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  1. 11 points
    Right, I just got home from this one.. I hadn’t shot for a while so sought out the pool shoots, firstly the Eley one, which was pretty steady but glad to straight it using, then winning some Eley Superbs, which were very smooth. Shame about the price.. Second pool shoot I missed a few. It was great, but the three cages were so far apart (compared to STR) that the targets bore no resemblance in each one, which caught me out. Good fun though. The main event, in full for those that are bored enough to read it. 😆 Stand 1, fairly easy away and crosser, straight. ✅ Stand 2, missed two away loopers in front, a classic problem when I’m rusty. Daft. Stand 3, one of the “notorious” stands, with long r-l looper, so I was glad to straight it.✅ Stand 4, sim high pair, not too tough, straight.✅ Stand 5, rabbit and tough low crosser, dropped three crossers, deceiving. Stand 6, long and close r-l, straight ✅ Stand 7, sim l-r high, straight✅ Stand 8, close r-l orange and MASSIVE looper. 90 yards? Only hit one of those. The stand Rudling blanked I think.. Stand 9, sim pair, l-r and r-l. Missed two r-l in front. Stand 10, fast away and long incomer, dropped one. Stand 11, Very tough! First bird a 60+ yard l-r that slowed and dropped, then a r-l 60 yard battue that never really opened out. Lots of blanks on here scorer said, including the fella in front of me. I missed first pair and though “here we go..”. Had a think and hit last 5 thankfully. Stand 12, a pair of sim “teal” which were two clays going straight up and down, looping a bit. This was where my world collapsed and a respectable score disappeared for me. I misread their 30 yard distance and hit 2 ex 8. Ref gave me a try pair at the end, I simply added a bit more gap and munched them. I was sick as a dog at this stage as I had just increased my losses by about 50% on a steady stand. 😤👎🏼💩😓 Stand 13. Rabbit and quartering away. Maybe the second of the two easy stands on the course. Straight.✅ stand 14. High away and r-l rising crosser, straight. ✅ Stand 15. Platform, slow r-l and fast low l-r. missed first bird out, in front. So, I finished on 99, which I sorely know should have been 105/106. My verdict was that it was a superb course. Yes, tougher than a normal registered, but fair game everywhere. OK, I would say it should not have been made at all harder though, bearing in mind the mass audience. Hugely enjoyed it and was mentally shattered at the end. My only criticism was that Stand 11 should not have had two really tough targets. The winner of this event will deserve the title it brings. The clubhouse, catering, pool shoots, food, all very good indeed. Well done AGL!
  2. 6 points
    Well today I managed to shoot a straight 25 with the first barrel for the first time. I know that you don't get anything extra for that but it felt great I had twice done it with 26 cartridges but I have now managed a "vingt-cinq royale"
  3. 6 points
    Apparently it was the CPSA that wanted it to be stiffened up. This is going to be another one of those shoots that will draw negatives from the people that think they can shoot but can't, and will get praise from those who can shoot. Just go and enjoy the day, if you can't do that get a fishing rod.
  4. 6 points
    He doesn't actually. Finally a course layout that is enough to sort out the elite and testing enough for the mortals to learn and improve. Shoot it and enjoy. If not keep your money in your pocket and your negative comments to yourself.
  5. 6 points
    Don't take too much notice - it wouldn't be a clay shoot if no-one was moaning.
  6. 4 points
    Cracking round of fairly hard clays at Owls Lodge, the wind which seems to be a feature at this ground didn't help either. I made a terrible mess of the rabbits thrown as a pair which I'd mentally assumed I'd near enough straight 😜 by missing 7 of them 😂, just couldn't believe my eyes as I kept shooting at them too !! Luckily shot most of the other stands well including all the various Teal which I smacked hard for 81. ps. This is proving to be a very popular mid week reg so get yours booked early as I had to keep pestering RF to let me know if there'd been a cancellation.
