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  1. 7 points
    Do you buy your cartridges off your coach?
  2. 6 points
    After buying a 1964 Webley and Scott 700 as a bit of a project gun for my son to refinish last year he has finally got round to completing it. The idea was to sell it but it has come out so good I'm not sure I can part with it! It was stripped and the action boiled to remove all the old grease and dirt, internals polished, pins and top lever/ safety catch reblued, reassembled and the action hand lacquered. The barrels went of to be stripped, polished and blacked. The finish on the barrels is so deep and perfect they put out our Browning 725 and CG Invictus to shame! The stock was stripped and refinished with oil and a new Silvers pad, which helps to lift the strong but plain grain. The result is probably better than when it left the factory. The Webley does seem to be more sturdy than earlier sideplated guns we have done in the past ( if not as pretty!). There is a certain charm to the last of the British mass produced SxS.
  3. 5 points
    I can't believe you're making such hard work of this. Miroku ejector riding over the cartridge head? Simple. - replace the ejector. Any decent gunsmith can source a new one then fit it. Do it!!
  4. 4 points
    I've had both of these guns, both good quality guns. The Browning Pro Sport I found to be heavy and sluggish, even without any of the extra weights. If I were to buy another Browning it would be the standard 725 sporter with adjustable comb. The CG will be harder to move on when you want to change again, especially the ascent with the semi high rib. Again if I were to buy another CG it would be a flat rib version with adjustable comb. Currently back shooting my old Beretta 682 gold e, had a few tweaks done to the stock. Not quite so reliable though Salopian, at the gunsmiths as we speak, having a broken hammer replaced.
  5. 3 points
    It seems that Sean can. Gunsite was thoroughly well thought out and enjoyable to shoot. Massive well-done to the team at gunsite. Yes windy . Made some targets tricky. But did not punish the c class . Quite a feat. As stated before , the best target setter around at the mo. In all conditions. 😉 Jasper.
  6. 3 points
    Typical Friday night in my 20’s.
  7. 3 points
    I already lost my scorecard to the wind. On number two ..
  8. 3 points
    I agree. The grouse butt dot that if it divebombed was not very visible against the background. Some stands the clay would present 4 different ways. Stand 12 with the limey coloured thing and the orange battue - I scored 9 missing my last lime one as I went to shoot and it just took off straight up like a rocket. one man had it come back behind him. I started badly grumbled, accepted it was a waste of time to care and was glad to finish. 67.
  9. 3 points
    I have at least one of every shotgun ever made for clayshooting and many Game guns also . The best value for money gun by far are made by Miroku . I have a few Krieghoffs and I guess that I have been very unlucky with them as everyone bar one has been troublesome , poorly made and very definately overpriced .But many people I know have never had a minutes trouble with their Krieghoffs . I had Land Rover and Range Rover products for thirty year and they were troublesome , thankfully I made many friends , all Mechanics at Land Rover agents . I now drive a Skoda and have no friends. Haden Kettles are ,or were British made in the Midlands and good quality , they cannot be blamed for an unbalanced cog manufacturers spillages.
  10. 3 points
    I've had one Range Rover and three Discoverys in the past 32 years. I had great pleasure in driving them and they were very comfortable and capable vehicles. However, they all managed to run up huge garage bills to question my sanity. I now have a Honda CRV which in the year of ownership has cost me diddly squat apart from one service at the local dealership.
  11. 3 points
    George will start to,come back out on to the clays again. He’ll have been busy with birdie shooting. When he comes back out to play it always signifies the beginning of competition time to me. he’s like a bear coming out of hibernation.
  12. 3 points
    Barrow today shot 7 stands before the rain. It was windy though hit 89 my best score with the new gun.
  13. 3 points
    Lazy day today just one shoot which was Barrow although they offer a pool shoot as well which I did. Very windy throughout and spitting rain for a bit. I enjoyed the shoot and was happy with my 84 winning ladies. Ended up with three envelopes as it goes as I collected previous winnings, result.
