Just been asked to help the keeper out and load on a grouse moor in a couple of days time, i usually pick up on it. It's a smaller family moor, so nice and friendly and i often recognise and speak to many of the guns as the same ones every year, so not like a big mega formal day where guns are paying a lot of money or have there heads stuck elsewhere
Never loaded for well over 20 years and never on the grouse. Not to worried about the loading side (hoping it will come back to me) but any tips on postioning as never loaded where guns can shoot low behind the line before.
Fortunately on this moor the butts are more hurdle/pallet type rather than the traditional stone enclosed butts so have a bit more room to work with.
Will i need leather gloves for the barrels gettin hot? Depending on weather etc but a 200-250 brace day may not be unrealistic, althou possibly a week or 2 early yet (usually shoots slightly beeter towards end aug). Must admit i never often wear gloves for the cold but this could be abit different. Could i wear normal working gloves (thin rubber ones with the strechy backs) or could they possibly damage the guns?
Can nip into the local gunshop the morro and get a pair if needed.