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Popsbengo

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    Stoke-on-Trent
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    Long range target shooting. 308Win and .338Lap. Reloading for accuracy and to feed my inner nerd

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  1. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

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  2. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    I was not particularly commenting on the hares in the truck so 'those facts' aren't overly relevant to me (but I do think it an awful thing). Spout publicly? You mean express a view some are not happy hearing? Is this forum only a safe space for like-minded persons? I'm not sure one can deny that the release of tens of thousands of game birds to shoot is anything other than wholesale? It's a major money making operation for estates is it not? I'm not promoting a split - I'm denying there's ever been a collective view! If there is please point me at the evidence and I'll gladly review my belief.
  3. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    fair point, but surely a robust debate is good? It confirms or refines our beliefs. Echo chambers are for snowflakes that need a 'safe space' to all agree inπŸ˜‰
  4. Popsbengo

    Ranging on stickledown

    could you get an estimate from Google Earth using their measuring tool? I've found it to be accurate to better than a foot
  5. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    MJR, I'm not. Let me just reiterate - I have nothing against hunting and vermin control if done sensibly and ethically. I'm fed up with an assumption by some, who enjoy the wholesale shooting of wildlife, that they can expect me and others of my point of view, to dumbly support their firearms rights and put out of my mind the fact I don't agree with what they do. I also don't think there's any practical relevance either, after all what does this "support" look like? Am I to ally myself to persons who make offensive and dumb comments - I don't think so. It's just a fact of life that the majority of the population are anti shooting for a variety of emotional and some rational reasons. Surly the best approach is to win hearts and minds not fling abuse around and accuse those proposing opposing legislation of being "like nazis". Take a leaf out of the 50Cal shooters group who put an excellent case together and won based on rational argument.
  6. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    The original posts were commenting on how awful it would be should additional controls be introduced and how (in some twisted logic) this was akin to Nazi or Marxist behaviour. We then have the 'thin end of the wedge' argument about how' we shooters must all stick together' because they'll come for your guns next... The rights and wrongs of controlling hares is highly emotive and will exercise the non-shooting majority for sure. Surly the sensible thing for the shooting (of critters) community to do is smarten up their act, avoid highly emotive pictures getting into the public domain and enforce regulations that do exist to avoid illegal and/or dubious practices. But, hey, that's a mature position, better to whine about it on a forum looking for an echo chamber response about those evil nasty non-shooters who just don't understand... Good luck in changing any minds. I'll take my chances at protecting target shooting sports without any help from the game shooting community; thanks but no thanks.
  7. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    what a stupid thing to say! How on earth did you arrive at that pearl of wisdom? Never mind, you have your view and your entitled to it.
  8. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    What a load of rubbish. Get a sense of proportion for goodness sake if you want any sensible person to take you seriously and listen to your viewpoint.
  9. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    Game and varmint shooters want public support and support from other FAC holders such as target shooters. The optics aren't good are they? Best of luck convincing the general public with reason.. Talking of emotion: "the SNP are no better that the Nazi party , just a little bit more subtle ". Way to go with reasoned argument πŸ˜‰
  10. and your Safe Shooters Card !
  11. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    Indeed sickening. I think it's high time enforcement action was taken because the industry clearly are taking the piss out of "voluntary" codes of conduct. The game shooting industry can go whistle if they want my support.
  12. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    fair point, I was being general in my response rather than directing it at your post hence didn't quote you. However I'm sick of 'thin end of the wedge' arguments in the shooting "community". It's wishful thinking to expect such a wide group of shooting sports participants to support others without considering all factors in contention, I think it's only rational to weigh in the balance all factors before lending my support to any group. Varmint shooting, deer stalking and even game-bird shooting is perfectly legitimate and can be done with animal welfare at its centre - my objection is the industrial rearing of birds to blast away at and the unsavoury practices that some (by no means all) estate managements employ to maximise profits. The only thing that I have in common with some in the shooting community is a gun and rifle, it'll take more than that to get my support.
  13. I'm sure the briefing and start times are on the website. Car parking is obvious when you arrive. It's a short walk to the 600yds from there however you will have to walk to the butts and to the 300yds (unless that's a particular problem and then it's possible to drive). Toilets are down past the Warden's hut to the right, again obvious. It's a good range but can be windy!
  14. Popsbengo

    More scottish bans being proposed

    yes, it's rich having 'townies' complain about shooters but maybe a long hard look in the mirror would help. Please stop calling people Nazis, it's stupid, ignorant and offensive. The problem with shooting is it's a minority sport with little to no support from a non-shooting urban populous. It's actually democracy at work for better or worse - the better solution is to crack down on disgusting practices by some industrial shooting estates (not all by any means are bad) and win some hearts and minds. Thin end of the wedge arguments are also a bit rich; how many of you "game" shooters campaigned to resist the MARS and 50cal bans and help out target shooters?
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