoint .243 at 110yds ensured that sleeping beauty never woke up.
  6. Bumble

    Fox club

    It seems like ages since I’ve been out and seen a fox! Got asked by a mate’s uncle to go have a look for one that’s terrorising his lambing field. He showed us where it was most likely to be coming through, staked a dead lamb to the floor and left us to it. 40mins of sitting, waiting & leaning against a surprisingly comfortable fence later , this vixen had a good last sniff of the dead lamb before she was down to a 58gr ballistic tip from the .243 at 70yds.
  7. Vixen with the .243 & lamp tonight. 140
  8. Bumble

    Fox club

    He can get bent as far as I’m concerned. If he’s happy to let some townie idiots with more money than sense drive around and not manage to shoot foxes, so be it. It’s not as if I can’t sit in the field next door & call them in anyway!
  9. Bumble

    Fox club

    Following on from the two I had last week, we’ve now been told by the farmer who owns the land they were on (300 acres directly adjacent to the main 1800 acre farm that I shoot over) that he doesn’t want us back until lambing in March. The reason? He’s got a couple of lads who drive from an hour away to also shoot on there (we always checked with him first if they were going to be on). They’ve got all the thermal gear & no idea, but happen to pay the farmer for the privilege (who the hell pays to shoot foxes?!). They’ve found out how many charlies we’ve had off there with just a lamp, rifle & mouth call, and have kicked off big-style. If they were any use in the first place there wouldn’t be so many left for me to shoot! Mr Farmer can go shove his lambing up his backside too.
  10. Bumble

    Fox club

    Just these two tonight. The first went down with one in the neck at 190yds, but the second one I winged so it ended up being finished by shotgun after a short pursuit down a tramline on the quad...😬 I then went on I miss an absolute sitter. Joy!
  11. Bumble

    Fox club

    Save a small strip of skin, it’s head was separate to it on the deck 😂
  12. Bumble

    Fox club

    I use the Winchester 58gr VarmintX too, they are superb on charlies (and neck shot munties when I take the wrong ammo wallet stalking!)
  13. Bumble

    Fox club

    Cheers mate. It’s a farm shoot where the old boys get together to release and feed the birds for a few 50-60 bird days, and I get to do all their fox control. I return, I get the use of lamping vehicles and fuel, plus a day stood on a peg in December. Suits me fine!
  14. Bumble

    Fox club

    Popped over to the big farm for a look last night, to get there and be told the lamping truck was out of action for some mechanical reason and we’d have to use the quad, which fortunately has a rifle rack/rest on it. Ah well, time to wrap up, stick a cushion on the back of the quad & crack on! After a good ride around & a fair few rabbits dealt with using the shotgun, we picked up this old girl quickly limping away down a hedgeline towards a wood with a release pen in that the pheasants favour as a roost too. She stopped to look back at a shout at about 140yds & I dropped her with a neck shot off the bar on the quad. Upon inspection, her front right leg was swinging loose at the shoulder, so I’m guessing she’d had an argument with a car, and not one we want waiting for an easy meal when they come down from roost!
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