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  2. Wonko the Sane

    Unbelievable

    False modesty would ill become a gentleman as well. In that light I have no reservations in regard to admitting that I have become a perfectly lovely person and have been and will continue to be a gentleman in everything I say or do. I've observed that persons with opinions to the contrary are uniformly mistaken and I, as a perfectly lovely person and gentleman, always attempt to correct their misconceptions. It's simply the proper thing to do, donchuno?
  3. Martinj

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    I did Widdington today as it was the last of the season, it wasn't as tough as the last one I did there, I shot 87 which I was happy enough with considering recent form, I can blame three on trigger freeze which is becoming a persistent problem. I thought the targets were good although I suffered more than my usual quota of no birds and two trap breakdowns, No.7 took a good 30 minutes to sort out, luckily we were in the shade as the heat and humidity were cranking up. I had the pleasure of meeting Sian and "Papa Bear"
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  5. donna

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Phil and I will be at Southdown so may see you.
  6. wynno

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Longridge for me today, boy was it hot, started pretty decently then crashed and burned as the heat took its toll. Dorian Evans leading on 95 when I left, look a very good score
  7. jasper

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Honesberie also. Good shoot I thought. Starting to enjoy myself a bit after being a bit of a grumpy tw*t lately. Stand five dashed many hopes. Happy with a 6 there. Only 2 straights when we shot it. 91. Jasper.
  8. jasper

    Fiocchi FBlacks 28g 8s

    Agree. Use the same cart for practice as you do for comp. Jasper.
  9. GlawsterOldCodger

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Family, oncoming cold & no mojo for a 2+ hour reg in the blazing sun saw me on the short trip to Barbury with StewK late am, place looked to have been very busy, thankfully thinning out when we started well after 11, tried the Hull 100 Sporting in fibres for first time, felt softer than Fiocchis, subjective I know, shot the practice course well and there was some very challenging targets, more so when buttoner sent simos as a “treat” all in all had a very pleasant time, glad I went out in end.
  10. Lloyd

    Blaserf16

    The F16 is on my own 'to do' list. In fact I have taken the good advice of @Will Hewland and I'll be shooting one at E J Churchill's on Tuesday afternoon, back to back with a Browning B525 at Royal Berkshire and a Beretta 692 at Sporting Targets in the morning. As a bit of a wild card, I hope to get a chance to try a Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting at some point too. According to Blaser, the F16 has been designed to reduce the possibility of double and fan firing; though I have read elsewhere this has happened on some older F3's. In my mind, ultimately a shotgun is a block of fancy shaped timber followed by a lump on decorated metal and couple of tubes in which a fire is started at one end, the resultant expanding gasses shoving out some balls at the other in the general direction of some pottery. It appears to me the main price differentiators are how fancy is the wood and how fancy is the decoration. Other than that there appears to be very little to separate one over another, other than how they feel to use such as trigger pull, balance etc which is apparently all quite arbitrary and to personal taste. It is for these latter reasons I rather like the F16 and the B525. I have never liked the fit of any Beretta (including a DT10) from the very first moment I picked one up, though it's the gun I have used the most. I also don't get along with the Browning B725 for its ballance. I don't want to buy fancy wood or fancy metalwork. I can't justify it or afford it for that matter. Besides, such indulgences are really not me. I'm a bit more art deco than art nouveau.
  11. Will Hewland

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    I’m fearing the M25 on BH Monday, so will do Westfield. See you soon, maybe EJC.
  12. Hamster

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Decent 93 at Greenfields which I'd say was about right difficulty wise with 96 HG and 90 3rd. I fared poorly on one particular R-L 40+ yard white crosser missing 4 of them but managed to shoot the last fifty targets straight which was nice. 😆 Looking forward to Southdown and Gatton Bottom registered tomorrow, hopefully bump into some forum members.
  13. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Nothing Reg local today and got mates round for a bbq this afternoon so could venture too far afield. Shot the 100 bird open comp at Willow Farm. Good targets, only one or two of them really challenging, with a few more that it was easy to drop one or two on. Finished on 83.
  14. Will Hewland

    Blaserf16

    Such a personal choice Bill. No right answer. If you’re in the market, go and try a few different guns. Somewhere like Churchill’s where they have a ground and a gun shop. Personally I think F16 is a real contender.
  15. bill.rosa

    Blaserf16

    Hi everyone am thinking of changing my dt10 which has been double firing and L am worried that this may be the start of more trouble to come the gun is back from gmk so hopefully will be okay for a while my question is would I be better advised to trade on the dt10 which I like very much for a new Blaser f16 many thanks your comments would be appreciated Bill Banks
  16. Will Hewland

