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  1. 4 points
    They fit well. I’ve had two other makes in the past so know what they should be like. I get that numb feeling and they deaden the noise through the ear, but muffs cover an area around the ear which also picks up sound. I’m just a big muff fan. Fnarr..
  2. 4 points
    Please do continue to give informative responses, whilst the OP sometimes disappears I find them useful and one of the best bits of the forum. I’m sure other shooters of less experience must too.
  3. 4 points
    Where is the OP then? Always glad when I write a long response giving the benefit of years of expensive experience away and they disappear or can’t be bothered to acknowledge it. 🥴
  4. 3 points
    Good thread drift into wife sanity ratings. 😆 True and recent story: After giving my wife a bloody good listening to I suggested to her that she should “find somebody else then”. Her immediate response was “No, I can’t be bothered to train another one” 😳
  5. 3 points
    Well first post lockdown reg for us today at honesberie. Very windy up there but a good course. Yes wind affected but nothing unhitable. A couple of quite nasty SIM pairs. Well organised with the covid measures. A couple of large groups around the club house though. Refs all good today although I wish they would confirm your score as you leave the cage. Some did , so didn't. Put up a good account with the loan gun. All in all a good effort from Honesberie. Enjoyed it. Jasper.
  6. 2 points
    When I see things like this I always wonder about the scalability of the production process. That would seem to me to be the vital link in getting a major player interested in the thing.
  7. 2 points
    Been swayed towards a pair of Sordins, have fitted earplugs non electronic and they do the job well enough, but fed up with having to pull one out when anybody is talking then trying to get it back in before anyone takes a shot. The electronic fitted plugs are way to expensive to buy, also within 5yrs you'll be looking at another pair due to ear growth and with some annual servicing I believe.With 5yrs guarantee on the Sordins and no worry there, I'll put up with sweaty ears and if it's too hot just put the plugs back in and be anti social for a day 😄
  8. 2 points
    One of my game shooting pals has a pair of MK60 32" guns and he shoots everything really well with them. That includes sporting clays. However I couldn't shoot them at anything as they are too low in the comb for me. Another mate has a MK 38 32" sporter and he has had to have a comb raiser fitted so that he can get it to fit 'properly'. For me that gun is (was!) miles too low also. I have shot MK 38 Trap guns off the shelf and the comb height is bang on for me.
  9. 2 points
    I presume "gear" is a good thing? Beyond paying attention in school I couldn't say. Maybe writing more college papers than I care to remember and a few hundred contract proposals helped.
  10. 2 points
    It’s true about the UK; an old country that developed separate regional speech way before transport or communications existed. I can get in my car, drive for two hours in several different directions and struggle to clearly understand local speech. I mean Cornwall and Liverpool don’t seem to share the same language at all.
  11. 2 points
    The 38 Trap IMHO has very good stock configuration for sporting , straight from the box , with the exception of the factory fit Pachmayer type recoil pad ,which is changed for something else on 95% of that model used in the U.K as a sporting gun . There’s no need to “Sporterise/bastardise “ the stock height again IMHO I had 3/8 of cast off added to my stock , no reason the OP couldn’t get a MK 38 cast on for LH if they can’t live with the standard straight-ish stock . I’ve tried the MK60 12 g and for me the comb was low I ended up looking into the back of the top lever not along the rib . I bought a MK60 20 for game , same issue as the 12 and I had the stock bent up to raise the comb .
  12. 2 points
    I ask as I am going to look at both this week. MK38 32 fixed, trap, no cast (I am a lefty so I cannot hope in the USA for one) He has the 60 and the 38 at the same price. Mirokus are rare here in the USA. Now why Miroku vs Browning for me. I hate porting and chokes. I prefer fixed for the feel and I am not a changer. I like beaver tail and do not like schnabel If cast neutral, great. Browning USA sells 32, ported, and choked. I can find un ported but not unchoked but only in dedicated right hand. The engraving and wood on G5 is also nice. Thank you all for the feedback and user expertise. The comb height and light lively barrels are also a plus.
