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On 01/10/2022 at 17:24, Stavross said:

Good to see things are going along nicely for you, keep your posts coming 👍 I like to see how other syndicates are getting on, like you, if you had said to me did I want to keeper a shoot a few years ago I would of laughed, I only joined the syndicate all them years ago to get all the rifle shooting but since I took over this one it has taken over my life, the missus is starting to moan a little as I’m never at home, I have put a cracking dent in the foxes and squirrels mind 👍

today I had a little help in the shape of little Hugo’s dad, now the weather has changed the birds behaviour has changed noticeably, they are not wanting to be on the field side now it’s been drilled and are more along the rape and on the rides. I was last there on Wednesday afternoon with the intention of going up yesterday but with the weather been so bad I thought I’d let them stay under cover, when we got there this morning it was clear to see they had spent the day around the pens, every feeder was empty in both pens and they were hungry, this is something I really like to see, I’ve started hand feeding wheat in a few spots just to try and keep them where I want them for the next couple of weeks. Our first day is 6 weeks today so if the pheasant gods look favourably on me they  should be a few about, another thing I was pleased to see was the amount of birds around the forestry pen, we only put 200 in there this year ( half of what normally goes in ) and I’ve had the usual problems with dog walkers but they seem to have come back in, one thing that’s bothering me is the forestry pen feeds the piggeries drives and with there only been half the amount I think that them drives might be a bit light this season, but we’ll see what comes into them over the coming weeks 👍

 

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I'm amazed you let Andy drive that! Or are you hoping he discovers that dyke you tumbled in?? 😄

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Well thank you SL. I have just completed my suspension and read the above posts.  Going forward I will not make any more negative comments and hopefully get this section back to the way it u

So. I’ve decided to start a new thread for the 22/23 season up at the shoot now as you know I’ve been involved with my shoot for a long time ( 15 years or so ) my intention when I joined was to s

Well that’s it for another season  last Saturday was game shooting at its best, lovely clear day, freezing cold and just syndicate members shooting ( and my mate Mosh, but he’s with me, so that’s

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18 hours ago, Stavross said:

It likes 70gn BT sako’s ( it’s like having a second wife, it’s got expensive taste ☹️) and for the deer I use 90gn there’s minimal difference in zero but the good thing about putting the wraith on is I can zero it with both rounds and switch between them 

I am using 55grn nosler varmageddons hollow points at the minute When they have run out i have a couple of hundred 55grn nosler ballistic tips to use up then i will be on the Hornady 58grn vmaxs that bi have stored up. My mate is using them and really likes them. 

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2 hours ago, BenBhoy said:

What's general opinion on best feeder type to keep badgers out? They buggered my springs last year. Have couple this year with plastic trays & couple of metal ones full of holes... 

where I have badgers I just put crates around mine, it keeps the deer off them as well 

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39 minutes ago, ianm said:

I am using 55grn nosler varmageddons hollow points at the minute When they have run out i have a couple of hundred 55grn nosler ballistic tips to use up then i will be on the Hornady 58grn vmaxs that bi have stored up. My mate is using them and really likes them. 

I went to see my mate at the gun shop on my way back from the shoot and he said they are have a problem getting sako gear and to be fair didn’t have much to choose from in .243 BT so I went for Norma 75gn and federal 70gn so I’ll see what these are like one night this week when I take it out to zero it

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So as the weather has changed and we are heading fast into autumn the birds are really hitting the feed and are moving throughout the shoot, I’ve started hand feeding wheat on a few rides and under a couple holly bushes that they seem to like hanging around every season, mainly to keep them entertained and to stop them wandering to far from the pens and the centre of the shoot, I’ve got about 3 weeks worth of pellet left so another week to 10 days and I’ll start to introduce some wheat into the feeders, no doubt they will do what they always do and flick the wheat out to get at the pellet, also now the weather has changed I’m starting to see quite a few adult birds coming into the feeders, so maybe a few more for the guns to have a go at 👍

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I have used both of those in the past. I would think your Tikka would like the Norma. I used federal premium 40grn in a 223 i had and it liked them but at £29 a box eleven years ago it ought to like them.

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15 minutes ago, ianm said:

I have used both of those in the past. I would think your Tikka would like the Norma. I used federal premium 40grn in a 223 i had and it liked them but at £29 a box eleven years ago it ought to like them.

The lad I know in the shop said he’s been using the Norma and said they are good and he has the same rifle as me, they want to be at 2 quid a go, the federal were a little cheaper at £33 a box

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2 hours ago, BenBhoy said:

Don't knock them - that's my favourite porn!! 

They aren’t real lesser’s. The real ones tend to look like the front row of the French pack . I’d tap the lot on the back of the head and kick em under the nearest hedge .🤮

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6 minutes ago, shovel leaner said:

I’d tap the lot on the back of the head and kick em under the nearest hedge .

Agree to disagree then mate. I'm more of a live & let live mindset. Enough unhappy people in the world. If two girls/two lads are together AND happy, then what's the harm? 

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29 minutes ago, BenBhoy said:

Agree to disagree then mate. I'm more of a live & let live mindset. Enough unhappy people in the world. If two girls/two lads are together AND happy, then what's the harm? 

Bunch of miserable man hateing hairy armpits . Or am I stereotyping them ?😂

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39 minutes ago, BenBhoy said:

Agree to disagree then mate. I'm more of a live & let live mindset. Enough unhappy people in the world. If two girls/two lads are together AND happy, then what's the harm? 

I'm sure you are in the closet ffs

Cull the freaks 👍

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