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  1. 7 points
    I'm posting this with a very heavy heart...😔💔😭 As much as I love my shooting and everything that comes with it...it is taking up too much of my time. I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics of cleaning and cooking and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my collection. Below is a list of what's available. Serious inquiries only, and please don't insult me with low ball offers. Thanks for reading and understanding... 1. Dustpan and broom 2. Sponges 3. Toilet spray 4. Mop and bucket 5. Window cleaner 6. Vacuum 7. Dishwashing liquid 8. Laundry detergent 9. Fabric softener 10. Laundry baskets 11. Toilet brush 12. Cleaning sprays
  2. 6 points
    Good day at Westfields... over the moon with a 96 & High Gun! Happy New Year All!
  3. 6 points
    As the other good shooters on here have said, go to a decent open or registered shoot, you will find the shooters helpful (if you want it) and friendly. You soon get to recognise the faces as we all seem to go to the same places! Just a good morning etc as your walking to stands and people will respond, get to know you and will give you the time of day. You don’t need/want to shoot with idiots like that, not only that, if you to go to the “easier” shoots, you never learn to shoot the harder targets and when you do venture out it knocks your confidence. I used to go to a “club” shoot twice a month and shot it very well, was always top lady etc then you get brought down to earth with a bump when you do eventually venture outside. Personally I would prefer to only do 1 good shoot per month than several little shoots where you will not learn anything apart from how to deal with ignorant idiots like that. You could always ask on here when going to a certain shoot if anyone else is going and to meet up, as we’ve said before, we are quite a friendly bunch! Good luck.
  4. 6 points
    Please don’t give up on competition because of this experience. If you had been at any other ground that I can think of and I’ve shot many and you had said you were new to competition someone would have taken you with them and let you go after everyone else to give you a good idea of how everyone else dealt with the presentations. Most competition shooters even the very best are usually very accommodating to a new shooter. Sometimes when you are the big fish on a very small pond you have an overinflated take on your ability. You might find if the tw*t you experienced actually shot anywhere else he’s be a fish out of water. Keep going.
  5. 5 points
    Centrepin . I'm afraid you have encountered the guy who thinks he's a world champion , but has never been off his local shoot. And with good reason. Because he will be found out as an average , at best , shot. Big fish , small pond. It happens all the time. And I' m delighted you gave him a lesson. 😉. Go shoot a registered shoot. Tell them when you book on that you are new to it . You will most likely be able to tag along with someone. I think you will have a much better experience with proper competition shooters. Not the local wannabe. Jasper.
  6. 4 points
    I don’t post routinely about every shoot I do these days but it’s worth mentioning the EJ Churchill Challenge which I did today. Details on their website. It leads up to a final day for qualifiers in each class. It’s an intense 100 course that feels like you have shot 150 concentration wise, as it’s all from menus. There are 8 stands of 5 pairs from 3 traps plus one stand with 6 traps and 20 clays of singles, O/R and sims. As I say, it involves a lot of concentration and very few of the clays are what you would consider routine card fillers, especially as many are sim pairs. if you’re in AA / AAA it’s a great test and you will aspire to just about score as high as your sporting average. Lower classes will find it a challenge but hopefully still fun and rewarding. If you started shooting in the last 6 months you might want to give it a miss unless you’re the sort of person who jumped off the high board just after you started swimming. I managed 82 and like to think I can hit a few more, partly because I learned a few things and also because I missed breakfast and was starving at the end, almost dizzy. Its something different for sure. Booking required of course.
  7. 4 points
    Be careful. It's soooo easy to become an addict. Heck, we have a few right here on ShootClay...
  8. 3 points
    Just spoke to Fiocchi cos I couldn't understand the reasoning for bringing this cartridge out cos if it's effectively the same to shoot as a TT1 then they're just putting those cartridges out of business. Anyway, the bloke said the difference is in the powder (which is why above is in bold as he said same casing, primer, and 8mm brass used): apparently better quality powder burns slower which makes it less thumpy... this is quicker but possible increased recoil is theoretically balanced by the lighter load. He said it's a response to the market, ie. pyschological £200 ceiling cost, etc., cos they simply can't dick about with the TT1 cos people would complain, so they've just brought out a new model and if it takes TT1 sales then so be it. Also said that cutting open and checking the shot, the size will vary between min & max limits for that size as opposed to their more expensive models which get sorted more thoroughly: all above board, just more chance of variance, but you'd have to be a cheesehead to complain about that at the price they're touting. Trying a slab tomorrow, be interested to see how they compare to TT1 & Superfast.
