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  1. 5 points
    Old Berettas, Mirokus and Brownings do go wrong - don't let anyone tell you different. There are some lemons out there so be careful. Find a gun shop/dealer you trust and take their advice on the make and type of gun which suits you and also suits what you intend to do with it. The right dealer will be the one who agrees to let you shoot three or four guns after finding out all the relevant information beforehand. Stick to your budget and don't be disappointed if you cant hit much when you start shooting. Some of us have been shooting for years and we still cant hit much!
  2. 5 points
    Shot a couple rounds of skeet on Saturday and shot some very poor scores (84 and 87) so put the gun away and went to the beach on Sunday instead. Managed a 99 (from the ice cream van) so it wasn't all bad
  3. 4 points
    As an infrequent shooter with minimal expectations I don't usually post about shoots but Meadowcroft was interesting. Turned up fairly late only to be greeted by long faces and tales of woe about how tough it was, especially stands 1-6. So, coward that I am, I started at the bottom end. It all seemed a fairly normal level up till the simo incomers (crows) which were a classic straight at them card filling stand. Not for me though... Missed the first pair, then the 2nd, then the 3rd at which point I remembered I was wearing a shooting vest for the first time in many months and that my gun mount was off. Fixed that and mashed the last pair. There were a couple of eyesight tests using black clays against a dark background and I didn't hit any of the battues for that reason. After that things picked up and personally I thought stands 1-6 were really good testing targets that made you work for your hits. I'd like to see more targets like those and less of the boring stuff we see so much of these days. As a 'leisure shooter' I'd rather focus on trying to hit the targets rather than trying not to miss them. Looking at the scores and considering my gun mount screw ups I wasn't disappointed to finish on 68.
  4. 3 points
    Owls Lodge today. Breezy and a bit chilly, but no rain fell on me. Shot it at 10 (well, M4 disaster journey meant we were late). I thought it was an interesting course, with only one really firm stand, but general level was respectable. Even so the scores that were in from some good names were lower than I had expected, with only 92 leading at 1pm. LOTS of good shooters still to go, a big entry, so I think a 96/97 will come in. I hit 89 and enjoyed it, but was messy and kept dropping one or two when I had no reason too. I’ll blame it on not shooting much lately. I got 4/8 on the tough stand 3. Good to see Hamid and many other friendly faces.
  5. 3 points
    To be honest I don't get why people buy White/Black Gold or Sov's for that matter, I mean sure they're all good shells but you only have to look at the scores of shooters up and down the classes to see they have nothing to do with what shells they use as every one has good and bad days.
  6. 3 points
    First rule of a Cartel . 1. Don't upset your thieving partners.
  7. 2 points
    Golf balls don't fly straight, far from it. A golf ball depends on the dimples and backspin. The backspin imparts some gyroscopic stability but the combination of the two reduces pressure over the top of the ball and increases it under the bottom of the ball resulting in lift. A dimpled golf ball climbs away quite quickly and sinks in rapidly as the forward momentum drops off. Hit the ball off centre and you impart a degree of lateral spin, clockwise ( from the top ) and you have a push, a slight right curve handy for tucking the ball around a fairway, really get the spin going and the slice will take the ball so far off to the right that the group on fairway 14 heading in the opposite direction will teach you some new Anglo Saxon terms. Conversely just a bit of counter-clockwise rotation and the hook can negotiate a left curved fairway. Too much and you are looking for a new ball. Dimples and spin are going to curve a ball ( or shot ) Getting all the pellets in a 28g cartridge to spin identically so that the shot flight is predictable is a non starter. Using highly polished shot reduces the Bernoulli effect and the shot will fly a lot straighter.
  8. 2 points
    This might be a stupid point but: If a golf ball needs to be textured to fly straight, does shot not benefit from the same principle, so smoother could be a hindrance?
  9. 2 points
    I guess it's a "buying into a brand" thing and a "lifestyle choice" as the marketing people would put it. Gamebore are masters at it. Why does anyone under A class use top end shells or choke? All they're doing is handicapping themselves further. I shoot a lot of game days and atleast half the time the worst shot in the line will be using Black Gold. Its all just marketing. It clearly works as these cartridges still exist. Many a time I have missed a bird and thought if only I'd have had a cartridge with a high density case,nickel head to aid ejection,incorrectly sized shot for increased "lethality"?! and a fancy embossed box I might have hit that! PM.
