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  1. Only just come across this My favourite go to flies for reservoirs would be Black buzzer Hares ear daiwl bach variant Daiwl bach Crunchers Pitsford pea
  2. I would use the gambore bismuth 32g 4 for the ducks bit cheaper then the eleys and never had a issue with their performance 👍 also if you're talking standard pheasants sub 40 yards (most pheasants on these shoots are normally shot at 20-35 yards as people can't tell range ) any 28g-30g 6 would be perfect
  3. The gun fits me quite fine and I've shot plenty of 32g 5s through it and never felt recoil like that . After 6 shots I swapped back over to English sporter and the difference in recoil you can't even compare. I let others I was shooting with try them in their guns and they all said the same. Far more recoil felt . I've shot plenty 32g loads through it with far less recoil . Plus English sporter in a 28g 7.5 was fine the bio ammo was again a 28g 7.5
  4. My sxs is a brevette . No idea on weight never weighed it sorry 🤔 it didn't like it for sure and I'm a big lad (17st) a recoil means nothing to me normally but it even bruised my shoulder 🤣
  5. I tried the new bio ammo 28g 7.5 through my sxs today on a few clays and man they're one punchy shell ! Never have I felt such recoil from any cartridge before ! The difference between them and English sporter 28g 7.5 was incredible !
  6. Right we had a brief test with 3 different cartridges today and in loudest to quietest it went lyalvale supreme game 25g 6 Sipe 28g 6 Hull high pheasant 25g 6 The Hull High pheasant was the quietest by a long way so far . Will get a few more brands to try but what surprised me was how loud the lyavale supreme game was !!
  7. A friend of mine has just purchased a 20 bore hushpower and was wondering what shells are best for it ?
  8. My concern isn't about standard steel as a whole just the eco wads as I won't be throwing plastic wads about the countryside if I can help it . So from what I seem to gather from here the eley eco wads in 2 3/4 chamber the 5 are standard steel so should be fine even though it says steel proof guns and the 3s are high performance loads so not suitable? I've seen the traditional 2 1/2 inch shells as well. But can't seem to get them this way that I've seen ? Think I will leave it for now until the ban comes in then open my full choke to half ?.
  9. I thought even standard steel was recommended no more then half choke also ? There so many different bits of information that say different things its so confusing 😕 so standard steel would be fine through a full choke ? Eley eco wads even in 5s say for a steel proof guns even though I thought standard steel was up to shot size 4 ?
  10. It's what it says ontop of the boxes . I use it already through my hatasan which is steel proof .
  11. So with the upcoming move over to steel shot is it worth getting a side by side steel proofed ? Can you get a 2 3/4 chambered side by side barrels steel proofed ? As I see the eley eco wads say for steel proofed guns only ? Or is steel proofing only for 3inch high performance loads ? My side by side is 1/2 and full choke and I've heard it said just open its chokes up to half and it will be fine but I don't like plastic wads so the eco wads will be my go to but they say only steel proofed guns ? Any help would be appreciated Many thanks
  12. Fished grafham from the bank Saturday. All the North shore holding fish . Had over 30 between 5 of us . I had another double hook up one home tied hare ear variants. Almost all fish falling to hare ears and diawl bachs great day. Takes were arm wrenching just letting nymphs drift round in the breeze.thats what fly fishing is all about .
  13. Fished Rutland on Saturday had my best day ever plenty of fish fo the boat. Mostly to buzzers with some coming to a di3 washing line twiddled back with cormorants. Great day . Hows everyone else got on big or small water so far ?.
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