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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 10:37:18 PM »
I reckon he has............. ::)

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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2013, 10:42:06 PM »
Nope.

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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2013, 08:39:50 AM »
I went to the show yesterday.....and what a complete disappointment it was.

I've been for the last 7 or 8 years or so, with last year being very poor, but this year it even exceeded that, and then some.

The gun section was very small compared to the past, with nothing new or innovative on display....yet the unused space normally taken up with shooting was now given over to fishing........so one sport has shrunken, while the other has seemingly grown......so don't know what's going on there then.

Also, in the past, you were always offered loads of freebies by different companies....T-Shirts, Caps, Keyrings etc etc....plus the obligatory complimentary refreshments, Cold Drinks, Tea/Coffee, Beer, Sarnies, Sweets etc etc....but this year ABSOLUTELY NOTHING....not even a solitary toffee! (I did get some brochures off the BSA stand though....Whoopee).

This is more than likely a sign of the austere times and economy we are living in right now.......everyone has to tighten their belts, including the manufacturers and distributors.

I did see one stand giving out grub and drink (Tsingtao beer) however, but as it was a fishing stand, and I know next to nowt about fishing, I didn't feel confident about muscling-in and blagging some free scran and booze.

So, within about 15-20 minutes of arriving, we had seen everything, but did another 2 laps just to make sure we hadn't missed anything, which we hadn't......so I would guess we spent a total of 1 hour in the show.....pretty crap seeing how it was near a 2 hour drive there, and 2 hours back....and 30 in fuel.


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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2013, 07:40:02 PM »
Gutted mate. Id of had to go grab some of that food though  ;)
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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2013, 07:44:16 PM »
Just got back myself Gambo.

As you say, very quiet; certainly a reflection of current times. However:

I did get to shoulder an FX Royale 200, in .22 :o, as well as their .30 Boss. I even brought a pellet back with me, should you want it Gambo.  ;D

I was impressed with the Royale, especially the new composite stock which feels far more like a Daystate, plastisied stock than a true composite; It was lurvly. I was also drooling over the AA FTP 900 and their new 510 in jazzy laminate stock.

But it was indeed a let down on the whole and If Richard and I had not been going up for other business, we would have been VERY dissapointed.
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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2013, 09:00:58 AM »
I even brought a pellet back with me, should you want it Gambo.  ;D

Oow Oow Oow....yes please!! :) :-*


Lyn went up yesterday too, even after being fore-warned not to bother....did you see him there?

He said the only thing that got his juices following was a Chinese B41 on the SMuKy stand....ohh yeah, he did manage to blag a toffee!!


So, three different people all saying the same thing........disappointing! :(

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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2013, 11:51:44 AM »
Yeah, saw Lyn and had a chat with him on the AA stand.
He didn't recognise me at first until I said I was the one eating all the pies at Uncle Barry's 2012 meet.  ;D

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Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2013, 03:53:30 PM »
He didn't recognise me

I'm surprised at that as he told me he see you on a regular basis in his nightmares!! :-\


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