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  1. 3 points
    Just got back from Owls Lodge (horrendous traffic as per usual), nice shoot with a few closer targets which I missed 😆 carded an OK 90 . Nice to see some forum members including Zella who was kind enough to come over for a chat. 
  2. 3 points
    Will ,us Glawster boys like it tough mind .
  3. 2 points
    Nice cheap days shooting, took my son for his 2nd Sunday scoring duties and decided to follow friends round without shooting due to a headache which I didn't want to aggravate, pity as even the big names were off their usual pace. Back at the log cabin noticed a score of mixed varieties of chokes all priced at £10 each ! 2 Briley extended 1/2's and a 3/4 took my notice and just couldn't turn them down for £20 😁 😛.
  4. 2 points
    What they do particularly well at Barbury is set targets that you really need to watch through the whole flight as they aren't always doing what you think they are. It's all too easy to see your score leak away there if you're too casual in your approach.
  5. 2 points
    The Barbury Pro One Challenge 2019 Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th August 2019 120 Bird Sporting Open Over £10K Prize Fund! Squadded event - pre booking required 📞 01793 940420 📧 sporting@barburyshoot.com Squads available every 10 minutes from 9am £55 Entry £30 Junior Entry Various trade stands in attendance, as well as a bar, catering stands, Perazzi Demo Gun stands and Pool Shoots Kindly sponsored by; Hull Cartridge Company | Perazzi UK | Dick Lovett
  6. 2 points
    College Farm today. Great shoot as ever but I thought it was pretty tough. I’m amazed at Nick Portlocks 96 from yesterday. I finished on 86 and didn’t do many “silly” misses; they just caught me out. I went the first six stands just 1 away before suffering a bad middle where it ramped up. I missed 5 on the tower, shooting very tricky edgey quartering aways, a long way out, below the feet. Lovely day, made me really concentrate.
  7. 2 points
    Royal Berks today, for their annual registered shoot. I hadn’t shot for 2 weeks so was glad to straight stand 1 (which rest of squad didn’t). As I suspected, RBSS set a testing course. They aren’t in the business of registered shoots and are more used to setting repeat entry “showcase” events, which is how this felt, indeed it was harder. I enjoyed it and the targets were great mainly. Only 1 easy stand with everything else ready to catch you out. I felt a pratt missing about 8 of what I did, finishing on 78 (8 below my average). It seemed to shoot harder than it looked for our whole squad. Three AA shooters on it and 81 was highest. Stand 12 made for a brutal finish. A 70-80 yard high l-r midi crosser and a 60-70 yard slower / even higher one. I bested our squad by hitting 4/8. Not your normal reg shoot stand, but a great challenge.
  8. 2 points
    The shoulder pocket and the eye are not in the same vertical plane. Cast simply allows the gun to have the rib in one plane and the pad in another. Cast adjustment such as bending is used because people come in all sizes. If the cast is increased by a significant amount for someone with say, very wide shoulders, the eye or head position relative to the rib could be compromised and it may be necessary to alter the comb or fit an adjustable to overcome this. Adjustable combs are different because they exist to compensate for variations in both facial and neck dimensions as well as the shooter's preference for line of sight, either level along or above the rib. If the comb is raised to lift the line of sight it's typical that the head will become more upright and simple mechanics tells us that this can cause the eye to move sideways by a few mm. An adjustable comb addresses this by having horizontal movement to reposition the line of sight. Despite the folks out there on forums like ShotgunWorld, trying blind us with science, stock fit theory is pretty simple stuff.
  9. 2 points
    Orston sportrap for a mate of mine and myself, not shot in 2 1/2 week's since the Jack Pyke so was expecting to be a little rusty. Only went and beat my personal best at sportrap by 5. Mate and myself did 89 and 88 to get 1st and 2nd in B class. Definetly one of our better days shooting beating a lot of shooters better ranked than us, and finally starting to find my feet with sportrap.
  10. 2 points
    Congratulations to Sam Green World FITASC 2019 Champion and to Richard Faulds second place . Sadly the Americans are crowing that they won every team prize except Veterans ( British Winners) but interestingly we had 5 Brits in the top 10 Overall but sadly not team members . Just goes to show we do have World quality shots , but we don't build teams .