  9. 3 points
    Shot the 120 sporting at Southdown today, a not so good start Followed by knuckling down and I put in a pb 92/120. Not good enough for a position in class but was sat 5th (in class) when I left, which I was happy with. Had I not fluffed some targets id already consistently hit I’d have been sat 1st/2nd ....not to be this time but still ecstatic with my effort and the confidence boost it gave me 😁
  10. 3 points
    Westfield today, was bright sunny just a bit chilly in Cirencester, Westfield was overcast - foggy & lot lot cooler, I was thinking it would be quiet seeing as it was NYE, big fail on that account, place was rammed and thankfully found a ( the very last ) place to park the non 4 wheel drive, amongst a lot of high value 4x4s at that. Was on Tod ( the Billy no mates on Tod ) and shot course 12-1 then back to 13, the place usually beats me up. Made a decent start and felt I was shooting (for me) quite well enough. Had a car crash on the scissor lift r-l Simos and the next a l-r with a teal report, just got everything wrong on both, pulled it back until St13 where under the gaze of MrHewland had another stand of brain fart. Did see a great many friendly faces, everyone in fine fettle it seemed, as said big entry, when left 90 scores on board Matty Turkeys 96 (I think HG). You all have a great 2020
  11. 3 points
    112 X 120 at orston on Saturday which won A class £100 if I had gone comp. And 79 at eriswell today which wouldn't have won the wooden spoon 😂
  12. 3 points
    Well I had fun day today. I went to the Dragon Clay Club near Colgate which Imhave never been to before. A small club with wooded area and open field. It was their Christmas shoot today which was squadded and booked and you had to arrive by 9 am to be given lovely sausage and bacon rolls and tea, there was plenty of it to. There were 8 on the squad which normally you would tutt about but I knew 5 of them and we had great fun. Tony was on a different squad and didn’t know anyone 😂. There were 60 birds 7 stands including a hand released rabbit which ran down a grooved slot thing and then across the floor. People on each squad went up the bank and hid behind an big tree rolling them down. All quite safe though. I thought a good mix of targets. Then we had clay snooker 16 clays. I did really well on that. Then to finish a mad flush. I came third my prize was a bottle of vodka, baseball cap and medal. All for £30 each. I have to say it was a refreshing change in good company. Fibre shoot, walk across a smallish field to get to the shoot. Then went to Alex Cobb’s shoot about 20 or so minutes away which again I thoroughly enjoyed with a great mix of targets. I was very happy with how I shot some of the bigger targets. Even got some driven.
  13. 2 points
    Litespeed... Superfast... exactly the same! 😄 Started with Fiocchi, felt the same, thought I'd run out so switched to Hull, then found another box in my bag. At the end I'd just chucked a load of both in the one pocket and didn't even notice what was going in! Score was the same as usual, and one stand absolutely foxed me early doors so switched to the Superfast purely out of superstition and couldn't hit it with that either so wasn't the cartridge. Only a tenner cheaper, but i'll likely get the Litespeed from now on and use the extra down the pub. 👍
  14. 2 points
    For me the best alrounder is Eley Olympic Blues, tried a lot of cartridges in my time but like these the best, do the job for me!
  15. 2 points
    I handled one at the local gun shop last week and was hard pushed to believe it was not a Perazzi. The quality of the finish to the barrels was outstanding and the wood/metal fit superb, it was the non-adjustable and at £1500 was a bargain. I would welcome the chance to shoot one, but the one niggling factor would have to be the second hand value. I have had 2 Yildiz guns in 20 and 28 bores which gave faultless service, until I ceased doing Instruction work and sold them on. As I had purchased them both at the right price, I lost very little on one and made a small profit on the other. Maybe in 12 months time, if I drop on a used version at the right money, maybe I could be tempted.
  16. 2 points
    RC4 Champion sporting cartridges 28grm 7, 7.5,8,8.5 plastic only £225 per 1000 the other day. Claverdon Cartridges. 01926 843503 or 07771 742255
  17. 2 points
    When I told my RFD where I was shooting, now I understand the comment he made "You'll learn a lot about shooting there". I didn't find the shoot particularly hard, but not easy either. Certainly within my current ability. Thinking back there was nothing that was a real challenge and at my stage I expected to be severely challenged, so I guess that speaks volumes. My local shoot does a non competitive 50 bird on Sundays that has me working harder. Methinks I just picked the wrong place. Old Glossop clays runs a 100 bird registered every few weeks which is not far away. Perhaps that should be my next step.
  18. 2 points
    This. Do try a registered shoot, as Sian says there are a great many people in this shooting world that are more than willing to be helpful.
  19. 2 points
    now these look like fun Hunting with the Air Venturi Wing Shot[via torchbrowser.com].mp4
  20. 2 points
    I have shot 250 of the litespeed 26g 8's in plas wad, bought for £175 /1000 rate , punchy ,very fast and breaks are good (especially out of 1/2 chokes )for 90% of sporting targets we see in to days reg events this is with out doubt a very suitable shell at a brilliant price. There are some issues with misfires if rumours are correct , but in the 250 I have shot through my F3 pro, no probs , I can put up with the odd malfunction for that 1,000 rate.
