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  1. The scopes we around in the 's and are good quality, slightly better than the 's Tasco's which at the time were being pushed as quality items. I believe that the Rhino scopes were made by the same factory that made Hakko scopes. The scopes were simple and good quality. Not much call for the scopes these days as most people do not really use fixed power scopes. Not sure why, I for one take the view of KISS and all my stalking set-ups have fixed power scopes. Value wise, £20 to £40 dependant on who is buying the scope. John
  2. I have a 50 yard long net, wasn't thinking of selling it but it's just hung in the garage. How much you looking to spend?
  3. I have always been of the frame of mind "Buy cheap, buy twice". As such on my own rifles I have used Zeiss, Swarovski and S&B scopes. A year or so ago, I decided to replace all of my scopes of S&B based on my own observations of optical quality and I will keep these scopes for the next twenty years (god willing and all that). My own personal experience of scopes and optics as a whole was that no matter what "cheap" scope I purchased, I could never be 100% sure it would hold zero or that I was getting every last drop of light through the scope and on to my eye. So I would swap back and forth, often losing money on scopes until one day the penny dropped, just buy a bl00dy quality scope and be done with it. Sell the rifle but always keep the scope. John
  4. If you read the specifications, the battery will not supply the necessary current, less than 1amp per hour. So, for example if you were using 100 watt lamp, Power (watts) = Voltage (volts) x Current (amperes). So thats 100 = 12 x Current or Current = 100/12 = 8.3 amps. Which means your lamp would draw 8.3 amp, the battery pack can not even supply 1 amp as such it wouldn't work. The other thing I would say is don't fall in to the trap of thinking that high street big boys are the best, most of the kit they sell is simply repackaged and re branded, after all most of the high street big names do not manufacture and are simply resellers. If for example Deben are selling battery packs of a certain specification, then you can guarantee these packs are available for the manufacturer or from a cheaper reseller who is selling in to a cheaper market place. Funny how anything associated with "lamping" or "deer stalking" seems to carry a hefty price tag. An example of this is LED torches for lamping, many of which can be seen on Chinese whole sale website, exactly the same torch as UK resellers are selling (re-branded of course). John
  5. Have the deer seasons changed then?
  6. Don't shoot at shallow angles. Ploughed fields are deadly places for the .22rf. So, try to choose safer places to shoot or shoot from an elevated position. As for range, some chap in Norma (iirc) did some testing, 30-50% of the max range of the calibre if shot at 45degs. So thats a fair way. John
  7. I've owned a couple of the 6-18x50. It's a long scope, but good quality and certainly better than most sub £200 scopes. One word of warning, for some reason there are a mass of cheap knock offs so make sure you buy from a reputable dealer, you will not buy one of these scope for under £100! John
  8. It's because we are "British". Forget guns for a moment, look at fuel prices. The cost of a gallon will only every increase because although we like to moan, we will still pay the price. We all know we are being ripped off, but we would rather pay tax than walk, so we get on with it. It's not just guns and fuel, it's a lot of things but unlike many other mass populations, who would voice a slightly stronger object to being ripped off, we roll over and think of England whilst being screwed at every possible opportunity, that because we are British. Americans will simply not buy a brand if they don't perceive that they are buying value, they would simply buy a Remington 700 and be done with it! So if the manufactures want to "break in to the USA" they will have to be competitive or their products will not sell. Don't forget the USA also has import duty, VAT, distributors and final mark ups, same as the UK. If we all stood back and voted with our feet, things would change, but that would never happen because we are British. John
  9. Bet you were a ray of sunshine to sit next to in Geography John
  10. Why not just buy a box of 25 and pattern them, see what sort of results you get in your gun? I purchased 250 Black Gold a few years back and despite the resounding enthusiasm other people have for these cartridges, I personally couldn't hit jack's poo with them. John
  11. Very interesting read. Personally I'd just build a fence and be done with it. John
  12. It would be illegal for "anyone" to sell a shotgun that is "out of proof", so depending where you acquired the gun, my guess is that it's perfectly safe. A 20 year old gun is not old by any means. I have a 20 year old Russian gun that has shot many thousands of rounds, it's still in proof with no issues at all. I can see why your mate told you what he did but I think it's advice that isn't really good advice unless you have something or a reason to presume there is a problem with the gun. Simply take a gander down the barrel, take the barrels off, hold them up to the light have a look, any pitting? Hold the barrels by the lump, that's the bit by where the cartridges go Tap the barrels with a pencil, is the sound "bright" or more a dull thud? Try flicking the barrels, again thud or bright ring? Move the barrels back and forth can you hear any rust in the rib or between the barrels? Barrels pit on the outside as well as the inside! Now take a look at the end of the barrels, is there much thickness to the barrels. Sending the gun for proof, is extreme and if the gun has any sentimental value, you might not ever see it again Basically proofing a gun involves firing a cartridge which produces a much higher pressure than any commercial loaded cartridge, sometimes guns do fail proofing but would have been safe to shoot commercial loads for many years. All said and done, if you are worried about the gun, then get it proofed because you will never shoot at your best with a niggling worry at the back of your mind. John
  13. Exactly right! Top job nod to THE STALKER as well! John
  14. Thanks for your kind and very informed input. I said I had a rutting stand, did I also say I had 400 acres of land also frequented by fallow deer? To MY taste buds fallow taste bl00dy terrible. By far and wide I prefer roe, with muntjac and reds coming second. So no being funny, but I canny help what my taste bud tell me and yes the testosterone makes the meat strong, however I have always strongly suspected that fallow produce more adrenalin than other species, which is great from a sporting point of view. Put fallow, red, roe and muntjac on the table and I'll tell you which one is the fallow, it's the one that smells like the ferrets ar$e John
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