  11. 2 points
    Thanks Ben. Congratulations Sam 🏆
  12. 1 point
    This coming Sunday it’s time to have fun with your semi 😁😁 A 120 semi auto shoot at Garlands , I will set up stands with trios, doubles full use of gun , single with a pair to follow , or vice virsa , It’s going to be great fun !! There will also be the normal 100 reg sporting course running but obviously with two clays instead of three !!! Shooting starts at 10am and last entry at 2.30 pm Hope to see you all there Postcode B79 9JR
  13. 1 point
    Got a nice little number the other day.... 16 guage Tula Toz-63. Not as old as it looks being from the late 60's. This model was an 'exhibition' one. Basically a sales model with all the bells and whistles, good engraving, skip chequring, coin finish and a really good hand finish. Bought as a bit of a sleeper, had less than 500 through it so as solid as you can get. My only slight complaint is the choking of what is apparently full and extra extra extra full.... 😂 I have suspicion that the intention was that you have shot in the full barrel and slug in the xxx full. Took it out for the second time yesterday. Lovely and light. Smooth shooting, 28g 5's felt like 21g 7.5s from a 12 guage. Wonderfully balanced. Got many admiring comments with most mistaking it for an old English gun. Didn't shoot too badly with it either. Properly liking the 16's right now.
  14. 1 point
    Really interesting for me reading through this post and seeing so many comments around varying recoil perception across cartridges. Ever since I got my MK38 properly fitted to me I've not actually been able to notice any difference at all - and I've probably put 15 types of 28g through it since then. I barely perceive any recoil whatsoever, probably likened to somebody flicking me in the shoulder. Weird. I stand behind others in the stand and they look like they're taking a real beating shot to shot.
  15. 1 point
    Quite normal that a red fibre optic is less bright in low light conditions. Colour of lenses can also affect performance in certain conditions. Would be nice if you can give an update after some experimenting.
  16. 1 point
    ive got a miroku 800 all original monte carlo mega tight chokes its as smooth as silk to shoot cant date it though ( I'm not good on computer ) number is 346623 ?
  17. 1 point
    Do they just play all the ' HITS ' then ?
  18. 1 point
    Whoops didn’t get point in . What I was going to say is that having a stock correctly bent is not necessarily the simplest or cheapest method . In many cases it is simply the best method if you don’t want a nicely stocked piece ( game gun for example) , ending up looking like a surgical attachment.
  19. 1 point
    Started at Grange shooting by 9:45 and flew round, no waiting at all. Fairly tidy card apart from one 5 pair simo stand where I dropped 7 (completely addressed them wrong - down side of being first in to a stand!). Finished up on 81. Down to Honesberie and felt like everything had clicked (must have been the McDonalds breakfast wrap before Grange). Some very close fast targets and some pretty big (and fast) targets. Ended on 87 which hopefully will be enough for a class win as I'd like to qualify for the series final!
  20. 1 point
    Interesting. Incidentally I’m shooting at the same place again tomorrow so I’ll experiment.
  21. 1 point
    Put it this way, most if not all famous names would have won most if not all of their titles with guns that were never "fitted" in the classic sense, not by a gunsmith anyway. Yes of course as they get better many would have made sure certain things were to their absolute liking such as the length, type of recoil pad, comb height, etc, BUT these things are often easily achieved via picking the correct standard gun off the rack (with the exception of length which is an easy peasy fix). You can even get used to the "wrong" + or- 5mm length - how do I know ? Experience and having picked up thousands of other guns, I'm afraid "fit" is not nearly as black an art as some will have you believe, very occasionally I'd pick a gun up and know instantly that there is no way I could shoot with it (Ed Solomon's K80 is one) but by and large even so called custom fitted Perazzi's I've picked up and shouldered come up nice enough, it's generally about one or two minor changes which YOU have to identify and TELL the stock man to carry out. Absolute gun fit is only of critical importance to people who are in a position to win, close enough (comfort and good recoil management) is good enough, "gun fit" won't be the cause why you lost that shoot, there are at least half a dozen other factors to address first. Barrel weight and other dynamics are in my opinion more critical than millimeter perfect fit. You can overcome (at least temporarily) less than perfect gun fit with knowledge, you can't bypass lack of knowledge with perfect gun fit.
  22. 1 point
    Having used (no longer do mind) 1000's of Superfasts they felt a lot easier on the bod than the Velocity I once tried, these I did feel were thump as er White Golds (I know from same stable so to speak) , however each of us feels things differently. As for speed, would a mere mortal really tell the difference on the bulk of sporting targets thrown these days? Only takes a few pellets to take a clay.
  23. 1 point
    Gamebore do Velocity+ 28g at 1410 in 7.5 and 8. They also do Velocity+ HV 26g at 1500 in 7.5
  24. 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
  25. 1 point
    Not in Cheshire, but not the other side of the world , have a look at this . He’s a nice guy and does good work , it’s worth the drive to have lunch in the village pub . http://www.bkwebstergunsmith.com/making-a-miroku-v-main-spring.html
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