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  2. 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.
  3. Today
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Will Hewland

    Fiocchi FBlacks 28g 8s

    Mind-screw. Don’t do it.
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. Yesterday
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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 😉
  23. Wonko the Sane

    Unbelievable

    It's been my experience that shooters have lacked a sense of humor for some considerable time. Seems to be consistent with a general deficit in mental abilities. As has been discussed here in the past there are persons who are likely pathological liars and cheaters in everything they do. Tho perhaps not many in number they do seem to be noticed. Few persons are more below the radar than those who are simply gentlemen and play by the rules. JMO of course so is cheating at knitting more acceptable or just easier to accomplish?
  24. MJJ

    Redolfi eos sporting

    Have you tried any other guns? I would if i were you, instead of rushing out and spending hard earned cash - just coz its new!!!
  25. Xaphan

    Unbelievable

    cheating is cheating and should not be acceptable in any form or in any sport......not only is it unfair to the people competing its also attempting to fool yourself into thinking you're better at something than you actually are and if you feel the need to cheat then that sport clearly isn't for you....take up knitting or something instead. abusing or intimidating anyone in any setting, sport or not is totally unacceptable. your parents should have taught you from a very young age the difference between right and wrong and if you can't play nicely then don't play at all
  26. ColinD

    Redolfi eos sporting

    As it's all about how it fits/feels to you they look to be a good buy, Italian made ? as well I'm sure you'll get some feedback shortly. They remind me of Lanber, they were a good gun for the money at the time
  27. El Spavo

    Balancing & weight distribution

    And tried it with and without cartridges as previously mentioned!
  28. Lloyd

    Balancing & weight distribution

    🤣 KUDOS brother!
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