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  2. Will Hewland

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

    Another good course at College Farm today. Stand 1 was designed to ease everybody (else) in, but I shot in front of a 10 yard slow target 3 times. Just nonsensical. All other stands were testing enough without being brutal, but all needed your attention. Shot the rest OK (if not superbly) to finish on 86. A 90 that really should have been.. yet again..
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  4. antse7en

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Totally, I suppose I trust shops a little more in terms of comeback as I'm still inexperienced and therefore more likely to buy a dud privately.
  5. schmokinn

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Mate just purchases a Mint Gold E 2000 or so fired £1150 so they are out there,shops will always be expensive!
  6. Hamster

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    The difference in wood appearance alone would tip it in 682e's favour.
  7. antse7en

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Thanks Timps - appreciate that. £1400 - £1600 was also my feeling. Well, mind made up - I will go for the 682 Gold E.
  8. Geordieboy

    The Power.......of Gold!

    I pay about £220 for 1000 for Officials and about £240/1000 for Golden Traps. Golds are cheaper. 😎
  9. timps

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Most of us on here are dedicated clay shooters so we are going to favour the dedicated clay gun over the field gun. £1800 is on the top side for a used Gold E that's for sure, I've seen really good examples around the £1400 to £1600 mark, I'd still go for the Gold E just maybe shop around. I waited an age for the right DT10 to come along and travelled to get it, I saved myself around £800 compared to what I could get one for locally, that certainly covered my trip out for the day.
  10. antse7en

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Not a single vote for SP - I do have to agree just in terms of gut feel that the Gold E would be the better choice. Is £1800 fair? I've seen other Gold Es on GT for less, including adj. stock.
  11. FreeShot

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Which gun have you shot untill now? P.S. Ok just found out in your 1st post - by all means take Gold E.
  12. antse7en

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    Thanks both. This is the SP in question - https://www.guntrader.uk/guns/shotguns/beretta/over-under/12-gauge/686-silver-pigeon-1-adjustable-stock-180622134013963 And this is the Gold E I also had my eye on - http://bookhamguns.co.uk/upload_shotguns/beretta-682-gold-e/ £1250 nearly new vs £1800 used (plus £250 for adj. stock) is quite the difference. I suppose one question might be how quickly will I outgrow the SP?
  13. schmokinn

    The Power.......of Gold!

    Were great shells when i was paying 185 about 18 months ago...to expensive now and no better than F3
  14. timps

    SP1 vs 682 Gold E? Opinions on gun purchase decision..

    I’ve owned a silver Pigeon but it was a 20G and owned a 682 Gold E adjustable The silver Pigeon is marketed as a field gun rather that a dedicated clay gun, that’s not to say it can’t be a very capable clay gun however field guns can be lighter, have auto safety’s and flush chokes. The flush chokes are no issue at all, only ascetics, but the light weight and auto safety can be an issue for a dedicated clay gun. The adjustable stock is a good idea as it can be adjusted by a decent coach to help promote a good mount with a new shooter that hasn’t yet got a consistent mount, however adjustable stocks can be added to any gun for around the £250 should you feel you need one. The 682 Gold E was a dedicated clay gun, mine was never the heaviest for a competition gun so the weight difference between the two might not be that great but the 682 gold e was a good gun non the less. If it was me I would go for a 682 Gold E for shooting clays as long as long as I was happy with the feel, but seeing as I have owed both and I had no issues with either I wouldn’t discount the SP1 just it is aimed at a different market hence my choice.
  15. Sian

    The Power.......of Gold!

    I like them but I just won't pay the price for them. You have made my day though, when I read your post it made the AAA sound like a drug dealer
  16. Hi guys, New to the forum, and fairly new (6 months+ )into clay shooting. I'm in the process of buying my first shotgun and effectively made the decision quite early on that it was a two horse race between: A new SP 1 adjustable in 30" or A second hand 682 Gold E 32" sporter non-adj My budget is around the £1700 mark. I've actually agreed a purchase of a nearly new (125 cartridges through it) SP 1 30" adjustable via trade seller for a truly great price (under £1300). It's an RFD import from Isle of Man so I have not actually had my hands on the gun - the pictures do look great. I wanted to get your opinion on whether this is a good bet compared to the Gold E? I was initially leaning towards the 682 Gold E but at that price I feel the SP would be a great bet - particularly for somebody still learning. I found a couple of Gold Es in my local gun shops (Bookham guns and William Evans) and liked the feel of them. I'll predominantly be shooting a combination of sporting (70%) and olympic skeet(30%). To date I've shot a number of SP 1s and 3s and got on well with them. Thanks in advance - welcome all feedback!
  17. Dannymac

    The Power.......of Gold!

