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    Hello I am now in my 60th year been a game fisherman for 48 years a bass fisherman for 30yrs and a shotgun and air rifle shooter game and pest since 1977. I gave up my shotgun several years back, I mainly shoot and fish with my brother who has the same sporting back round to me except 8yrs more.

    My air rifles now are Air Arms tx200 mk3 .177, Webley Stingray xs .177 and my now favorite rifle is a modified SMK xs19GR .22.
    Other interests Astronomy, photography, cars bird watching, music and youtube. TX200 NOW GONE.

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  1. madmax666

    Budget tires

    Dont remember saying that budgets are dangerous, but I am sure you will find if I did. what I have said if you go cheap drive more carefully as they are not going to be In my opinion as good a mid range or premium tyre. Irrespective where the mirror got the info from they brought it to peoples attention of what could be out there. I have in the past driven on budget tyres the problem is the scope is wide a very cheap tyre is in the same classification as a reasonably good budget tyre. I would rather put on a £40 budget than one that cost £20 if you see what I mean. You can spend as less or as much as you like mate its your money. https://www.carkeys.co.uk/news/are-budget-tyres-safe http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Autocar-Tyre-Test-Budget-Tyre-Performance.htm https://www.directline.com/car-cover/budget-vs-premium-tyres In the end as I said its your money spend it as you like...I'm done now no more.. Sorry one more thing..a question a hypothetical question. If you had one child and you bought that child a second hand car and it needed tyres , would you put cheap budget tyres on your one and only childs car. MM
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    Budget tires

    At the end of the day , very few accidents are caused by defective tyres. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/poor-tyre-maintenance-main-cause-car-accidents-uk https://www.rospa.com/road-safety/advice/vehicles/tyre-safety-technology/ They are not though are they, its in a trade journal.If they wanted to make the general public aware, it should be on Watchdog, or some other public media. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/warning-over-misleading-tyre-performance-13085145 I have deleted a part here as its getting out of hand..even though I am right 😁 Guman, I am sorry your post has gone this way you are not getting the answer you deserve, If you feel this should go to a new thread I will understand totally. MM
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    Budget tires

    Yes R, I think they mean if the labeling is incorrect that could well mean the tyre isn't as safe as the label states, and yes you could be right the tyre companies have a stake to protect. If these companies are placing the wrong labels on their tyres as a car owner that would ring the alarm bell to me, they are just bringing this to our attention. In the end should I purchase very cheap tyres for my car I wouldn't be packing the family in the estate and fully loaded and go bombing off down the motorway at speed to Devon. In the end its down to personal choice and budgets how we shoe our cars, but also be aware what we buy may or may not be qood quality. cheers mm
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    Budget tires

    For those who think cheap is safe and cheerful. https://www.tyrepress.com/2018/08/mislabelled-tyres-sold-in-the-uk/
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    Budget tires

    No worries ph5172 not many people know about these things. Its a shame that some people dont look at their tyres from one m.o.t to the next and dont check the pressures regularly. Just last weekend my misses and I put a message on the windscreen of the car parked next to us letting them know to get their passenger front tyre sorted, it had a bulge nearly the size of a golf ball sticking out of the sidewall..very dangerous. cheers MM
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    Budget tires

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=52 https://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/learn-share/care-guide/ten-tyre-care-tips https://www.theaa.com/driving-advice/safety/car-tyres I am ex Vauxhall and Volvo and I have never heard of that about the protective film either. I think you are talking about the MRA mould release agent that's the shiny coating left on the tyre after being freed from its mould, that needs to be worn off through driving. MM
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    Budget tires

    Hi Bruno, I am a big Maxxis fan we used the MAP1 for many years on our Vauxhalls great allround grip and not to shabby a price either. They stopped doing them in my size a while ago and started calling them an eco tyre so I had to find an alternative. A good mate of mine needed new tyres for his 400cc so we found him the MAXXIS Super Max touring M6029 for it..he loved them nice sticky rubber and good in the wet stuff. MM
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    Budget tires

    Hi Rewulf the best grip tyres should always go on the back, the reason is the more grip you have on the front because the tyre is new gives you more grip to turn in if the rear tyres have much less tread the rear tyres tend to lift on wet bends and the car can spin out. Sorry if you think that about what I have said as I said you dont have to use it. Cheers MM
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    Budget tires

    Funny Firestones are mentioned above, I am presently using their new Roadhawk on my front. Their wet grip is very good as well as the straight line grip but the sidewall is very soft and the deflection is too great I have to go to the cars eco pressure of 36psi just to stop them looking flat. They fold over too much on bends and and are wearing very fast I doubt I will get 6k out of them on my Astra before they get to 3mm. But I made the choice to buy and try them so I will have to accept that. MM
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    Budget tires

    Hello D1979 really I am no expert I have just gone deeper into this more so than most would, sorry mate I cant tell you what tyre to buy there are some good review sites to go online just keep in mind if its very cheap there's a reason for for it, personally I would go for mid range brand, there are no best do everything tyres out there they are all a compromise between dry and wet grip and longevity. I always go for wet grip first and then dry and do not push my driving, if money was an issue and cheap was the only option left to me I would just drive more carefully. MM
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    Budget tires

    I have deleted my original post as I don't want to get into any arguments or heated discussions. MM
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    Bunnies in the mist

    Talking about hares...I was watching that BBC countryside joke program countryfile tonight and I didn't know the hares have contracting their form of myxi...not a good way to go irrespective how we feel about farm pests. Cheers MM
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    EBAY HIDES

    Hello P47...well I was starting to think the same or maybe ebay do not want anything to do with hunting items anymore, perhaps they have a had pressure for the anti's...maybe. Sorry while I was doing this reply to you I just checked on ebay and they are all back on the site.weird. MM
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    EBAY HIDES

    Hi all, has something happened on ebay of late. I usually get all my camo hide netting from ebay, and earlier I went on for a hide to cover my car and there was hardly any being sold on there so I went onto Amazon and they were all there....wots happened. Cheers MM
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    Hunting pellets

    wow that's something, is that a fixed high magnification scope you are using. I used to be very interested in ballistics back in the 70s and used to get Guns Review if you remember that one, would I be right in saying that your ammo used depending on weight & velocity would be averaging over 3,500 ft lbs. MM
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