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I saw a squirrel pull the lid off my debris bucket, knock it over and pinch a piece of wax! It's obviously done this before because it knew exactly what to do! I'll get a container with a tighter fitting lid!
If it targets the hive, do Thornes sell squirrel excluders?
 

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Nope, but Holland and Holland, Browning, Remington to name just a few do.
:hurray:

Winchester and Beretta do a good range too.....

hate to think what my .270 would do to a squiddle though....!! :biggrinjester:
 

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:hurray:

Winchester and Beretta do a good range too.....

hate to think what my .270 would do to a squiddle though....!! :biggrinjester:
0.270 a really nice calibre. Had a BSA 0.270 once, let my ex have a go. She got a black eye off the 'scope. lol:laughing-smiley-014:laughing-smiley-014
 

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0.270 a really nice calibre. Had a BSA 0.270 once, let my ex have a go. She got a black eye off the 'scope. lol:laughing-smiley-014:laughing-smiley-014
Mine's a Winchester model 70, in .270WSM

never tried it without a Reflex T8 up front, which cuts recoil down to "kicks like a small mule"

took my ex clay pigeon shooting and she nearly landed on her ass using my Beretta 12 bore (I did tell her to lean into it, honest!)

:sifone:
 

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Mine's a Winchester model 70, in .270WSM

never tried it without a Reflex T8 up front, which cuts recoil down to "kicks like a small mule"

took my ex clay pigeon shooting and she nearly landed on her ass using my Beretta 12 bore (I did tell her to lean into it, honest!)

:sifone:
Mine used to be a .270 win (old school)
 

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Mine's a Winchester model 70, in .270WSM

never tried it without a Reflex T8 up front, which cuts recoil down to "kicks like a small mule"

:sifone:
I like the T8, got one for my .223 for when noise is a concern, but I usually use a Beni Coolie compensator on my bigger stuff to reduce recoil.

What do ou use your .270 for?
 

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I like the T8, got one for my .223 for when noise is a concern, but I usually use a Beni Coolie compensator on my bigger stuff to reduce recoil.

What do ou use your .270 for?
I made the mistake of taking the firing position next to my mate when he was using a 338 Lap Mag with a muzzle brake.... Big mistake! :(

the .270 is for paper punching and (whispers) if the odd bambi happens to wander past..... :sifone:

need to get my .223 opened up for stalking, as where i am now is mainly munties and i'd dread to think what a .270 would do.....
 

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My hives are safe- just got my latest squirrel- must be nearing the 100 by now- and just a trusty air rifle with sights...
 

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My hives are safe- just got my latest squirrel- must be nearing the 100 by now- and just a trusty air rifle with sights...
nowt wrong with an air rifle, had one since i was 9

i just like bigger bangs these days :biggrinjester:
 

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sorry we've hijacked the thread....

we're just talking about "big boys toys"....

:coolgleamA:
 

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As it happens, I'm 6ft 2, 19 st and have my own shotgun.
 

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Talk about a Show-of-Force response!

You all sound like Bear Hunters, not Bee Keepers ! :seeya:
 

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Neighbour problem worsened and probably certificate problem created!
Then what you need is a decent air rifle or .22 rimfire. I only do squirrels with an air rifle from pretty close range, they are quite hard to take down humanely. I've literally shot one through the head that needed a second round to finish it off. Rimfire on the other hand - toasts them instantly.
 

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Then what you need is a decent air rifle or .22 rimfire. I only do squirrels with an air rifle from pretty close range, they are quite hard to take down humanely. I've literally shot one through the head that needed a second round to finish it off. Rimfire on the other hand - toasts them instantly.
This thread reminds me of an American bee forum Bee...ter, the people on their 'coffee house' could start a world war with the amount of weaponry they keep to hand. Now that's scary!:(
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This thread reminds me of an American bee forum Bee...ter, the people on their 'coffee house' could start a world war with the amount of weaponry they keep to hand. Now that's scary!:(
Regards
TBRNoTB
Now, when I was a lad.............
 

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