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  1. 5 points
    I fully appreciate that many clay shooters also shoot live quarry but I'm talking about the ones who rarely, if ever shoot registered standard sporting clays. Try working as a ref when a group of 6 or 7 turn up without eye protection, sometimes even without ear protection, complete with partners, kids and pets, no idea about targets over 25 yards, treating the event like a Sunday morning giggle and ejecting their shell cases over you and anyone else in the vicinity whilst their mates are loudly dishing out advice. Then, just to round it off nicely, someone swings in their 9 year old grandson.granddaughter to have a pop with a 410.
  2. 5 points
    Southdown for us today too, I shot 96 (80%) which is my best score EVER! But am gutted, we started at stand 15 and worked our way up the lane and was shooting really well until I got to stand 3. Up on the platform and the barrier was quite high (for me anyway) and the second target was a low bird. I got angry as I couldn’t get my gun low enough over the barrier until I stepped back slightly which gave me more room and I started hitting them, but by then the damage was done and stupidly I was still annoyed at stand 2 then we had a very long wait on 1 as they were filling traps and I dropped a few there. All in all I dropped 10 or 11 targets on those 3 stands alone 😤 but it was still my best score so going the right way. Phil shot 106 so was a happy bunny too but again, rued the stupid ones he missed as it was a 4 way tie for 1st! Barrow for us on Friday and after a very long and tiring journey with the traffic had a fairly good shoot. Won ladies so,wasn’t too bad a weekend. Lovely to see you Will and yes, Sian shot great. Bebo deserves a mention too, first time at sport trap and a great 70 👏👍 well done!
  3. 4 points
    Yes you are right but the nuisance of wind was nothing in comparison to the affect a cr*p squad has on me. I’m not looking for people to be acting like they’re out On a jolly or something but I am looking for a level of cohesion as a squad and keeping voices to a respectful level when you aren’t shooting. If the ref had actually done what he’s supposed to do I wouldn’t have had to ask the person myself which is just awkward.
  4. 4 points
    I don’t think disparaging remarks about pigeon shooters are called for. Many clay shots also shoot pigeons including the likes of George Digweed.
  5. 3 points
    Owls today, 💷 prize from last months reg awaited me, most Ive ever picked up, it covered todays entry & cartridges 😊 was evident. Shot at 3pm, it was a bit blowy, cant say it affected my targets as I didnt look at any prior / pre wind so to speak. Shot a few stands very well, some well, some average and a couple (last two) poorly, it was I thought a good firm course, nothing given, nothing to egg ones face. Chum Nick Portlock 91 shot superbly, didnt see scores so cant confirm hg etc. 😊 shooting today
  6. 3 points
    Spent yesterday scoring at JBD Sporting's 100 Registered ESP, it was as ever a marvel to see such variety and good targets being squeezed into such an implausibly compact area, nice to bump into Schmokin and Natasha Vadasz who shot on our squad. Lots of very good local shooters there with a decent entry because it was good Friday, it was won on 96 which was about spot on as even very close simple looking stuff was being missed by excellent shooters. If you're anywhere near this place you ought to try one of James's reg shoots, perfect if you don't like walking much but want good targets.
  7. 2 points
    some may say that (and did) but i prefer to think it was down to almost god given levels of shooting ability and and speed of thought.
  8. 2 points
    Yep, your right, the youngsters haven’t the balls or back up from shoot organisers to confront those flouting the rules. And, this is where us old farts need to stand up and say tough go see the shoot organiser.
  9. 2 points
    Barbury and Westfield today for us and both very good shoots although I didn’t shoot either well. As Will said refreshing.
  10. 2 points
    I totally disagree. If it’s a registered shoot then cpsa rules apply. It doesn’t matter if they are shooting birds only or competition entry. I have and will continue to do so, to refuse to allow the shooter to shoot at any stand I’m reffing on. Yes I have had aggro from the shooter, but when you tell them they can’t shoot if they are blind, it tends to concentrate their minds somewhat. Same apply’s with ear protection, one shooter told me he didn’t need ear protection because he was partially deaf, my reply was he’d be totally deaf if he carried on like that. I do agree with you on “You can’t fix stupid “ though.
  11. 2 points
    In theory you should be wearing shooting/sports specific safety rather than prescription only glasses but as others have hinted in reality few will notice and fewer still will care which kind of reveals the absurdity behind the whole thing. If you wear none at all however, the chances are one or two will not only notice but take umbrage too, especially if you happen to shoot better than them because, they figure, it must have somehow been an advantage not to. 👃 I have always found this rather amusing since the very same people will often be heard extolling the virtues of such and such supashade which makes clays stand out 👀 !
  12. 2 points
    If its anything like the weather oop north i pity anyone shooting comp in this. I learned a long time ago that shooting comps in bad weather is demoralising and best left alone
  13. 2 points
    Was sat at my office desk at 12.20 and got a call from a mate to say there was a space at AGL Masters at 13.40. A sane person would have said no, but I rushed home, got changed, assembled my gun, packed my bag and roared off to AGL, just making it in time. What a mistake. I clearly left my head in the office and shot like a drunk person. The shoot was pretty soft until stands 11 and 12, which added insult to injury as I was missing everywhere. The last 20 targets were stands 13, a fair good high looper with full use on four singles (odd) then 14 and 15 which were not testing. I still missed more. Write the day off as ridiculous and I must never rush unplannned to a shoot again! The wind is crazy tomorrow, which this soft course will actually stand I think.. I have to say I think it was a better event last year.
