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Showing content with the highest reputation since 06/22/2019 in all areas

  1. 5 points
    And I’m a Tyke ! To make the prototype Yorkshireman, God took a Scot and beat the generosity out .......
  2. 5 points
    I always fill up at Asda. (Diesel not cartridges..) It really is the principle.. just uncomfortable paying more than I need to for anything. (Which is a super critical thing when you run a business of course..).
  3. 5 points
    I would not sniff at saving £10 per 1000 😂
  4. 4 points
    Gatton Bottom and a good day for me today as well. Started well getting all the long crossers on Stand 1 (but missing one of the soppy incomers). Stand 2 was definitely set to suit those of a shorter stature. Didn't appear from behind the tree canopy until it was dropping if you were more than my five foot three and a half and I saw several shooters struggle with it. Shot fairly consistently, not dropping more than 1 or 2 per stand until Stand 11. Uphill rabbit, which caused me no issue at all, and a soft right to left teal - missed three of those over the top! But for that it would have been a new PB. Still not unhappy with an 86, which is my best score of 2019 so far. I accidentally managed to buy a car on the way home as well. Is 51 too old for a mid-life crisis?
  5. 4 points
    BT will do superfast fibre for £31.99/month Sorry.
  6. 4 points
    Use your local shop or ground. Support local business or loose them
  7. 4 points
    In fairness, they are also high if you do want thousands.. Many of us just read their price lists to make us feel good about how much we pay elsewhere.
  8. 3 points
    The very fact that the guys have had their volumes delivered by a builders truck,outside of ADR (dangerous goods) transport regulation shows how safe shotgun cartridges are . The cartridges are classed as not liable to explode in bulk . In terms of risk, the cartridges kept at home are not likely to do anything more than provide fuel for a fire started by something else . Even if you chucked a slab on a bonfire you certainly wouldn’t get an explosion . I’d be more worried about the 60 litres of unleaded parked up next to the house, or the LPG cylinder for the BBQ , than having a few thousand cartridges in the garage or airing cupboard.
  9. 3 points
    Shot this today. Thought that it was a good set of targets set by Sean. Had 3 bad stands dropping 5 targets on each. Finished up on 93/120, 77.5%, so shot my average. All in all a very enjoyable day out.
  10. 3 points
    Good day for me at Greenfields, nice tricky layout so happy with my 96 which matched George 😜 , next highest was 93 as I left but more to come in.
  11. 3 points
    There's a sticky on PigeonWatch where some kind chap has done extensive velocity tests for all kinds of shells including clay loads and the difference between the fastest and slowest lead loads is no more than 200 fps - the vast majority of the loads we commonly use fall in the 1300 - 1400 range (Eley Superbs are 1293). I have long maintained that a good shooter who is interested in the subject would be able to tell the difference once we get close to around 200 fps but have also said I'd pay to watch anyone tell the difference between 50-100 fps, in other words, (in normal shells) you can't tell what's what based on "speed" in a blind test. You can of course tell the difference in break signature as well as recoil characteristics, to me it seems the quality of the shot is the important factor. FWIW I also don't believe oft quoted assumptions that slow shells pattern "better" or that fast shells "blow" patterns. When it comes to extreme range such as 80 yards density matters more than speed because by then both fast and slow shells are out of steam and either could affect a chip or break depending on (where upon the target) the strike occurs, i.e, it is as much luck as speed or pattern to be fair since there is not going to be a definable "centre" as such. Again FWIW I don't subscribe to bigger is better at range, density is what we need, I'd take a glancing strike from a 7.5 or even 8 on a 75 yard target over a powerful miss with a 6.5, the former at least stands a chance of causing a break. It's all about statistical probabilities.
  12. 3 points
    You are a touchy one aren't you? I don't remember telling you to do anything with your life. My opinion is that you overreacted to Tiptop's posts and displayed a level of snottiness that came across awfully like spite and that's something we don't do on this forum! Just saying... But FWIW in our household we rarely pay full asking for anything and search out the best deals wherever we can. We also grow a great deal of our own food and I work a couple of days a month reffing at sporting comps. Money does matter to me and of course I have a budget for shooting but, frankly put, £10 is neither here nor there in the scheme of things and certainly isn't life threatening money. When it comes to shells I pay £195 for Ian Coley Gold Cup a 70mm, 28g in 7.5 (made by Eley) which I think is an excellent shell at that price and IMO better than the branded budget shells from Hull, Gamebore etc. but I don't drive 15 miles each way specially to get them, instead i pick them up when I'm there for the shooting.
  13. 3 points
    Probably because of my past working background also , but I tend to look at percentages not £s “ it’s only a tenner “ .... no it’s not, it’s 5% more expensive than it needs to be . I do subscribe to “ total cost of acquisition “ as well , hence the optimum of buying at lowest price from somewhere I was going anyway . Now I’m a non working loafer , all those saved percents have allowed me to regress into second childhood pursuing selfish hobbies 😂,
  14. 3 points
    That's not needed Spavo.
  15. 3 points
    No, me neither. And who's to say that because we're not minted then we shouldn't enjoy shooting and look after the little money we do spend on it?! I do believe my gun goes bang and shot flies out the end of it the same as everyone elses, correct?? Wish I had as much spare cash as captain moneybags above, but then again I wouldn't want it to make me as big a patronising dick!
