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Yokel Matt

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Yokel Matt last won the day on October 17 2016

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About Yokel Matt

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  • Birthday 07/09/1979

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    North Somerset... O'arrrgh
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    Deer Stalking, Vermin shooting & trapping, Sea fishing (boat), Spearfishing (freediving). I like foraging and cooking whatever i can.

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  1. I had a thumbhole 1517 thinking it’s would be the dogs b’s and tbh I really didn’t like it! I’ve since looked into the tika a bit more and I think I’m sold on one of these. Seems like a hell of a lot of gun for the money. I’ll have another stab at getting the fence wire and bamboo skewers out the cz this weekend
  2. For the price of rimfires new, let alone second hand re-barrelling seems like a lot of ball ache to end up with something I wasn’t that enthusiastic about in the first place. It’s not a bad shout, but just not for me. Mostly because I can’t remember the last time I used the damn thing tbh as I normally use the .22 cz which is so reliable I could bang posts in with it and still shoot accurately. I’m only tempted by a hmr as I know some people that, if they could only have one rifle, would have an hmr and whilst opinions obviously differ on this subject they must be good for something. Head shooting hares and rabbits & blowing up corvids every now and again is what I’ll need it for. I home load for my 6.5x55 & 30-06 and whilst the product is good I find the process a shag for 100-120 deer a year it’s just about worth it. I can’t be arsed to do it for my .223 as I burn through rounds so loading hornet would be just another hobby as far as the wife is concerned
  3. Cheers gents - heard the t-bolt is a handy bit of kit but never had a browning before... also didn’t know tika did rimfires! this rifle is for longer rabbits & corvids so whilst a hornet would be a touch I’m not want to pay as much to feed it.
  4. I have a cz American. Never liked the trigger and always meant to whack a trigger kit in it. Anyway, got a pill stuck in it following a round malfunction and in the process of trying to get the fecker out with some farmyard improvisation I jammed the barrel up good and proper (wire, bamboo skewers.... it’s all pretty embarrassing!). The whole thing is now f****d and I’m going to 1-for-1 it and have this one destroyed. I don’t want another cz as I can’t be arsed fitting the trigger kit (I’ve know it’s easy as I’ve done it on my .22). I don’t want an anchutz as I’ve had one of those before as well and didn’t like it for all the German quality ifs supposed to have. What’s left that works well?
  5. Yes mate - it’s the law.... As much on sporting grounds as safety. Congrats on the first deer. As for the front-on you probably made a mental note when you were gralloching it not to do that again!
  6. View Advert Ludicrous Lumens Vulpine I have a Mk1 LL Vulpine for sale. This is an NV add on unit that attaches to the rear of you scope. Excellent bit of kit able to clearly see quarry wayyyy beyond shootable distance when coupled with a decent IR. Comes with spacers to fit scope and a fig8 clamp for an IR £250 Ono inc insured delivery Advertiser Yokel Matt Date 30/06/19 Price £259.00 Category Scopes and Optics  
  7. Great rifle... I have one myself High mag and a wide parallax range is amazing for fixed point bait stations in daylight or when you have time to make the shot but can be a complete shit at night on the lamp or where a quick unexpected shot is needed. Keep it at a low mag and 100m parallax and you’ll get on. I’d punt for a good condition second hand from a decent pedigree as there are plenty of people with too much money chasing the latest gear that’ll let em go for a song.
  8. Almost as enjoyable as the stalking
  9. Nice work Dave She looks in good condition as well
  10. That’s ace Rich - really like the nice clean carcasses. Proper job mate
  11. Good work Rich - you’ve been busy. Reckon we’ll be getting a lab pup next year which I can’t wait for.
  12. Was down Dorset at the weekend to press on with the sika / roe cull prior to a forestry project. With a chunk of the grant riding on the deer management the owner is of the opinion that prevention is better than cure and the pressure is on to numbers down. Do it right, but get them down. The browse lines on this ivy can be seen all over the whole 250 acre block so it looks like the 13 we had off here a few weeks back is scratching the surface. We had a keeper mate of mine with this trip who had the professional credentials and had also worked with Tim on Fallow culls before and I was hoping to put him in front of his first Sika stag if a suitable one presented. Tim was off to another bit of ground of mine 1/2 hr away to try and get some hinds that were piling into some fresh lay so Tony was with me and at dawn we set up. Approaching a promising spot of poplar and bracken we bumped a roe doe who presented a brief shot but Tony was obviously not comfortable with it and passed it up - much to my appreciation as I didn’t want any wounded animals or ruined carcasses. It turned out to be the best decision he made all day as two paces later a stag rose from its couch and squared up to us 40m away! Traversing the rifle towards it the stag leaped a few strides away and fortunately stopped to my whistle. He’d do nicely and with no hesitation from Tony this time down he went to a perfect neck shot. He was made up and I was delighted for him. To help make it a more memorable experience I allowed him to drag it back to the truck. I had a hind a shortly after it carried on like that... prioritising calves & prickets. It was hard work and we were shattered by Sunday but we worked as a team and had a good result with 8 sika and 4 roe. Sadly the dealer could only take 6 so I’ve the rest in my chiller so I need to roll my sleeves up and get processing!
  13. Good spot - he wasn’t from Dorset though. We had at Tim’s Friday afternoon along with a roe.
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