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  1. 17 hours ago, Cranfield said:

    Like Shooting Egg posted above, we had a lot of obsolete/never used kitchen knives and recently decided to dump them.
    I contacted the local Police and was advised the accepted method was to wrap them in paper, to make them "safe" and place them in the non recyclable rubbish bin.
    This is what I did, but felt uncomfortable as it seemed a bit "unsafe". 
    Incidentally, they showed no interest in me handing them in.

    I also have a few other fishing knives, pen knives, incl the obligatory swiss knifes, these all sit in a drawer and are no longer used.
    I can understand people having a clear out if an amnesty is announced.


    An happy to 'recycle' your draw stock for you, will pay postage. 

  2. manufacturers just love fps figures - they know that just 1 fps faster than a competitor will lure some shooters into thinking it is a better cartridge and probably stating it is a better cartridge on social media. There is a great video of a pro golfer on you tube playing 9 holes with a 'set' of 4 clubs that cost £70 - his skill meant he came in under par, it is a salient lesson that skill matters more than kit. Sticking with the same cartridge allows your brain to adjust to all the variables. If most of us average shots were given plain cartridges and just told to use them the chances are there would be little difference in how well we shot. In practical terms I have ended up with a bag full of bits at times and despite variations in shot size and speeds I seem to shoot about the same on a sporting set up. For reloading I would pick a medium speed and just as importantly a progressive powder that keeps kick to a minimum plus I would only load 21g as that does for most folk and keeps the cost down.

  3. On the farm I do most of the humane dispatch and it does not cost me one wink of sleep, it is performing a humane action rather than letting animals suffer. I personally cannot think of any worse sentence than rotting in prison. I would happily be the dispatcher of these animals though. The public have never been allowed a referendum on capital punishment yet we live in a supposed democracy, it is time folk are allowed to have their say.

  4. 7 minutes ago, TRINITY said:

     I believe the biggest threat by far is the human population increase and strangely enough this never gets a mention. 

    I have mentioned exponential population growth on here once or twice but as you say it seems to go largely unnoticed and is a very inconvenient root cause to those who wish to pontificate over the rest of us.

    There is an obscene amount of funding available to report on climate change and its so called effects therefore you need a problem (bandwagon) in order for this funding to continue. 

  5. yet my mk1 freelander with a td4 engine needed only one brake sensor and one pipe in 5 tears of ownership + it was going to need a clutch after 180k miles which is why I sold it on. Cost of depreciation was £850 over 5 years - not all LRs are bad

  6. I have 20 partridge to do tonight - they will be breasted out and vac packed 2 birds/4 breasts to a pack - might seem wasteful not to use the whole birds but 20 more will arrive next Monday, amazed that so few folk that go on shoots these days seem bothered about taking home free meat.

  7. OK blindfolds on folks you will be doing a blind tasting of my hand made venison burger vs any commercially made burger, veggie or not. You will taste the difference although undoubtedly some of you, maybe even a majority, will prefer the concoction of chemicals brewed up by the food scientists as they are very good at what they do. Each to their own but personally I avoid commercially produced burgers and sausages.

    On a forum such as this I would have thought folk would be promoting healthy, fresh, countryside produced, meat. It makes me wonder how many of you have ever put on a pair of wellies

  8. Filled up at my local rural garage this evening, as I do every Friday, no q, no shortage. The garage is there because locals support it despite them having to charge a penny or two more per litre than the supermarkets, like Scully, my ancient L200 makes me a good customer

  9. I went for the electric chinese pump, it has been very good so far. Overall with adaptors and air driers it cost me around £200. Dive bottles come up cheaply on a regular basis - I have 2 x 3l x 300bar - you need to take your time filling them 10 minutes pump 15 minutes cool for the pump.  When filling I put the cylinders in a 600l metal tank I have in the garden for collecting rainwater. I prefer the 3l as easy to chuck in a rucksack and tote round if you are likely to get a lot of shots, when ratting for example.

  10. I know that they are very seasonal - and early - but I have always liked Discovery as long as they are just ripe. Used to work on a farm that grew them for M & S but we always had to harvest a tad early when the pips were not fully brown.


  11. 7 hours ago, ditchman said:

    great ...................less babies then  :yahoo:

    The only real long term solution, never mentioned in the same breath as climate change as it would not generate any income for the scientific community.

  12. There are many steels out there these days that are absolute rubbish and create a serrated edge if you look closely, the ceramic jobbies seem much better. I was taught to use a steel by a chef who did not want me to ruin his knives when I borrowed them so steel point down on the edge of a board and the sharp bit of the knife downwards and always upright, adjust the angle of the steel to get the right edge. The local butcher used to do a bit of theatre flashing his knives across the steel in mid air but then his steels were a couple of feet long.

  13. Illegal immigration has been going on for years through Dover. There is a big laybay near Lydden Circuit just past the Shepherdswell turning, when I was a lad we used to see plenty of asians that were dropped off from artics there subsequently walking down the A2.

  14. 1 hour ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

    Hello, I see Mr Blair has made a statement, 🤔 citing Bidon as an imbecile on the withdrawal of Afghanistan , I can just see him sat down with the Taliban, !!!!!

    did you have to spoil my Sunday morning mentioning that things name, and I do not mean Bidon?

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