  16. 3 points
    For me it’s not so much desperation as just trying to avoid paying over the odds for the same product available elsewhere really plus weighing up whether it was worth getting the car out or having them arrive automatically. Anyway I found a place near me (Clarkes of Walsham) who had all six sorts I wanted to try for a good price & free delivery so they’ll be arriving tomorrow. Happy days
  17. 3 points
    For those of you that are interested James Peckham is now an official target setter for FITASC He was awarded this by Mr Palinkas a few weeks ago after designing and setting courses throughout the world which were then vetted by FITASC If you shoot any of the major competitions where Promatic are involved you will almost always see him there working hard to ensure everything runs smoothly so the shooters can enjoy the event and not have to worry about no birds Well done James
  18. 2 points
    SO what we're saying is that it's all b*llocks, and stated cartridge speed is pretty meaningless so don't waste your money? 😂
  19. 2 points
    Using a 7 1/2 pellet lead pellet at 500ft altitude, I get these from the rather handy calculator I found there: http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/shot-ballistics/shot-ballistics.html Yards..Vel....Energy...Drop...Drift....TOF(sec) 0 1350 5.2 0.0 0.0 0.000 10 1036 3.1 0.1 0.0 0.025 15 954 2.6 0.3 0.0 0.040 20 881 2.2 0.6 0.0 0.057 25 819 1.9 1.1 0.0 0.075 30 766 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.093 35 710 1.4 2.5 0.0 0.114 40 658 1.2 3.6 0.0 0.136 45 610 1.1 4.9 0.0 0.159 50 562 0.90 6.6 0.0 0.185 75 360 0.37 23.9 0.0 0.352 100 208 0.12 75.9 0.0 0.627 Yards..Vel....Energy...Drop...Drift....TOF(sec) 0 1450 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.000 10 1070 3.3 0.1 0.0 0.024 15 979 2.7 0.3 0.0 0.039 20 905 2.3 0.6 0.0 0.055 25 842 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.072 30 786 1.8 1.6 0.0 0.090 35 730 1.5 2.3 0.0 0.110 40 678 1.3 3.3 0.0 0.131 45 628 1.1 4.6 0.0 0.154 50 580 0.96 6.2 0.0 0.179 75 373 0.40 22.4 0.0 0.341 100 218 0.14 70.4 0.0 0.604 There’s only 6ms difference at 50 yards. So if we assume a crosser, thrown at 40kmh or ~25mph, it will have traveled 2.6in or 6.666cm during that time — which is pretty much about half a standard clay. Given that the ‘accepted’ pattern size for a full choke is 40in at 40 yards, we can assume your pattern on a half or 3/4 choke will be well over 50 inches at 50 yards. If your pattern is unlucky enough be JUST on the ‘back’ edge of a clay, the density will be so low that the 6.6cm will hardly make a difference anyway. So I’d say 100fps is completely negligible for even a “far” clay in terms of time — and also completely negligible in terms of energy. Now, by far the more interesting piece of data from that calculator is the drift due to a crosswind. Even a pretty slow wind of 2mph will have your shots drifting by 2.7 FOOT, or 32.5” — that’s already 1/2 pattern of offset and very very likely to have much more of an impact on you breaking the clay at all.
  20. 2 points
    Having used (no longer do mind) 1000's of Superfasts they felt a lot easier on the bod than the Velocity I once tried, these I did feel were thump as er White Golds (I know from same stable so to speak) , however each of us feels things differently. As for speed, would a mere mortal really tell the difference on the bulk of sporting targets thrown these days? Only takes a few pellets to take a clay.
  21. 2 points
    Rocky did get them from 'Clarkes of Walsham', not JC
  22. 2 points
    Pray tell who captain moneybags is. As I'm just a little old factory worker. Still only works out at £1/100, if you manage to save £10/1000. As with everything to do with shooting it's all in the head. As for the price of cartridges it's the thought of paying £200, 210, 220 whatever, but when you actually break it down to 100 bird shoots it all becomes minimal, that is all I am saying. Unless you really are a moneybags, and can afford the higher end price, then fair enough pay big money.. But please don't make assumptions about people you know nothing about, who ever it is ... 50,000+ X £10.....😃 Fee delivery excellent.
  23. 2 points
    Makes me laugh when people go all out to save £10/1000, which equates to £1 per 100 bird shoot. Desperate times mean desperate measures I suppose.
  24. 2 points
    Okay thanks, just trying to work out logically how that happens when you've got x amount of inches of barrel the shot is forced down and inline way before it exits, if that makes sense? Only thing I can think of is if the wad is sort of conical so that it somehow pushes the point down the centre of the barrel and then forces the shot outwards from the centre when the wad exits. I dunno, just speculating cos I can't see the mechanics. Thanks for the 525 review... nice to see something on an entry level gun (especially the one I chose to buy... makes me feel good about my choice!) as opposed to websites who are like Top Gear and just review the Bugatti's of the world.
  25. 2 points
    England Fitasc sporting selection shoot at Park Lodge, excellent targets and facilities. Great to be in the same squad as Mark Webster who won on 93. Brilliant shooting, there were some big targets there. I managed an 80 which I was pleased with. However if you ever consider going to Park Lodge, don’t take a dog with you. They are very definitely not dog friendly, not allowing them anywhere on site, grounds, car park included. First and last time I’ll be going there!
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