The UK Badgers Menu

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by phoenix » 05 Sep 2016, 10:59

The AS LEDs are an OSRAM product, but they are all manufactured in Malaysia.
This is the data sheet for the AS LED http://www.osram-os.com/Graphics/XPic3/ ... 4715AS.pdf
When they are manufactured, they are separated into two groups (bins) with part numbers ending in DB or EA
The lowest acceptable output from the DB bin is 500mw/sr and the highest output acceptable from the EA bin is 1000mw/sr
Unlike many other LEDs, it's not possible to specify which bin your going to get when you buy them, so you could be lucky and get an LED that's near the top of the output range, or be unlucky and get one that's near the bottom of the output range.
I don't know where Clive is getting his LEDs from, but it's probably a UK or European supplier such as RS components.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by pickle » 07 Sep 2016, 10:25

Well young phoenix all I needed was another one of your spanners to complement my set of crows feet. Your link is terribly complex in detail but many thanks for your trouble, have bookmarked it. Many other informative details in your post unknown to me. Was going to buy one of Clive's updated pills for my OF50 but the OF chap informs me that my 50 is/was already updated with the SFH 4715AS. My problem with the OF50 is that when coupled with the M42 spotter it shows a somewhat scattered offset polar diagram (as it were) when turning the bezel for best effect at night. The OF chap says it might be the lens - send the head back and he would check light spread with colour LED in daylight. Fine. However is it the M42 lens that is the problem - I just don't know. With my board lens 25mm spotter there is too much light with the 50 and the beam is reasonably adjustable and concentrates to a somewhat blinding beam if you want it - so not lacking in power. Young some bloke was right about 25mm being too much lens with the 50 in certain circumstances. 25mm is probably too much lens for me anyway (as he said) - but I had to know! So I remain confused about pill quality, lens quality etc. I am beginning to understand why you long range shooters are more focused with your kit - so to speak. Am a bit futher forward now. Thanks.

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Brock Ate My Bunny

Post by Clunge » 12 Sep 2016, 10:04

Back on thread (sorry Pickle), I was out the other night and shot a short range bunny shortly after getting out of my car. Rather than lug it round my perm, I left it by my front wheel, especially as 47fpe from the Wildcat had left it bleeding quite a bit from both ears.

20 minutes later, I was scanning with Splatty rangefinder/spotter + T20, when I noticed a larger creature running in a straight line, upwind across the field 100 - 80 yards away. The bunnies were not running away from it, their eyes passively shining at me. Then I realised from its shape and running style it was not a fox but a badger as it continued running upwind, out of sight, into a spinny.

I shot another, but scared off all the others in my attempts to find it on the rough ground. So I went back to the car, and there was my bunny, gone! Then it occured to me why brock had been so intent on running in that direction. Ho-Hum.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by 2011 fawcett » 16 Sep 2016, 13:46

Yep, I have experienced the same from the overgrown weasel, they will eat anything from berries, eggs, carrion and any poor animal that cannot move fast enough. God help the first born twin lamb or the cast ewe - the badgers go for the soft parts first, dead or alive. I have not seen a hedgehog for some time now as we have many badgers in the area and they will eat them in much the same way we eat slices of melon, having opened the balled up creature with their powerful claws. The blinkered likes of Mr May and the rest of the badger huggers will insist that badgers only eat slugs worms and roots, don't carry TB or mange. The sad thing is activists blindly refuse to see the truth.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by pickle » 16 Sep 2016, 14:28

I think Mrs. May is onboard with a larger cull area as we speak, but not sure about her personal feelings or motives. Can one ever be sure about a profitilitician.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by blueroll » 16 Sep 2016, 15:46

You only have to look at spring watch to see what carnage they can cause to colonies/individual ground nesting birds.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by 2011 fawcett » 16 Sep 2016, 16:01

Woa I was refering to Brian May former lead guitarist of Queen, a leading actavist against the culls and who should stick to playing with his guitar (?). I have no issues with PM Theresa May.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by pickle » 16 Sep 2016, 17:42

Blimey 2011 fawcett, my abject apologies, you see just how dyslexic i have become. My eyesight not good close up these days. Perhaps Brian May would like to contribute to the Exchequer to provide the £19,000,000 or so compensation to the dairy farmers who lose part or all of their herds from/to bovine TB. That would spare the rest of us from having to contribute to the preservation of badgers in the form of subsidy. Is Brian May a serious person or just another lefty drugged up by the 'cause'. Do the authorities manage to control bovine TB in Europe or does BBC look left gloss over the issue so we have no feedback a bit like the death of Avocets at ring fenced Minsmere. I've got this really good idea, we get rid of all the UK dairy farms and buy our milk from responsible Polish co-operatives (really cheap), specialists in animal welfare and feed stuffs who monitor bovine TB in the same labs as Russian olympians get tested. No foot and mouth in Poland - by the waY.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by rodp » 16 Sep 2016, 22:41

pickle wrote:Blimey 2011 fawcett, my abject apologies, you see just how dyslexic i have become. My eyesight not good close up these days. Perhaps Brian May would like to contribute to the Exchequer to provide the £19,000,000 or so compensation to the dairy farmers who lose part or all of their herds from/to bovine TB. That would spare the rest of us from having to contribute to the preservation of badgers in the form of subsidy. Is Brian May a serious person or just another lefty drugged up by the 'cause'. Do the authorities manage to control bovine TB in Europe or does BBC look left gloss over the issue so we have no feedback a bit like the death of Avocets at ring fenced Minsmere. I've got this really good idea, we get rid of all the UK dairy farms and buy our milk from responsible Polish co-operatives (really cheap), specialists in animal welfare and feed stuffs who monitor bovine TB in the same labs as Russian olympians get tested. No foot and mouth in Poland - by the waY.

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Re: The UK Badgers Menu

Post by pickle » 17 Sep 2016, 11:44

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/docs/d ... 006_en.pdf
See section 3.10 Reservoirs of infection in wildlife and other animals. The EU currently fails to legislate in this area and badgers are merely referred to herein as TB infected wildlife. See paragraph three of this document for EU conclusion.
Brussels. SANCO/10067/2013

The EU machine is clearly embarrassed by the badger debacle in the UK and clearly avoids reference to the name 'badger' but clearly refers to the animal in an oblique reference. The majority of this document appears to be complete waffle.
Political Correctness here as they did not want to upset the applecart. As long as UK farmers are using their own money - subsidies from the EU in the matter of the destruction of infected UK cattle etc. The BBC continually refers to these monies as coming from the EU budget - however this is our money being given back to us.

I neither like nor dislike badgers but I do believe their numbers should be controlled. It would be a sad day if we totally eradicated Brock and Ferdy.

Clearly Mr. May should read this document.

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