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  1. 7 points
    Today was Four Counties and Westfield. Lots of sim pairs at 4Cs 8 of the 11 stands. Started off poorly up in the wooded area losing 9 on my first two stands and finished on an 82 which I wasn’t too unhappy with. Went back to stand 3 for last stand and lost 3 of the white bird which did make me cross. On to Westfield where it rained a bit and to my surprise William was there and it was raining ☔️. Enjoyable course missing a few sillies but finished on an 85. Mr Hoskins shooting his auto as the Kemen is going to Spain for a facelift, deserved after 21 years service. Hasn’t picked up the Beretta since last year’s Beretta World and shot a 95 missing two on his last stand.
  2. 7 points
    Must admit just lately you do seem to see too many glum faces around, to think we get the pleasure of shooting at 100 targets that's taken several people several hours/days to plan and execute in amongst trees and the countryside , I personally try and never lose sight of that fact.
  3. 7 points
    We shot the Royal Berkshire Shooting School Handicap Challenge yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great targets and excellent hospitality too so would definitely recommend it to others. Absolutely loved the Grouse Butt sequence, which my partner filmed me on. Below if you're interested!
  4. 6 points
    Another very good shoot at Churchill's with Will Hewland, Steve Bowe and his young daughter for company, had the misfortune of shooting stand 1 kinda blind which proved to be one of those simmo pairs that needed some prior sorting so promptly dropped four x ten but very very happy to have kept my cool and only dropped another 2 birds on the remaining eleven stands some of which needed respect. Obviously won't be enough with stars like RF to follow but there's life in the old dog yet.
  5. 5 points
    Westfield this morning with @Turkey and Colin. Started off on the Gamefair qualifier shoot. I ended up on 16/25 and 16/25. Not enough for anything. Made the mistake of looking at my card going in to the last but one stand. Saw I was on for a 91 and that played on my mind. Ended up on 88/100 which is still a new PB so thrilled with that. Slightly gutted I couldn't get my first 90 but still, that's a challenge for another day! All in all, happy Doug.
  6. 5 points
    It appears I won Ladies for the Greater London sporting and 1st in Ladies for the competition at Southdown in some horrid weather. Just one brain fart stand which cost me 5 clays having hit the first pair. Finished on an 84/100.
  7. 5 points
    A good course at Ian Coley today, not super tough, but interesting enough. A fair few longish loopers were on. Maybe it needed one more hard stand, but no complaints. Showers came and went when we shot at 12pm; some of the time we were saved by being in sheds, but got a good soaking near the end.. I definitely shook off the tatty misses I’ve being suffering with lately, ending on 94 and that included two lost with a bouncing rabbit and pulling the trigger before I meant to on a teal. Richard Faulds did a 99 on the midday rotation.. Some great shots doing the late squads, so I expect to see some scores filling the gap above me to RF. Enjoyed the shoot and it was great to walk clean underfoot for a change. Fed up with mud..
  8. 5 points
    Haven't Visited here for a while Kegworth Fitasc 91 Westfield sporting 91 steady Orston Fitasc Sunday 80 tough I thought HG was 90 Longridge dryish 82 going away target city need to be better at shooting at stuff I guess Westfield Monday 93 and dry Loving the new stock seems to have bedded in nicely.
  9. 5 points
    I prefer to base my decisions on the basis of my kill performance. I know my gun shoots where I'm looking and so long as the breaks are consistent that's good enough for me. You'll find me out shooting, along with the vast majority of my GB and England team mates busting clays. You'll not see us faffing about at pattern plates worrying about cartridge pellet count, chokes or cartridge speeds. None of this counts for anything if you're not able to point the gun in the right place to start with. Sorry if this sounds blunt but that's how I see it.
  10. 4 points
    Blimey - the picture is worth what you want to pay for it. I hope the lady makes a decent living from it - people seem to begrudge others making a profit.
  11. 4 points
    After an 88 on the black I needed a 107 on the red to achieve this. Unfortunately I only hit 73.
  12. 4 points
    @Turkey and I (as well as half of the South) decided to pop along to Gunsite this morning. We arrived for 10am and it was already a challenge to park! First 6 stands in and I was 1 away from Matt, sadly that didn't last and some sloppiness crept in. 3 hours 45 minutes later we finished and I was pleased with my 83. Even more so that I only dropped a couple on the 'big' stand. Always refreshing after watching a few people walk away with 0's. Exceptional shooting from Matt. That one jumping bunny might have cost him as he finished on 95 and 96 was leading when we left!
