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  1. One dog & one vixen last night with the .243. Total = 30
  2. Mine (3” Magnum model) cycles 28gr 7s no worries at all when on the clays.
  3. 2 with HMR before fog stopped play = 1518
  4. Bumble

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    Finally got out & onto a charlie after what seems like an age. The farms are all way too wet to drive, so I resorted to walking with rifle, lamp & sticks. A scan around the field behind the main farm buildings & adjacent to the main pheasant pen showed eyes that started trotting away. However, the wind was firmly in my favour so I set up on the sticks and had a little squeak... 30 seconds later, this big old boy was running towards me down the hedgerow from 200yds away! It took a bark to stop him & a 58gr out of the .243 into the chest to drop him. He’s the biggest, heaviest charlie I’ve ever shot, a proper old chunk.
  5. Indeed, it was a very close shave! When the garage replaced the diff & transmission oils, they they were a little bit watery...
  6. I popped a new air filter in there yesterday and had a good look at the old one, and couldn’t find any moisture. What I think happened was it went up the exhaust (which is a lot lower than I thought it was...) and choked the engine out that way. The truck is in for new (non-screeching) belts on Tuesday anyway, so I’ll get them to do a quick oil change and check the diffs out too.
  7. I think I’ve been a very lucky chap! Looks like it’ll need a snorkel chucking on it at some point to avoid it happening again (or sending the missus out to check water depths first 🤣)
  8. Nice one, cheers. I pooed myself when I did it (my own stupid fault), as I’ve only had it a couple of weeks and just had the cam belt, pulleys, water pump & a few other bits done on it to get it sorted out. I was planning on giving it an oil change anyway next week, so will chuck a new air filter on it too whilst I’m at it.
  9. Just opened it up and the casing is bone-dry inside and the filter feels ok to the touch. Is there anything else to look for?
  10. So, like a ****, I went into some water a little too deep in my Shogun (2003 2.5 TDI) on the way home in a flooded lane and she conked out... However, the electrics were absolutely fine and once I’d pushed her out and gave her a minute, she fired up again after some persuasion with rolling it forward on the clutch/starter, belted out a load of white smoke. I sat it for 10 mins ticking over & until the smoke stopped (only a couple of minutes for that), then she ran absolutely fine for the remaining 10 miles home. I’ve checked the oil & there’s no sign of water in it. However, is there anything in need to be doing now? Garage job or just keep an eye on it?
  11. I stuck the best part of both boxes through it on Tuesday afternoon. It seems to prefer the 17gr Winchester BTs, which grouped surprisingly well considering I was having to wait for slight lulls in the breeze.
  12. I got a box each of Hornady 17gr BT & CCI 20gr HP, and will try to go out tomorrow to see how they perform. With regards to running in the barrel, did you bother with shoot 1, clean, shoot 1, clean.. etc, or just blast a few through it?
  13. I’m off to pick up a Tikka T1X in .17HMR tomorrow & was wondering what flavour of ammo people have been finding works well in theirs? Also, is there a lot of difference ballistically between 17gr & 20gr loads at sensible ranges (up to 100yds)?
  14. 1 vixen last night, thermal & .243 = 480
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