  7. 3 points
    I’ve got a lot of time for Charlie so wouldn’t say that. It sounds like the course is firm, as it’s a major. Shooters are stepping outside of their comfort zone as you don’t often get whopping targets at shoots these days; they favour closer, ‘technical’, presentations. I’m looking forward to shooting it on Saturday, see the targets that are being talked about on Facebook 😎
  8. 3 points
    Not shooting it myself so won’t be able to offer a personal opinion but Stuart Rudling having a zero on the card says something to me 😮
  9. 3 points
    It was a good but stiff course, I just personally felt it would have been nice to have seen some of the targets for a second before they dived behind a hedge or into the ground! A right mixture of targets but after going through the stands, just realised there was no driven and no targets from behind either. If the wind stays away you will be fine. Just enjoy the day and try to do your best.
  10. 3 points
    Cpsa have put a video of the stands up on fb,and yesterday i nearly comented up perescope if your short or in a wheelchair,the above comments have confirmed my suspicions,if i can see a issue from a 3min video why cant the people who set up these comps.
  11. 3 points
    Only if your wearing fishnet stockings and a very short skirt 😃
  12. 3 points
    Where do I sign up for the group buy? J Shot an extremely shoddy 66 at EJC last Thurs. 1st stand first 2 pairs dead, then miss the last 2. The stands I shot well enough I still let the odd 1 or 2 slip and don’t think I straighted any of them. Sunday shot Court Farm and a bit more consistent and was looking on for a decent low 80’s score then the wheels feel off and dropped 8 on the last 2 stands. Shot one of the tougher stands (think it was 9) well with a 9/10 and ref said that was the highest score so far and GD had only hit 6 of them. Finished on 75 which was well off the 86 that won A class. Hopefully I find some form on Thursday at AGL but mostly will just be trying to enjoy the experience of shooting my first major.
  13. 3 points
    Southdown for us too and we did get some hold ups and it was cold. We skipped a stand because it had broken down so went back to it near the end. The last stand took forever with a few squads waiting as it continuously gave no birds. 3 hrs to complete the course. I enjoyed the course albeit I wanted my DT10 instead of my SP1, the targets were good but it didn't feel like a big competition for some reason that I cannot put my finger on. Tony picked up a 4th in the sporting and I picked up a 2nd in the STP ladies and a 6th in the ESP ladies. £145 perching. STP was a good one with some tricky sim pairs. Enjoyed the pool shoot too. Barrow and Highwaymans on Sunday still moaning about wanting my DT10. Didn't really deserve to win ladies at both I was such a moany git and at Highwaymans threw away three stands. I need to atone and so will be giving those winnings away to charity.
  14. 3 points
    Shot the Southdown Grand Masters this afternoon. Really enjoyable shoot, walked away with a smile on my face which is how it should be. Great targets, and good use of the terrain by Bob the course setter. I finished on 100/120 which was ok, but I was lucky enough to be on the same squad as Richard Faulds who shot an effortless 119/120.
  15. 3 points
    Ambled down to Royal Berkshire with ye olde side by side this afternoon.felt fairly confident if I was in reasonable form i could possibly improve on my over and score of 84+6,which i don’t think was quite good enough for a place in the final.started off well enough and maintained a steady pace around the course,16 on compak and 16 on the grouse,nothing amazing but steady.i finished on 85+6 which I’m happy with,fumbling for back trigger did cost me a couple but no major disasters.not sure if i’ll make the final with that but hopefully stands a chance in the side by side class fingers crossed.🤞
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    I shot 91 today which around 76% so about 3% below my average so tough but not massively so. And I didn't hit any of the real long clays.
  18. 2 points
    No course setter has ever got it wrong. Shooters are the problem. 🤣 It’s the total opposite of every other business model.. Bugger off Martin, cheeky sod. (Wouldn’t be a good idea anyway as I don’t enjoy GB and don’t shoot big scores there). All my judgement is reserved until I’ve shot it of course..
  19. 2 points
    Tough, relentless, excellent set of targets. That said this is the English open and an England selection shoot, so it ain't going to be your usual Sunday affair. Talking to Charlie from AGL after we had shot, he said they had set the course to what they thought but the CPSA wanted it tweaked up a bit, as it was a major competition. All in all, an enjoyable day out with good company. You really need a be taking your 'A' game to this one, it is going to show a lot of us that we are not as good as we think we are. Will Hewland, no good taking your Gatton bottom head to this one. Well done to all involved at AGL.