  21. 1 point
    Archived 828U Sport thread So maybe nearer 10,000 shells down the tubes and an intermittent problem has appeared when the gun is warm - the bottom barrel fails to fire, all I hear is that faintest of clicks - rather than the typical sound of a triggered firing pin, the primer of the shell is untouched (have eliminated low primers, changed brand of shell to no avail), when cool it's back to firing every time. Shame - I really miss the gun - now returned to GMK for a warranty repair....I'll keep you lot posted.
  22. 1 point
    Go on. Be brave. You know you want to. 😁
  23. 1 point
    Sounds like the little gizmo that moves across to trip the hammer for the bottom barrel expanding when warm. In order to minimise trigger take up slack, the clearance needs to be as small as possible and it may just be a bit too small. Then again there could be something else hampering it's movement. Have you dropped out the trigger group for a look see?
  24. 1 point
    I've tried a ProSport and found it cumbersome. Maybe it's all in the mind but to me it felt much bigger than it actually is although some people are happy and shoot very well with them. I've shot several CG Ascents and having the adjustable stock means the different balance is very noticeable. Other than that it's just another CG to me as the raised rib doesn't seem to make any difference. Guerinis are smoother to operate and less clunky than Brownings, they have the best trigger pulls of any of the mid range guns and they pattern very well too. I've only seen one 694 and the young lady shooting it was in a hurry to get round the course so no chance for a closer look. Hopefully next time as I'd like to see if they've altered the stock at all as I usually find Berettas too low at the comb.
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    Wills 2018 thread has served us well so hence the new decade new thread. EJC today, bit last minute for me, rocked up just after 10, nr 103😳 strange day, was gloomy without ever looking like it would rain, big entry meant lots and lots of queueing, had a reasonable start without ever feeling as if I was shooting well, dire middle which was st7,8 & 9 could not hit diddly squat, finished well enough so not a total disaster. Saw a great many friendly faces, though the gloom & long day looked to have taken its toll on many. Am sure will see many of you again pretty soon
  27. 1 point
    no wellies? there was plenty of parking up the far end of the car park for some reason - could have been the 9 inches of mud, poor old landie bottomed out on the way out! Well done Will for joint second, I thought I saw an AJ Churchill logo somewhere. 'twas my first time out for a while and it was fun, the usual gripes but all in all an enjoyable shoot.
  28. 1 point
    Gunsite today, Bunter was very keen for an early start, the heavy overnight rain and very windy conditions did not entice me out of bed for such, the journey down south was also in driving rain, not a good sign. Clocked in at 11.30, entry nr 125, the rain had stopped but the wind was still with us, bit chilly too. Both of us had ups n downs on a pleasant course, yes missed a few Im disappointed with but overall had a very good day out, added bonus was taking family honours by 4 clays. Must mention scorers who were all in very good spirits considering the chilly conditions, we did see some poor manners from some shots that should know better. Was though a good day (3 hour shoot) out saw lots of friendly faces which includes the delightful Mr & Mrs Hoskins, think Richard Bunning was HG on 97 when we left, a LOT of superstars still shooting mind. Hope you all had a good day also.
  29. 1 point
    Horne today - 83. It was very, well.... Horne like. Floppy, point at/minimal adjustment type shooting. Great to shoot the course with @Will Hewland and @Argün Ismet Pire - definitely learned some things today.
  30. 1 point
    Shot 100 fibre Litespeeds today after buying a 1000 on friday. Exact same score 91/100 as previous week using hull superfast. Three of the targets were 40 - 60 yards and broke cleanly. Felt the same in recoil as the superfasts to me and I did notice the barrels were quite clean when I got home. Never noticed any smoke/confetti, etc. Seems like a decent cartridge.
  31. 1 point
    Owls lodge today in a gusty wind which made the targets interesting. I thought stands 5, 6 and 9 were really good. I am sure high gun will be high 90s but for the rest of us mere mortals a score in the 80s was a good achievement!!
  32. 1 point
    Oxfordshire today, theyve changed to shoot from last wednesday to the second friday of month, rocked up around noon to meet some chums, car park (not big mind) was chocker, the new day, good forecast & general rise in numbers combined to bring an entry to somewhat take the ground by surprise. Our squad was upped to 8 in number, and like all we had to hop around the stands to avoid others. I did however have good company, mind when the sun dropped it got chilly but otherwise superb weather all made the somewhat slow day go swimmingly well. As for the shooting, had a wobbly start a few triumphs and the kept in check disasters. The l-r loopers, did most damage, a simo pair of which in particular caused me no end of problems, like many a going away rabbit was missed more than hit. Did end with a 😊 card, that said I was not alone in that all of the squad had a good day on the clay, Chipper was close on 94 only a few away as the HG was 97.