    Hi Geordieboy. I just tried power gold 8 on Sunday, oh boy they made me smile 😊😊🤗 . Fantastic brakes very reassuring. Will have to try the 7.5 and 9s . Cost a bit more but what a perceived difference its worth it . Ill just cut out the baconroll to pay for them. When i went to rod and gun to purchase them they stated that 'they are flying out the door out selling white gold'
  18. Geordieboy

    The Power.......of Gold!

    So then, Cartridges. I've shot Fiocchi for years. Smooth and hard hitting. However, of late a 'AAA' Class friend of mine has been feeding me various Express offerings. He is sponsored by them. I have to say that the range are smooth (incl The once Savage World Cups), but the most impressive through my Perazzi are the Power Golds. In 7.5's (UK7's), I am positively mulching clays. They make such an audible 'Crack' when the shot makes contact and the destruction at the business end has me wavering. Interestingly enough, on the Pigeonwatch forum, a kind fellow there is measuring the velocity of shells, and he has hundreds to choose from! In the top 5 fastest is the Power Gold. Now velocity doesn't bother me...pattern does.......but its nice to know its going to wallop the little b@ggers at the business end! Also interesting to note are the advertised velocities of shells on maufacturers websites are up to 200fps down on what they claim! I am on the verge of a change.........
  19. schmokinn

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

    Squads for Sportrap will be formed most of the time from single shooters that have entered,you do not need to have anybody else to shoot with though it is usually possible to book more than one person on a squad. You will usually be asked what time you want to shoot when booking and they will try to get you as close as they can 20/30 minute intervals,normal registered ones all start on layout 1 and feed through to 4 in order taking about an hour. Occasionally some events have 4 squads starting at once and rotating but this is not the norm. Just book yourself on for one and turn up early and watch a squad or 2 before you start or watch some on the net,there should be a card in front of your stand telling you what targets to shoot just be ready when the previous shooter/shooter to your left has shot. Fairly straightforward have fun
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  21. Will Hewland

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

    I shot sporting alone to start with but soon found some shooting buddies. But even if you don’t go with mates, or arrange to meet up, you will soon just recognise many faces and probably get together on the day, or just chat in passing on the way round the course. Certainly the big message is never don’t go because you haven’t got somebody to go with.
  22. El Spavo

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

    Gotcha, cheers. I would guess that most teams are likely to be formed from bumping into and forming friendships due to shooting regularly then, be it from joining a club or whatever, cos I can't imagine there's many who have a load of mates who suddenly decide to start shooting at the same time on a whim! Even if I had the time, I certainly couldn't afford to go more than about once a week at most! 😃 Ironic that this is a fairly expensive game but it's pretty much the same cost as going to a premiership football match nowadays!
  23. Will Hewland

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

    STR is shot in a squad of 5, over 4 layouts of 25 targets. So it’s always a book in event. You can shoot it informally in practice by waiting for a slot.
  24. El Spavo

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

    What's the squad thing about; can you not shoot this type of event without taking mates along or something?
  25. Will Hewland

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

    Enjoyable day. You were shooting well! The HG of 96 was very good. Many were hitting a few less than usual, so if you did well it was commendable. I shot much of it OK, but couldn’t find the long looper on first layout more than once. I then missed three easier targets on layout 2, which was daft. Layout 3 was horribly fiddly and few were hitting more than the 19 I managed. Layout 4 was pretty straightforward; shame I let a sim pair confuse me as they crossed, otherwise a straight was possible.
  26. donna

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

    Owls Lodge for us today for the sport trap. Usual round of quality targets and a great squad. I shot my best ever score of 80 which I was chuffed with as it wasn’t easy. 21, 22 then a 15 then 22. On third layout the sim pairs were quite tricky but Lauren said if anyone had a “bad” score it was usually on that layout. Another dose of no birds and battery failings on last layout too which messed with everyone’s head. Onwards and upwards as they say!
  27. Wonko the Sane

    Beretta DT10 Query

    It was not a happy time for my wife when she was doing that. Be nice to yours I know. Your dog would likely laugh at you if you asked
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