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I got me my rabbit at last.
At the grand old distance of 7yds!
It was in a ditch I approached and me having my face covered it probably thought I was one of the heifer's ranging these fields.
I didn't hang around and discharged the fusil.
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Next I loaded up again and went looking for a second on the way back. We never did see another but did happen on a hare fast asleep in a hole under some gorse.
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It eventually scooted off so I decided on an impromptu pattern test at 25 paces.



So all in all a good hunt. I'm also glad I got back when I did. A storm came over and we would of been drenched!
I've cleaned the gun. Not done the patent breech thing, never do.
I like the new main spring. Seems better than the original one and it certainly is finished better! Hopefully it will see me out!!
It was good to burn the black powder again. I've missed it.
B
 

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I like the way youse guys hunt wearing a sport coat. It looks very........er.......sportsmanlike. And it has leather elbow patches, too! You would never see someone hunting over here wearing that!
 
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I like the way youse guys hunt wearing a sport coat. It looks very........er.......sportsmanlike. And it has leather elbow patches, too! You would never see someone hunting over here wearing that!
You don't particularly over here anymore.
I will have to check the elbows lol. I don't think it does have elbow patches 🤔
 
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I like the way youse guys hunt wearing a sport coat. It looks very........er.......sportsmanlike. And it has leather elbow patches, too! You would never see someone hunting over here wearing that!
I bought a tweedy sport coat at a thrift store for 4 bucks, it's a little big on purpose, it's for chilly days when I'm shooting at my local outdoor pistol range. Yes, they're classy all the way!
 
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And a pair of nickkers with wool long stockings. Always wanted to dress the part on a english driven bird hunt. Maybe instead of nickkers a kilt would be nice, and yes I have a very nice scottish kilt came from Edinburg, cameron of eracht tartan, very flashy has pleats a lot of wimens would kill for. And yes when I wear the kilt is in proper mode.
 

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I got me my rabbit at last.
At the grand old distance of 7yds!
It was in a ditch I approached and me having my face covered it probably thought I was one of the heifer's ranging these fields.
I didn't hang around and discharged the fusil.
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Next I loaded up again and went looking for a second on the way back. We never did see another but did happen on a hare fast asleep in a hole under some gorse.
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It eventually scooted off so I decided on an impromptu pattern test at 25 paces.
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So all in all a good hunt. I'm also glad I got back when I did. A storm came over and we would of been drenched!
I've cleaned the gun. Not done the patent breech thing, never do.
I like the new main spring. Seems better than the original one and it certainly is finished better! Hopefully it will see me out!!
It was good to burn the black powder again. I've missed it.
B
smiles did you know that you can harvest a rabbit without a gun at all.
you see the rabbit, chase the rabbit , it will run in a circle on the same circle every time.
locate a spot on that circle where the rabit while running will funnel itself to a chokepoint.
dig a hole 3 rft deep there moving the dirt to funnel the rabbit better, once hole is made place twigs and thin sticks across the hole(small enough that the rabbit will break the twigs and sticks)
place leaves over the twigs, sprinkle dirt over the leaves and find and toss light debris over the leaves and dirt.
look at your invention , it should not appear to be a hole at all.
now look at that rabbit, chase that rabbit, it will run... straight into the hole you just made and it wont be able to get out.
if you wanna be certain placepokey sharp sticks in the hole at the top facing downward at an angle so the rabbit goes in easy but cant come out easy.
now you got free rabbit without using your gun. you are welcome.
 

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my english boar hound wants to get out in the woods, but the boy is not ready. he knows how to use his nose, and he sees what is on the 55"tv hunt wise (he hits on hog, squirrel , and any other animal he sees, but he is too loud. trying to teach him to sneak up on things a b bit.
182lb great dane , in the english style with uncropped ears and a long tail. gosh a weapon of a tail.
i did not know which pic my dog is in. but he there in one of em, oh i am blind the last 11 years so cant see the pic. enjoy the dog.
 

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