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  1. I bet this will now get a lot of support on here... https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/92/Help-Save-the-Garden-Mole/ 🤣🤣
  2. Does the lenght of the chamber change the overall lenght of the barrel?
  3. Thanks for all the suggestions!
  4. What would you recommend as an introduction to wildfowling and/or wildfowling tales? Thanks!
  5. No, don't think so... he doesn't usually eat cow pats 😇 Apparently, there's some medicated food pellets quite appetible for dogs and he might have eaten one of those. Anyway, I didn't notice anything.
  6. Just a warning about something I had no clue about, before today. Saturday morning went downstairs in the living room around 7.30 am where Milo (2 and half yo spaniel) sleeps. Found my best friend completely unable to move, both hind and fore limbs flaccid, not able to sit or stand on his feet. The evening before, Friday, he was completely fine. Needles to say, I was panicking, and called the emergency vet. Diagnosis after examination: vertebral disc disease, referred to the vet hospital for MRI scan and possibly surgery. Few hours later nothing abnormal found with MRI, so no vertebral disc disease. Further investigations revealed no signs of inflammation or infection in the blood or spinal cord. No problems with nervous conduction in the spinal cord. In the evening, Milo was still paralyzed with no treatments given apart from fluids and pain killers. The vets had no clear explanations for what was going on, only a list with 3-4 possibilities. After an almost slepless night, this morning, Sunday, the vet called at 9.30 with the best possible news, she told me Milo COMPLETELY RECOVERED during the night, and to go to pick him up at any time! Came out he was most probably intoxicated with a ionophore agent (a medication given to cows) and was very lucky because the symptoms were relatively mild. The vet told me they had another dog with same symptoms who was walked the same area where I walk Milo (near to a dairy farm). Did you ever heard of this before? I'm so happy to have my best mate back home with me!
  7. Hi Shooter, probably better to remove your phone number from an open forum...
  8. Do you have the stock drop and cast measures? Can you adjust them? Would you rfd? Thanks
  9. it was the same with my KC insurance...
  10. I was proud of my cocker retriving geese from water.... should show him this picture! Thst's brilliant, thanks for posting!
  11. Here's a link to a 28g for sale in Italy, looks the same to me https://images.app.goo.gl/MmpAgRjbbxA2XuE68
  12. I think it could be a "Contento" (from the name of the italian gunmaker) model Sanremo. Boheler should be the steel (good one) used for the barrel. Hope it helps. Cheers
  13. For sale 4 Italian shirts Belmonte (bought in Italy and shipped here as present). They're 39 (neck 15 & 1/2) but a bit on the small side for the size (possibly slim fit). New with tags. 28£ each + pp or 110£ for all (delivered to your door).
  14. Docleo


    I'm really concerned about any outcome that will stop theese trades. My understanding is those are a vital part for London and Uk economy. Possibly I missed something but apparently no one (for sure ALL the politicians) is too keen in explaining such consequences?
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    (Possibly stupid) question regarding brexit and the deal: what's going to happen from the 31st (or after any implementation period) to the financial service trades between uk an eu? My understanding is they won't be allowed any longer?
  16. Out for some rough shooting with the dog this morning. Saw 7 missed 3.... Great day anyway and the dog worked well!
  17. Really nice! Eden?? Planning to have a go there this week! Cheers
  18. Hope we will! Sounds good to me! Thanks for organising. 👍 Leo
  19. Sounds great! Apparently there should be a nice windy spell mid-week 👍 Good luck!
  20. This one is great... I find hard to belive someone is able to consistently kill pheasants at 80 yrds (even IF GD pigeon was at 85 yrds, he's probably THE BEST gun in the world) but it is nothing compared to be able to ping a bird at 99 (!) yrds with a range finder. I'm from overseas and driven game is not my thing. I prefer 1 hard-earned chance for a goose on the foreshore (35-40 yrds, not more) and send my dog for a retrive than 150 brace driven grouse day. That said I have the biggest respect for a 100s year old tradition but I think the birds deserve RESPECT. Isn't that the reason why you dress smart and follow an etiquette on driven days? Shooting 80-90 yards high birds hoping in 1 lucky pellet is the opposite of respect. When I want to test my skills, impress my friends and boost my ego, I go to the the clay ground. Real distances and no wounded birds.
  21. I immagine that for this extreme shoot the guns are in a valley and the pheasants flight between two high points, something like two hills, correct? If you mesure the "height" of the hill from the valley (is there a different way?) you are not mesuring the actual height but the distance between you and the high point of the hill. It is a distance because you're not able to take a perpendicular mesurment (there is a slope). If the slope of the hill is 50 degrees (very steep) and you're mesurment says 80 yrds, when the birds is perpendicular on your head it would be 62 yrds high (if my math is correct 🤔) I'm just trying to understand, really. Did I assumed something wrong?
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