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  1. Hello from Dundee!

    Hi All, my name is Steve and I'm from Dundee in Scotland. Been shooting for a few years now and I'm into a fair bit of everything, from target, clays and pest control to deer stalking and management. I feel it is a great escape away from my busy day job! Have a fair few guns and always adding...
  2. 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...
  3. Newbie from Kent.

    HI All, Just signing in for the 1st time, I'm Kent based recently granted my FAC after 10 years of Shotgun ownership Clay and Game, I had the opportunity to observe a stalk on the Eastate I beat during the season, on the back of that I was totaly hooked and application sent in, membership to a...
  4. Introduction from a man from West London

    Good morning all, For about 3 years, I've been interested in deer stalking. Mainly from watching American hunting shows, but living in Britain feels like it would be a completely different culture and practice. Is it possible to shoot, harvest and take your own kill home? That would be one of...
  5. Hello from London :)

    Hello All, I have recently moved to London and I am very interested in British country sports such as shooting and stalking. I would like to learn about the traditions, culture and actually how to shoot and stalk properly. I would be honored if anyone *here would find time to mentor me. If...
  6. Hey

    So apparently I need to say a bit about myself I am a keen shooter brought into the sports by my father who got me shooting skeet when I was in single digits with a nice little .410 cooey. Now I have tapered off the clays despite being what I think is quite good accounting for how regularly I...
  7. Petite busty blonde newbie

    Hello all, This is a quick hello to introduce myself to this forum. I grew up on a farm in Africa, starting shooting on .22 rimfires and graduating up to the trusty old 30-06. Military service saw some 7.62 and 5.56 action. Since moving to the UK I have not been doing much shooting at all...
  8. New Member from Truro !

    Hello Everyone, My Names Sam im 21 and Currently Applying for my Firearms licence for a .243 and .22. I am working as a climbing arborist but a commercial diver by trade, i do want to return to diving soon though. I have been reading through the forum surrounding what i will have to do to get...
  9. Eyup

    Hello from Steve, an ex Ruddy Duck shooter and other non-natives using a variety of firearms from FAC air rifle to .308 including semi-auto 12 bore. I now work for the FC. I run a small (really small) pheasant syndicate and I stalk to fill my freezer and supply a few friends and family in our...
  10. Should a novice choose a flatter shooting calibre for their one and only rifle???

    Once again I'm looking to learn from the collective wisdom of SD members, please help? I have been looking at the 6.5x55 SWE as an all round calibre (will probably only ever have one stalking rifle) and know this is a bit of a hot potato on SD forum and it is often a lively debate that follows...
  11. Leupold vx -3L 4.5 -14x50 some stupid questions please help!!!!

    Hi guys Some stupid questions regarding these scopes, firstly I'm new to stalking and have yet to purchase my first rifle. I'm looking at a tikka T3 6.5x55 and I'm really keen on this style of scope as all of the estate rifles I've borrow I've found that I'm stretching to look down the scope in...
  12. first time stalking need some tips!

    HI guys, I'm about to apply for my FAC and have booked a few days stalking with a company called "deer work" in east sussex. I'm going out wednesday evening and thursday morning stalking and just wondered if you guys had any tips for me on anything really. any help taken on board, i do have...
  13. Hi from East Sussex!

    Hello everyone, My name is James Billing and i live in East Sussex in the UK. I have done a game and wildlife management course at Plumpton Agricultural College finished it last year and achieved a distinction merit merit in this course, it had many aspects of the shooting industry from farm...
  14. Introductions - new member in Romsey area

    Hi Everyone I'm very new to stalking, been going out for about a year now, as an observer with an experienced stalking team, booked onto a DCS1 in April have a deposit down on a Tikka t3 hunter stainless 6.5x55 with a fixed power scope? maybe? I am a horticulturalist and work in a large botanic...
  15. Newbie from Cheshire

    Hi Everyone, I'm Ian from Cheshire. Totally new to deer stalking, and this site. I have my DSC 1 booked for April, so would be grateful for any advice you guys can offer for that course. Also happy to hear any opinions about first deer hunting rifles etc and also cam gear to go for etc? I...
  16. How to get into stalking?

    Hi to all! Iam 17 years old male and really want to go deer stalking or even become a stalker. I've been living in uk since 10 and in my family there are a lot of deer stalkers but unfortunatly all family members got their licences in my country which is very very strict and over there it takes...
  17. New member and amature shooter

    Hi all, Im quite new to shooting, been shooting my air rifle for the purposes of pest control for a few years now but it wasnt till Nov 2008 that i joined a Gun Club here in Leeds. i had a 6 month probation period and applied for my licence at that time i was only interested in club shooting and...
  18. Range

    hi all as you may now be aware with my posts im new to this so i post questions for advice please dont think im thik;) but advice from you guys is more than likely better than i get from my local sources i recently bought an A bolt 22-250 browning and 8x56 S/B and T8 modorator and was wondering...

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