Saturday, 27 November 2010

Shoot day today

The day dawned colder than ever this week, well coldest so far since last winter. The car was frozen over.



Not a bad start to the first drive, had Dave been on pegs 1 or 2 then the tally would have been trippled in my opinion, so many birds it was like the OK Corrall!

Ben helped us out as we were down 3 guns, thats his first bird ever!



Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sunday Puppy Mayhem



They are certainly getting around now!

More as promised


This has been in the past one of the good tidy little drives but this year is almost devoid of cover inside and therefore also devoid of birds.
Some pigeons took off and Macey managed a nice retrieve;

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Finally dragged my fat bum down to Hampshire

The girls and boys appreciated a ride around rather than walking between drives;




No great masses of pictures but by lunch we had 15 birds in the bag;



Tris is really soppy about his girls;












By close of play it was 22 birds, a few good drives there;









More to follow later

Something for the evening

So in here for a swift half;
Note the time lapse and then around the corner to have a shufti;
The usual stuff on display but tonights lecture was different;
Dutch Indonesian Service revolvers, a few on the table;
Looked dated but when the lecture went on it was plain to see why;
The usual high quality lecture ensued which very neatly alinged with an earlier one about the Vickers Lugers;
Timeline explained along with examples of what was in service at those times;
Various plates (much later) used to explain contract orders and arrangements;
The very anaemic Blck Powder loads which survived in service possibly until the mid 1960's were explained.
There was obviously a lot more but I really shouldnt steal someones lecture notes!

Outsourcing is it any good?

As seen by recent security outsourcing in ZA Game Parks;


Sent by HRH Princess Chani of Wimbledon

Friday, 19 November 2010

Where's Wally been this week?

Whilst arriving in good time for an interview is to be recommended, an hour is a bit ott so a wander around the district to see whats about;

I suspect if the sun shone the view might be worth seeing;
Kind of given the game away here;

Some interesting buildings near the office;





A short ride on the DLR delivered me here;



After that it was lunch with a friend and onto something for the evening.




Sunday, 14 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday

Very nice to see observance of this and the actual 11 am 11th day 11th month being increased. Ben and I went to the usual parade in town, it actually hammered down before and after but held of to a drizzle during. That bit of our duty conscience salved we went to the clay layout.
It had rained solid all morning but they still had observed the silence. It stayed its hand whilst Ben and I shot a couple of rounds of 20 bird supersport;








The shooting on display was quite good considering the weather, Supersport is a really compact discipline and great fun for a fiver!

So not a bad day, remembering lost friends and relatives and enjoying a few minutes of 20 bore saluting, Oh I managed 13 out of 20 which is 4 better than Ben!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Another week has flown by

A week of seeing this when I sit down;
So it was off to the wood for a shoot, first 3 drives were moderately busy, we were 1 gun down so a few birds slipped through. Still managed to bag 3 nice Cock birds even if our cartridge ratio was all to pot;
After lunch the "hump" drive sounded like a gangster film finale, yes at least 5 woodcock were flushed so that may explain it, nothing hit though. The tally was lifted by a pair of cocks and a squirell (thanks big Richard) on the last 2 drives. As usual the birds seem to find the hole in the line;
On getting home it seems that everyone had a good day, Steve a former trainee of mine managed a nice buck with his .243. The head comes tomorrow for boiling out;


Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sunday evening humour

I feel some is required, its been a hard 2 weeks, I could do with a proper job, more money and a real pension. On the plus side I did zero a rifle and also managed to get out amongst the feeders topping up and replacing damaged ones.

I have a commission sale of a nice Parker Hale M81 in 7 x 57 Mauser which shoots so well with both factory and handloads that I may buy it myself now the Rigby has gone to pastures new, this was the firsst group 5 rounds of 140 grain Speer over 40.8 grains of IMR 4895;

Adjusted slightly;

10 rounds of 175 grain Federal;



Final check group, 45 rounds 140 grain Speer;




Found this 1943 US Armour Piercing .50 Cal M2 round sat in a chestnut coppice today;


Handbrake?






Do you have a back up plan?


Daddy was out all day and we are hungry


From left to right; Snowdrop, Midnight, Blue Beard and Nutmeg!

That was damn hard work getting them lined up, I wonder if the glue will wash off?

Friday, 5 November 2010

Lost in transalation


Thanks to Big Richard for this, owning a lift company I suppose this really did appeal to him!
Made oi larff!

Cody's pups at 4 weeks



I have decided that all of these will go, no keeping any of them!

Thursday, 4 November 2010