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  1. Wow, Walt shooting is now a sport? Do the Walts line up with "Military" type weapons complete with bayonets, grenades, motar shells(2) a 66 launcher plus 200 belt for the gpmg, webbing, ration packs and get soaked and partially froze before being shelled, motared and shot at before being ordered to fix bayonets and charge the targets? Proper Walting playing with bayonets. Oh, and I'm into my 6th decade of non walting and shooting
  2. Oh yes, definitely a balcony walla, in fact he was only the 109,261st in the queue to get in. Armed with his AK47 sunglasses and bayonet, not to mention his old issue G10 watch and strap to complete the picture. No doubt he could tell you all about it if he was allowed but on this occasion he'll make an exception and tell just you🤣 Yup those same people who offered to give up lead on our behalf.
  3. Haslet, lunch today with white crusty bread washed down with a nice pint of best bitter. A nap after then back to fishing 😁 It's nice being retired🤫
  4. The picture is of an obvious Walt, note the SAS badge on the butt and desert camo clothing. A picture posed to impress his mummy or young girlfriend and not a serious picture. Why they would use it to advertise I've no idea, I would use it to make fun of the person in it.
  5. Yes, thank you all for the recommendations, well worth asking PW for opinions. For those in the competition this weekend, there are some excellent stands. I think his name was Kev, hard to hear with ear defenders on, he was testing the traps and putting finishing touches to others. Lots of fast crossers and high loopers. Good luck, I saw a few names on the board I recognised if not knew personally.
  6. I paid just under its value in the 70s in Germany, it was about to be scrapped by a British man who couldn't get an exhaust or parts that would pass German type approval. He was happy for me to take it off his hands. I drove it back to England with no exhaust just a manifold and several breakdowns due to slipping base plate under the points. Drove into an exhaust fitters and a chap there came and made me an offer I couldn't refuse, bought it as it stood, no registration, no tax, no mot, no import paperwork and no exhaust. Money in hand I fled the country to fetch my other car😁
  7. East of England was a good choice. Shot a full slab today and my results varied. Excellent ground and friendly staff. Couple of niggles but one I could have avoided I suppose. I didn't book the golf buggy so it wasn't available. They currently only have one. That meant I had too much walking to do so was well and truly knackericated. The other was some of the delays didn't work and the traps are instant. Press, mount and the clays are all but gone. Hit rate went down to 1 in 6, so I skipped a couple of stands. All in all a really good site and I only covered a bit of it. Lessons
  8. I'm a little surprised the French didn't turn up with white flags flying "just in case"
  9. You can buy an imported V8 Surf, a friend of mine has had at least two. Absolutely massive inside and a smooth ride even off road. I never had one, just wanted one. I had a TR4 for almost 2 weeks once, that was a nice car. Some guy offered me 4 times what I paid.
  10. I loved the Healy although I always wanted either a GT 6 or an Austin 3 litre.
  11. My love is a MK 38 sporter, multi choke. Fires any 12 bore cartridge. I buy super steel from JC, but haven't seen any cheapish steel in 20 bore. My oldest Granddaughter uses an OU 20 bore. I still much prefer lead for everything and am stocking up on it. However, steel is currently cheaper.🤔
  12. Thanks, I had a good day fishing yesterday, roach, rudd and some oddly shaped stunted wild carp plus some stocked carp that unfortunately will take a bare hook. I try and avoid the stockies, probably to the amusement of those who catch photograph and tell you a 2lb fish is nearly 10lb.🤣 Shooting today, East of England ground. Back to fishing tomorrow 😁
  13. I must have a thing for cars in sky blue, I had that quite a while, a sky blue Volvo 240 for around 12 years maybe more and now a sky blue Range Rover
  14. My old patrol No where near as comfortable as my current Range Rover, but for its day I thought it was. Good off road too, but again nothing like current models.
  15. A proper pork pie, fresh from Pilchins Farm shop this morning. Eaten by the time you read this🤣🤣
  16. Thanks, been out with the dogs on the Wellend at Fosdyke, bit windy. Collected some pork pies and sat contemplating fishing now.
  17. Sat in my caravan today in the torrential rain and high wind I wished I was either fishing or shooting which is what I came here for. The minute the rain stopped, still a wind blowing, more pigeon than I see in a year on my perm descended on the crops and just plowed field behind the lakes I'm staying on. It's a fantastic opportunity for anyone in this area to secure a local perm. Too far from home for me to be regular. Anyone interested I can send the grid references or just pop a map up? Over to you.
  18. All mine have the slot, but I cut a thread on the lofting hooks, placed a rivnut in the hole and they don't fall off plus easier to put up and down.
  19. I was aware the trial had collapsed as I have good friends there in court every day. About time sense was shown. Now the rest need throwing out.
  20. No, Brize Norton for me, same DZ though Weston on the Green
  21. Thanks I was planning to phone in advance anyway, I always check I'm OK to button for myself and they have no rules I'm unaware of. It's always better to have first hand impressions from yourselves first
  22. Is it an easy ground to get around with a walking stick or would I be better on a mobility scooter?
  23. Thanks I'll give it a try👍
  24. Thanks, looks like it's East of England Thursday or Friday whichever days weather looks best.👍
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