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  1. My pal has just done exactly what you described. He is a gas engineer/plumber who was working for a major player in the midlands and had his contract changed dramatically. His new terms have removed all of his paid sick leave, even though he had been sick for 5 days in 29 years and included 24 hour call outs over weekends/ holiday etc with a 5% pay cut to boot. He (along with several others) graciously declined the offer and walked, the irony now is that he is subcontracting to the same company self employed, plus a load of extra money......couldn’t make it up!
  2. I absolutely agree with your post. I used to live just down the road, Cartoontown (Carterton) in the Married patch for Brize Norton, my house was an absolute pit and the entire estates were a dilapidated dive. I couldn’t afford to shoot there when I lived just down the road. Clay shooting is extremely expensive which is why I bang the drum for the cheaper shotgun makers, gets more people into our sport. My pal and I have rented a big field and bought 2 traps, which we shoot every other weekend. The money we make from the hay pays the yearly rent and it reduces our costs considera
  3. I’m sure many of you are already aware that Steve Pope of V Mach/Venom sadly passed away at the end of last year. With his loss the business has now been closed and V Mach kits were no longer available, so I thought. After a lot of searching and an emails I have now found out that his friend and work partner Lyndon Lewington of ARC Air Rifle Tuning has again started to produce V Mach kits. They are exactly the same as previous and the same price £89.99. Im not advocating the use of these kits before I get a load of incoming flak, I fully appreciate that everyone has their own persona
  4. Precisely what I expect and demand. Sometimes when I have been away on a route recovery (broken aircraft) no 5 star accommodation was available, I had to slum it in 3 star.....absolutely appalling. Not just any wages either, AND a free blue suit. Absolutely spot on, they used the crayon instead of a pen when filling out the paperwork....ended up in the army😃 Yes, indeedy do, loads of extra cash, don’t know what to spend it on most of the time. £100 extra per month for emptying the aircraft toilets and all I have to do is get covered in multiple j
  5. Same here, I’m sticking with my Mk38. I can’t afford to buy one, even I my RAF wages😂
  6. You can’t possibly do that! It’s an inferior quality, badly made piece of tat that will literally drop to bits the moment the warranty expires....so I’m told. I went out this very morning with my pal and did 300, 150 with the Mk38 and another 150 with my ATA. I missed all with the ATA as I was wearing a balaclava whilst shooting it out of fear of embarrassment...... oh wait a minute I didn’t do that. I shot 150 with it and had exactly the same hit rate as with my Mk38. It didn’t drop to bits in my hands, it did however get extremely hot and performed just as well as my Mk38 which
  7. Met him twice in the 1990’s, stood to attention in my best white overalls. I working on VAREF at RAF Lyneham (visiting aircraft and role equipment flight). On both occasions he was a lovely bloke who told us to “get on the jet and eat the leftover food before the aircrew get their mitts on it” A man who absolutely personified the term service before self. RIP.
  8. Not tried that, thanks for the info. I’m friendly with the lads at shooting sports and it’s just down the road so I will pop over tomorrow and pick some up, cheers.
  9. I was out a few weeks back with a mate on the squirrels, he was using his TX200 and I loaned his pro sport. Absolute pain in the a##e trying to put .177 pellets in whilst wearing gloves in cold temperatures. We both wished we were using break barrels that day.
  10. One is 2017, the other 2018, I’m at a loss as well Scully. 31 years in the military mate. If it’s been shot once or 200 times it will get a strip and clean. Your argument is 100% correct though, my pal has a 35 year old Miroku that has had some heavy use, he gives it a quick pull through and on each occasion we go out absolutely thrashes me with super-full/super-full chokes.
  11. Thanks for all the suggestions, further to the last post I made about this issue I tried them all, but have not yet tried Ballistol or a Turks head brush. At the moment I have the brush in the cordless drill, it seems to take an age even after 15-30 mins of Phillips bore cleaner sprayed down the barrels. I have noticed that it’s considerably worse if the barrels get very hot. Today I was shooting lyevale express power blue ( I normally use power red ) it was cold outside and I had hardly any lead fowling, yesterday it was 23 degrees and we were shooting a sim driven day, the barrels were extre
  12. I wish it was that easy to removed the lead streaking from the barrels of my Miroku’s, absolute nightmare of a job that takes at least 10-15 mins each barrel. It’s only present when I shoot fibre wads. I posted on here a few months back asking if anyone had a quick fix, various suggestion, none worked.
  13. Wow, that degenerated to personal insults very quickly, well done👍 I will have a go at laughing at myself later on today as I own an MK70, Mk38 Teague, 2 ATA’s and 2 Koffs and report back.
  14. That’s precisely how I read it as well.
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