  13. 2 points
    Also Honesberie for me. Agree with Jasper. Good level of course although one sim pair that I actually found unfair. Wind did cost me a few, especially stand 11 which would have been nothing tricky otherwise. Finished on 88 having fluffed stand 5 or 6 for no good reason. I tried the all new burger. Only marginally less ghastly than two weeks ago, so another one bite and throw... 🥴 McDonald’s on the way home next time. 😀
  14. 2 points
    Ditto, we shot EJC on Thursday, had a very nice ref but Phil got wrongly marked. Stand 2 I think it was, on report pair, first bird hit, second bird “no bird”, pair again. Phil actually said to the ref “first bird established as hit”? Ref said yes. He missed the first target, hit the second so should’ve been pair hit. Not until we checked cards at end we realised he had marked it down as lost and hit. It would be best if they did confirm score as you leave cage, at least it’s fresh in everyone’s memory if you did have to question it.
  15. 2 points
    Bloomin eck................................who wrote THAT for you then ? 😵
  16. 2 points
    Yes, when you miss the first one you shout 'clearing the gun' then it doesn't count and you can take it again, or in my case again and again and again 😃
  17. 2 points
    Thanks. Makes sense. Reading some of these posts it looks like K80 is the winner.
  18. 1 point
    Pricing is a truly fascinating subject, I've worked for this company for close to 5 years now https://pros.com/solutions/price-optimization-management/ Strangely, although I'd worked in the enterprise software space for 27+ years prior I'd never been exposed to pricing tools - eye opening is an understatement and something few people are even aware exists.
  19. 1 point
    I just can't comprehend not seeing the bead. I find on close targets I'm even more aware of it. As for color, I think that's going to be personal and could be affected by preferred lens tint.
  20. 1 point
    My view is usually about a meter behind... or in front or over the top...
  21. 1 point
    I thought Eley were looking into this last year.
  22. 1 point
    They do, until someone tries talking to you 😃
  23. 1 point
    Cost to the average shooter will be a huge factor, trust me.
  24. 1 point
    I used to live in coppull when i was married to the first mrs nutjob. 👍
  25. 1 point
    This might not be the best time to admit that I was born and brought up in Coppull, a small village just two miles south of Chorley. my girlfriend is Welsh. She can’t understand me much either. Perhaps that’s why we get along so well 🤔
  26. 1 point
    I bought a pair of passive CENS recently but just can’t get on with them. Apart from missing the electronic hearing benefits the gun sounds so loud, especially with Sportrap (shooter next to me is deafening).
  27. 1 point
    I mean the Comtac XP, or XPIs (without mic or downlead), and yes they make the MSA's look cheap. I was lucky and got a second hand pair a lot cheaper (just shy of the price of some brand new Sordins) and just added the gel cups. I have never used the Sportacs so cant really comment, but I would assume they are a pretty robust choice. The main reason I highlight these two brands is the clarity and quality of both the active audio and how reactive the shut off is, I also 100% trust both brands having used a lot. I have directly compared the 3Ms to Earmors and Howard Leights and they outperform in every aspect, on a windy day my dads HLs just stay cut off so they are no better than passive cans, but the Peltors work fine. I agree with you that the Comtacs are on the expensive side new, and you certainly wouldn't want to look at Comtac IIs or Comtac IVs as they are eye wateringly expensive (upwards of £500) and have lots of features you don't need for clay shooting (unless of course you plan on running 2 sets of 2 way radios while out on the ground ).
  28. 1 point
    Do you mean the Sportac Peltor's as the Comtac make the Sordins look a bargin, and I thought they were expensive, but admittedly very good. Seems a lot of stuff on the Comtacs you don't need for clay shooting
  29. 1 point
    Many years ago I was in a lift (elevator) at a factory in Cumbernauld near Glasgow. I was sharing the lift (elevator) with 2 cleaning ladies who were having a conversation, yet despite travelling up 5 floors, I was unable to understand a single word from either of them.
