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  1. Truncated, never heard of them myself, but sure someone will soon enlighten us all?.
  2. Dig them up? I personally don't bother seasoning traps and never had a problem catching, the only traps I like to season up a bit are Putanges,but suppose everyone has there own methods.
  3. Good luck with finding earth,that's why I don't generally sort foxes until after harvest unless it is a must do on a request.
  4. Has he not been on a bullet casting thread a couple of days ago?
  5. I carry a couple pairs with me when trapping just for some situations that i think there worth trying,that's all I will ever buy, there well over priced to expensive to justify buying anymore.
  6. I find just a brush up were the trigger sits on putange and the same with trigger contact area just before setting stops the from binding and not going off,I've had mine for some years now and they as good as ever, I use a small brass brush spark plug cleaner,you only need to brush up the trigger and trigger contact areas.
  7. I told my local doctors after chasing them up a few times that if they didn't respond to the FAO in a week I would be in danger of braking the law and would have my guns confiscated from me, next day they asked me for come down and pay £15 they had sorted it.
  8. Just tunnels,with Body grips 116 or Fenn Mk6 no bait best, use bait and your likely to attract other unwanted species, Mink cannot resist exploring a tunnel.
  9. Thanks W Katchum, I might have ordered from this guy before,thanks again for the reminder.
  10. Hi all, been running Putanges for some years now but purchased any for some time, in need of some more can anyone put me onto anyone that is selling genuine original French Putanges. thank-you.
  11. Prelove them free and collect, they good early warning with there attitude to intruders, someone might have them for small holding?,they prob be tough as old old boots not fit to eat,as Tyla says.
  12. A few years ago i could have said the same about Notts,but there now showing all over my area unfortunately my wooded shoot owner doesn't want them shooting and the rest of my land is open farm land, got a shooting Permit for N Trust but again only farmland no deer shooting, Boar will be next as they works there way up north.
  13. That was going to my next question, it states "and any other lawful quarry" on my 22.250 so it is after all already conditioned for Muntjac.
  14. Anyone on here got there 22.250 conditioned for Muntjac?
  15. Going back to the start of this thread, thank you all for your help and advice,I have decided and purchased the 22.250 on my ticket, a Tikka T3x Stainless, first outing after zeroing rifle the same day I nailed at vixen at around the 150 mark,put a central group of three round at 200 mtrs 2" group on a steel 8" target they all zipped right through the 1/4" steel plate so very happy with rifles performance, need better steel though. As for the Deer Calibre 243,to many hoops to jump through for me at this moment in time,in my book its all about enjoying the sport,the Deer even thought very
  16. That's the part I struggle to come to terms with,(the fact that I have been given centrefire calibre on my ticket) and deemed to be a responsible suitable person, Quote the farmer wants me to control the foxes so the FAO gave me the centre fire up to 233,the farmer wants me to control the deer but FAO won't give me the calibre and suggested I do some deer stalking, then re-apply.
  17. The farmer has explained all that to them.
  18. Lets start from early this year on my renewal, "Ok" I put in for centre fire Fox 243, the FEO said that I cannot put 243 for fox its a deer calibre, so then I requested 22.250 which they granted, before I had the money to purchase the 22.250 a farmer asked me to control Deer that were starting to show more often on his land were he had given me permission to shoot over so I decided to hold fire and only purchase one gun, (one more gun is all that I can afford) that did all the jobs in case I was asked by anyone else, I then put in the variation 243 for Fox and Deer, the rest I have explained.
  19. Will do Meece and thank you for your opinion, I nearly bought the 22.250 today but resisted for the moment, i'm going to email FAO on monday asking them what exactly I have to do to satisfy there requirements for me to own and shoot 243 before I make my mind up whether or not to give up and buy the 22.250, there is a few people that I know that are willing to take me along with there rifle for the experience, unfortunately the FAO didn't say how much experience I need before I'm let loose on my own,I cannot come to terms with there demands but suppose I will have to, very frustrating though wh
  20. BASC's reply Ok its probably because you haven’t bought the centrefire yet that they won’t grant the .243 Experience is outlined in the Home Office guide as follows, albeit forces are not content with allowing rimfire experience to move on to new calibres. The only way you will move froward on this is to get someone to lend you a rifle of largest calibre possible under their supervision and get them to vouch for you that you can choose safe backstops. They cannot make you go and get deer experience, this is not required. HO guidance says as
  21. A few weeks ago I put in a centerfire variation for a 243 I already had 22.250 on my ticket but decided to hold back and find some land with deer on that the farmer wanted controlling hoping to be able to get a 243 that covered me for everything and only buy one rifle,the land was inspected and passed in part for the caliber, the Fao phoned telling that they were refusing the variation on the grounds only that I had no experience of shooting deer, this was there only reason,they told me to re-apply after I had some stalking experience, is this a legal requirement and can they insist on this
  22. I got a T67 and installed an IR Pill pushes a beam out to over 300 + metres but is heavy,something to consider when attaching to a rifle.
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