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  1. lancer425

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    No will be 1960s at a guess(probably 61 looking at that) , 1925 would have had front of trigger safe, Look on browning site or search on shotgun world . Get more accurate dating info. If you read the details in the explanation i think it will become clearer to understand, reason i say this i think i struggled to date one a few years ago. Do a bit more research online. .
  2. Just me being an A**E . I was waiting to go to the dentist, was just bored.
  3. 437.5 grains .....1 oz divided by 2 ........1/2 oz ....divided by 78 crows ...2.8grain.
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    This. I bought it as case cleaning media a huge bag of it from David shaw Of Reloaders back in the day North Lincs. Scun thorpe.
  5. OH Come on Girls. Let us be looking at this in a bit more light before we go Posting sweeping A> BS & b >Apparently statements. I made quite clear anything i posted to ISLANDGUN, Was My opinion my view, & that YOMV on multiple occasions. My reason for favouring a Longer barrel in a SxS or in the confines of a typical pigeon hide, Are that the longer length of the barrels will be typically above the netting, with a 26/ 28 inch barrel SXS tangling in the hide net is more of a Problem. IN MY OPINION. Any break action gun is never easy, to load in a hide when upright once cartridges are in the breach they want to fall out, and it is a losing the gun upright. Semi autos etc feed straight into the magazine the gun is both longer due to the action length .And its in-line no need to lift to load. Again depends on How big you like your hides, so again YOMV.
  6. That is what ISLANDGUN wanted. And i have no idea what you need so go on my own requirements as i outlined clearly on my first post on this thread. Manuarm .410 bolt on 18weight shot. 😁.
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    I have had a rat ot two around this year, i bought two wooden nipper type rat traps and i had instant results got three more or less a day apart. But after that still seeing them odd time, but traps just not working any more no matter what i bait them with, tried different sites for them but they are untouched every morning. any ideas. ? I got a few air rifles vulcan 177 feinwerkbau 127.22 but i get bored waiting, i sometimes think if i had a pistol i could get a shot much eassier they are only 10 yards max distance from a small workshop i work on my motorbikes in. are the crossman pistols up to killing rats at this sort of range, i thought 6ftlbs is not much to be killing a rat with but what do you think.
  8. To be honest, i think of you pick up a nice old AYA no 3 or the supper solway, you wont go far from the one gun ideal. but again thats how i feel about the options everything taken into account. The 3 inch Sxs was not the choice of so many fowlers for so long for no good reason. And giving them credit they still hold up pretty good in the modern world of steel and other shot type ammo.
  9. lancer425

    Pricked Duck

    As above do a butchering job. NECROPSY is proper name i think. Anyway, find out why it died where / if it was hit. i am with marsh mans theory myself any dog on the coursing down a pricked bird grabs hard even if just initial contact, but it can end it right at that point. At least you got it that’s the main thing.
  10. I can understand why you would go with the 425 waterfowl, i have had one over 15 years now, i am a Browning / miroku fan in every respect. But O/Us are not as ergonomic to operate as a SxS. In my opinion. the opened breach angled loading aspect means to load two cartridges its more fumbly with cold hands, SxS its straight in less gape, thus less drop on muzle. and even with the 32 inch barrels less chance of a mud plugging issue than the wide gape and muzzle drop on the 425. I get the heavy loads in lighter game gun issue and if all i had was a 425 waterfowl and a my webley 700 or side lock. i would too pick the waterfowl. every time. This subject was always going to boil down to compromise or personal thoughts and requirements, what you can accept and what aspects you wont accept, like weight/ mass recoil or felt recoil, etc. Nothing beats a good fitting gun including felt recoil, but mass is an absorber and with bigger loads a little more heft in both gun construction equating to more weight is not necessarily a bad thing at all.
  11. I have to agree, But do you know. I had one of these from anout me being 11 years old to 29 when the restrictions on magazines came in in 89. I used fourlongs in it and it never faild to feed and function perfectly. But i knew a mate who had one in much nicer condition than my battered example that buckled case misfed amo it was a nightmare.
