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When pigeon shooting, I’m always breaking my hide poles!

Pigeon shooting
Most modern pigeon shooting equipment is built for lightness rather than strength, which means you have to look after it a bit more.

The best poles I ever had were made by the local blacksmith 30 years ago, and whilst they were fully adjustable and virtually indestructible, they weighed an absolute ton.

The ones I use these days are produced by Shootwarehouse, and have a neat twist lock system to secure the extending bit plus a sturdy kicker on the end.

However, as tough as they are, they will not allow you to bash them into hard ground with a hammer. They retail at about a tenner each.

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