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After domestic duties I decided to have a look around this morning. 

No more than a mile from my house I saw a very long line of pigeons travelling between this village and some woods. I hastily built a hide on a rough bank and in 45 minutes I emptied my cartridge bag. I didn't pick very many for my efforts. 

 

Postscript. 

 

Those who know what a good flight line is will know how rarely they come along so after a bacon,brie and cranberry toastie eaten with unseemly speed I went out again.

The line was still there but I set up somewhere slightly different. 

In two hours I almost emptied another cartridge bag. For those who wish to ridicule my shooting here is some ammunition. I fired 115 cartridges for 33 pigeons down and 25 picked.

I have shot more on a flightline (Agaman and I shot over 100), I have been on a more shootable line with Motty and Muncher, I have shot higher birds on returning lines but never have I shot such difficult birds as these. They were passing both ways crossing a 40mph wind and they were just tricky.20211027_141134.jpg.8d1521dd262e9ea18408ab5f8ecfba6d.jpg

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23 minutes ago, JTaylor91 said:

I’ve seen you shoot, if you didn’t pick many then you didn’t take many cartridges.

Hah!! but we all have bad days now don't we.   Bit of fresh air for you and the woofer, killing pigeons is secondary.

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On 27/10/2021 at 13:19, JDog said:

For those who wish to ridicule my shooting here is some ammunition. I fired 115 cartridges for 33 pigeons down and 25 picked.

From the situation you described, I doubt there's many shooters that would have achieved a better cartridge economy than 3.5:1 on high, fast, wind-driven pigeons.  That's damned good going!  

A tip of the hat to you, Sir ;)

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