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  1. 5 points
    "On the point of averages I am finally over it and I don’t care any more" so glad to hear it,i am sure you will enjoy your shooting more now! Only time i have ever looked is when its the end of a period to see if i have gone down,otherwise i couldn't GAF
  2. 5 points
    I shot red worse than blue but the reality is I found them the same level. I obviously don’t suit those type of targets and I actually got excited to see the driven can you believe that!! Fitasc tomorrow and then I’m done. On the point of averages I am finally over it and I don’t care any more. Freedom.
  3. 3 points
    Job to tell distance but I'd guess it started 90 yds and finished ( if you missed it) 60 yds. Fortunately I killed it. As regards the shoot I thought it was the most interesting if also the most challenging I've shot in 40 years. The Sportrap also was tough but inspiring. I was lucky to be on the same squad as 3 Americans who were awsome shots despite being JUNIORS !!!!. All shot high scores which i think were around 85 to 90. At the time this put the Americans into the top 5 places which more or less answers the question I posed in an earlier post about whether they were shooting harder targets than us. All you shooters who complain about difficult targets on our grounds should stop worrying about them and make sure you practice them. I'm fairly sure there isn't much in harder or easier but more in practised or not practised.{ Also I believe that shooting a 100 bird competition isn't practice but shooting 100 of a presentation that you have been troubled by is}..... I just hope there isn't t a lot of complaining about this Churchills World Event because the Targets and the organisation WERE WORLD CLASS and the fabulous weather made it a truly fantastic experience...
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Nice to see a AAA class shooter scoring B class scores he might now know how it feels !
  6. 3 points
    Rod........you cannot get a better gun than a Miroku for the money !
  7. 3 points
    If you are considering changing from a Miroku , you deserve all the bad luck you can get , buy a K80.
  8. 3 points
    I think that if a ground is Premier status it should be totally accessable to wheelchairs, if not it should be downgraded. If every target was easily seen from the seat of a wheelchair I may stand a chance of seeing more.
  9. 3 points
    Excuse me! In the Queen's English the word driven means DRIVEN! not crosser or can be shot up the ass going away!
  10. 3 points
    I know this doesn't help you much since I'm across the sea in the USA but I would never (and have never) bergrudge a wheelchair-bound shooter any accommodation that would allow him or her to carry on with our sport. Not only that, I would have a serious problem with anyone who would object so. And if a disabled shooter needed help to get up and over some sort of barrier to the stand I would be proud to give it.
  11. 2 points
    While i broadly support your cause you seem to be trying to pick even on those that have gone to some effort as well,most grounds don't have a bottomless pit of money. Easy for trap grounds but not for Sporting,some grounds move stands around,some are set to take advantage of the terrain...should other people be disadvantaged to your advantage? Maybe you should go at it from the other side and find/find out if funding is available for this i am sure the grounds where possible would quite happily make modifications if there is funding. At the end of the day there are some grounds that you will never be able to shoot because of there topography making it awkward for able bodied people to get to stands,they assess there own risk getting into/onto platforms/confined spaces and gradients. None of these things suggest that people are deliberately trying to exclude you and i believe most grounds go to some effort to make large portions of their ground available to disabled shooters.
  12. 2 points
    Ah, are you sure you want my views, Joe? I'm hardly representative of the membership. I'm a 60% occasional sporting shot who shoots for enjoyment now and I am the Queen of Political Correctness. I think the colour of clays should be regulated because of colour blindness and Irlen Syndrome, but that's because I know about the problems that come with those things. I think that competition sporting clay shooting should be fully inclusive of seated shooters (that's people with a disability who use a chair or scooter or need to sit down for stability reasons for those who would like clarity on this) as well as being fully inclusive to as many other people as possible. I think this because first, they have a moral obligation to make competition clay shooting this way, as well as a legal requirement under the Equalities Act 2010. Secondly, shooting has to continually prove itself and its value to UK Society. If you make sure the shooting community is populated with lots of women, lots people with disabilities, and lots people from other minorities then the accusations of it being an elitist sport crumble whilst its support base broadens. If I were in charge of commissioning at the CPSA I would make sure that any competition commissioning specified that all major competitions had to have all stands accessible by a standard wheelchair or mobility scooter to a certain specification. The argument of "reasonable accommodation" would be phased out over five years. I don't accept that grounds who are spending gazillions building earth banks can't make the path a gentle slope rather than a steep upward climb. Ditto platforms. You can argue "cost to business is unreasonable" when you are a teeny ground but not when you are visibly investing large amounts elsewhere. It should be the representative organisation leading on this matter. I am not entirely clear on the requirements for "premier ground" versus "premier plus" but I think good paths and the provision of carts is important. I have dear friends who can only shoot in those situations. Who are the CPSA to say they aren't worth bothering about?
