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About kenj

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    Bracknell, Berkshire
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    Shooting, fishing, classic motorbikes and motorsport.

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  1. Thanks for the info. No replies from my neck of the woods down South. I'll just have to start ringing around.
  2. Getting down to my last 100 Hornady HMR bullets, I visited my RFD to buy more and was told there were none in the country. True?
  3. Plenty of apples for cider, but very few sloes around. Will have to make last year's stock of sloe gin last. No Christmas visitors last year, so had a couple of bottles left over.
  4. Ken you do you have any parts for career 707 sub 12 in your bits box looking for sub 12 transfer port, shortened valve stem and sleeve that fits over stem. any help very much appreciated

    cheers les

    1. kenj


      Hi Maxwell, I see that Predator Guns have a standard brass transfer port for £12. Possibly will have the valve you are after, or could grind it down. 


      career service tools valve + stock removing tool for removing valve spring retainer without taking gun apart and to change exhaust valve . £24 Retaining ring...

      Are you converting from FAC to 12 lb? Once a rifle is registered as a firearm it cannot be officially put back to standard, although on the Career 707 it is so easy to convert either way. I bought a standard 1 mm 12 lb port for mine, which was illegal with a 5 mm hole. I went FAC with a 2.5 mm port to 28 lb with Bisley Magnums.

    2. maxwell


      Thanks for the reply, im trying to make some mods to get better shot count sub 12

    3. kenj


      Mine at 28 ftlb has about 10 shots, then drops off needing mil dot use, although I usually only go out for an hour, or two. Half a dozen rabbits take a bit of lugging back to the van.

  5. I finally collected my completed medical form from my surgery this afternoon. It took over a month for the Dr to write No eight times, sign and stamp it. Good value for £45? Posted it off. Let's see how long TVP now take.
  6. Thanks for the comments. When I handed over my £45, I was told that I would have it back in two days, but all I get is that she is very busy due to Covid and that they will let me know when it is done. I was in the surgery on another subject last week (you can't get in without an appointment) and saw that the Dr was working that day, so after seeing the duty doctor, I asked at the reception, if I could wait, until she had completed the form. It was like I had asked for them to hand over the Crown Jewels. Head shaking and the same reply, "Very busy, cannot disturb her, we'll let you know, when
  7. I have had an early firearms license renewal form from Thames Valley Police and submitted the medical form to a doctor at my local surgery. I have paid £45 CASH, but despite enquiring several times over the last three weeks, it has not been completed by the doctor. A friend with a different surgery paid £35 and had his back after two days. Any suggestions?
  8. FLATTOP Round my way I have lost five permissions in as many years due to gentrification. Two to polo pony owners taking over the land, two to housing developers, where farmhouse and out buildings were turned into luxury homes and the most recent was a building bordering a large paddock converted into a bungalow, where the new owners complained to my farmer about the nasty old man shooting the rabbits, which upset their children. So I don't hold much hope out for the last farm, both Ruth (who was born there) and her husband, who now has dementia, were renting out their land for grazing, much o
  9. FLATTOP In the blog I said about my first natural batch having varied results on natural yeast from the juice. I used to make wine, esp apple wine and elderberry using wine yeast and remember that it was slow to get going and added some wine yeast, that I had, with mixed results. There was a good home brewing shop nearby for years and I went back there this year for more yeast to find that it is now a Screwfix. So this year I have tried the yeast pictured, that I bought off eBay. It is from Poland and came with a sachet of nutrient. It fizzed off well for a few days and has now settled down af
  10. Outofnowhere The shredder is used for reducing green garden waste for the compost heap, but is ideal for producing the pulp. A quick hose down and its ready to go. I've found that squeezing out the pulp by hand can produce a reasonable supply of juice, if you can't make, or buy a press. Mind you the tannin in the juice turns your hands black. My wife has always been the other half of the team, cutting and feeding the shredder, also helping with picking up apples, while I shake the tree. FLATTOP do you add yeast, or just use the yeast from the skins?
  11. With so many apples around this year, October is the ideal time for making cider and I have written a blog that will get those interested started. This is my garden cider making production line, including shredder for making the apple pulp and bottle jack for pressing the juice. The full illustrated blog and step by step instructions are here. http://www.urbanfieldsportsman.com/index.php/homespun-cider-making-made-easy/
  12. I always seem to follow Deker on these posts. I've had my Magtech 7002 for more than a dozen years. Eleys were perfect. Winchester semis were a nightmare in it, so switched to RWS on Deker's recommendation. Now I'm back with Winchester 42 grains, no problems, consistent shots and no jams. Trouble is now, I can't find any rabbits to shoot.
  13. When I renewed my licence last year, I put a 17 WSM on as a variation hoping that CZ would come up with the calibre, but Savage seem to be the only one in my price range and don't like the feel of the plastic stock, or the bolt. I shoot rabbits with air rifles on one park permission. I prefer my Magtech 22lr for rabbits, but most of my permissions are wide open, where my CZ 452 HMR works well, but is subject to wind. Finally, last year I head shot a called in fox in long grass with the HMR and the bullet appeared to bounce off at 60 yards, The fox ran off, but was dead, when I found it half a
  14. Interesting to see the 17 WSM in action. Is anyone on here using a 17 WSM for rabbits, or foxes? Heard that they are no good on rabbits, if you want to eat them?
  15. Many years ago I did side by side tests with Eley subs against Remington yellow jackets (still have a quantity of yellow jackets). This was before I bought my CZ452 HMR and was looking for extra range. I found that targets set at 10 yard intervals from 60 to 100 gave some interesting results from a prone position. firing through my Magtech .22 semi auto. Zeroing the rifle at 70 yards for the Eleys, the yellow jackets were about an inch higher on their target on the same scope setting, being dead on at 90 yards at the same zero, so a twenty yard gain. The Eleys at 90 yards were hitting the grou
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