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  1. I use a spray bottle full of water that has been used to boil horse hoof trimmings to attract them to a bait spot initially. I have to boil it outside and you don't ever want to spill it on yourself, it stinks horrible but is irresistible to foxes .
  2. After my pigeon shooting session last week i gave my mate a bag of them to use as fox bait. He told me that after the first night of baiting the pigeon was going every night.The weather being as it was put a dampener on proceedings though, literally. It has been wet every night for weeks but Tuesday night was dry at last. I rang him to see if he fancied having a look about to see what we could find and yes he would be ready for eight forty five. The land we were headed for is big open ground with no livestock barring some chickens belonging to one of the land owners, it is all arable land. These chickens are locked in every night via automatic bob holes but occasionally one or so get locked out and invariably end up as a meal for a marauding fox. The bait had been placed near to the chicken building so it was obviously getting checked by a fox every night looking for an opportunity to snatch a chicken or two. On arrival we had a quick drive around the ground to see if we spotted a fox about. Nothing doing so we decided to park up near the chicken building and wait to see if a fox turned up or not. An hour had passed and then i spotted movement on the track we where parked on about three hundred and fifty yards away through the thermal. I told my mate i had seen something and to ready his rifle. It was only a few seconds later that i could definately verify that i was looking at a fox. It came along the track which was very wet and with deep tractor ruts in it for another one hundred yards and then turned to our left into the margins of a deep ditch. Five or so minutes elapsed and i saw a fox further down the track around five hundred yards away. I mentioned it to my mate who was still looking through his pard008 at the spot the fox dissapeared at. I said i would get the caller out and try to bring it in with that.
  3. You don't even need to change the spring you can just dremmel a couple of coils off it to lighten it.
  4. Never used h4895 but i have used BL-C2 in .243 very successfully. I can download the 204 to replicate 17 rem by using barnes varmint grenades at 26grn and i have done so in the past but my go to load for 204 remains h322 with 32grn hornadys. I tried 223 years ago but didn't like it, no good for round here it's not flat enough.
  5. To be honest if you are checking the teeth as i was , it would be obvious, perhaps not to Stevie Wonder though.
  6. For some reason it won't let me upload this write up. I just typed it out again and it still won't let me.
  7. Wrong write up, friggin computer!
  8. I decided to go out foxing tonight in pursuit of a chicken killer. Despite all the bangs and flashing in the distance from fireworks the fox was mooching about, much to my surprise. It came flying in to "vixen on heat" and due to my mate flapping about because he wasn't ready it exited the field sharpish. It crossed a single track lane and entered the field opposite. I could see the gate was open and decided to drive into the gate hole to see if i could find it again. It didn't take long to find it in the thermal but it knew we where there aswell. It made it's way at a fast trot across the field from the right of us and went through the hedge opposite us into the next field. After running sixty or seventy yards in, it turned left and started trotting across the second field. By this time i had put my rifle on the jimny's roof and switched everything on. I picked it up in the scope and tracked it waiting for an opportunity. I didn't have to wait long because it stopped running and squatted down quartering away from me. As soon as the drones reticule hovered over it's shoulder i squeezed the trigger and saw it go down. The distinct popping sound followed a split second later and i made the rifle safe to go and retrieve it. It was laying stone dead at two hundred and thirty three yards, the old chap who owns the land would be pleased to see the back of it. On inspection i noticed it's jaw is overshot, i have seen this in dogs before but never a fox. It obviously hadn't affected it's ability to kill and make a good living for itself as it was a decent weight.
  9. My rifle is a Tikka T3 supervarmint in .204. I homeload using Hornady brass, Hornady 32grn vmax bullets, Federal 205 match primers and Hodgdon h322 powder. Velocity from the 20" barrel is just over 4,200fps. I have a Drone pro x10 fitted on a neil McKillop mount and for illumination a Solaris SRX 500mw laser infrared. I am zeroed at two hundred and thirty yards which is approx one inch high at one hundred yards and two inches low at three hundred and twenty yards. I rarely if ever have to use any holdover. I use a Pulsar Helion XQ50 thermal spotter and the Drone can positively id well beyond shootable ranges.
  10. I decided to go out foxing tonight in pursuit of a chicken killer. Despite all the bangs and flashing in the distance from fireworks the fox was mooching about, much to my surprise. It came flying in to "vixen on heat" and due to my mate flapping about because he wasn't ready it exited the field sharpish. It crossed a single track lane and entered the field opposite. I could see the gate was open and decided to drive into the gate hole to see if i could find it again. It didn't take long to find it in the thermal but it knew we where there aswell. It made it's way at a fast trot across the field from the right of us and went through the hedge opposite us into the next field. After running sixty or seventy yards in, it turned left and started trotting across the second field. By this time i had put my rifle on the jimny's roof and switched everything on. I picked it up in the scope and tracked it waiting for an opportunity. I didn't have to wait long because it stopped running and squatted down quartering away from me. As soon as the drones reticule hovered over it's shoulder i squeezed the trigger and saw it go down. The distinct popping sound followed a split second later and i made the rifle safe to go and retrieve it. It was laying stone dead at two hundred and thirty three yards, the old chap who owns the land would be pleased to see the back of it. On inspection i noticed it's jaw is overshot, i have seen this in dogs before but never a fox. It obviously hadn't affected it's ability to kill and make a good living for itself as it was a decent weight.
  11. If you want a good trigger for a Tikka then consider Tikka's own set trigger. I have them on my supervarmints and they are superb, they are set to 8oz.
  12. ianm

    The Election

    I am probably a bit slow because i still don't understand, why would anyone hate the likes of your daughter?
  13. ianm

    The Election

    Why would anyone hate your daughter?
  14. Good shooting, you have done some good there getting rid of those greys. I need to find myself one of those autos, i have a spare slot.
  15. Or one that is in a skip having first been sawn into at least six pieces.
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