  13. 2 points
    2019's World Sporting will be at Northbrook Sports Club in northern Illinois. I would not expect any respite over target difficulty based on that club's reputation and the fact that a world championship should test the best.
  14. 2 points
    If I won a zoli I would be a bit pissed off 😀
  15. 2 points
    I have lost both legs and shoot from a mobility scooter .I have shot the British open sporting twice and any stand unaccsessable to the disabled shooter an alternative place has been found . I have also shot Northampton, kegworth,grange farm,and orston all in registered comp any platform stand I have been allowed to shoot from the floor next to it or underneath it .
  16. 2 points
    I shot the red and badly 54 I think. Long quartering birds do not suit me at all, I blanked a stand of those. My gun had an altercation with a hedge which was almost the same height as me 😂. The next squadded shoot I do I am going to shoot with friends, everyone just wandered off after they shot. I had the Browning Pizza which I thought was very good and two ice creams and sat in a deckchair in the shade for about 4 hours.
  17. 2 points
    B725 - either ProTrap or ProSport
  18. 2 points
    Would there be any objection to a disabled shooter being able to shoot targets from a slightly more accessible position? Say at the base of a platform. Lets be fair, some of these guys are at a huge disadvantage already, making a few accommodations wouldn't hurt the regular shooters. I'd be far more amenable to waiting a few minutes while a ref changes position or moves something for a bloke in a chair than I am for a bunch of numpties who, having destroyed their cards for the day are more intent on dragging it out for everyone else!
  19. 2 points
    Driven targets should be shot as driven , not as crossers. The stand in question at Hodnet if shot as a crosser drops shot onto other stands and can cause problems . Stands need to be clearly marked as to be shot as driven and transgretions need to be marked as " losses".
  20. 2 points
    Thats the description of the target presentation not a stipulation of how you must shoot it. Unless told otherwise shoot it however you want as long as its safe to do so.
  21. 2 points
    Alongside the debris being blown back into your face on windy days! At the last Beretta World I soon learned not to breath in before taking the second shot 🤮
  22. 2 points
    If you like Hull cartridges Sian you could look at the superfast fibre 7.5 little cheaper than the soveriegns but could fit the bill with similar performance.
  23. 2 points
    In the six stands i shot the same groundsman appeared at the traps to refill then while shooting was in progress on two separate occasions that i saw, Beverley is a a trap dominated ground so the general layout is cages on the layout end and traps downrange in view of several stands, this was an ESP shoot, second time the bird was descending and heading in a direction so as to place grounds man in line of shot from that stand perhaps 40 yards away, ref and shooter spot this bloke in time to avoid incident, This referee goes to speak with him and on his return declares he is no longer willing to continue citing danger to life, perhaps not the first time? All shooter at our stand prob 8 agreed and we went to the clubhouse to see about a refund. I believe the shoot was short of referees from the start so in some areas 1 ref was covering 2 or more stands,Shoot was well attended and the traps are of the type with short low capacity carousels so refilling is a pressure job , I dont know if the groundsman was new reckless or untrained. Last year was not without incident either.
  24. 2 points
    If I ever manage a 90+ Ill be grinning like a Cheshire Cat for weeks, and no I won't be "it was too easy" with the comments, Chippy Id say that your 93 is a terrific score you should be really pleased, as for the 97s winning. in this neck of the woods we often see the AAA & AA superstars rattling off such scores, it is after all how they get & stay AAA whilst the rest of us flounder. After a recent shoot not to far from my front door, 20+ shots banged in 90+ and the media was alive with critics, what they failed to notice was an entry of 200+ a high proportion being AAA & AA, in such a field, and with these guys driven by fierce competition one would be surprised if it wasn't such a high scoring event. Do feel at times the shots putting in these scores don't get the acknowledgement that they deserve
  25. 2 points
    This post obviously comes off the back of a post put on FB by one of the target setters. Why can't target setters just set whatever they think fit, and stop worrying what Billy Big Bollox wants.
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