  10. 2 points
    I can imagine the product development meeting at Eley. What have you got for us then Smithers? Well sir, I’ve developed some new boxes with a completely irrelevant Titanium label. Excellent. Why? Well, you know the near crisis level of cost that cartridges have reached? I thought I would come up with a way of dramatically increasing it. Will this work? Yes I think so sir. There are still some shooters, usually the ones that haven’t been shooting long, who think that slinging a cloud of pellets at a fragile ashtray is a technical thing. But the price Smithers, I mean surely.. These will only cost us another £10-15 per thousand to make, you’re not even putting them into an attractive shell case and yet you think we can charge another £60 over our already overpriced shells? Yes Sir, with the Titanium name distraction and the addition of the word Strike, there will be enough people feeling they can make up for pointing the gun in the wrong place to cough up the money. But Smithers, if these pattern as well as you say, surely it might cause more missed clays, with a tighter pattern? Careful sir, this room hasn’t been swept for bugs..
  11. 1 point
    No there's not. I think that gun was developed for the American market where DTL is also shot as a single barrel discipline.
  12. 1 point
    3/8ths choke, hull sovereign parcours 7's, 2 of the loopers on 3b, 3 of the loopers on 8b, 2 of each on 11. All misses were operator error, choke and cartridges were more than capable.
  13. 1 point
    8b all killed. DT11 . 3/4 choke . fiocchi fblu 28grm 7.5 ( English 7 ? ). 11a killed 1 . good solid break with same combo. 11b killed three . same gun and cart . 1/2 choke. jasper.
  14. 1 point
    Your level of wit is exceeded only by your good looks😜
  15. 1 point
    Best bit of free advice you will get, follow what Wylye has said and you wont go far wrong
  16. 1 point
    I shot the Superbs at the EO pool shoot (and won 50 of them) and yes they were particularly smooth. To me, this is one of the most tempting reasons to use a more expensive cartridge (assuming the pattern is good also). If these Titanium thingys aren't smooth, then why you would pay the huge price is even more of a mystery to me.
  17. 1 point
    I’ve shot the titanium 28g 7.5s. I shot them alongside some superbs 28g 7.5s and my usual Olympic blues 28g 8s. To me there was no noticeable difference between the titanium and my blues (apart from the ridiculous price) but the superbs were excellent, really smooth. A lovely cartridge to shoot, £35 a tho dearer than the blues but worth it in my opinion.
  18. 1 point
    Booked yesterday for the saturday.Early bird and all that
  19. 1 point
    It sure was pretty rapid coming out. I held too far back on the 1st one and paid the price because it jumped me and got ahead of the gun. I put it down to lack of practice rather than lack of talent. ☺️ Held further out for the rest and hit them okay.
  20. 1 point
    A long day down to Meadowcroft and Tor View in Somerset. Beautiful scenery but loooong drive. My second visit to Meadowcroft and my first to Tor View. Both good shoots but I struggled at Tor View. The ground is gorgeous but totally natural and hilly so stands were not flat and I struggled finding my footing on most stands. I was tired (still on antibiotics for my gun infection) so probably would have done better as the first shoot I think. Dreaded driven did for me.
  21. 1 point
    To be fair the Black Gold Game kill really well, they are very punchy though, I couldn't shoot the clay loads. I ended up on the Hull High Pheasant Extreme towards the end of last season and they are also a good shell, kill equally as well as the BG but softer on the shoulder. I'm not sponsored by either, just what I experienced personally.
  22. 1 point
    About 150 last month. Why?
  23. 1 point
    Nope! Tell you what if one of the cartridge manufacturers popped up with an average 26 ( or even 26 1/2 to 27g ) 7 1/2 cartridge at say £160 per thousand they would mop up 80% of the market overnight. Strange that not one of the manufacturers has even tried to corner the market.
  24. 1 point
    Set up a crosser and a Teal at 50 yards, get half a dozen AA's to shoot them blind with coated and regular, if the Eley rep can tell the breaks apart I'll pay it. Out of curiosity I'll buy a box when finances permit but I'd probably be a bag of nerves shooting them in competition if I bought a thou.
  25. 1 point
    Another very good shoot at Churchill's with Will Hewland, Steve Bowe and his young daughter for company, had the misfortune of shooting stand 1 kinda blind which proved to be one of those simmo pairs that needed some prior sorting so promptly dropped four x ten but very very happy to have kept my cool and only dropped another 2 birds on the remaining eleven stands some of which needed respect. Obviously won't be enough with stars like RF to follow but there's life in the old dog yet.
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