Is my BSA .303 rifle an ex-military conversion? I am writing from the US, and I have a sporting rifle in.303 British calibre. It appears to be a military rifle which has been altered to a conventional sporting rifle.
I own an old BSA Standard air rifle in .22 calibre which has been in fairly regular use since the 1950s. I need to fit new springs and washers and I was thinking of fitting a telescopic sight because I find it not to be as accurate as it once
Shorten a rifle barrel: I have a CZ BRN .17 HMR rifle and would like to change the moderator for one that does not shroud the barrel but would increase the overall length by 3in. If I had the existing barrel shortened by that amount, would it affect accuracy?
Pigeon shooting: What’s the best way of decoying pigeons coming to small bare patches in standing rape – do I use a rotary machine and, if so, should I place it away from the area where birds are trying to drop in?
Why don’t you see shotgun cartridges closed with an eight-star crimp any more? A few years ago they were a common sight but nowadays all you get are six-star closures. What, if any, advantages did eight-star crimps give?
Chapuis shotguns: I have recently acquired a Chapuis shotgun, an over-under 12-bore with sideplates. However, I am experiencing difficulty finding any information about the model, the year of manufacture and the value of this gun. The only mark is a serial number 10055.
Dealing with walkers?: While I was out stalking recently, I was accosted by a walker who let fly a torrent of abuse and accusations. This person accused me of "murdering beautiful creatures, ruining the countryside and posing a danger to honest walkers".