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Gun christened!

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    Always wanted a winchester but either never had the dosh or was unable to find the right one. Recently i sold my trap gun and had a bit of dosh due to working really hard before christmas.

    By chance i came accross this gun in a local gunshop. That was last week and i have had little chance to use it which has been frustrating.

    Pigeons here are on the rape as you would expect but with all the game shooting some areas are out of bounds and all the shooting is making the flocks 'twitchy' so i have not bothered trying to decoy them.

    With little work to do today and a good wind forecast i headed for a spinney which has rape growwing around it and birds have been holding up in.

    I managed to get my timings wrong with the forecasted showers and got slightly wet but once the rain stopped i put the magnet on the outskirts of the spinney and waited for pigeons to show interest.

    I wasn't waiting long and pigeons came into the tree's at all angles and with the wind made a real test for me and my new gun.

    The cartridge count wasn't the best but the sport was fantastic and i shot some corkers. The nearby game shoot was banging away but i knew where i would rather be!

    I shot for 3 hours and picked 15 pigeons and 1 unlucky Rook before returning home to the warmth.

    A nice way to christen the gun and i dare i will get on fine with it.

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    Well done that man. That would have been some sport in this wind. What model is it?

     

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    8 minutes ago, JDog said:

    Well done that man. That would have been some sport in this wind. What model is it?

     

    Thanks J, yes great sport but bitterly cold. The gun is a 5500 sporter with multichoke 30" barrels.

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    Certainly look a nice gun aga man , it's always a good omen if you connect on it's first day of action , you will no doubt have good and bad days with your new gun , but after a good start on it's first day out you are unlikely to blame the gun when the cartridges seem like they are void of shot .

     

     

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    don't forget the shooting show , N E C in feb  you might pick up a winny ther if you are looking for one, anyway well done It must fit you o k looking at that lot.

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    Good work that man! And a nice gun, you deserve to treat yourself and I reckon it will account for a lot of pigeons!

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