  14. 3 points
    Knackered. AGL Friday and I just couldn’t get myself going a feeble 74. Lovely weather and good company though. EJC Saturday shot the Sportrap in the morning, started very badly on layout one just don’t like the great big fence and bushy bit at the top struggled to see the A bird, improved as I went along and finished on 79. Waited for Tony to get there for last card ESP, weather good again and just over 3 hrs to shoot and apart from Tony’s back going 3 stands from the end an enjoyable round. Finished on 84. Got up at 3 am today to get Tony to Heathrow as he is off to be fitted for a new gun at Perazzi, couldn’t not get back to sleep so went off to Southdown shot the pool badly, did the sporting okay but lost the plot on the last stand finished on an 81. Shot the pool shoot twice again, the second attempt was okay but my third got worse and then shot the Sportrap last card and started with a wobble but rallied (with a bit of Tourette’s along the way) and finished on 86. Over 2 hrs to drive home though bloody M25. I think Tony Axell the ref giving me a boiled sweet helped my Sportrap.
  15. 3 points
    If you hit the target with your FIRST barrel, it is 3 points, regardless as to your using the second barrel or not. IF you should miss with the first barrel, but break the target with your second shot, then it is 2 points. If you are using an auto and give it a third, regardless of hitting it or not, it would probably be time to go home ! 😲
  16. 2 points
    JWS in the midlands. Just send it. See his FB page. Excellent and fair price.
  17. 2 points
    The wind at Owls was mental this morning, everything being blown all over the place which was a real shame as without the breeze it would have been a good shoot. Tomorrow forecast is even worse so I'm not going anywhere, the fun element disappeared very quickly today.
  18. 2 points
    keep it simple single vision distance prescription for me !
  19. 2 points
    Just back from EJC. I did go accepting that this was unlikely to be an easy affair, but was a bit disappointed to see such a firm course in the absolute gales. It would have been a superb firm course on a still day. I really think they could have backed it off given the wind. Conditions were better before 10am where some reasonable scores came in, but Richard Faulds 91 in the best part of the day tells you a lot. Next up was my buddy Paul Finney on 86. I will be surprised if anybody gets past 90 during the rest of the day unless the wind drops right off. Starting at 10.30, I began OK, then had a poor middle and was 20 away with four stands to go. I did make a decision to change my shooting style and get much quicker to beat the wind. I’m not saying I could have transformed my total shoot but I did manage to miss only one clay in the last four stands with this approach. Damage was done though, so 79. I did at least remind myself how much a style change can suit the conditions, so it made the day worthwhile.
  20. 2 points
    I have been shooting a Summit Ascent since 2014 with no problems. I can't comment on the Browning as I don't seem to gel with them. The Guerini 10 year warranty is transferable and when contacted they have always been quick to respond, the customer serice has been excellent. I bought a trap gun as it was being sold at a good price and wanted to retrofit a barrel selector, after speaking to Guerini they sent me one for free and told me how to fit it over the phone.
  21. 2 points
    "Snarky" - now there's a word! If you think new guns are almost an investment, particularly Guerinis, then you are in a fools paradise. In the real world where I live new guns depreciate like cars. If you want an example, take your year - old, main - stream shiny shotgun back to the dealer where it came from and ask him how much he will give you for it. Prepare for disappointment. As for the quality of modern guns, they all have problems at some stage in their life, cracked stocks on Mirokus for example, Martins' Gold-E. None of them are perfect, they are mechanical devices after all.
  22. 2 points
    Owls today quite windy with the odd shower which probably explains why they hadn't put on too many distant clays but I enjoyed it all except for missing my very first bird out on stand 3 ☺️ which put me out of placing despite an eventual 95. Highlight of the day was a big bear hug with Helen McKenna when she stepped out of the cage on her last stand having smashed a 98. 😎 👏
  23. 2 points
    Two very enjoyable shoots this weekend. Saturday was the Premier League at EJC; my only complaint was the 4.5 hours it took to shoot 😭. I was getting a bit hangry (hungry angry) so stopped for a drink and pork pie after 7 stands. It obviously worked as I only dropped 2 birds over the remaining 7 stands. I ended on 82 which I think was joint 5th in class. Sunday saw a 120 bird at Westfield with Colin and @Turkey. Scrappy start for me but managed to focus for the second half and ended on 95/120. Again joint 5th in class. Turkey had a great day, 111/120!
  24. 2 points
    Still taking it easy then Sian. 😆
  25. 2 points
    DTL is a mind game, its a game were only 100% will win you a major...no other discipline is as tight as DTL ....easy to hit a target fairly easy to hit 25, 100 is do able with practice, 100-300 is a difficult thing, 100- 300 regular enough to be a contender is very very hard.
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