  13. 4 points
    Gunsite for me today with Young Douglas A little stiffer than usual but a cracking shoot with a few big targets Doug with a cracking 83 well done Sir! I managed a 95 which im over the moon with!!!
  14. 4 points
    Coleys also, 2pm, drove down from Coventry mostly in pouring rain with headlights on, it stopped as I parked, saw a merry band of Welshman who were all smiling, a mixture of kinder course than last and the rain which made them feel at home 😊 Squad of me, StuK, PeteH, Willy Hale, Joe Hale and the glamourous Zea, a rose amongst some serious thorns. The rain / drizzle / sun pattern of weather played through the day, it took the gloss of what could have been an excellent clay day, well all had triumphs and troughs, well bar Joe who put in a 95 👏, we mortals ended on me79, Stu 91, PeteH 89, Willy 81 and cheshire cat Zea 76 a PB, Nick Portlock & Sam Usher 95s so RFaulds 99 carried the day. Some sun next month would be nice Coleys?
  15. 4 points
    Looks like dry weather actually appearing for this one! Entry times 9am to 4pm, no booking needed, all welcome, just turn up.
  16. 4 points
    I survived! I was really pleased with my first attempt as I managed to finish on 95/100 22/25 25/25 24/25 24/25 Pretty sure that's nowhere near enough to be winning anything but it was enjoyable; the best bit was no waiting between stands like at sporting! Going to make sure I do this with a bit more regularity. The fact that they hold Saturday registered shoots at Cosford means I will be visiting again. Thank you for all the pointers, it made the trip run smoother.
  17. 3 points
    I can trace my lineage directly to John Hill deHull (born 1240 Cambridgeshire - died ? Shropshire) and sort of feel that the three lions are OK for me. They're off the FA logo and I have the FA banner hanging in my kitchen as well. As for some aspect of cosmopolitan I see no problem with that. Perhaps you should get out more. and BTW it would be "you're a Yank", not "your a Yank". English grammar, dochano
  18. 3 points
    Guess what - southdown road in is smooth now. well today it is !!
  19. 3 points
    I'm conflicted here but having looked at Helen's website I'll say this. As a photographer (amateur, I have never charged for a photo, but I have made prints for people at cost price) I think most people don't realise just how ruinously expensive it is to buy even an intermediate setup. 2 Bodies, some sticks, lights, and enough glass to cover all eventualities, plus software / hardware for post process is easily 30k plus. Add to this the time on the day spend shooting, followed by the time spent post processing (easily as much time again) makes decent quality photographs a premium product, that is usually undervalued. However. For every good snapper, there are 50 people who own an SLR. I have watched and looked at the results of this sort of thing in the past and what people are willing to charge money for beggars belief in some cases. Helen's event Portfolio varies from adequate to "looks like it was shot on an iPhone" so in this case I would tend to agree that 25 quid a pop is probably a bit steep, but if her hit rate for sales is low due to the average quality of the shots, who knows how she is doing.
  20. 3 points
    I did not know it was a 400 bird shoot
  21. 3 points
    I guess your right Ips - Last week I shot the NSSA Skeet, Iron man at Dartford and finished on 389 ex 400 this put me into a three way shoot off for A class. I shot against two very credible shots one was shooting a Kolar the other a Perazzi . I shot 50 straight in the shoot off against two 49's to take the class win. My budget ATA did the business once again
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Shooting a great local easter Monday 100 FU competition tomorrow. The comp starts at 8.45 am but on arrival there is a full breakfast which is free the full works bacon , eggs , black pudding, sausage , charcuterie crepes with red, rose and white wines and coffee. After the first 50 lunch is served crème asparagus soup, grilled venison with white beans cooked with duck fat followed by Brebis cheese and salad then raspberry tart and cream for sweet with wines and coffee all prepared by the ladies of the club... cost €13 who cares what you score the menu is worth the day out
  24. 3 points
    It has probably been said many times BUT by far the most important thing is to get what ever is being shot on target! If your wife has a coach or a buddy that is competent in knowing where she is shooting then misses in general will be down to not being on target NOT the cartridge! I would let her stick with the 21g and work toward making a reasonable score then if she is wanting to try a heavier load let her try it. However to reiterate it would be worse to beat her up with a heavy cartridge in an effort to break the targets she will do better with a lighter load and accepting what she scores... just my opinion.
