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  1. 5 points
  2. 5 points
    Hodnet for us today with a great squad including Mary, Tim and Lee Thornett, Ed Harding and Richard Dumpleton and of course Tony. No big score for me but I managed to hit 3 driven without puking this year. Salopian’s stand cost me the most on any stand except for stand 15. Just a near rabbit and an incomer but it got me and dropped 5! Stand 15 managed 1 dropping clay and was happy to get that. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Scored 84. Tony and I shot the pool shoot afterwards which was clay snooker. 5 pairs, all starting with clay 1 which was an ABT trap paired with good second targets. You had to shoot the first clay to be able to score your second one so whilst I missed a coloured clay only once I had missed a couple of the first. Anyone who shot it will know how pleased I would be to get the 7th clay which was a black midi quite far out. Scored 21/33 no idea what clays scored what points though. Tony got them all so he and Billy Baughan were the only two today to straight it so they split £100 and then shot off for the other £80. Tony dropped a few but Billy straight it again.
  3. 4 points
    Thank you, had a good day It was Gareth, shot it better than previous “big shoots” and you all have a good day Ta, & see below 😉 Thanks Doug, will try First time at WMSG, excellent venue, weather was tops, warm, no wind and hardly a cloud in sky lots of sun but no target affected by it anywhere. Start time was 12.54, we started ar 12.45 and bar a few no birds, just 1 battery change and short wait for re-loading the monster lift went without a hiccup all done in a sedate 3 hours. This chap had a slow first two stands then shot next five, the type of which usually egg my face as well as Ive shot anywhere recently, even a welcome 😊 on St7 a big driven pair a 7/8 was just begining to think it was going rather well then wheel(s) fell off, again l-r targets my downfall. A habit then of pair dead, pair dead, pair lost, loss - kill stands, odd and cant explain it. I did benefit though on one stand where an eagle eyed ref saw some very small chips off a clay or three, will take them. The already infamous st15 dropper from tower I found once, its teal not at all, so a damp squid end, 78 which is 65%, cant be dissapointed as Ive recently shot a lot lot worse than today and was really pleased with myself on a number of stands. Do all enjoy your day, WMSG really have put on a great event oh twitters amongst you theyve gone an put out an image of me, & having just seen Day1 scores on CPSA web theyve used same image Im a star, dull one yes but a star 😂
  4. 3 points
    “..on the Sportrap had a spectator going “bang” just as he wanted to shoot” I had someone to the left of me who liked picking up cartridges in their stand after they had shot. In addition to taking off a jacket and shouting “I hit it” when the clay was hit just added to the distractions. All round rather annoying and it never ceases to amaze me how individuals get absorbed into their own world to the detriment of others. A bit of politeness and awareness would not go amiss in our sport.
  5. 3 points
    Southdown for us, colour, COLOUR, COLOUR again. I can honestly say a good few I missed I f**king well didn’t see. The presentations were good and enjoyable but certain stands I suffered and today Tony too. The sim going away with the bush in front too high. Anyway started on Sportrap which needed me to concentrate on what I was doing and made a few wrong calls near the end finished on 83. The sporting finished on 82 and my last stand a few no birds made me a bit jumpy and missed one. I wanted matching scores 😂. Poor old Tony just had a sh*tty day and on the Sportrap had a spectator going “bang” just as he wanted to shoot! Greater London lady and joint runner up so happy with that on the sporting.
  6. 3 points
    Started off today at Dartford. Good course, only two stands I seriously under performed on. The worse of those was a sim pair of low driven targets that I dropped 5 on. Very pleased to straight a sim pair of rabbits, the first person of the day to do so. Finished on 74, pretty much in line with my current average. Then on to Court Farm. Shot most of it steadily, with only three stands more than two away. The worst of those was a following teal. Missed two pairs in the middle, being cautious and trying to take them as they slowed towards the top. Dropped my hold and shot the last pair on the way up - powdered them. Kicked myself for not changing earlier. Finished on 80, which was sufficient for ladies this week.
