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    Strange world

    Local Delicacy = not a worldwide success, there is often a reason. Never stops me trying though
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    Side by Side Club

    I'm 6 foot tall and have size 9 hands, the stock is 14 5/8 so it's probably a little short but as it doesn't have a butplate just grooved (what's this called?) I'm loath to add one. I think part if the problem has been practising my mount at home but not practising moving my finger, I'm out this Sunday so I'll just tape it up. I briefed my companions to shout either "auto safety" or "double trigger" if my gun didn't go off but actually had no problems. I was mainly using fiocchi 28g cartridges left over from my O/ U but tried some hull 21g I'd bought for my son to try and used a couple of 36g friend passed me. I could feel a bit of difference but not as much as I was expecting. From memory the recoil should be 1/2 mass x velocity squared so the speed should be more important than shotload. I think I might get some 24g then forget about them, one reason for going SxS was to control my tendency to over think equipment. I found myself hand selecting washing and relubing air rifle pellets once.
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    Side by Side Club

    I shot 60 sporting clays on Saturday and absolutely loved it, still missed a lot but feel I missed in style. So much livelier than a 30" O/U multichoke, particularly liked the size of it in my hands, no great fat forend. Double discharge on the first clay though as my hand slid back and I pulled the rear trigger and a cut trigger finger later on.
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    Metropolitan police sgc

    As ording to BASC my experience was average and his FET arnt moving. I'm no longer a rabble rouser but am of the opinion if you want something changed do something about it. I'm probably being a bit sensitive this morning as I'm a Scout leader (hence the DBS) and am having a week of non contributing parents moaning.
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    Metropolitan police sgc

    Maybe..... My application was signed for on 2nd October, my FEO visit was bang on 4 weeks after, my certificate was on the mat 2 weeks later. I have no medical issues, have been DBSed etc. If we let 4 weeks slip to 7 weeks do we then let that slip to 12? Perhaps "engaging" with PCCs will, make us more visible and possibly help us put over our view/offer which BASC arnt doing. 1.fees were originally set by Chief Constables, we are open to them being raised. 2.GP letters are acceptable provided a national rate is set. 3.In return licenses run for 10 years, possibly with a 5 year catch up check. 4.Performance targets are agreed at 6 weeks for a grant, 3 for renewal. 5.this would massively reduce the police workload and increase revenue.
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    Metropolitan police sgc

    I'm not suggesting the Mayor is going to jump on a bus to Fulham and do the paperwork himself but if there are ways to hold the Police accountable we should use them.
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    Metropolitan police sgc

    https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/pcc/ Complain to the man responsible..... But as I knew about Crossrail going wrong several weeks before him he might not be that efficient
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    GP medical

    Is it an offence to let someone who has had their licence revoked use your gun? If not specifically an offence is it implied that handing a gun to someone the Chief Constable deemed a risk is a bad idea?
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    Side by Side Club

    For some reason, my head is too low with all the No4s I've tried but my No3 (£150) fits.
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    fine for too much ammo

    "Stevenson, whose address was given as Malento, Cairnie, Huntly" well as they have published his address.........
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    Side by Side Club

    Sportarm have a yeoman for £695 a yeoman ejector for 1195 and two No.4s both of which which "retains some of its original colour-hardening" for £895 (each). Maybe their is a reason why they have so many on the shelf.
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    Responsibility for bridge?

    They can't all be at 13t because the truck would weigh too much, however when I worked with trucks our local building supplies company told their driver that he could take 12+10+10t. The driver was Indian and didn't speak much English, the owners didn't understand how O licenses worked, the company now has new owners.
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    Side by Side Club

    Do I really have to get my AYA serviced once or twice a year? And apparently he sells them with no Dealers profit, what a kind man. He does jump around and wave his (unnaturally large) hands a bit and I don't think that spinning the gun around thing would go down too well where I shoot either.
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    Cabinet Keys

    I said to the FEO "are you happy with me keeping my keys in a hidden keysafe" and he said Yes. Hidden so burglars wont find them, in a keysafe so inquisitive teenagers who might guess where they are can't get them. When I was a teenager I knew exactly where my Dads keys were hidden as apparently did my sister who showed her friends the .357
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    Problems with Neighbours (again)

    Around here, with no predators except BMWs, urban fox numbers rise until the food supply runs out with say 10% starving at any point. If you feed them total numbers will rise but 10% will still be starving so you have more starving foxes not less!