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  1. Appreciate the reply. I lamp on my own, I don’t get to speak to people about these technicalities! I’ve never had any problems once the chase is on with this lamp, my only issue is the eyes shining. Instead of buying a filter, I’ve just ordered a red led torch off amazon for the same price. It comes with a pressure switch, so I’m going to rig it up on the lamp so I have a red torch to scan for eyes, then flick the tracer on when the dogs slipped.
  2. Yeah that’s half the problem, I find myself playing with the spread and the brightness too much. How do you set the head of your lamp, tight like a pencil beam or more wider? I prefer it wider tbh, but you can’t control rabbits as well at the hedgerows. Funnily enough last night I put a brand new bulb in, but left the pins out 2mm and that’s made a difference to the beam.
  3. Do you find eyes shine better with amber than red?
  4. Cheers for the reply pal. I got rid of the LED because of the pure white beam too. My mate uses one though and catches a lot with it. My 170 is variable too, Just find it hard to spot rabbits eyes. The clulite lazerlites any good?
  5. Hi lads. Does anyone use amber filters instead of red? I’ve got a tracer 170 and rabbits eyes don’t seem to shine with a red filter, to me anyways. This lamp replaced a PLR 500, even though it was really dim with the red filter on, rabbits eyes shone like Ruby’s to me. Been thinking of getting an amber filter, was just wondering how they’re rated.
  6. With regards to the butchers tripe, I was mixing it with skinners muesli. His weight went up to 12ish kg. But his stamina went terrible, few tennis ball throws and he was done. Since he’s been on chudleys working crunch on its own, his weight has increased and he’s 100mph everywhere off lead. Big difference in energy
  7. My beddy whippet was underweight to my surprise after I clippered his hair off after the season when it warmed up. He was 11.25kg. I’ve been on the case to put weight on him over the last few months. He’s 12.5kg now, I feed him chudleys working crunch on its own. Theres biscuits down pretty much all day, he eats about 2 tin fills a day. Took a leaf out of my mates book from when he had dogs. Gain 28 available 24/7 and lamped 5-6 nights a week. They were beasts! I put his biscuits down about 7 o’clock, he’s only just eaten them now. Free feeding seems to work for my dog
  8. What biscuits you using pal? I’ve tried that tinned tripe this year but I didn’t rate it really.
  9. When I was 19 I decided to try a cycle of dianabol. Think it was 5mg tablets, 4 a day. Felt the effects from the very first one tbh, full of energy and rearing to go. Walked into the gym on a Monday evening, loaded the barbell for military press and warmed up with the weight I was struggling with the week before. Strength through the roof, piled the weight on and I was full of confidence. I didn’t do a pct, didn’t have a clue what that was. Got the tablets from a lad in the gym. When I stopped taking them I felt like shite, weak and had to drop the weights. Stupid I know, but curiosity got the better of me. That was my one and only cycle.
  10. I use a utility Stanley knife. I bought a load of blades from Tesco’s for pence. Sharp as f**k, disposable, no messing with a sharpener.
  11. I tried the same things as you with my dog when it was young, reflective tape on a dummy. I was told by a more experienced lad that it wouldn’t work and he was correct. The penny didn’t drop on mine until we’d been out lamping a couple of times. First ever slip I picked him up under my arm, popped the filter off and let him go. He ran the opposite direction into the darkness. I ignored the dog and kept the beam on the now running rabbit, dog came flying out of the darkness behind the rabbit for a cracking chase and his first catch. After the next trip he started watching the beam. Penny soon drops pal. At 9 months I wouldn’t even be thinking about that. I lamped mine at 11 months and I wish I’d waited until he was a bit older. Mine can be quite a bad yapper and I blame myself. Don’t rush things
  12. I’ve had 25 yellow spun polyester nets off Netmaker on here. All of them are excellent quality. They’ve had some good tests now and once the rabbit is in, it stays in! I’ve only been used to my mates thin nylon nets up until getting my own. I much prefer mine, easy to handle, any snags or tangles and it’s a piece of piss to sort out. The price that he charges is cheap for the quality you get. Just my 2p on the matter
  13. Good stuff mate. My dog was sound on half strength as a pup. 3 meals a day with a half pint of Lamlac after each meal. Cut it out at 12 months with meals. He’s turned into a solid little dog. Always looked better built than his litter mates. Could be a coincidence though! I still give him a half pint of quarter strength an hour before heading off on the lamp. Nice and hydrated before we start
  14. I use the same lamp as you mate, but I’ve changed the bulb to a 100w Osram HLX 62138. Very f***ing bright at full pelt! It is a little bit whiter than the standard halogen, but nothing like the led lamps, which I don’t like. I like the setup tbh. I rock a 10amp battery which is perfect for my needs. I keep the bulb down to 30% ish and the eyes shine lovely. The bulbs are only £5 or £6, worth a try before shelling out on a blitz or something.
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