  7. 3 points
    Thanks IPS. The original 828U that came out in 2015 was and was firmly positioned for the game gun market having a lightweight alloy action and was the reason Benelli came up with the floating breech face idea - so when the gun was closed all the explosive load was retained in the barrel assembly. The alloy actioned gun was unpleasant to shoot for the recoil-sensitive such as myself with large volumes of cartridges as we tend to do in clay target shooting. The concept of the 828U however was brilliant, a clean sheet of paper approach to an OU shotgun design but cried out for a heavier action, ideally built specifically for clays and that's what the Sport is. The floating breech face is retained which will result in the gun not shoot-loose over 10s of thousands of rounds as the stub pins are not carrying the load of the explosive recoil. Most likely, because the shotgun market and majority of buyers are fiercely traditional this will take a loooong time to become accepted. I kind of admire Benelli for having a punt at something new.
  8. 3 points
    Absolutely nothing other than the fact I like the look of them
  9. 3 points
    Ditto, nightmare, emotional, flummoxed by my ineptitude on a good course. Just one of those days.
  10. 3 points
    A fantastic area of ground for FITASC sporting, great targets by Patrick Russo & Jamie Peckham. In a 3 way tie for the lead going into Sunday, Mark Winser shot 50 straight to win by 4 targets. Gold medals also going to Cheryl Hall by 7 targets and Steve Brightwell won Vets by 13 clays but lost in the shoot off for 3rd overall. Team golds for Juniors & Veterans. Regards Leigh
  11. 2 points
    Off to shoot it 1ish tomorrow 22nd, may I wish good luck to all who have entered, am hoping I remember to enjoy myself, at this clowns level its an experience & Im not a contender in anyway shape or form.
  12. 2 points
    I struggled on that one too, had to take the black target first. I get frustrated and annoyed over things like that, when are grounds going to learn we are not all 6’ tall? Struggled with a few of the bars being a tad high for me to be comfortable too. First stand we had loads of no birds which seemed to follow us round. Don’t think I’ve ever had so many broken targets there before. Targets were good as usual but just wish they’d cut a few bushes down.
  13. 2 points
    I felt Southdown was definitely tougher than usual and I also didn’t shoot well. Net result poor score.. missing 4 on my last stand just cemented it. Sigh..
  14. 2 points
    Shot this today, was happy with 101/120, managed to get three of the droppers on 15, just a shame I only hit one of the teal. Dropper needed shooting sharp with a fair gap, I see about 10 foot. That was the only nasty stand, which accounted for nearly 25% of my dropped targets.
  15. 2 points
    Well shot both of you - I'm there tomorrow so wish me luck . - new gun and all for a baptism of fire. Tony did well on the pool, just a pity the CPSA couldn't get his name right on the website clip 🤔🤔
  16. 2 points
    I hit three droppers and two teals. Held the gun about 1/4 down from the top, maintained about a 12ft gap and shot it just below halfway down.
  17. 2 points
    I think these are fab I very nearly bought one but as Phil mentioned it's a bit steep for a rough shooting gun which is what I was after at the time
  18. 2 points
    Apologies for not updating the thread. It works really well, I've had two sessions with it and about 225 carts. Handling is different than the Perazzi, it seems less effort to attack fast, close in targets. I know this sounds a bit weird but the gun 'feels nice' , it has the tactile quality that separates decent kit from the normally functional, just something extra that's hard to define. One senses that the 828U Sport was a team of engineers pet project - that 'let's make the 828U Sport as good as it can be' and that filters through to the user experience The new removable trigger group that differentiates the Sport from the alloy action game gun versions is extremely crisp - Benelli marketed it as 'breaking a glass rod' and that's a good analogy. With the supplied box of accessories containing stock shims and drop plates I got everything together yesterday evening for a serious bit of gun fitting - found an interesting Youtube video that suggested using Bluetac to attach a drinking straw (kindly donated by McDonalds in my case) to the top rib and thus being able check alignment. Doing that test I found I could consistently mount the gun and be bang on for line-of-sight down the straw so have decided to leave well alone. The gun comes with a user manual which is a pretty respectable piece of documentation (unlike a Perazzi - you get the build spec sheet and that's it) and that suggests using Snap Caps. It specifically states that because the gun cocks the hammers for both chambers when you operate the top lever to open the gun that when storing it you should insert the 'caps and operate the trigger, move the barrel selector over and repeat. In the gun's delivery case is black envelope to make contact with Benelli direct, via email, in Italy if you wish to be a participant in the 828U Sport owner feedback process - they define exactly what one should write in the message (probably to stay compliant with GDPR), I have received a formal acknowledgement. A nice touch. I'm really looking forward to getting out this afternoon and tomorrow morning with it again.
