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Thread: Bits n bobs to take to DSC1?

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    Bits n bobs to take to DSC1?

    Hi all

    It's only a week till I go to Essex to do the DSC 1 course, cannot wait!!
    I read somewhere in the manual or somewhere that applicants should take bino's, shooting sticks etc., stuff that they would usually take on a stalk. I don't really have any of these items at the moment! I know they will lend me a rifle on the range but do you think they will lend me things like sticks?? Also, bino's as I hear they are essential for the safety test??

    Any help as always much appreciated, cheers!!

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    If you have not got it you cant take it BUT, Binos are needed for the simulated stalk . Don't have to be brill as you will be in daylight but you will need some.
    As for shooting sticks for the shooting part you should be able to use some either from your course provider or fellow students, you will bond Very quickly as you all have the same fears and goals.
    Any stick will do for the simulated stalk will do as its about you safely crossing logs and ditches and using a stick as a third limb.
    Last edited by splash; 04-12-2011 at 21:18.

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    You won't need binos and if you are borrowing thr rifle I expect they will lend you sticks.
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    Agreed that they should be able to provide you with all you need. You really shouldn't need bino's for the safety test. They come in handy on the range, but that's about it. Plenty of warm and waterproof gear - and good boots are all you should need, other than a tub of sweets a pen - and all the info you've learned!!

    Best of luck - let us know how you go.

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    Cheers all for your help
    I'll make sure I put a post up about how I get on!

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    A ginsters pasty and a bottle of fizzy because you can be a long time on the range..... kitkats are a winner

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    haha cheers Paul I'll bear it in mind!

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    I didnt take binos, they had sticks there and I don't remember a "simulated stalk"!
    I did a visual/verbal test about the risks associated with shooting at particular targets they had set out around the area.

    if you are borrowing their rifle you have removed the majority of important things from your list.

    a flask and some food, lot of waiting around if you get called last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    A ginsters pasty and a bottle of fizzy because you can be a long time on the range..... kitkats are a winner
    A ginsters pasty.Why not take the real Thing a home made cornish pasty and a bottle of scrumpy.Good luck mate. i would do it again and enjoyed every minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodfordfallow View Post
    A ginsters pasty.Why not take the real Thing a home made cornish pasty and a bottle of scrumpy.
    What? Ginsters aren't real Cornish pasties?

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