Will Hewland

Sporting shoots. Where - and how did it go?

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1 minute ago, chippy said:

so true. a deliberate measured style and gusting wind just dont mix.i would rather shoot in the pouring rain.

My last shoot, an experienced older shooter did say to me that I had no hope with my style in the wind..

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36 minutes ago, Will Hewland said:

 Kills my style worse than most too.

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1 hour ago, Will Hewland said:

My last shoot, an experienced older shooter did say to me that I had no hope with my style in the wind..

Lots of people have told me that about my shooting,never been windy when they mentioned it.😖

 

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Acorn shoot King Somborne  run by Des Sturgess  60 bird local shoot 10 stands of 3 pairs in a beautiful setting,first one of the year and a great mix of targets.

only dropped 3 till the last stand and then 3 on that stand:???:

Plus their Skeet Sport,skeet layout plus 2 other targets.2 pairs from each position mix of targets on report and simo pairs,great fun!

And to make it even better the weather was glorious sunshine.warm enough for t-shirts. :D

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Oncall for work this weekend so couldn't stray too far and no registereds nearby so shot Horne for a bit of practice. Started ok dropping 5 on first 6 stands but then dropped 15 on the last 6 to finish on an 80. Still it was nice get out in the sunshine.

Up bright and early next sat as shooting first of two goes at the RBSS Handicap Challenge at 8am ..

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Mothers' Day chaos here today combined with SWMBO's birthday. How I would love to be shooting, I'm terribly envious of all those who are managing to get out there. This gig - females of all ages clucking 'n twittering in the kitchen - will, it seems, go on for ever.

This is surely not what Sundays were invented for...

 

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Got two shoots in. Booked mothers day for EVENING meal. That's the plan.. shabby 80 at Southdown followed by mediocre 88 at Horne, dropping a daft 5 on last two stands!

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Spent the whole of today with Mum. Started off at the garden centre, then stopped to see the grandparents on the way home, give the lawn it's first cut and a few other bits round the garden then went out for dinner.

Managed to get out yesterday and did 300 practice cartridges at Sporting Targets in the morning.  Shot 15 stands of 4-pair, then worked on my consistency on some of the harder/technical/longer targets, then did some work on the three Sportrap layouts, selected the 2 hardest targets on each layout shooting until I'd hit 2 pairs in a row from each stand.  

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Your mum looks quite fit in your profile pic👍

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3 minutes ago, matt s said:

Your mum looks quite fit in your profile pic👍

If I could choose Cheryl Cole to be anything, it certainly wouldn't be my mother.  

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I'd have her loading for me,would probably turn my ear defenders off tho.

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Had my first go at this year's Royal Berks handicap classic this afternoon,weather looked good so i booked in with the Chinese dentist at 2.30.only one disaster on very last high driven stand 4/10,came off line i think,shot 84+7 cpsa handicap,good course i thought,nothing silly,compact and grouse great fun.👍

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33 minutes ago, matt s said:

Had my first go at this year's Royal Berks handicap classic this afternoon,weather looked good so i booked in with the Chinese dentist at 2.30.only one disaster on very last high driven stand 4/10,came off line i think,shot 84+7 cpsa handicap,good course i thought,nothing silly,compact and grouse great fun.👍

That's a final place then! Well done.

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Cheers Will,bit of luck involved with handicap i think,had a bad run of scores last classification and now starting to improve again,had previously moved up into AA then came crashing back down,putting unnecessary pressure on myself!!5th year of reg shooting,taken me that long to break a lifetime of bad pigeon shooting habits.

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10 hours ago, matt s said:

Cheers Will,bit of luck involved with handicap i think,had a bad run of scores last classification and now starting to improve again,had previously moved up into AA then came crashing back down,putting unnecessary pressure on myself!!5th year of reg shooting,taken me that long to break a lifetime of bad pigeon shooting habits.

Oh how I wish all my bad habits were pigeon related! 

Not a competition, but Tuesday pottering round with the gang today. We will be at Purbeck, where a bunch of new stands have been built a little further away from the troublesome noise complainant. Tried these in a biting wind last week, and decided I really like them, they are managing to show to tricky birds that completely clobbered me, but definitely all hittable.

 

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22 minutes ago, CharlesP said:

Oh how I wish all my bad habits were pigeon related! 

Not a competition, but Tuesday pottering round with the gang today. We will be at Purbeck, where a bunch of new stands have been built a little further away from the troublesome noise complainant. Tried these in a biting wind last week, and decided I really like them, they are managing to show to tricky birds that completely clobbered me, but definitely all hittable.

 

You doing the registered tomorrow Charles?

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Not quite the right thread, but close enough.. Tomorrow is the start of the EJC evening shooting. Starts 4pm, no booking, just buy £7 tickets to hand in on STR and Skeet layouts. Entries until 7 I think, but that's cutting it fine.. Hoping to make it. Likely see some from here there.

Thursday is 50 ESP for £17

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17 minutes ago, Will Hewland said:

Not quite the right thread, but close enough.. Tomorrow is the start of the EJC evening shooting. Starts 4pm, no booking, just buy £7 tickets to hand in on STR and Skeet layouts. Entries until 7 I think, but that's cutting it fine.. Hoping to make it. Likely see some from here there.

Thursday is 50 ESP for £17

I've never shot churchills other than for s registered. Whats the deal with the 50 ESP - are there people trapping or just a claymate system for those shooting solo?

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26 minutes ago, P1Fanatic said:

I've never shot churchills other than for s registered. Whats the deal with the 50 ESP - are there people trapping or just a claymate system for those shooting solo?

Trappers

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Yes Thursday will likely be just like doing the easier stands on a registered.

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Thanks chaps. I may well head over after work just for an hour to warm up for RBSS saturday morning.

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No, Schmokinn, I'm not.

Having wandered round this morning and simply failed to connect with virtually anything, I feel I must be coming down with something. I'm not the best shot on the block by any means, but when you're struggling to make 40% there's a problem.

Back up at the top I thought a quick couple of shots at the pattern plates might tell me something. It did, my patterns are exactly where I want them, even, and the right size for the chokes I was using. 

So I withdrew, which will doubtless give them a laugh as I am normally whingeing mightily when they cancel a competition.

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