Captive bolt /stun gun

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
Cheers I don’t get that paper/ magazine , couldn’t find a huge lot online
CASH Special are the premium brand/model. But they're very dear. If you're not a slaughterman, and it's for emergency home despatch, a BRNO is perfectly adequate. I've used mine for thousands of sheep and pigs.


£295 inc VAT. A CASH Special will be nearer £1000.
 

Moors Lad

Member
Location
N Yorks
Entwistle were bought out by Raytrade a while back. Don`t know anything about their kit though - I see they`ve one at £200 plus VAT . Can`t comment on them at all - I got a brand new single barrel .410 for less BUT you need a shotgun certificate to own one of these (and a cabinet!). The .410 is so light it`s nice to walk out of a summer evening and try to pot the odd rabbit.... ;) :ROFLMAO:
 

BAF

Member
Livestock Farmer
Unless you're a prohibited person then you might be aswell getting a shotgun certificate or even a firearms certificate. Your options then are pretty much endless (as long as you can think up a "good reason" for your firearms).
A captive bolt is going to cost you around £200 plus maintenance and blanks.
A shotgun/firearms certificate will cost you £50 + a doctors report which will depend on your doctor. A single barrel 12 bore will cost you less than £50. A double barrel side by side can be picked up for the same! And you can scare crows and rabbits with them. As long as you can get up close and personal there's not much a shotgun won't kill if you shoot them point blank in the head.
Depending on your requirements and experience you might be able to get some sort of firearm for humane dispatch but there's a lot more red tape to consider with firearms over shotguns.
 
the humane slaughter association recommend a 12 bore as the easiest and most humane method for on farm casualty slaughter. Make sure you don't shoot "point blank", leave a few inches between the end of the barrel and the animals head, or you will burst the barrels by the way.
 

BAF

Member
Livestock Farmer
the humane slaughter association recommend a 12 bore as the easiest and most humane method for on farm casualty slaughter. Make sure you don't shoot "point blank", leave a few inches between the end of the barrel and the animals head, or you will burst the barrels by the way.
Point blank is a bit of a misnomer. I think point blank is officially defined as under a metre or something but a common misconception is pressing the barrel right up tight to the skin which is obviously not a very good idea!
The good thing about shotguns is that at close range, 6 inches or so, the shot column is effectively 1 solid 'slug' of lead equivalent to a .73 caliber which will make a big hole and carry a big punch. Also after that initial punch through the school the lead pellets bounce about inside the skull and generally scramble the brains but don't exit. Although they do make a bit of a mess of sheep which is why a smaller 410 is a better idea
 

unlacedgecko

Member
Livestock Farmer
Point blank is a bit of a misnomer. I think point blank is officially defined as under a metre or something but a common misconception is pressing the barrel right up tight to the skin which is obviously not a very good idea!
The good thing about shotguns is that at close range, 6 inches or so, the shot column is effectively 1 solid 'slug' of lead equivalent to a .73 caliber which will make a big hole and carry a big punch. Also after that initial punch through the school the lead pellets bounce about inside the skull and generally scramble the brains but don't exit. Although they do make a bit of a mess of sheep which is why a smaller 410 is a better idea
Angle the shot so that it travels down the neck.
 

Latest Poll on TFF

  • Yes

    Votes: 22 15.0%
  • No

    Votes: 125 85.0%

JCB launches Fastrac ‘iCon’

  • 151
  • 0
Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...
Top