Time to hang my hat up

Fester

Well-Known Member
Well after many many sleepless nights thinking about this ive decided its time to hang my hat up and sell up.
I would just like to say a big thank you to some fellow stalkers on here that ive had many a good laughs with over the years, Malc, andy, wadas, You know who you are :D Had some excellent trips with these guys and some memorable evenings at the table and scotland. A trip that i think all of us will remember..........:eek:
Lack of shooting ground, enthusiasm and money has ultimately made my decision to do call it a day, ive been thinking it over and over for probably the last 2 years now. Ive been stalking for many years now and have had some cracking experiences so thank you to these 3 guys ive mentioned, I actually took andy out for his first stalk after i met him in my local chippy :rolleyes: even tho we drew a blank.........:D
Well its happening now so if you fancy a top notch rifle combo take a look at my advert in the classifieds. Ask anyone who knows me how well i look after my rifle and youll end up with a superb mint outfit.

Thanks again Malc, Andy, & the old tea drinking whippet walking flat cap wearing Wadas. Keep stalking chaps and think of me when your all together again :D
Regards
The one and only FESTER
 

wraith

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hope i never get to where your at bud i want to drop dead on the hill but enjoy what ever you get in to next mate youl still have the memores all the best from a felow stalker
 

csl

Administrator
Site Staff
Sorry to hear you're selling up mate, the guys will be gutted! If its any consolation 'is your mother in?' is still a favourite story told to all Scotland newbies in the Manse and this year was no exception! :lol:

Stay in touch and you never know, maybe some day the spark will reignite.

all the best,

Alex
 

Schiehallion

Well-Known Member
Wow Fester, that sounds horrendous!
Almost like a note left by someone planning not to come back.....ever! Bet you wouldn't be able to resist an invite after a year or two away from it.
It's in the blood. We have no choice in the matter!
All the best
S.
 

375 mag

Well-Known Member
Don't do it just leave the gun in the cabinet and do something else for a year then see how you feel !
 

norma 308

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Sorry to hear you are selling up ,saw your rifle on classifieds one thing I noted was how accurate you said the steyr was and as they get so much stick on here thought it was worth a mention as I and a few others love the steyr .
good luck with what ever you decide to do in the future and the sale of the 243 .
kind regards
norma
 

tika.308

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Well fester what can i say ? Im gutted that it is coming to this mate, i know you havent done any for a couple of years now. i will never forget going for my first ever stalk with you (remember the bottle ) ?
If i had ground of my own where i could take someone on you would be invited in the first instance buddy, one day it will happen and you will be getting a phone call.
like you have said about your kit there is nobody who looks after there equipment more than you and someone will get a set up like its just come out of the box.
keep in touch mate, and like i said a few weeks ago if your up our way on that moped of yours the kettles on.
 

stone

Well-Known Member
Wow Nick
that is serious bad news
i hav just spent 2 hours last night trying to persuade a good mate not to sell all his guns and hand in his ticket
i will say the same to you
keep your ticket and guns unless you need the cash
if you need to get out and fuel the fire then come sit in one of my highseats
even if just for a fox , the offer is there 7 days a week mate
but it is your decision in the end
sad day alround and I wish you the best on how you proceed

Richard
 

stag1933

Well-Known Member
Well I am 79 now and partially sighted but I am keeping my FAC of 61 years and still getting a shot or two now and then.
I recently bought a CZ550 .243 and brewed up a few bullets for it , some with 75gr V.Max. and some with 70gr Nosler Ballistic Tips.
Nine shots were in a group of 3/4 of an inch with one making the max.spread one inch overall.
I gave up my local Roe lease this April after being there for over 26 years.
Losing my driving licence due to Glaucoma and impending blindness three and a half years ago has damped my spirits but I am not giving up.

HWH.
 

Acm

Well-Known Member
Well I am 79 now and partially sighted but I am keeping my FAC of 61 years and still getting a shot or two now and then.
I recently bought a CZ550 .243 and brewed up a few bullets for it , some with 75gr V.Max. and some with 70gr Nosler Ballistic Tips.
Nine shots were in a group of 3/4 of an inch with one making the max.spread one inch overall.
I gave up my local Roe lease this April after being there for over 26 years.
Losing my driving licence due to Glaucoma and impending blindness three and a half years ago has damped my spirits but I am not giving up.

HWH.
I wish I could shoot that we'll , I'm 20 .
 

widows son

Well-Known Member
Well I am 79 now and partially sighted but I am keeping my FAC of 61 years and still getting a shot or two now and then.
I recently bought a CZ550 .243 and brewed up a few bullets for it , some with 75gr V.Max. and some with 70gr Nosler Ballistic Tips.
Nine shots were in a group of 3/4 of an inch with one making the max.spread one inch overall.
I gave up my local Roe lease this April after being there for over 26 years.
Losing my driving licence due to Glaucoma and impending blindness three and a half years ago has damped my spirits but I am not giving up.

HWH.

Well done that man .

To many wet backs give up life ,all to soon because they have a drip on there nose .

Stay well.
 

6pointer

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Sad as hell i am sure your friend will help out with stalking i know i will only give up if i need to age or the law.
 

nuttyspaniel

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Don't do it just leave the gun in the cabinet and do something else for a year then see how you feel !


I would agree with this, a few years ago I got peed off and sold up.... Only to get bitten again this year and have to replace all. If youve life in your ticket leave the rifle in the cupboard and have a real hard long think mate, I wish I did. I know youve said youve been thinking about it for 2 years, but for 2 years the call of the wild has kept you. Hang in there.


nutty
 

Bavarianbrit

Well-Known Member
Well I am 79 now and partially sighted but I am keeping my FAC of 61 years and still getting a shot or two now and then.
I recently bought a CZ550 .243 and brewed up a few bullets for it , some with 75gr V.Max. and some with 70gr Nosler Ballistic Tips.
Nine shots were in a group of 3/4 of an inch with one making the max.spread one inch overall.
I gave up my local Roe lease this April after being there for over 26 years.
Losing my driving licence due to Glaucoma and impending blindness three and a half years ago has damped my spirits but I am not giving up.

HWH.
Stag
We were thinking of starting up a braille shooting course for older duffers as yourself as I soon will be one of them too.
Keep at it, just think of the golden shot with bob monkhouse and bernie pulling the trigger. You can do it.
Martin
 

finnbear270

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Unlike a certain Captain who stated he was just going out for a while, I feel that you will be back In the fold before too long!, As another posted, It's in the blood mate!
 

Dawnraider

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I guess if youv'e spent two years thinking about it your minds made up but if there's any doubt in your mind you should try and hang onto your gear and just have a rest for a while,i know Aunty won't be happy mate ;),if you change your mind and your ever down this way and fancy a day out give us a shout.
ATB Neil.
 

tika.308

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Dawnraider i had forgot about Aunty, come to think about it we havent seen fester since aunty came on here :eek: i wonder if they have go together ??
 
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