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  2. Stubby

    Squirrel Control

    Ok . just watched that . The cross hairs were on the bunny . So pretty close . At 35 yards plus you would need to be just above the ears for a head shot on a sub 12 .22
  3. Mark Bolam

    Squirrel Control

    I was always a .22 man myself, diddy little .177 pellets just didn’t suit my fat fingers in Northumbrian winters! Loved a good calibre debate back in the day. .177 undoubtedly has a flatter trajectory and better penetration. All about range for me, you need to be close enough for one-shot kills every time, whatever you’re using.
  4. Stubby

    Squirrel Control

    Ok . Consider me wrong if you want . I'm cool .
  5. westphalian

    Squirrel Control

    Old buggers can be wrong just like young studs like me
  6. Stubby

    Squirrel Control

    If you want . I am not new to shooting bud . I am nearly 66 and have been shooting since I was about 12 . I know what a well placed .22 will do . just my opinion . You missed the bit were I said I have seen the run off when struck with a low powered .22 .
  7. westphalian

    Squirrel Control

    This headache causes bleeding from the ears and restless legs syndrome for 10 seconds. I’m gonna pm you what .22 does Too graphic for the bleeding heart liberals on here
  8. Dan Maynard

    Insurance woes

    Yes, in the same situation doing trees part time I paid the insurance, did more tree work, and pushed my pricing up a little bit on private jobs to help cover it. As others have said, without it you're definitely not properly insured when someone else is helping you even if they are volunteering or have their own insurance. My conclusion, it's another one of the things which fill the gap between what people think tree surgeons make (because they charge a lot) and what they actually make.
  9. Stubby

    Squirrel Control

    Disagree westphalian , westphalian, westphalian . ( respectfully ) We don't want it with a head ache . We want it dead . I'm not saying its not accurate , you can zero in ab 8ftlbs if you want but will it kill it ?
  10. Stubby

    Occasional use saw

    And run it on Aspen , particularly if its for occasional use .
  11. stihlmadasever

    Abandoning our ex forces

    Some brilliant posts here guys.Thanks So back on track Any ideas how we can address this problem? Any ideas would be welcome. Im tryin to get a couple of local lads i know on board and arrange a meeting with my Mp and Msp and try to highlight this issue. Something must be done
  12. Dan Maynard

    Non Hi-Vis or Bright Coloured Equipment

    Buy the Dolmar version, it's orange.
  13. gary112

    Occasional use saw

    If you want something around 50cc i would go for Husky 550xp, my choice for pro use or occasional
  14. westphalian

    Squirrel Control

    Stubby stubby stubby. A sub 12 should be just that...just under 12. I shoot 22 and it’s accurate at my zero at 25 m. There is nothing between 177 or 22 bar personal preference. A pellet that suits the rifle will give the squizzer a headache
  15. Stubby

    Squirrel Control

    Well , I don't think so . but its a buy product of the amuniti....Oh ! yes I see a double entendre 😁
  16. David Cropper

    Abandoning our ex forces

    "Going through growing pains" ? What sort of clown are you? Kids, because that's what they are, are seeing things they never should see, mates blown to bits, children killed, all sorts of things you could never imagine in your worst nightmares. Why don't you stop trying to be controversial to get attention, because that's what you're doing. Final word, why don't you give them, in your words "A kick up the arse" and see where that leaves you. Hopefully in A&E. Stop talking shite, you're not doing yourself any favours.
  17. Toad

    Squirrel Control

    And everyone knows that penetration is what is important. Seriously though, squirrels are incredibly tough.
  18. Boggle4137

    Abandoning our ex forces

    Vespasian, age hasn't got a great deal to do with who suffers from ptsd, and using your logic if younger people where more prone to it then that doesn't discount them "not growing up" and "getting on with it" mentally they can't. It's like trying to tell someone who has anxiety not to be anxious. I thank my lucky stars I haven't got ptsd from when I served but guys who are better than me in all ways, who I've been on tour with have suffered from the effects of conflict. Now some of them where seargent level and above, age doesn't make you a bit tougher or less likely to develop mental illnesses. But don't get me wrong, some cretins who have nothing wrong with them will try it on, that's unavoidable, and yes, those people do need to grow up. Not people who are genuinely are in bits.,
  19. Stubby

    Non Hi-Vis or Bright Coloured Equipment

    Soon you won't be able to see the genuine human targets for the dazzle and bright lights of all HSE claptrap .
  20. Andymacp

    Abandoning our ex forces

    You clearly have no knowledge or experience of PTSD or what people actually go through when they are in theatre protecting your freedom and way of life. I would strongly suggest you keep ill informed, clearly un-factual and uneducated opinions to your self or get educated, go and meet and talk to people in or ex serving military about their experiences. I bet you wouldn’t dare say anything like this to soldiers. These guys and girls kept you safe, you owe them everything and any help they get. You in my eyes are pure scum.
  21. Stubby

    Squirrel Control

    I recon if its sub 12ftlbs it needs to be .177 and not .22 . At sub 12ftlbs a .177 is faster , flatter and will penetrate better than the " flop shot " you would get with a sub 12ftlbs .22 Squirrel are quite tough and I have seen them run off when hit with a low powered .22 . If you have an FAC of 28 - 30 ftlbs the yes , .22 it is .
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  23. stihlmadasever

    Abandoning our ex forces

    An absolute parcel of shite. You ever seen war first hand? Then you have no opinion that matters to those who have. This thread aint for you Im trying to be tactful here Really tryin hard
  24. shillo

    Squirrel Control

    I consider myself a pretty good shot with air rifle and firearms but only if the damn things stay still! They don't! best use a Trap, i have no patience!
  25. Boggle4137

    Non Hi-Vis or Bright Coloured Equipment

    Soon it will be mandatory for all hi vis workers to Don a helmet with a beacon installed on the top, the way h+s is going.
  26. Rough Hewn

    Insurance woes

    Just pay it. It's your responsibility. Even volunteers are classed as employees.
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