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    Default Pheasant shoot photos from 08 Dec...

    Not bad weather, if a tad blustery. After using the 85 mm f1.4 last time out, I switched to the bread and butter 24-105 mm f4 zoom for the whole of this set. Swings and roundabouts...


    Not everyone turns-up in a big 4x4...


    Spot the load on its way...










    This was a great shot at a French Partridge that was fizzing past us...


    The gun said he gave it a huge amount of lead. Having captured the shell being ejected, I swung round and managed to focus on the bird and track it, as it came past me...









    I asked if I could get the flank feathers, and the gun obliged...


    Good stuff - I was needing some for next year's mayfly patterns...








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    Hoping to see a nice boxful of wet mayflies for next year then lad...;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    Hoping to see a nice boxful of wet mayflies for next year then lad...;-)
    Funny you should mention that - further to our discussions on the subject, I've been trying my hand at doing some 'mayflyless' wet mayflies. I've got them photographed. Just needing to put the images up and I'll stick a post in the fly-tying section...

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    Some stunning pictures Cap'n
    I particularly like the 3rd. shot - no pun intended
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    I'm surprised that anyone shoots with a semi automatic on a driven day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    I'm surprised that anyone shoots with a semi automatic on a driven day.
    It's not really 'driven', Malcolm. They are just a small group of friends with a set-up on some farmland. The guns do a lot of their own beating and 'walking in'. WAGs and children and even mothers do the rest. It's a 5-mile course over hill and dale, stopping at the 'strips', and so-on. A lot of the time there are only one or two beaters. We've been lucky the last couple of times that an actual keeper with actual dogs has been free to go out with them. Some days they have been out with no dogs at all! I wouldn't say the chap with the automatic has any more success over the piece than the over-and-unders and side-by-sides. On an average day, they will have 20 to 30 birds, total. The others certainly don't object to his choice of armoury... not that I've been aware of, anyway.

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    I wasn't thinking that he would gain any advantage, I was thinking more about the safety aspect, the gun cannot seen to be broken in the conventional way. I always feel happier to see a gun open and empty, when not live on a peg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williegunn View Post
    I wasn't thinking that he would gain any advantage, I was thinking more about the safety aspect, the gun cannot seen to be broken in the conventional way. I always feel happier to see a gun open and empty, when not live on a peg.
    Ah - OK, with you now, Malcolm. Fair comment! I always see the others break and remove the cartridges at the end of each section, so I can ask about that. There are no pegs involved - it's I believe what they call 'rough'. From a safety point of view, as someone who has been beaned once, by a full 4-pounder, I'm always concentrating on 'watching the skies'.





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