  25. 3 points
    Owls with Stew & Tiptop, not been out for few weeks, umming and ahhing due to weather, as it was rocking up at 12 we didnt see any wet stuff from the skies, had a bright start, a few wobbles which included not finding a downhill bunny which was most annoying, ended on 72 which is 😊 for me , chums Tiptop 84 Stew 89, big 200+ entry we got round in 2.30 hours tops, all told had a 👍 day. As a plodder am always impressed with the guys & girls that regulary put in 80s & 90s dont quite understand why a lot dont seem to often appreciate what / how well they have shot, more smiles would be nice
  26. 3 points
    Big weekend of shooting coming up. Thank god for payday.... Friday - Edgehill to shoot some skeet, ABT and DTL Saturday - Lesson at Honesberie then meeting up with friends to shoot some more Sunday - 'All Round' at Orston Monday - Longridge That's probably 500 shells, which is a lot for me. Appreciate that's just an average week for some on here
  27. 3 points
    Westonwood for us too but had to rush off afterwards unfortunately. Love just walking around there and of course shooting there. Only one stand got the better of me today - stand 10 which shouldn’t really have been as bad. My glasses steamed up every time I went to shoot at the second bird and I would stop my gun. I missed 6 on that stand and up to that point had only dropped 9. The last two stands I dropped one more on each. Even got all my driven and the punk teal. Finished on 83 - apparently enough for joint 1st in ladies.
  28. 3 points
    Agree with Ian don't get caught up looking at your barrels while shooting its a recipe for a miss. I would go further and say forget all about this figure eight of beads and the pattern plate. Just learn to shoulder your gun consistently an learn where it shoots. In my opinion if you are going to a pattern plate and using the bead to find where your gun is shooting you are liable to use the bead when shooting and , again only my opinion, this is a bad idea... I think it leads to stopping your gun... the barrels of your gun should be a subliminal reference point only.
  29. 3 points
    Take something / someone to keep you awake.😉
  30. 2 points
    Buy a second hand Browning,Miroku or Beretta,you will get a much better quality gun and a better resale value also some of the older Winchesters are worth a look.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    91 at Greenfields which wasn't too far off the pace it seems especially as GD didn't complete his first card owing to a couple of 7's one of which I managed a 9 on with a fairly crazy Teal followed by a long crossing quartering L to R off a tower, chipped one of the Teal but proper crushed the other four with about a 5 ft lead had 4 rather poor misses elsewhere which would have made the card much better.
  33. 2 points
    Middle of the road 84 at Westfield, shot some of it well, just a bit sloppy in places. Only took 80 minutes to get round and dodged the rain so not all bad.
  34. 2 points
    No reg for me today,a club fairly local to me has a side by side cup shoot once a year so i blew the dust off my old one and went along.targets were steady enough,had one silly episode missing 3 on one stand due to giving lead when none was required.seemed to take an eternity going from front to back trigger!!great fun shooting in a relaxed squad,managed 44/50 so was happy enough with that and managed to take home a bit of silverware.nice to do something a bit different from the reg norm.
  35. 2 points
    90 Red 87 Black, would have liked a few more on the Black but missed twelve birds from stands 2-7 then only one more miss between 8-13. We had dry weather today but the tracks are very muddy although I was fine in just sturdy boots, the car park is a bit dodgy in places even for 4x4's !
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Me too Will, I didn’t shoot it well ended on a 77. Hammie the sim pair was by first stand and missed the first bird but got the rest. The one up the stairs near the Harry stand I shot standing on a dustbin I simply could not see the orange one where I wanted to shoot it. Anyhow lovely weather and shot with a friend I haven’t seen in a while so catching up nattering probably didn’t help.
  38. 2 points
    Refs calling out who is to follow should be standard,can’t understand why reg shoots don’t give refs new to the game a laminated sheet with a few basic rules on there,i understand a lot of the younger ones are maybe too shy to shout out names.that said it’s a job i most certainly wouldn’t want to do and i am appreciative of those that do it week in week out in all weathers.👍
  39. 2 points
    Never shot it today, but taking a few factors into consideration........A good Friday shoot is always well received, i would always get 250 + at Barrow for this day. Also as the EO is upon us very soon, many shooters will use today as a test run to attend the ground .........How many stands ?? The key to a smooth run event with minimal queing is 14 stands & good experianced refs who call the following shooters names out & 2 releif refs to give the refs a break.......just saying !!!
  40. 2 points
    Also AGL. 5hrs with a big chunk of it spent feeling cold and miserable. Finished on 72. Could have been more but focus had gone completely after the first 5 stands.
