We Say Good By To The Awesome Air Arms Galahad
I still am in 2 minds weather spend the money and keep this magnificent gun in my collection before it has to go back, The Beast as I call her is as sweet on the eyes as the first frosts of winter but packs an almighty accurate punch on target, the cocking mechanism I have come to love and tailored my stalking and shooting to her now remembering to check she is still in the cocked position before taking the shot and making sure the cocking lever has not silently touched my jacket and un cocked herself.
The first hunt I was called into a vermin job on a cattle yard, the pigeons/corvids and rodents were playing havoc on the silage pits, not just what they were eating but what they were pooing on too, the farm was having a visit from the little red tractor and things needed sorting fast.
I sat in the truck and reversed it back into an empty silage pit with a good access of a cattle feeder and another silage pit right in front of me, I find using the truck as a mobile hide really works well the birds and animals take no notice of it and it keeps your scent off the ground, almost immediately I shot a magpie it flipped over on its back so I went out and put it on its front and put the jack daw out too as a decoy, a wood pigeon came in to have a feed so I added that to the bag too, then all hell broke loose as the magpies came in cackling their rattle and going mad, what I didn’t know was the farm cat was on the prowl that accompanied with my dead birds sent the corvids into over drive, for the next hour all I shot was mag pie after mag pie, there was one more magpie than what is in the picture but he dropped in the poo pit so he stayed were he was, I finished that shoot very happy indeed, I am going to miss this gun I telle.
By The Ole Hedge Creeper