advice

  1. rabbit hunting tips / best practise

    Greetings! Luckily, I have an opportunity to go rabbit hunting but have some questions for anyone with experience. What distance do you generally keep from the rabbits? (dont want to be too close or too far either). Is 25 yards too close? Is 50 yards more sensible? What distance do you keep...
  2. Advice for Soay sheep/goat head

    Good morning all, I've been asked by a local farmer to boil out a soay tups head and mount it. I've never boiled out a sheep's head, done plenty roe/red/fallow. Would I just treat it like a roe? Or? Any videos or tips to help would be great. Just after some advice on how best to do it. Will I...
  3. How to become a stalk hunter?

    Hello, What kind off advice would you give to a 32 year old “fit” guy with zero experience in hunting. I have no connection what so ever to people in the hunting community. For the last 4 years I’m really thinking about hunting but don’t really know where to start. In my country (the...
  4. New Member

    Hi all, Just a quick introduction to myself. I joined this site to learn and understand more about all types of hunting. I’m a FAC holder with multiple calibres and an open ticket for over 10 years. I also have qualified DSC2 accreditation. I’m based in Manchester but travel all over the UK...
  5. Moderator

    New shooter here (shot many years ago just getting back into it) So my license has passed and I’ve been shooing around for gear. Moderators is somthing I’ve never even thought about. All the rifles I’ve ever shot are handed to me with the gear in place etc….so much info it’s overwhelming. I’m...
  6. Scope Recommendations

    Hi All I’m looking to upgrade my scope but I keep talking myself out of what to buy. I’ve been looking at zeiss, nightforce and vortex. Got a budget of around 2k but don’t want to spend it just because I have it. What scope would people recommend for stalking and long range target shooting...
  7. Thoughts on Scope 4-16x50 Hawke Sidewinder

    Hi all, I am new to stalking and centrefire shooting. I am looking for a scope to go on my rifle that I will use for stalking on field margins mostly with occasional woodland. I will also be shooting quite a bit at ranges to practice. I was looking at a hawke sidwinder 4-16 x50 and thought id...
  8. New Member, North Yorkshire

    Afternoon All, I‘ve joined the directory after a recommendation from a friend, for the wealth of information and advice available on here and for the access to second hand quality rifles, accessories etc. Bit about me… I‘m 27, living in North Yorkshire all me life. Held my Shotgun Cert and...
  9. Introduction

    Hi, I’m Tom and I have joined this site as I want to get into deer stalking. I am currently applying for my FAC however have 10+ years experience on Air rifles and overall shooting experience. I’m Mid Suffolk based and have joined to try and find stalkers and game shooters in the area who...
  10. Advice please

    Hi all ,looking for advice on gralloch and extraction in the field ,will be used mainly on fallow ,what is the best hanging kit and carry / removal by hand kit please
  11. Acquiring experience shooting foxes and rabbits.

    Hello all. Not sure if this is the correct section of the site but this appears the best fit, apologies if incorrect. Background information. (Based in Somerest). So I am currently applying for my FAC. My family are sheep farmers and they have about 25-40 rabbits in one of their fields and...
  12. Advice

    I hope this is the right section. I’m looking to get into stalking. Currently have a Fac with rimfire’s and permission that has a few fox and deer. My question is do I put in for a .243 variation and buy a rifle first or complete a DSC1 first? I will be doing both at some point but sadly...
  13. Importing Scopes USA to UK Post Brexit

    Hi All, I was wondering if someone might be able to help me. I am wanting to purchase a day/night scope made in the US, get it delivered to my family out there, organise collection from them and delivery to me in the UK. I am able to put it down as a gift to save duties (because they are...
  14. Introduction

    Evening all, just a quick introduction as per the forum rules. My name is Blake, I have served in the Army for several years and have recently moved to a small village outside of Lichfield in Staffordshire. Whilst I have been shooting since the age of 12, I haven’t yet done so in a stalking...
  15. Introduction

    Hello, Extremely new to this but always been interested in the sport and decided to take some steps to get started. Appreciate that this place is full of people with knowledge and looking to pick some brains as to where I should look. No real experience with shooting as of yet, been a few...
  16. Hello - novice looking to learn

    Hi Everyone, My name is Adam, from Surrey. I've done target shooting since school but only got my FAC last year so still building my armoury (currently .22, .308 and Section 1 shotgun). I'm close to Bisley so I try to get as much range time as possible to get my (target) shooting skills up to...
  17. Hi all

    Hi all, Ben here, I'm new to stalking and have just got my firearms ticket through so will be buying my first rifle soon. I have permission near Huddersfield and York, both very different permissions one is hilly ground with a good head of roe whereas the other is flat as a pancake with some...
  18. Hello, I'm a rookie looking to get into hunting/stalking.

    Hello anyone who reads this. Posting here partly because it's a good idea for someone in my situation, and mainly because it is obligatory in site rules (I joke :D). Firstly I'll start of with a brief background on why I have signed up for this forum. I have recently returned back home after...
  19. Moderator Advice

    Looking for some advice. I bought a few years ago a tikka t3 .243 with an ASE, jetz mod stamped .30....but also has had 25-06 and .243 proof stamps. I have had my variation approved for a .30-06 and have ordered a tikka t3x hunter screw cut, assuming the moderator screws on with no trouble...
  20. Hawke scopes? Has any try these or have any experience with them???

    Hi SD peeps Does anyone have strong feelings about the use of Hawke Scopes, I have enough budget to get a basic leupold/ziess but am i just paying for the name at the lower end of market?? Hawke Optics UK | Hawke Riflescopes Thanks Bladerunner
Back
Top