  14. 2 points
    Subscribed and watching Cheers Jamie
  15. 2 points
    Owls for me too, firm course as the 92 HG confirms, only two other AAA's managed to break into 90 😮. There were plenty of good targets about and the wind (as ever here) didn't help but for me personally I just don't see the point in throwing simmo's that guarantee one bird being well out of the sweet spot 😐 , stand 7 I think a nice high crosser was coupled with a screaming away overhead that was designed to take targets off you as was stand 11 where an incomer and another away over your left shoulder at mental speed again not just testing you but making sure you dropped some, dropped 7 on those two alone so 82 not so bad all told. At least one shooter on our squad blanked one of these stands, both were 5 pair jobs too, somebody explain the rationale behind that to me.
  16. 2 points
    FITASC at EJC this morning. Shot it relatively well for me, on 86. A good layout with plenty of testing stuff, but not relentless. Paul Lovick leading on 91 when I left. Not a big entry, but it’s not for everyone. Its monthly and is shot straight through, no breaks so it’s 3 hours. 9am, 12pm or 3pm start times. Worth a go if you can.
  17. 2 points
    Yes mr w*******r packham and his mates meddling Natural England are revoking three general licences for vermin control just read about this on BASC site they are urgently calling for a meeting with Natural England over this as it could put many vermin shooters to unwiittingly break the law . There is a lot of advice from BASC about this on their site where they are saying shooters who need to control vermin will have to apply for individual licence from natural England to continue after Thursday
  18. 2 points
    Oh great. A horde of incompetent, noisy, inexperienced shooters without a clue about gun safety, protocol or the rules at reg shoots.
  19. 2 points
    Thank you Donna, well shot on the sporting. Well shot to Sian on both! Enjoyed my first round of Sportrap ever, even though I was a bit nervous. Checked my fitbit after and my heartrate was up at or over 120bpm throughout (normal resting is about 68 for me). Started well, but concentration was definitely dwindling towards the end - 19, 20, 17 and 14. The first layout probably had the hardest targets, whilst I struggled on a mini on the third, only hitting it once. Happy enough with a 70, but felt that I could have done better if I'd read the sim pairs a bit better and kept focused until the end. Managed to get the first five stands of the sporting in before my 10.30 start on the Sportrap, only dropping 6 clays (three of those on Stand 3). Had three really poor stands out of the remaining 10. I think it was 7 with two left to right crossers. Totally misread the first one, that must have been coming in more than I thought, and shot in front of it every time. It as only after I realised I needed to be at it. Sim pair on 10? - left to right quickish crosser and a left to right looping incomer - minced the crosser and missed the sitter on every pair. Shooting too far under it! Had a final stand meltdown on the stand with the overhead where I missed the last two pairs. 15 away on those three stands. Most of the rest I was one or two away. Finished on a 88, which is almost bang on my average. Satisfied with that at Southdown, which for some reason is a bit of a bogey ground for me.
  20. 2 points
    Just given Tony sausages and baked beans for dinner because that is all I am capable of doing at the moment. Rounded off the long weekend shooting with Sportrap at Southdown with my head in the right place 86/100 which gave me ladies. Had a go on the pool shoot at the beginning and end of the day. Suffice it to say the end of the day I might as well have been waiving a flower around instead of a gun. Shot enough to take ladies in the sporting 105/120 although when I think about some missed it makes me twitch. Watched Steve Scott do 25 on the pool shoot which was lovely to watch and watched the shoot off for the overall high gun which Chris Childerhouse won after a fair few returns between him and Simon Fenner. Good end to the day.
  21. 2 points
    Advice? Don't do it yourself. A good finish takes a lot of experience and a lot of time. And an MK38 is too good a gun to botch.
  22. 1 point
    No pair killed
  23. 1 point
    Inflation is roughly as you say. However, in 2008 I recall paying more like £105-110 for the sort of shells that are £190-£195 today. I definitely recall in 2006 Eley Olympic trap were a popular basic shell and they were about £95/1000. I bought Eley Superbs for £108 for about two years until around 2008. I then used Clever T3 before going to T2, (their medium price shell) which were about £110 until they went up in about 2010. All these £260 cartridges prices still make me wince when I see them.
  24. 1 point
    Yep English 7. F line loaded with continental sizes and TT1 with English sizes just to confuse everyone. I use the blues for everything . Skeet sometimes. 😁 . Really don't worry about the half size difference. Just shoot em. Best value cartridge around at the mo. Imo. Top components, hard shot, value price. Nothing else comes close. Jasper
  25. 1 point
    EJC STR was a bad start to the Easter parade for me. Good course, lovely weather. Short version. Shot like a tit. Longer version, featuring mitigation.. Started well on first two layouts which were closer targets. 23 and 22. Second two layouts in much more open ground with longer targets. Disastrous 16 and 18. Realised too late that I was way in front of all the long stuff, which is what I do when I haven’t shot for a few weeks. Spent this week full-on at work and never thought about shooting, so created same rusty mindset. Shot a couple of targets after I finished and smashed them by cutting back a chunk. Just out of calibration! Oh well, glad I found that today before all the sporting shoots coming up this weekend. Restraint..
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