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Honesberie today. Started on stand 4 then on to stand 6 to miss queuing. I felt it was a decent mix, interesting and not overly hard. In fact I was thinking it needed one or two more tough targets. Near the end I did stand 5 and bloody got them! A cherry picker 5 yards behind the cage, chucking full-spring aways overhead. First one angled down and straight into a tree. Second one higher but still tough. I think this stand was ill-conceived personally. My mate shot a brilliant 7/8 on it as he is happy to shoot very quickly. Scorer had a really surprised tone when she announced pair killed. I died on it and hit 3/8. I’m a measurer and couldn’t get on with it. A few complaints from shooters watching. So, the scores today will be about right I suspect but not my favourite way of achieving it. I would have put a harder target elsewhere and a softer one in stand 5. Just my opinion. Still enjoyed the shoot and glad to scrape a 90.
  17. Will Hewland

    Fiocchi FBlacks 28g 8s

    Mind-screw. Don’t do it.
  18. Thanks for the heads up about this company, I've been looking for another set of plugs, I've use emtec but they don't have a electrionc version. They are quite a bit cheaper than the other two but why offer only a one year warranty when you rivals offer a two, although at a cost increase
  19. antse7en

    Fiocchi FBlacks 28g 8s

    Interesting might give those a go, thanks. What I could do is continue to shoot my practice with the GB velocity and use FBlack in comps. Keeps the cost down. Any thoughts on that?
  20. jasper

    Fiocchi FBlacks 28g 8s

    Love the fblack but now too much cash. So I shoot the fblu. Which is probably the value cartridge out there at the mo. They are smooth enough for Mrs Jasper to use but still devastating on clays. They have all the right bits and 5% antimony shot. The fblacks maybe a touch smoother. Fblu well below £200 around here and imo as good as fblack. Only available in Italian 7.5. Jasper.
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  22. sean the sheep

    Avon County FITASC Champs Meadowcroft 1st Sept

    Hi all, Dave from Meadowcroft asked me to put a quick post in to say that Meadowcroft SG is hosting the 2019 Avon County FITASC Champs. This is to be held Sunday 1st September. For further information please call Dave on 07802 467384
  23. TheSherriff70

    Fiocchi FBlacks 28g 8s

    I shoot Fblacks, after being introduced to them when I first started shooting 3 years ago. Now my coach, and most of my mates use them. Gentle on the shoulder but brutal on clays. I use the 7.5s for edge on stuff at a distance. ie DTL second barrel.
  24. Has anyone had any experience with Custom Fit Guards CF Digital ? After reading about some experiences of delivery, reliability, customer service issues with CENS/Puretone, I've decided to cancel my moulding appointment. The Custom Fit Guards are quite a bit cheaper at £365 which includes the cost of the mould and the company is a 45 minute drive from my home. One possible upside, apart from the price that I can see is these are perhaps better in the rain due to their construction (the electronics are fully embedded in the silicone) The downside is they only come with a one year warranty. Both CENS and Vario have a two year warranty, but are considerably more expensive. Anyone had good or bad experiences with Vario? Thank you in advance for your comments
  25. Midlife

    Pilla Oulaw X6 18 CED

    As per the title, I don’t suppose someone has one they wish to sell? thanks in advance Rob
  26. Xaphan

    Unbelievable

    you have a point...... a gentleman/lady cannot self proclaim that is for his/her peers to decide and most of those people are the unsung heroes of society
  27. Lloyd

    Unbelievable

    To quote @Wonko the Sane "It's been my experience. . ." that such people as this do not believe they ever err in their ways and the problem is entirely the misconception of others. It also often goes that such people will claim themselves to be a "gentleman" (or lady); while any gentleman I have ever known would do no such thing. These "gentlemen" assume the so called title in order to fulfill a need to project to others a spurious sense of decency. Often in my observations to charm some other person they wish to take advantage of. Their true colours of course revealed by how they treat others from whom they have less to profit by. A true gentleman is kind and courteous to all, of any standing. He does this simply because it is correct, not for glory or profit or advantage and he would make mention of his deeds or claim to be better than any other for it. A sort of "fly below the radar" chap, if you will.
  28. Xaphan

    Unbelievable

    I'm not sure its going to be easier.......but its certainly not going to be acceptable for the grandchild you're knitting the Christmas jumper for if the arm falls off because you missed a few stitches and the disappointed look on that child's face on Christmas day might make you see the error of your ways 😉
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