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Motty was unavailable today and I spent the morning loading goose cartridges ,any way I thought I would have a little go in the afternoon on some wheat stubble, I had looked at it and there were a few about but I was not expecting anymore than about 20 . So I set up in a small dyke with the rotary behind me and 8 shell decoys not much moving at first but a trickle started and I soon had 10 down. All of a sudden it became quite busy,so I called my brother and asked if he wanted to join me, he did he arrived at 2 and set up 70 yards further down and flighted the ones not decoying. I suddenly started to shoot very poorly but my brother was still taking some very nice birds. I wanted to be home to watch Norwich paly Man city ,so we packed up at 4. 30 and picked up 168 and a crow.

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11 minutes ago, muncher said:

Motty was unavailable today and I spent the morning loading goose cartridges ,any way I thought I would have a little go in the afternoon on some wheat stubble, I had looked at it and there were a few about but I was not expecting anymore than about 20 . So I set up in a small dyke with the rotary behind me and 8 shell decoys not much moving at first but a trickle started and I soon had 10 down. All of a sudden it became quite busy,so I called my brother and asked if he wanted to join me, he did he arrived at 2 and set up 70 yards further down and flighted the ones not decoying. I suddenly started to shoot very poorly but my brother was still taking some very nice birds. I wanted to be home to watch Norwich paly Man city ,so we packed up at 4. 30 and picked up 168 and a crow.

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Two great results , yours and the canaries .

I am glad you spent a fair amount of time laying the bag out in the traditional Norfolk way .:good:

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9 minutes ago, la bala said:

Nice session Muncher, Stu did well too.

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Well done Stuart, thought that field would shoot, saw him looking Thursday we shot the other field and picked 90.

Cheers MM, I can't be ***** to put them out in rows spent ages picking up😀

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Well done half of the Eminem’s team.

One day Gerard will surprise everyone by doing his own looking and inviting you and Motty to shoot.

 

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12 minutes ago, Clodhopper said:

Sounds very similar to the day we had today, apart from the numbers. Well done and thanks for posting.

Yea the weather was roughly the same  😊

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On 14/09/2019 at 19:38, la bala said:

Nice session Muncher, Stu did well too.

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If he wants all the cartridge cases he left on the floor, or the two flapper batteries he chucked in the dyke, they're in the back of my landy! 

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As I had over 300 shots I might of left a few in the grass what I missed. I’m colour blind so I have a job to see them all. You can keep the batteries. Have you got perm to be riding about on the field anyway 

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19 minutes ago, stugarford said:

As I had over 300 shots I might of left a few in the grass what I missed. I’m colour blind so I have a job to see them all. You can keep the batteries. Have you got perm to be riding about on the field anyway 

 

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8 hours ago, stugarford said:

As I had over 300 shots I might of left a few in the grass what I missed. I’m colour blind so I have a job to see them all. You can keep the batteries. Have you got perm to be riding about on the field anyway 

Let me get this right. You admit throwing the batteries in the ditch and blame colour blindness for not picking all of your cartridges up and you query someone’s right to be in the field when they caught you out for your slovenly behaviour. Is that correct?

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I always pick my cartridges up and yes if I mis a few in the grass like I said it’s down to my colour blindness. I’ve shot over 500 pigeon on that field in last 2 weeks .Mat just wondering are we talking maybe a handful of spent cartridges. Hold my hands up I shouldn’t of left the little flapper battery . Shot the field over 40 years and i would call it trespassing riding about on someone’s field in your landy .

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I don't like using certain coloured cartridges as I am colour blind and sometimes struggle to see all the empties. I do endeavour to collect them all but do miss some. 

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B725 i really struggle with greens browns and reds. Maybe I’ll have to find some bright yellow ones to keep the cartridge police happy. But like I said this doesn’t excuse me for leaving the flapper battery which I apologise for.

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I must admit, I had never considered colour blindness when picking up empties. I wonder if the cartridge manufacturers have given this any thought.

It is easy to criticise when you don’t suffer these afflictions yourself. I think colour blindness is difficult to grasp unless you suffer from it.

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Part of the problem with empty cartridge's being left behind nowadays is the type of guns being used , a lot of people now use three shot auto's , if you stand up to shoot you are covering a lot of angles and the cases will be going everywhere , if on an open stubble field they would still be fairly easy to find , but if you are on the edge of a dyke in long grass then they would be more difficult to find each and everyone , more so with someone firing 300 shots in one session .

As for colour blindness , I failed my first colour blind test to enter the Royal Navy , after sitting in a dark room for a while I then passed the second time , maybe I don't suffer as much as the ones above , but I can honestly say it haven't made any difference with me identifying wildfowl in all different lighting conditions and for shooting in general .

 

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Being colour blind doesn't stop you identifying fur or fowl, it's only a problem when colours merge or are close to each other. As an example if you put a red stick infront of a hedge almost all normal sighted folk would see it but for me I couldn't, dark blue and purple is the same. As for semi autos does every empty cartridge ejected on the Marsh at evening flight get picked up, I very much doubt it. 

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B725 I can see about 2 colours in the rainbow 😂. I’m in construction and if engineers put red spray on floor I have no chance. Has to be yellow or blue.

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