  33. 1 point
    Sian , yes I remember seeing you at acorn couple of years back , in the edge of the woods , several people were having the same problem , cloud of smoke could hardly see second bird , I used express and didnt have the problem, can recomend the gold fibres as good , soft recoil and reasonable on price. not tried soverien due to price. the p blues are good if you can take the extra recoil.(fibres)
  34. 1 point
    Still haven’t gone to get them yet but I am definitely going to,give them a try. I already shoot the cheap Fiocchi TT1s and I’ve shot a fair few FBlacks and for the price difference the FBlacks do not make any difference whatsoever to my scores or indeed comfort and I am not comforted in the slightest by their expense or more brass. See Salopian I can be economical 🤣
  35. 1 point
    the thing you have to rember is give them a lot more lead and then a bit more
  36. 1 point
    hello i have a hushpower 410 baikel and a pedreti 12 gauge dose anyone else use them and if so what carts are you using for rabbits pigeon and squirrel thanks
  37. 1 point
    If he gets a fiver , he'll have what a Blaser is worth.
  38. 1 point
    Northampton today. Only been twice before and that was years ago, so a new ground for me really. A sell-out with lots of people being turned away by phone and in person! Over 150 entries. Luckily we had booked. A good shoot that felt firm to me overall. I felt I definitely hadn’t quite sussed out the scenery and backdrop and reckon it would be an advantage to shoot there regularly. Two bad stands (neither target felt like I should be missing them so often) and finished on 84. 95 was an excellent HG and only four people with scores in the 90s. Can’t believe 84 put me 32nd! Well done to the regulars. 😀 I will go back.
  39. 1 point
    Enjoyed the video and the finished picture looks awesome
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  41. 1 point
    A rare trip to Churchill's today. Started stand 1 missed two of the first clays straighted stand 2 stand 3 ref said only the third one, stand 4 straight stand 5 straight stand 6 straight. I was thinking could be on for a good score until I think stand 7 orange going up the bank and left to right battue a 5 pair stand never touched the battue and missed one orange 6 away. Missed all the driven on stand 12 so 10 away on two stands finished on 84.
  42. 1 point
    Longridge today for the NYD shoot. Suffering with a touch of manflu but soldiering on regardless. Shot it 1-11. By stand 9 I was only 9 away so of course, all I can think about is maybe I'll get my first 90, promptly missed two due to thought process and went on to finish up 10 and 11 only dropping one of the nasty teal. Ended on 88 which i'm pretty pleased with.
  43. 1 point
    Bulk buy a fair few nappies that will 👍 well done chap
  44. 1 point
    Good to see you Rich. Another great course at Westfield. Nothing brutal, just a consistent decent test. I also misjudged the sim pair off the tower, just way behind them, cost me 5. Finished on 86 even so, so could have been worse.
  45. 1 point
    I cant comment on reliability or longevity as my gun is new , but on using it it feels smooth / loose to operate , im told this is normal ? certainly the barrel selector and top leaver are smooth to operate it seems nicely balanced at 8lb 4ozs it really is smooth to shoot no recoil issues I only use 28g shells . when buying the gun from lakeside simon put my yildiz barrels straight on a perazzi and it locked up ! its a non adj trigger and the rib is about 8mm tapered to 5mm . a lot of gun for the money to be honest .
  46. 1 point
    I bought a yildiz pro black r/h 32" adj had the upgrade wood ( 5) have to say its a perazzi clone and is steel proofed its a stunning gun , shot it a few times shot borders wood Friday fibre wads only finished on 86 steady round though to be fair , but still miss my 525 sl would not have changed if it was 32" pity I cant do pictures on here the gun is so pretty !
  47. 1 point
    Orston today. Deceptive round it shot harder than it looked 96 high I hit 87.
  48. 1 point
    I’m going to get 500 and give them a try if for no other reason than they are cheaper and for non competition shooting would be more than enough. In fact more than enough for a lot of presentations.
  49. 1 point
    Did Coleys on sat. 3 sun affected stands. Apparently the course setter wasn't expecting to see any sun. So that's ok then🤔 Anyhow the rest of it was good. It's a lovely place to shoot and once again I had fun with good company. Thanks also must go to the refs etc. It was freezing up there. 90. Jasper.
  50. 1 point
    When I sold my Beretta and bought a CG my mates scoffed, most of them shoot a CG now, I look beyond the badge nowadays. If the product is good value you can always add your own touch with the money saved.
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