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  1. Well I have ordered an 110 ah leisure battery that should be delivered in the next few days. Will be used a fair bit in next 6 weeks as we are in lock down here in Ireland and then a few times a month. 110 ah should mean it can take a fair bit of use, I will have an old car battery as a back up but plan to use the leisure battery as much as I can.
  2. Point taken. Do you have to recharge leisure batteries after each use or will they last a number of shoots?
  3. The guy I bought it from also suggested using the Land rover I'd be bringing it up the fields with. Crack the hood use the battery with engine running and some jump leads running to the trap. Does anyone use this method as in theory this would be the handiest as you don't have to lug a battery around
  4. Thanks for the replies. Particularly when I was looking at ones between 5 and 10 AH!
  5. I just bought myself a Promatic Pigeon after a few years of just using a manual trap on the farm it's a joy! I am using am old car battery at the moment that doesn't hold much of a charge. I was going to buy one of those leisure batteries. Is there a minimum power rating like the AH I would need to buy to make sure it's powerful enough to turn the motor? I have zero experience with these and there is a massive variety of leisure batteries with wildly different prices.
  6. I have the Howard Leights. They are fine, but my big spud head means I can only wear them for so long before it gives me an actual toothache which ever way they press on the nerve around my jaw. In other words they seem to run a bit small
  7. I always thought it was me shouting "bang" very loudly while closing my eyes when I pulled the trigger....
  8. For me, I didnt strip the firing pin out. I did put the bolt through an ultrasonic cleaner I have , blew air through it and re lubricated. To be honest the bolt looked sparkling so thats why I didnt strip it down completely. Not saying that it isnt a firing pin issue, but it wasnt something that seemed likely.... another thing to check tomorrow. The only thing I noticed with the trigger was a spring that seemed slightly, and I mean slightly loose. No its not. And am assuming a trip to gunsmith will cost as much as the gun is worth. If the gun was worth anything I'd just bring
  9. Hi there, I have a cheap Yildiz semi auto that has recently started to double discharge or double fire on a single pull of the trigger. When it first happened I was out in the field and it was a snap shot so I thought i didnt have the stock tight to the shoulder and was "bump stocking" it. Its started to happen a bit more regularly, so I completely stripped the gun down and cleaned it and couldnt see an issue. Is there anything I could be looking for? I use felt wads mainly so I was wondering if the gas ports got a bit blocked could this cause a double discharge. Or is it usually somethin
  10. It's a constant battle, I really want to get the forend latch off and give it a good scrub, but may admit defeat on this...... for now. I'm hoping in the near future some new technologies will have nanobots who can crawl in there and extract this for me.
  11. Fantastic work - really liked the tip about using a bike inner tube.
  12. Thanks for the advice. Its not essential that it be removed, beyond the fact that if it is like the rest of the gun there is going to be a ton of crud between the metal and wood which offends my sensibilities in general. Buf it there is a chance of causing greater harm, Id probably take Tightchoke's advice and leave well enough alone. I just wanted to see if there was some little trick/gadget that I'd missed over the years. I did try tapping with an old screwdriver to try and turn it, but its well screwed in and I was reluctant to hit any harder than I was.
  13. Hello all, I bought an old Merkel Model 8 circa 1974 recently. Its in good condition (except for the trigger pull). I did notice when I was giving a good clean that one of the screw heads is completely snapped off, so I only have one side of the screw head to work with. The bottom of the screw comes out at the top of the forend latch in photo 1. Just wondering what would be the best way to get this screw out without damaging the woodwork?? I have tried to search for an answer but it always gives me details about screws snapped in half. I didnt notice at the time because it was full of 40
  14. Opinel Carbone. Great knives, get em on evil bay for about 10-15 quid. Keep a good sharp edge and never had an issue
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