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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
  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 na
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Bet you were a ray of sunshine to sit next to in Geography John
  9. 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
  10. Very interesting read. Personally I'd just build a fence and be done with it. John
  11. 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 pi
  12. Exactly right! Top job nod to THE STALKER as well! John
  13. 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 fallo
  14. Fallow are fun, more than Red's IMHO if you like very challenging stalks. Red seem to be easy going, yup they will run but generally the reds seem to be more laid back than fallow, which run at the slightest reason. If you like your venison, don't eat a fallow I've permission for a cracking rutting stand but don't often visit due to the smell/taste of fallow. I shot a big old boy last rut, he was just going back, I even spotted prickets challenging the poor old boy. John
  15. There is no such thing as a "designated" rifle. Your rifles will have been granted for "named" quarry, so you could have .17HMR, vermin control .223 fox & vermin, .243 Fox & deer, .308. deer In the above example, you can shoot fox with your .223 and .243, how you do it is up to you, unless the police have added a specific condition on your license along the lines of "you may not use the .243 whilst night shooting" or another scenario would be that you may only use your .243 to shoot fox whilst you are actively stalking deer, in which case what you suggest would be correct but only
  16. 1), 101% totally agree with you. In my eyes qualifications don't mean a thing but that's not how our civilised society works anymore. Let me give you an example. In work we have had guys doing the job for 30 years, a new management team was employed and now unless we have the qualifications, we are out of a job. Simple as that. They are bringing in people with degrees who know nothing about the job, are not very good at the job and paying them more than guys who have been doing the job for 30 years. We live in a certificated society and like it or not, time served means nothing to the ge
  17. If it's a dry lined external wall, the best option will be to get threaded bar (stainless is best) and bar cement from screw fix (like thishttp://www.screwfix.com/p/fischer-resin-capsules-16-x-125mm-pack-of-10/21348) . Drill through the plaster board in the associated locations that line up with your cabinet. Now push the bar all the way in, measure and cut to length leaving 1 1/2" outside of the plaster board. Do it four times. Now set the bar in the hols using the resin cement fixing. Be Careful not to get any on the threads!! Once set, screw nuts on the bar, right tight up to the wall, pu
  18. The issue over bigger is better..... Guy's I sort of blame myself for this discussion The bottom line is that both the .243 and .308 will kill deer. Some people just go and buy a .243 and as we all do, believe what we do is the best. I can remember having a discussion with a chap in work who owned a .17HMR which he used for foxes, to his mind it was the most powerful calibre going, nothing could compare to it. I took him up the range and we shot steel plate at 100 yards, he soon realised that the .17HMR isn't the most powerful calibre of rifle and it's not going to match a .243" The
  19. You are of course 100% correct in what you say, with regards to the semantics of the situation. Heck, most of the police are not even experts in firearms, let alone the complexities of hunting certain species. The same can be said for most of the Home office and the Government. It is for this reason they seek advice from known and respected experts, typically the likes of Mr Prior, BASC and some other well know chappies. Most of these chappies are either elitist in their views or such as the BASC have a vested interest in training. The police like any other governing or licensing body will t
  20. Simply asking you to expand on a generalisation that you have read else where on the Internet and decided to post with the vain hope of impressing people in to thinking you knew what the hell you were talking about, your inability to explain your own waffling seems to prove that. The .243 is a capable deer calibre, many deer are shot each year using the .243, it isn't however the best and in my view not the worst either but when some one prattles on about "well placed shots" it sparks my interest. Now go away good chap, if I wanted to argue I wouldn't have booked any leave. John
  21. On the face of it I totally agree but the fact remains that deer stalking brings a whole new bag of hassle and problems. Training is the only way that some people are going to achieve an acceptable level of skill. Gone are the days when stalkers would teach stalkers. As such in many ways I fully support the Polices standing on the matter, and it is obvious we can not self regulate. I can remember a local RFD (shop owner) shooting Fallow does in June, as a defence he said " I thought they were Sika ". John
  22. What was of interest to me was his comment " a .243 with a well placed 100 grn bullet will drop Fallow no problem ", there seems to be an Internet myth that the .243" is a good all round option for a deer rifle, it's not. A well placed shot with any calibre will kill a deer and if it didn't kill then deer by definition it would be a poorly placed shot. I was also interested to find out how he would compare the .243" to the .308 which in the main is a superior deer calibre, yet we all seem to love the .243" for certain job (myself included). There isn't a greater margin for error with either
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