  12. You do not need a 3 inch for geese of shotgunning foxes, You can use anything you have literally anything from a .410 upwards. But you have to then start using TSS etc, or reducing ranges. Reason i think so many on here had opted for a Side by side 3 inch mag as one gun, it will do a reasonable job with any shot type, and at typical ranges. And do all this without resorting to HW shot. If all you have is a 2 3/4 gun then just use it, it will kill geese and will do everything else pigeon/game etc better than a hefty 3 inch mag will. In my first post on this subject, i said its use specific and fits in with what I DO. Not many shotgun foxes routinely despite having several rifles, i chose to do this, an with regards Geese, i do not shoot geese Inland, and if i do its near or over rivers wetlands i do not shoot them over fields. Forshore shooting , can be on the raggy edge of range, and 36 gram of steel just about covers most peoples requirements, and you wont have to let as many slip by as you might with a 20ga or the mentioned 2 3/4 gun. But Swaping to bismuth or other heavier shot, puts the small bores and normal 12s well back in the game. So its not anything set in stone just my and clearly some others personal preference. I mean lets face it if all you ever shoot is shoreline geese, one gun might be a *ga or a 4ga or ten bore. Its what you do and how you go about doing it, and these days more than ever what shot type you are opting for. HW shot types if you use it to put a small bore in the game at more typical 12ga etc uses is a real option now for sub ga users. To use it to try and extend ranges, is of course technically possible but its a little more involved.
  13. I had some bonaghi ammo once that was about that 35/36 gram, was ok ammo but never found any after that one time. Reloadings best option, with a little set back you might squese a good load in a sam 1 RSI wad in a 70mm case, or trim a B7P35 down to keep the RTO fold off the wad lip, or use a less bulky powder like M92S or a ball powder of some kind HS6 perhaps. Or vectan SP2. Use a CCI209M or federal 209A or G 1000 rio with the ball powder if use it in bad cold IMO. .
  14. Ideal the supper solway , the 32 inch aspect i favour in an SxS magnum, but thats just my choice. not everyone is the same in what they like.
  15. I have a 425 vwaterfowl, 3.5 inch, and it is a gun i will probably die owning, it is versatile. But with O/Us you have more gape , and loading unloading is not a one hand on both cartridges, job, like the SxS guns, which have less gape too. Loading an over and under in the confines of a hide or tight hole in a hedge, is never neat and tidy. The top barrel cartridge can slip out on an open breach, the SxS when its partially shut is both safe and ammo is sliding out no where. Alowing you to close the gun without juggling cartridges into the breach . Longer barrel in my opinion helps too in hides as the muzzle is slightly above a typical low hide net compared to a 26 inch thats into the netting, Your opinion might be different but its how i find longer barrels in use. Waterfowl is heavier than a SxS magnum too, may not be an issue to some peoples requirements but what i do and how i do it, as a one gun the SxS has it over the O/U. On ergonomics of use and lighter weight generaly. This would be my own choice 32 inch 3 inch mag Sxs. .
  16. Me too BASC a god send without them we are screwed. You will always get haters, let them hate i say. But Real world shooting issues BASC do a sterling job and for what we pay, nothing else gets even close on value for money support when you take their experience into account and what they do elsewhere, largely unseen and unnoticed. Wildfowling consents advice etc. its endless. A good organisation BASC.
