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  1. Trenta

    Beretta 695

    HI PPP - how are you finding your Beretta 695? I am thinking of buying one - but it is a lot of money so just want to get your opinion.
  2. Hey HP, I just stumbled across your post - I am also from New Zealand (Piha Originally) but have been living in the UK for the past 19 years. I have been really getting into the shooting scene here and have had some amazing days out. My gear consists mainly of Hunting and Fishing apparel that I have bought back from NZ. I try to get back to NZ at least once a year - my parents live in Matakana, so great fishing around there as well. I have a boat back in NZ, but the last time I was back I found it better (and cheaper) to just fish around the rocks - Scandretts bay etc. I got some nice snapper within 5 mins drive! I try to take my boy who is 6 out every weekend here - either shooting for pigeons or crows, fishing or pheasant beating - love the outdoor lifestyle. Not the same as NZ, but it is what you make of it. Enjoy the Spring fising back home! Cheers Trenta
  3. Cheers Steve - are these for full bodied (I guess??) or shell decoys, or is there a specific decoy to use with them?
  4. Hi Guys, I know we are in the wrong season, but can someone tell me (or post a picture) how pigeon lofting hooks work? I know they are supposed to hang from the trees, but how is the decoy (or dead bird) attached? Thanks in advance Trenta
  5. Hi guys, I keep seeing videos on you tube referring to gun auctions and being able to pick up second hand shotguns there. I have done a search online, but not had much joy in finding them - can anyone point me in the right direction for these? I am based in Surrey, but I guess they would have online options as well? Thanks in advance Trent
  6. He is 5 - that photo was somewhat staged. We dont have a gun dog, but my nipper is a crack retriever!
  7. Hello team, Just wanted to post about my first success on the pigeons, and also to thank the contributors on here for their helpful tips and advice. I had been blanking with minimal results up until Saturday when me and my boy finally had some luck. The luck coincided with purchasing and deploying a new rotary with hyperflaps silosocks (after good advice from Old Boggy from this forum). The rotary and decoys worked a treat, and the added movement proved to be the missing element from my pattern, with numerous birds decoying in from long distances. We had a great day on the OSR, and I restored mine and my boys faith in pigeon shooting. We finished with a dozen in the end, but could have had more if we stayed for longer - what a fantastic day, and we will be out again soon for sure!
  8. Thanks OB, what a great reply, and an enjoyable read.
  9. Hello team, Can you advise on what the best pigeon magnets or whirlys and where to buy them? I think my patterns need more movement! Also, can you use a decoy on there rather than a dead bird, as I am having trouble shooting the first birds to start with Thanks in advance Trent
  10. That is a great idea, I will give that a go next time I am out - strike while the iron is hot huh
  11. As I only have the one permission, if they fly off, they fly off, and I am stuck with the fields I have. It is not a case of being in a hurry to start shooting, more like the only option I have at the moment to shoot on. Birds or no birds, being out in the countryside is just a bonus for me.
  12. Yes, that is what I was thinking - setup before dawn. How soon after / before dawn do the birds normally become active?
  13. I was shooting over OSR on the weekend, got there at about 0930h and set up where I saw the birds (which there were plenty) - they moved around the corner while I was setting up, and never came back. I did stalk after them, but they ******** off completely after the first shot... there was not even any flying close by that could have looked at my decoys - very frustrating. What was I doing wrong? There were plenty of birds when I first got there, but then I was left with nothing? In the picture you can see where they were feeding, which is where my decoys were - but nada?
  14. Hello all, does anyone know of any other brands of gun safe except for Brattonsound that offer a left hand hinged model? I am looking at the SL9 by Brattonsound, but wondered if there is anything else out there, and my google search is proving fruitless. Thanks!
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