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  1. I shoot a 32” Mk38  in the summer months and in the cold season shoot my 28” MK70. The reasons for this was that I found that with extra layers of padding (Skeet vest, coat etc) the Mk38 felt like a scaffold pole and the MK70 was just right even though I have them both at 15.5 lop. I’m also 6ft 4” and I find the 32” great on the high birds and long crossers but I do struggle to get it up to speed on the rabbits. The MK70 in the summer is far too fast but in the winter on clays and walked up its lovely. Funny thing how much layers of clothing change how much you shoot.

    On a side note both were choked with browning Midas extended 1/4 1/2, the 32 was throwing noticeably tighter patterns To get the same patterns the 28” now has 1/4 1/2 and the 32” has Skeet 1/4

  2. 15 hours ago, Ultrastu said:

    Best line of defence is an attack .

    Attack lead free pellets  as dangerous  and wholesale  unsuitable .


    Quite agree. I was out last night using RWS hyperdome lead free .177 with my buddy. Usual distance of 25-35m, he was using his HW100 and I was using my AA S510t.  Neither of us could get any groupings that were any good, they were all over the place. We switched back to RWS super domes in lead and the difference is quite obvious. Both shot at 30m, the smaller group is 10 RWS superdomes, the larger group is 10 lead free hyperdomes.



  3. 11 hours ago, Scully said:

    What a crock! 😀Use whatever chokes you want. I use both, depending on which gun I take. 

    Fully agree. I cannot see any viable reason why extended chokes would cause anyone to comment. All of my guns have extended chokes, and having bashed one climbing over a fence I was glad they were fitted as a simple choke replacement was cheaper and easier than a costly dent removal. I have a slightly more hardcore view of shooting and firmly believe any shotgun should be accepted, and include the use of semi automatics on driven days. Some people (including myself) have picked up injuries over the years, I have no option other than to use a gas driven semi for recoil removal purposes when shooting over 75 carts, or give up the sport. We bang on about tradition of driven days, which is a good thing in some respects, but a failure to move with the times will only cause a decline in numbers shooting in a sport which seems perpetually under threat. The constant argument over what type of gun is acceptable but the complete lack of comment about lunchtime drinks ( firearms and alcohol??? ) is ignored. We need to encourage more people into our sport rather than put them off.  I have done a fair bit of beating and picking up over the years and have seen birds blasted to pieces by individuals taking shots which were unacceptable regardless of what gun (or chokes) were used. I must however put a caveat on the usage of semi automatics for walked up as littering the land with cases which have been thrown out of site is also unacceptable.


    I have already put on my Kevlar helmet for the incoming.

  4. As the title says, two Teague invector plus titanium chokes, 1/4 & 1/2 in 12g. Will fit Miroku/browning/ Winchester invector plus barrels.

    Very lightweight and great quality, only used a handful of times. Selling as I have been forced to change my Mk38 for a gas auto due to a neck injury.

    Cost £74 each from Teague, £35 each plus £3.50 p&p or £65 the pair.

    Collection fro Shropshire if wanted.

    please pm for details


  5. On 30/09/2021 at 12:46, Poor Shot said:

    What are others doing for lead fowling in the first few inches of the barrels? I seem to get this a lot when using fibre wads. It can be a right PITA to remove at times as well. 

    I've tried a few different solvents and cleaning sprays which claim to soften lead fowling but they never work as well as claimed.

    Normally takes 10 mins or so solid brush with a brass brush head to get all of the fowling out.

    I have tried multiple different ways and multiple types of cleaners to remove the lead fowling which seems to be a problem on my Miroku’s. Some were marginally better than others but it was still a problem. I stumbled upon a Hoppes Tornado Brush, revelation. It removes all fouling in literally under a minute with no need for spraying/soaking for 30 mins then scrubbing the bores. The thread is American and won’t fit English threads so I bought some cheapo American thread brushes and rods off flea bay. Best £7.99 I have spent in a while.

  6. 27 minutes ago, Nuke said:

    Yes, better workmanship on the inside makes a higher grade a more reliable gun.


    The most unreliable car I ever had cost me the most money, 75k. This was pre divorce, when I had lots of cash on the hip. Now I drive a 13k special which has not put a foot wrong. The most unreliable air rifle I ever owned cost the most and the same goes for watches I have owned. My 3k Bremont is +2 second per week, my Daytona was +2 mins per week. I have learned over the years that apart from more VAT spent and looks, more money does not genuinely mean more reliable.

  7. Teague Invector Plus stainless steel extended chokes. Brand New never used as I have just upgraded to Teague Titanium.

    £60 for the pair (£56 each new from Teague) or £35 separate. Collection welcome from Shropshire or I will post recorded, signed for delivery for £3.50

    Pm for details


  8. 6 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

    Hello, keep us posted if you buy one 👍 

    Will do, I have paid my deposit and he has informed me it will hopefully be available for collection the end of this month. I will post a few images once it’s in my hands.

  9. 1 hour ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

    Hello, well done , what price did Air Arms put on these ? Would go well with a nice Hawke side focus scope, 

    Thanks, my RFD is saying between £1100-£1200 at the moment as he hasn’t been given the exact prices. He took 4 pre orders today. I’m going to put a red dot on it, unsure of which at the moment.


    21 minutes ago, bruno22rf said:

    Are you going to buy the GI Joe Halloween outfit and get your head shaved like Action Man?

    Already have the shaved head due to baldness and the military gear as I’m in the military, not sure how to attach the plastic but to the back of me head though for action man’s evil eyes. Might use some gorilla glue, what’s the worst that could happen???

  10. 3 hours ago, mgsontour said:

    If a Miroku 38 sporter is capable as Centrepin suggests then I'll buy one tomorrow as I think they are a great gun

    It is, it’s as simple as that. I have put some 42g through mine that I was given as a bit of fun, apart from some serious recoil and dust where the clays were, no effects on the gun whatsoever.

    I have mentioned in another thread that my friend, who is a serious shooter, has put 500,000 through his. Some minor work ( bottom pin and top lever spring) and it’s still going strong. My other pal has one of the very first MK38’s, his has had a real battering, it’s used for rough etc and thrown in the back of a landy. It’s never been split and has not missed a beat in over 20+ years as it’s like a magic wand in his hands, he rarely misses.

    The MK60 is lead shot only, but that’s not to say it can’t handle steel.

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