  20. 2 points
    Not exactly skeet in the woods! Shot it today and it was a right mixture. The stands out in the open field (5-9 I think) were extremely wind affected so it wasn’t the same for all, and sometimes you didn’t even get a pair the same. Stand 5 I’m sure it was, was a rabbit then a very low blaze r-l BUT it was so wind affected some blazes were hardly off the ground, I just felt it wasn’t level and the same for everyone shooting. Incomers that didn’t always come in!! 2 stands cost me where I only had 2/8 on each one, stands 9 and 10 but apart from that shot ok for me. Free water and apples but not until after stand 9 so make sure to take plenty with you and I felt the trade stands could’ve been better, only 3 there, Pilla and 2 cartridge stands. Must say the pizza stand was excellent, pizzas done like a wrap, very delicious. Again the usual not taking shorter people into account. I was asked by a ref on one of the last stands what we thought of the shoot etc so did voice my opinion regarding not being able to see over hedges but as he said, it’s too late to change things now. We had a good squad, 4 of us new each other and had Jim and Tom Baker with us so we all ended up having a laugh as we went round but felt there was no atmosphere, so unless you were with friends and if you were having a bit of a doomer then you were stuffed I’m afraid. Shoot well everyone!
  21. 2 points
    Oakedge was glorious in the sunshine! I only shot the sporttrap ( 4 rounds ) just breaking the new gun in. Love how the kills are back up. The gun definitely works for me. Traffic on the M6 was a nightmare but the run back using all the back roads was a hoot!
  22. 2 points
    Meadowcroft for a Sportrap, got caught in the traffic 🚗🚛🚌🚌🚗 heading for Badminton and rocked up much much later than planned and had to rush to get myself ready, not ideal at all. Still with unbroken sunshine 🌞 which was very welcome indeed. Fair few happy faces about, MrStones beaming no less, as for the shoot, managed to miss I that I thought I shouldnt 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰 all 5 rabbits 😳 and hit many that I thought I wouldnt 😊 shot next to a bit of a masterclass from Rich King 98, he was near flawless, me? think it was early 70s as I was bit hangy ony too many times. In all it was a very pleasant day on the clay though, 👍 Now roll on monday at the Ridge & weds being all brave and shooting the English, do say hi, I shall be the tall skinny chap with grey hair
  23. 2 points
    Lovely to see you. My first registered at Coleys only been to an open day. I enjoyed the round, second sitting for us and we got the same weather. One awful stand where I missed 7 - four driven and stupidly the second bird. Lovely to see my brother who bought himself a gun, love helping spend his money 😂. I think I finished on a 77. Shot with Lola, getting used to her again. Well done Doug 💥💥👏
  24. 2 points
    Coleys today, once more weather affected, on last rotation it was cold, wet n windy, sunny, wet n windy & cold, hope you get the picture. Me a slow (poor) start, bit miffed when I lost three bunnies, two being more close, very close rockets in truth, did have a few 😊 stands, and despite the conditions had a pleasant day on the clay 😌 top squad, Peter Houghton 95 (shared HG with Sam Usher) Stewpot 79, OldCodger 78 ( big grin) Miss Zea Purnell 76, Smokin Joe Hale 91 and Willy Hale 77 It was a shory drive home which is now bathed in sunshine, oh to shoot in some warmer weather
  25. 2 points
    Flexible diary and managed to blag a place on the Sportrap at Barbury, sunny, no rain when I shot though it was very blowy at times, last one they had it was soooo cooold I froze, fingrrs - no feeling, due to cancellations just four of us in squad, Moi, Chris Morgan, Dean Gibbs & Glen Goldthone, think L1 suffered most from the big gusts, bit intermittent they were, me, I had a much better day than those of late, a recent session with a good coach highlighted a significant flaw which I now recognise and will work through, ended on 72 which is a big 😊 day, Mark Fletcher & MrFaulds 89 as HG when I left, cant think Ive ever been within >20 of MrFaulds so double 😊 Its the first of a summer series, will try & shoot most of them.
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