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  1. 1 vixen last night, thermal & .243 = 480
  2. Cheers. Is that just a case of having a prod with a screwdriver & seeing it it goes though?
  3. I’ve been offered a Shogun by a mate for a very good price. It’s a 2002 plate 2.5L diesel commercial model, currently owned by his dad. It’s got 87,000 on the clock (all on road), FSH and he’s pretty certain it’s had the cam belt done too (but needs to check paperwork). As I’m not very mechanically minded, is there anything Shogun specific that I need to be looking at when I go over to check it out?
  4. The problem is there’s no police around (not the fault of the police at all, but those in Parliament who’ve slashed their numbers), so even if you do catch them in the act, there’s no chance of getting a police response in time. Combine that with there being no legal deterrent if actually caught (car crushed? They’ll nick another. Fined? Either their caravan moves on swiftly or their benefits won’t cover it, so they don’t have to pay. Dogs taken? They’ll easily get more), and that farmers have a lot more to lose by their yards being burned out/stock killed/machinery nicked as repercussions for trying to stop the filthy vermin in the first place. It’s a lose-lose situation if you’re law abiding, while the Caravan Utilising Nomadic Sorts carry on doing what the hell they like.
  5. Bumble

    Fox club

    It wasn’t far off the range where I could have clubbed it! I’ll be doing some short range practice next time I go shoot targets, as it’s all well and good being able to ring the 2” gong at 300yds every time, but not much use if you can’t hit Charlie at 40yds when it’s sitting there waiting to be shot 🤣
  6. Bumble

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    Had another very quiet look around tonight. I stopped at the bottom of the estate drive and decided to have a call next to the fence to a 15 acre field with a fair few sheep in it. Call, lamp, call, lamp, nothing. Final call and a scan with the lamp revealed charlie sat there looking at me along the fence line, 30yds away! It sat beautifully still while I steadied the rifle on the fence post, put the crosshairs on its chest... and promptly pulled the shot, missing completely. It went off like a stabbed rat, not pausing for a second go. Oh ******!!!
  7. Bumble

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    Tough night out tonight. Normally there’s plenty of hares and badgers out in the fields when I’m walking about, but all I saw in 3 hours was 1 hare & a charlie that went off like a stabbed rat once I flicked the lamp on it. Stomping back to the truck in a grump, I had a flick around the final field with the lamp and, after a solid rest on a hay bale & a whistle to stop him at 80yds, it was dog cub down. Happy days.
  8. Dog cub with .243 and lamp tonight. Total = 291
  9. Bumble

    Fox club

    I’ve stopped using the VarmintX & have somebody reload for me now, putting Vmax into my old brass. Works out nearly 40% cheaper, and the accuracy is more than adequate at 100yds!
  10. Bumble

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    Had a sit out tonight, leaning against a round bale of hay overlooking a wood & listening to a rather good reggae set at a festival a couple of miles upwind of me wafting in on the breeze. This young chap popped out of the wood at 21.30, had a sit and a listen himself, with a 58gr Vmax from the .243 promptly knocking him down at 110yds.
  11. Dog cub browsing on hay field at dusk, taken with the .243 Total = 287
  12. Bumble

    Fox club

    Depends if you want to turn them inside out or not I suppose.
  13. Bumble

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    I’ve been waiting for weeks for the tenant shepherd to get the grass cut on my main bit of ground. He’s finally made a start today, so I went for a sit out at dusk & 20 mins later, dropped this injured vixen as she limped across the cut hay 170yds below me.
  14. 1 vixen with .243 on fresh cut hay = 271
  15. Vixen & cub on Saturday evening, .243 in daylight. Total: 220
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