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Ashley Cawley
21-05-2011, 01:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6gZZVE54Yg

Ben Casey
21-05-2011, 01:18 PM
I think I have just found a new project for when I move :)

Ashley Cawley
21-05-2011, 01:23 PM
I think I have just found a new project for when I move :)
Making your own? :confused:

Ben Casey
21-05-2011, 01:25 PM
Well taking one apart first then sort of take it from there :)

happybonzo
22-05-2011, 06:12 AM
If you want real fun fun with a shotgun, you could try making CUTSHELLS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3M46XVfVOU) - nice Coach gun in this video

Ben Casey
22-05-2011, 08:02 AM
Cheers mate thats a cool link :)

happybonzo
22-05-2011, 08:27 AM
Be careful if you are going to play around like this. Always ere on the side of caution "Cut Shells" were used by the Home Guard during the last unpleasantness but not by the Auxilliers. They were issued with rifled slug.
Another one worth a try is pouring in candle wax there by creating a solid slug. These were used by Planters during the Malayan Emergency. The effects on the human body were devastating

Ben Casey
22-05-2011, 09:48 AM
I suppose it is a bit like playing with bullets :) It will be awhile before I get to do anything new due to moving so I'm just getting ideas at the min :)

Ashley Cawley
22-05-2011, 09:59 AM
If you want real fun fun with a shotgun, you could try making CUTSHELLS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3M46XVfVOU) - nice Coach gun in this videoVery interesting! - Thanks for sharing.

happybonzo
22-05-2011, 10:02 AM
There's no need to "play" with bullets. There's so much choice these days and even more if you are a reloader.
The main problems come when people try for more and more "hot" loads and then burn a barrel out in less than 100 rounds; believe me, I've seen that happen far too often.
The results that I've had from BARNES (http://www.barnesbullets.com/) in .243 are excellent. Photos to follow when I can dig some out
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj197/happybonzo/Picture024.jpg

I would say that this poor fox was raddled with Mange as are a lot of the foxes around the Farm.

Pict
23-11-2011, 04:12 PM
LOL, that shot reminds me of a Labrador we had when I was a kid. She would freak out at the sight of a fox skin. I imagine it would be like visiting someone and seeing a human skin hanging on a nail. If she was ever being unruly we would get the fox skin out and she would behave.

"Sniff it... is it a dog?"

"Yup, smells like a dog..."

Mac

LandRoverMatt
23-11-2011, 05:17 PM
I use eley high flyers but for clays mole valley :)

wizardbiz
01-01-2012, 09:56 PM
I use eley high flyers but for clays mole valley :)

lyvale are a great, cheaper alternative and i believe they are made by eley anyway. the 30g, 6s will stop most vermin instantly. anyone tried out those "tracer cartridges" yet? bit pricey tho.

happybonzo
02-01-2012, 09:10 AM
All "tracer" cartridges are damaging to gun barrels so I'd be a bit wary about stuffing them down a shotgun - remember tracer works two ways :)

wizardbiz
02-01-2012, 10:25 AM
All "tracer" cartridges are damaging to gun barrels so I'd be a bit wary about stuffing them down a shotgun - remember tracer works two ways :)
i havent tried em and if the price of them in my local gun shop is anything to go by (20) for a box of 25, i wont be trying them. be an expensive rabbit shot with them. is your dog a blue healer happybonzo?? ive been looking to get a healer for years now but when i last searched the internet the nearest pups i could find were in germany. the quarantine laws changed now so going to germany for a dog is more appealing to me now.

Ben Casey
02-01-2012, 11:18 AM
Hi Guys just on Tracer is it inly damaging for shoot guns? As we used a hell of a lot of tracer in the Army :confused2:

wizardbiz
02-01-2012, 12:24 PM
Hi Guys just on Tracer is it inly damaging for shoot guns? As we used a hell of a lot of tracer in the Army :confused2:
proper guns, wouldnt know about proper guns.

Tony1948
02-01-2012, 12:48 PM
A happy new year to one and all on the forum:happy-clapping:Wight that bites over, now for the important bit,Slugs in shotguns in this country are not legal unless you have a firearms licence,even if you,v got one in you,re gun safe when plod comes round to check wear you keep you'r gun and cartridge'is you'll get nicked and you'r licence will be taken away from you.......is it worth it? If you are going to use em make shore you ave a Gun with no choke.When I use em in an old single I ad I cut off 3in of the barrel,that was to fire a slug,I never used them cutters.If you are willing to take a chance ave a go but not with you'r pride and joy get an old single from somewair,I evon ad an old arf amer Bakal I cut down to 241/4 in for over spread for close bunny huntting.Be careful and good untting:guns:.......................DONT GET EATEN BY THE BEARS................or court by old BILL..................TONY.

happybonzo
02-01-2012, 04:35 PM
is your dog a blue healer happybonzo?? ive been looking to get a healer for years now but when i last searched the internet the nearest pups i could find were in germany. the quarantine laws changed now so going to germany for a dog is more appealing to me now.

Google is your friend :) Australian Cattle Dog Society Great Britain LINKY (http://australiancattledogsociety.co.uk/)

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happybonzo
02-01-2012, 04:37 PM
Hi Guys just on Tracer is it inly damaging for shoot guns? As we used a hell of a lot of tracer in the Army :confused2:

Yes, it tears up the bores but then we never had to pay for new barrels :)

Ben Casey
02-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Yes, it tears up the bores but then we never had to pay for new barrels :)

True LOL

CanadianMike
02-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Match heads as a propellant and pebbles as shot in a 12 gauge shotgun......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDSSShs-JcQ

wizardbiz
02-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Google is your friend :) Australian Cattle Dog Society Great Britain LINKY (http://australiancattledogsociety.co.uk/)

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nice one, many thanks.