  30. 1 point
    You can’t even start with this topic. You sort of have to admire that America sifted through our dictionary and just said “no way” to anything that seemed to involve too many letters or not be sufficiently phonetic. Jewelry, color, aluminum. A few letters ditched here and there and they can get on with their lives much faster. Not sure I can forgive their pronunciation of oregano though. 😀
  31. 1 point
    Not a bad riposte there Charlie. Just one thing though: Why do you guys spell MEAGRE wrongly?
  32. 1 point
    You still get a "flambe" on the first round of each day for FU . I think it is a sensible idea to be honest it lets the shooter know that their safety is not on and their gun is functioning properly. I actually lost my right to flambe at a round of the worlds... still had the safety on! I have no idea how but it was... saved a lost first target though
  33. 1 point
    I’m not sure it was the grounds that had an issue with its reintroduction. I think the board and most of the shooters saw it as unnecessary. Personally, when I clear my barrels I simulate shooting a target so the fact that a target isn’t flying doesn’t really make much difference. Mental preparation is key though. The first couple of targets at the start of each round need focus, once your mind adjusts to the squad timing things get a little easier.
  34. 1 point
    He only joined to ask the question - as stated! Mission accomplished! But v. poor courtesy so far re lack of response. However your insight is appreciated by a wider audience, so all is not lost!
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    One reason I’ve often hesitated answering certain questions.
  37. 1 point
    Shot it too on Friday, Rich. I did enjoy it and the company i shot it with but it was way out of my league. It wasn't a shoot for a very occasional shooter. I did really enjoy the challenge though and as I just shot it as practice, the score didn't count. One chap on my squad shot a 95, which was incredible given that we shot in the afternoon when it was particularly windy.
  38. 1 point
    I shot an 30" MK60 sporter from about 2002 - 2006. It started life with 1/4 and 3/4 fixed chokes but I had it converted by Teague to thinwall screw chokes. Yes the barrels are very light and I eventually concluded as my shooting evolved, that they were too light. It was deadly on close fast targets but in my hands not stable enough on longer crossers and chandelles etc. Years later I tried one with 32" barrels and it felt great, but they are very rare. With hindsight I would have been better off with an MK38 trap - but I didn't know that back then.
  39. 1 point
    Cos they get cobwebs in them during a round ??
  40. 1 point
    Longridge today, on 3rd of this 4 day shoot, overcast, no rain but windy, not that I can lay claim to any wind affected / lost targets. 13 stands in all and some very decent targets too, it was too good for me in too many places, now there was nothing wrong with the course / the targets / my on the day chums / or our ref however having such a poor day with the gun I cannot help but feel a tad deflated, shot easier courses worse if that makes sense, just today had a feeling of being 'lost" / "out of depth" more than once and its not nice. Richard Faulds shot 99 on day 1, having shot same course, that's near super human.
  41. 1 point
    That does bring things into perspective ...sad news whenever you lose good mates......
  42. 1 point
    Just don’t muck about. Get a set of MSA Sordin with gel inserts. I must have said this 20 times on here. Everything else is worse. They are cheap as chips when you realise you’ll never buy another pair. Can be worn for ages with comfort. Don’t hit the stock.
  43. 1 point
    My vote for Starkey , excellent company , but possibly will cost £60 for a full overhaul but guaranteed after the repair . Sordin in my opinion are far better than Peltor .
  44. 1 point
    I love marmite. I also shoot a K80.
  45. 1 point
    Must be the 20th time I’ve said this on here, but get a pair of MSA Sordin headphones with gel inserts. Low pressure on the ears, 400 hour battery life, great sound, comfortable and a good shape for not hitting the stock, especially if you wear the buttons on stock side as I do. Yes they aren't cheap to buy but I've been using mine 120 times a year since 2007 and they are still perfect. That's about 10p per wear so far.
  46. 1 point
    After over 55 years of shooting, I'm afraid that I do NOT 'earmor' at all, in fact it is probably more ' buggerall ' !!
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