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Got an invite to go out today with a friend on some drilled peas I have never been on fresh drilled anything so wasn’t sure what to expect.. when we arrived at the field I was informed that the usual easterly wind was  now coming from the west and would be in our face  we set up the hides 40 yard apart with a magnet a flapper and 30 plus shell decoys . A few minutes after setting up the first bird presented its self and I duly missed ( 6 week lay off )  next in  I hit we was off and running within 30 mins we was knocking on the door of 10 .. the birds were coming in high then jinking all over as the decided  if they want to  decoy or not  at times there maybe 50 to 100 bird  but due to the wind and there hesitation they never really presented them selves but hey ho that’s pigeon shooting  much of the day was like this we took some good birds and missed some but at the end of the day we packed up with 35 picked and  good memories of a good afternoons shooting In these times 

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well at least you got out, well done hopefully we can all get out at the end of the month , fingers crossed, hope you get another go at them soon.

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1 minute ago, eggy74 said:

nice. itching to get out, but giving it a bit longer

 

I was so took the opportunity 

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good on you for going sounds like some nice shots were had think the rain pushed farmers into going for peas i have 17 fields of them this year but interest from the pigeons has dropped of since drilling unfortunately 

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6 minutes ago, clangerman said:

good on you for going sounds like some nice shots were had think the rain pushed farmers into going for peas i have 17 fields of them this year but interest from the pigeons has dropped of since drilling unfortunately 

Wow 17 fields your gonna be busy when they do find them  if ye close enough and need an extra gun let me know  always willing to gain experience 

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42 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

Wow 17 fields your gonna be busy when they do find them  if ye close enough and need an extra gun let me know  always willing to gain experience 

if you can manage a drive to south wiltshire come harvest time i have peas and rape up that way you can have a day on if you like mate 

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3 to 4 hour drive for me  but when all’s ok hopefully by harvest time I’ll find somewhere to camp and make a weekend of it cheers 👍

5 minutes ago, clangerman said:

if you can manage a drive to south wiltshire come harvest time i have peas and rape up that way you can have a day on if you like mate 

 

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Just now, Jacko3275 said:

3 to 4 hour drive for me  but when all’s ok hopefully by harvest time I’ll find some camp and make a weekend of it cheers 👍

 

i will give you a shout harvest when cut we might even shoot a few lol 

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1 hour ago, JDog said:

Did you get any shotkam footage?

Not had chance to go through it yet

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well done 👍 good shooting some days are just harder than others but least you had some good sport and kept them at bay for the crops sake for a bit!

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Bet it felt brilliant to get out after so long. Looking forward to the shotkam footage.

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2 hours ago, JTaylor91 said:

Bet it felt brilliant to get out after so long. Looking forward to the shotkam footage.

I was nice to get out been itching to pull the trigger ... shotkam footage I managed to record more misses than hits so there is just a few of each to  show but here it is

 

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Very nice Jacko. The ground looks quite familiar, was your friend well spoken and wearing a large hat? :lol:;)

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I would suggest some practice on some clays. You looked consistently behind.

Good on you for getting out there, as crops still need protecting. 

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25 minutes ago, motty said:

I would suggest some practice on some clays. You looked consistently behind.

Good on you for getting out there, as crops still need protecting. 

Any clay grounds open? 

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Would love to get out on the clays but as it is not possible at the moment Ill have to just be a bad shot 🤪

25 minutes ago, motty said:

I would suggest some practice on some clays. You looked consistently behind.

Good on you for getting out there, as crops still need protecting. 

 

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Nice vid .just looking at some of your missed .if the dot is where your pattern lands then id say you were shooting under quite a few of those birds .If so it might be worth  putting a bit of a combe raiser on your stock .i would say about 6 mm ish its not a lot that your under .

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34 minutes ago, Ultrastu said:

Nice vid .just looking at some of your missed .if the dot is where your pattern lands then id say you were shooting under quite a few of those birds .If so it might be worth  putting a bit of a combe raiser on your stock .i would say about 6 mm ish its not a lot that your under .

If only you could zero a shotgun like a rifle 

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5 hours ago, aga man said:

Very nice Jacko. The ground looks quite familiar, was your friend well spoken and wearing a large hat? :lol:;)

Paddington?? 😂 Good video Jacko 👍🏻.

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3 hours ago, Jacko3275 said:

If only you could zero a shotgun like a rifle 

Its not too disimilar .

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15 minutes ago, Ultrastu said:

Its not too disimilar .

I know but a dam sight harder to get right but   within 5 to 10 shots from stripping my air rifle and putting it back together it can be zero’d to 30 yard

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