  17. Presume we are talking shotguns, but if i were to pick one rifle .2506rem .in a typical sportster weight rifle. So shotgun. It is going to be dependent on what you do. Im my case that is wildfowl Fox rabbit Crow pigeon partridge and then other game in roughly that order of regularity and preference. I think i need a 3 inch magnum, a double long barreled 32 inch and light, not fused on choke (i reload) but full or close to full would be good, i supose half in one barrel might be acceptable, but if i had a choice FULL. It will be side by side keep weight down and ease of loading and unloading / reduced gape in mud etc, Got to be side by side. Trigger. Double trigger no selector to sieze or wear and i can instantly pick the other cartridge or if gun had say half and full i can pick what choke i want instantly. Sling swivels make it easier in mud and i do not want an ejector, this makes it more practical in pigeon hides or busy duck sessions, but non ejector is less to go wrong get all the cases for a second load, and it help keep the place tidy with one less job to do when packing up. Steel bismuth or tss gives you a broad spectrum of use in the humble 3 inch 12s non tox range. and 1 7/8th or 2 oz bb to AAA lead has the fox covered at range. in the full barrels, so obviously on pigeons etc it can handle 1 oz etc, not even the remotest chance of a siezed inertia trigger reset cycling re cocking issues as on some O/Us in bad conditions, (being picky here i know). So 12ga 3 inch magnum, 32 inch non ejector. , the AYA no 3 above is good advice.
  18. I think shooters as a whole do not shout enough about what they do anyway, BASC could do some promotion on shooting, and it might do some good. But clubs and syndicates do not shout enough about their existence, The grouse moors are like they are because of shooting, Wild fowling clubs are stewards of their marshes and know more about what goes on than any body else. I think shooting needs more high priority success stories, but As a member of three wildfowling clubs despite trying to get projects off the ground, Environment agency and NE seem to be far less forthcoming to allow wildfowling clubs than non shooting groups or the RSPB etc. I acept these set backs could just be individuals in the NE and EA in the local area, and others may have good support in other areas, but non the less, getting ground or in some cases permission to do improvements to habitat can meet opposition, even if sound conservation ideas. Again BASC advice goes a long way, and they come out offering advice anytime we ask, which is good. I am not sure exactly how we could ever get the areas like the RSPB have at their desposable, our income is not on their level, but its aq crying shame to se so many Reserves run by site managers with their idea on what will work in their site who chose to ignore advice even when it is sound conservation advice. It seems to be its more about the RSPB being a people pleasing org not one with a genuine interest in true conservation.
  19. BASC are there to advise us, try to direct any pending legislation etc, They got no direct say, and they can be as vocal as they want, if the Government or others wont listen. They can do no more but look at other option, to try and help the shooters out. Look at the medical certification , they are trying to help there until hopefully things improve perhaps through law. They did what they could a year ago on the GL s / Packham fiasco, and i think they did a good job and will continue to on this. But they are not law makers (sadly0 they can just advise and hope the powers that be listen. We need to get behind them, ask them for advice start writing to MPS , remember we have a conservative Government now, it might or might not help our position. But I think we could all do more by asking BASC what we can do. The surveys questionares they present we should complete, Just thinking my say wont matter, is rather along the lines of not voting at an Election, we really Need to get involved all of us, and not just cassualy. how much do we love this sport? Lots i am guessing ALL OF US. Slating BASC is not doing anybody any good. If we can not UNITE. at least lets agree we need each other to win. BY WIN. I mean Survive.
  20. Agree on the plastics, bio wads etc should one readily available combat this. Hopefully. Lead again use it until its banned ok. But do not expect any miracle eco lead alternative its not there, and anything directly comparable to lead will come at a price.
  21. Like martin Luther king. I HAVE A DREAM, In this dream we all do a very strange thing, we get behind our biggest shooting organisation. Some nights i have a nightmare , When we don’t get behind BASC. Unite? I am a realist, but an ever hopeful one, But one thing is for sure we will never do it without we get on a horse, and only horse we have IS BASC. . Explain 4 a little more.
  22. Lead and the fever to retain it has damaged the shooting community from the day it disappeared from wild fowling. The stupid thing is the wildfowlers are not that bothered, nor would the game shooters if they just moved on. Lead will go . Its just a case of when. BASC have done a pretty good job with lead and trying to keep it. The Afro eurasian bird agreement sealed leads fate in wildfowling. To be honest i am surprised it has survived as long elsewhere as it has. Lead is toxic it will go, and like a bad tooth we will notice its not there but the pain will have gone with it. and perhaps we might then be able to unite in the real threats to our shooting, rather than the constant mythering about LEAD.
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