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  1. 5 points
    I would but Westward lives south west of me and I can’t fly into the sun to drop him home. That would upset me.
  2. 4 points
    It was a great day today , thank you all for attending it’s certainly a gorgeous ground and one that lends itself to proper old school sporting clays . the Long crossers over the tops of them trees were further than people thought and needed big big leads to catch em I will keep you all posted on the next shoots here thank you
  3. 4 points
    Small chips by comparison, but absolutely over the moon about my shooting today! One stand at my local club constantly gives me gyp, a pair of oscillating rising outgoers from underneath the pier you stand on, but today I felt pretty calm and nailed all 8 of them; usually I get a couple or three at best! So happy. I shot them earlier than I think I usually would have without consciously meaning to so hopefully I'm progressing on holding on to the shot too long as well. 👍
  4. 3 points
    Well I learned so much from this shoot and from these targets. Mainly not to go back
  5. 3 points
    Oh please do . Surprised there's no one on here telling us how fantastic it was and how they love shooting these " challenging" targets and how much they learned from the shoot😉. And how they can't wait for the next one.😁 And then in a year or so we don't hear a peep out of them . 🤔 Starting to vote much more with my feet these days. Jasper.
  6. 3 points
    I think if I’d gone and hit 62 I would have left it there on purpose.
  7. 3 points
    Every gun should be made with 3/8 and 5/8 ... then learn to use the barrel selector and the job sorted .
  8. 3 points
    A 1/4 choke is around 10 thou . It doesn't matter what your bore size is 1/4 choke will be 10 thou tighter than the bore.
  9. 3 points
    I’ve shot them for 15+ years and bar a couple of minor hiccups they’re as good as you’ll get for the money and easily the equal of shells costing an extra £50 quid, one of the reasons I rate them is their “relatively” low recoil, very much hoping that Eley will make the new 24g available in 8’s and 9’s. The worst thing about them is the daft military grade glue used on the slabs packaging, that and the fact they cello tape the individual boxes flaps !! In a perfect world different shot sizes would have distinct colour shells.
  10. 3 points
    I was an Eley sponsored shooter and used to shoot Superbs but changed to Fiocchi FBlack in 2013 because the quality control went out the window at Eley. Missing primers, hard primers and low primers; misshapen cartridges wouldn't fit in chambers; 21 cartridges in one box; a box of 25 Olympic Blue in a sealed carton of Superbs; poorly sealed boxes meaning cartridges spilling on the ground as non adhesive tape used. Then of course there's the performance one batch really soft then next as thumpy as hell. Eley Management weren't interested, I used to see Tomas Atienza regularly at shoots and he knew of my concerns. A shooting ground owner who is also an England and GB team mate recently asked me if I'd tried the Superbs lately, I explained the above to him and he gave me some to try back to back against the FBlacks and Official Trap and I was mightily surprised to find the Superbs are back to being as good as they originally were, soft to shoot and good kills. I've got rid of my Fiocchi stock and am shooting the Superbs again, and I note they've also introduced a 24gm Superb something that was lacking before. Hopefully I'll be using them for some time to come.
  11. 3 points
    Living in France we get some reasonable prices for cartridges... mostly French made... but of course the discerning shooters want to use Italian or Spanish cartridges. Now some say there is little or no profit in cartridge sales but we have an enterprising member of a club nearby who buys Clever T2 cartridges and sells them cheaper than I could by them in Italy ... and not just a few cents we are talking 20€ per thousand cheaper than I was seeing them in Italy. In my book it is all about how many you shift per week balanced against what you have to buy to stock your shop/ shooting ground. Not rocket science you might say but people have to buy their cartridges somewhere and there must be many thousands shot everyday of the week somebody is making money! I just do not believe the bullsh*te that shops only sell these things as a loss leader that is total merde in my opinion... oh I only wanted 500 cartridges and came away with a new BerBrownPazzi. Cartridges are the one thing that you have to buy every week to shoot... there is the clue, if a retailer cannot make a profit selling the essential item of shooting there is something very wrong with their business.
  12. 2 points
    Oh the good ole days, not. Lets face it there will be loads of people below the "trashed card" 10% rule so it will have just been a waste of money if it was registered.
  13. 2 points
    So then. Shot 2 great shoots today. Longridge then Garlands. 1st shoot with Superb 7.5s 2nd shoot with Superb 8s. My perazzi was fitted with 2x 5/8th chokes. These Superbs are just about the best shell I've had through it. Smooth and hard hitting. I drew smoke on loads of the targets which was most confidence inspiring. I broke targets way out and shredded with the 8s. The 7.5s the same. For 2.09mm diameter balls (8's), they don't half shred.
  14. 2 points
    Willinghurst today. Overall a very enjoyable shoot set into a hillside. Some big targets that you don’t normally see at the grounds I use so predictably there were a few tears! Meagre 73. However great to see someone putting on some challenging targets with variety down this part of the world. I really look forward to the next one.
  15. 2 points
    Willinghurst today - I was found out big time. I effectively struggle with any and everything at range - particularly crossers. Practice hours needed focusing on reading lead required I think. A sad 62.
  16. 2 points
    following pair. plenty of time to open the gun and reload the same barrel.
  17. 2 points
    Mmm...I would tend to agree and disagree with that, if that is possible I would agree that a 1/4 choke is around 10 thou to the bore size, but bore size is definitely relevant. I will give you this example. Beretta optima chokes, what size bore are the chokes made for? 18.6? My 682 gold e is stamped up at 18.5, so a 1/4 optima choke manufactured for 18.6 barrels ain't a 1/4 choke in an 18.5 optima barrel gun. Bore size relevant.
  18. 2 points
    I shot the Eley pool shoot at AGL last year and agree I loved them. Well, I did until I found out what they cost..
  19. 2 points
    Based on the simple reality that there can be a difference of up to around £15 per thou for the same shell bought from different stores, you can categorically state that the notion that they only do it as a “service” is porkypies.
  20. 2 points
    Dartford done - 76. Nice ground actually so much here.
  21. 2 points
    Please don’t tell me my £360/ 1000 sleek , black , high base , jet propelled , pheasant terminators have sub standard shot !!! I imagined the shot would be precision ground by intense , and stern looking master technicians on CNC controlled machinery supervised by a Black Belt in Lean Sigma . Now you tell me a bloke called Bert is shovelling up the mis-shapes , and me being a mug , I’m falling for the claims made on the sexy metallic foiled packaging 😂
  22. 2 points
    so just what does your apparent dissatisfaction with divorce have to do with shot sizes? And of course embedded in this morass is the unresolved to my knowledge matter of "illegal" factory carts disqualifying shooters in international competitions. A matter easily attended to by a simple process similar to the Formula 1 practice of tire manufacturers bidding for exclusive rights to supply for some given time. TabA/SlotB
  23. 2 points
    You should really put the lead back in!!!! 🤣
  24. 2 points
    EJ Churchill STR today. Always good. First layout was just lots of high loopers and crossers, nothing nasty, so 23 was not actually great there. The next three layouts were much tougher, with layout three being impressive at any level! Finished on 84, which won A class and was third overall. Admittedly not a huge entry..
  25. 2 points
    bromley and son have just reblacked my beretta o/u barrels and what a superb job they have done .as for cost i paid for postage to them and was charged £100 including return postage .i would use them again really pleased .
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