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Gaoler

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About Gaoler

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    Born Hunter
  • Birthday 27/12/1967

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    Air Rifle Hunting and Land Rovers (series 3). What else is there !!
  1. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    I think there is some truth in your last statement, Michael Gove wants to be PM, and a leadership battle is upon us! And sadly Mr Packham has a large voting following...
  2. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    People posting pictures of massive bags of pigeons on stubble, excuse the pun, but we have shot ourselves in more than the foot! The big game shoots are next, we are doing the exact same thing!, after that, rabbits, fox’s and even rats... The Internet is good for us to communicate, but is also a good tool for the anti’s to use against us. We need to act and behave responsibly to maintain our way of life.
  3. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    I would say in the bigger scheme of things not many people....and that’s quite sad...
  4. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    #listen to our voice.
  5. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    From the Government website, we could advertise on other forums, contact our local gun shops, speak to friends and spread the word, this is a countryside wide issue??? Create or sign a petition that asks for a change to the law or to government policy. After 10,000 signatures, petitions get a response from the government. After 100,000 signatures, petitions are considered for debate in Parliament.
  6. Gaoler

    FX Royale 400 .177?

    Cheers Jimmy (I hope that’s right!) I am out this afternoon on a permission, taking my FN19 Lighthunter .22 out, once in her sweet spot the old girl is still a good hunting tool... John...
  7. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    We could consider setting up a petition ourselves, it’s free to do on the .gov.org website, it’s a way of sounding our voice, if enough sign up they do listen, as we are voters, because round the corner is a general election. People thoughts?, even if we lose, we didn’t go down without a fight....
  8. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    Hi Si, I agree, he will have elaborated some of his remarks to make his point, and play the victim! I don’t no the answer, we maybe should look to the continent and look at how the shooting world have negotiated far better shooting rights, land access, and gun ownership/laws. I have written to BACs, Game Keepers Org, both have not responded, nor explained what they are doing to fight our corner! will let you know how it goes Monday with the Crown
  9. Gaoler

    FX Royale 400 .177?

    On YouTube nearly all the reviews are from Australia & the USA, all in FAC... It seems .177 is the way forward in sub 12ft lb, more so if I choose the Crown. I have emptied the piggy bank ready for Monday!!
  10. Gaoler

    Wild Justice or total injustice

    It is sad to say but there is a leadership battle about to happen in the Conservative party, and Mr Gove wants to be PM, so he will not want to make any waves especially with Mr Packham who could sway potential voters. There are many like Mr Packham who do not like our sport, but forget the service we deliver for the countryside, food industry, help stop the spread of diseases, and maintain a balance of species. The world needs people like Mr Packham, whether we agree or not, and be under no illusion the attack on our way of life is not over, game shooting, rabbits, fox’s, even rats will be next! People threatening him, leaving dead crows on his gate, calling him names just plays into his & like minded peoples hands. I am more annoyed with Natural England’s near jerk reaction, it is a consultation period, so the status quo should have remained until it is over, and what are the bodies who represent the country side, shooting community, and workers doing, they take our money and what I can see they have been caught with their pants down, and are not doing a lot for us. I have lived in the countryside all my life, enjoy it’s fruits and love our sport but all our representative bodies need to be preparing our case, we need to get behind them, interesting the consultation period has closed for evidence been given to Defra! #listen to our voice....
  11. Gaoler

    FX Royale 400 .177?

    That’s my local Gun shop!!
  12. Gaoler

    FX Royale 400 .177?

    I am going Monday to my local gun shop, they have both, Royale & Crown, there is an offer on the Royale with the laminate stock at the moment, so will shoot both in .177, see how they feel and shoot. will keep you posted... John.
  13. Just posted this in General Discussion: Hi all, It’s been a while since I last posted, I shoot a HW100 & an FN19 Lighthunter, both have been tuned and are .22 they are cracking rifles. The HW100 is super efficient & accurate, the FN19 when in it’s sweet post is still a very efficient hunting tool and accurate. I have been working flat out recently and want to get a third air rifle, self treat! I was thinking of the FX Royale 400 in .177 (as always have shot .22 for hunting). 2 questions: Does anyone shoot FX, are they as accurate & good as the reviews say in a hunting environment? Is .177 a good hunting calibre for rabbits, squizzers etc? I am Going to look at a .177 Royale 400, Thumbhole in Walnut on Monday with a view to buy, with an FX scope and mounts on. I will use it for hunting rabbits, squizzers etc, before I buy, worth the investment? Are they reliable rifles? Cheers John...
  14. Gaoler

    FX Royale 400 .177?

    Hi Phil, Thats great, thanks for the advice, I will go on the club forum too. I am going to buy new (I have worked the hours, so a self treat) may even put an FX scope and mounts on. I have never shot a twist barrel. .177 it is too. John...
  15. Hi all, It’s been a while since I last posted, I shoot a HW100 & an FN19 Lighthunter, both have been tuned and are .22 they are cracking rifles. The HW100 is super efficient & accurate, the FN19 when in it’s sweet post is still a very efficient hunting tool and accurate. I have been working flat out recently and want to get a third air rifle, self treat! I was thinking of the FX Royale 400 in .177 (as always have shot .22 for hunting). 2 questions: Does anyone shoot FX, are they as accurate & good as the reviews say in a hunting environment? Is .177 a good hunting calibre for rabbits, squizzers etc? Cheers...
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