  19. 2 points
    Perazzi MX2000S 30” choked 3/8 & 3/8 used 12 F3 Bior, 70 F3 Piston & 38 F3, I didnt miss due to choke nor wrong cartridge, I missed because Im simply not good enough on some and a very big 🤡 on even more 😊 You all enjoy, its a very good shoot
  20. 2 points
    Before you write off ear muffs.. consider MSA sordin. Light pressure, good shape, don’t hit stock (especially if you wear them the right way around as they have a recess for the controls). I can’t wear any other headphones.
  21. 1 point
    Its a new trap that throws a clay striaght down from a cherry picker,then on report is a going away teal thats tasty.
  22. 1 point
    Well shot. My worst stands were 5 and 6. Hit the first pair on 5 then didn't connect with the teal again. I'd normally take a teal like that on the way up, but the movement from the first bird didn't lend itself to that and I'm pretty sure I shot under them at the top. Stand 6 missed the first pair due to poor hold on the first bird and then shot over the top of another of the going away pink things. Also managed to randomly drop a pair on the sim on stand 3. Other than that it was one or two away on most of the others.
  23. 1 point
    Have been on the lookout for one since shooting that demo gun in early march, the challenge being either 'ambitious pricing' or a piece of timber that may have had a past life in a pallet. However the stars lined up today - found one with a nice piece of dark, nicely grained wood and at the right money - 220 mile round trip to go and buy it. Shall have a tinker with it later... 5 hours later...have tinkered, out of the box it seems to be sent up for a kind of average right handed shooter (gun comes with a bunch of shims so one can alter the stock geometry and also the balance by adding or subtracting stock weights. There is an IC choke in the bottom barrel and an M in the top. The demo gun I tried was very tight, physically hard to open and felt like a little lube judiciously applied would have helped things - and indeed this one is the same. Lube has helped.. It does seem exquisitely well made, proper precision engineering. Going to shoot the gun 'as is' tomorrow and see how it works in practice.
  24. 1 point
    Squeezed in a session to let off a little steam there yesterday taking advantage of the 5pm finish - helps me appreciate my progress as I shot here when starting out last year and would miss loads. Now I'm disappointed to drop a couple over the entire ground - yes I know, not the most challenging of grounds but still a concentration game. Met a thoroughly nice bloke down there too who let me have a go of his old school pump Remington (first time I'd shot anything apart from an O/U - now I want one ).
  25. 1 point
    I have had my DT10 Trident, 32'', sporting for the past 6-7 years now and I love this gun more than any other gun I have ever owned. I am guessing mine is an older version because the writing on the action is P, Beretta in upper and lower case italic script. Whatever the age , this gun handles superbly and I do shoot DTL, ABT, sporting and a bit of skeet, admittedly not in competition any more as the pension doesn't allow so it is pure pleasure shooting with my wife at Beverley GC or local clubs not to forget John Bidwell's Highlodge in a couple of weeks.................................I find myself waffling again..............age, don't laugh. The gun never lets me down and I don't think I could ever part with it. Phil
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