  41. 2 points
    Shot AGL today,1hr and 30min from me,thought I’d get there early and whizz around before it got busy.only took me 5hrs to get around 😩haven’t shot there for a long time as I’m too lazy to put in the road miles required.was a pretty steady shoot i would say,had a bad start missing some very silly ones,4away in first 4 stands,managed to get my head back on straight and finish on 92.most difficult bit for me today was not losing the will to live whilst waiting,still beats working tho.didnt look at scores but i imagine they’ll be high in general.
  42. 2 points
    Using a premium cartridge like jockers cylinder should break them
  43. 2 points
    Looking at your posts you needed more choke
  44. 2 points
    When I shot DTL we got 3 points for either a dusted or chipped first barrel and 2 points for either a dusted or chipped 2nd. barrel. Have they altered the rules now ?
  45. 2 points
    I just wanted to "enlighten" you with the result of my question. When I got down to the shop, there was also a 682 Gold e 30" fixed. I tried all 4 (Miroku in the 30 and 32“). The 30 Miroku just felt right to me. Unfortunately no used ones, so I had to buy a new one. Would have loved the Grade 5,but can't pay the money for it. So I now have a Miroku with wood that looks like fake wooden floorboards (what's up with that ghastly satin finish?). Well just looks I guess. And I got what I paid for. Cardboard box and all. I made no changes, apart from putting on my ISIS xpad. Went shooting with it saterday, and thought this will go to crap (new gun, and up a quarter in each barrel). Well low and behold, over 4 rounds of OT I scored 2 better on average than the last 4 with my old gun. Maybe a new gun syndrome.... I felt no recoil at all, much less than the 682 Gold e (24/6 steel) The first two rounds I focused on mount (I do like the middle bead, making sure everything is straight before the call, notice neither of the beads when shooting). 3 round mounting, while focusing out in the field, check the mount and then call. 4th round, mount and call. Apperently you were all right, that Miroku is some kind of magic. What surprised me was this though. A wierd spare part (someone mentioned it was probably a gizmo so I can make it go autosafe). I need to take up the slack on the trigger, I didn't have to do that with my Turkish beretta clone. Other wise no jerkiness or creep in the trigger. I can choose barrels, didn't think trap guns came like that. I also went over to one of the compaq ranges. Have shot that twice before, last time in June. Saterday I did 21 ex 25. Only thing that pees me of.. Why didn't I go with this from the get go ( I know why, not many miroku around in Denmark, yet.. They have started to import them as of July last year in one of the big chains of shops). Again.. Thanks for the input from this knowledgeable forum. On a side note.. How many shots to be expected before it needs service (I hate that word, but lack of better). Lars
  46. 2 points
    I don't mind knowing since I also know that the variation in Perazzi choke markings is of no consequence to me. I suspect that if it were a matter of consequence to Perazzi they would be more definitive in their markings. Perhaps they are simple realists. I've had several barrels stamped *** and they all measured somewhere near 0.020" constriction. I have one marked **** and it measures 0.018" BFD! As a first barrel they all are/were capable of killing any target I managed to put the pattern on - just like John suggests - including pigeons. Actually I found that 0.012" (#3, IC sorta) in the first barrel killed pigeons just fine and was pretty OK as a OT first barrel for me as well but none of the fixed choke barrels I have are that open. The OCD approach to chokes can be way more destructive than constructive. JMO of course YMMV
  47. 2 points
    In my fairly limited reg shooting experience,irrespective of hard or soft shoot the same people still HG a shoot or are in the top 10.im guessing if you’re a course setter you look at previous scores at your ground and maybe tweak accordingly.i most certainly wouldn’t want to do their job as you can guarantee it will have been too easy for one person and a bit too tough for his or her mate.i frequently hear,i shot the tough stands really well but messed up the easy ones.in general i think there seems to be a pretty good balance out there.👍
  48. 2 points
    I bet it won't, people keep talking about easy shoots but you almost never see a straight (which is odd seeing as we have some truly incredible shots) and apart from a few who manage to bang in mid 90's scores the rest of the AA's tend to score in the 80's. Targets have got harder and more technical over the years and the reasons why scores have tended not to fall away are simply to do with more volume of shooters many of whom can afford the time and expense to shoot large volumes. A few years back I poured over the cut offs figures for the preceding 10 years and found they blipped up and down within a single digit. Even really good shots who regularly shoot 90+ have bad days when they drop 10+ more clays than they're used to which brings their (and the cut offs) averages down to earth.
  49. 2 points
    Makes no odds! Just go to any registered shoot and give them birds only money. You don’t need to be a member to shoot it, effectively as a practice round. Fair enough if you don’t want to join CPSA, but the best shoots are the registered ones. Don’t miss out.
  50. 2 points
    And she is NOT alone on that one !
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