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    I didn’t buy it because I don’t really need a new gun ! ‘However as somebody who likes buying guns I was very tempted. But my head says I should really sell one, or even two before I buy another one. Kemen KM-4 30” with additional 31” barrels anybody ? I have tried shooting 2x MK38 Trap guns previously and didn’t get on with either of them. The issue was primarily the grip/trigger arrangement - so a gun with an adjustable trigger is a game changer for me. ‘As Martyn has just pointed out a customised gun is just one person’s interpretation. It just so happens that I could shoot this gun straight out of the shop and I can’t do that with a standard factory version. i’ve been round the block enough times to now understand what works for me in terms of gun fit and specification. But having an analytical mind and a tendency towards overthinking things means that I’m always looking for a ‘better mousetrap’. That partly explains why there are several 12 bores in my gun cabinet...
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    Personally I would go the factory adjustable comb, look on trader web sites, always the factory job looks better. re teagues, ask them first what is the minimum choke they could work on to fit long thin teagues, if they say half, get them to just ream out chokes to say 1/2 and 3/4, then see how you get on with it. re the long teagues, I have them in mine and never use above 5/8, so if you do get it done I would say go cyl/sk/1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 anything above will just collect dust at home really. must admit I stick to 3/8 5/8 and mostly could use 1/4 3/8.but dont hardly tend to change. the one thing I would say re stock is you might find toe length too long for sporting ,I shortened mine after getting a smack in the chops on a low bird.now its fine. Good luck and lets have a few updates when you get it. the other thing you could ask churchills is as an option could you have the adjustable trigger fitted at factory, its a straight fit from a sporter action.usefull to have. A lot of people say about dont like to mess with factory stock settings, my reply isyour good buddy who is 6foot 5 has lent you his decent car as you have a rather nice gal to take to dinner, lets say you are 5 foot 6, the first thing you do is walk around the car, and thank him,the second when you sit in, slide the seat forward,adjust height of seat,adjust the mirrors....generally thats when people realise perhaps an adjustable comb seems to make sense . its just when set in place dont touch it ! would you buy a car with the seats bolted firmly in place ??????
  4. 2 points
    I'm surprised they don't provide diagrams to tell you how to load the gun.
  5. 1 point
    Er a.................... 725 ?? 😂
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    Ah Will I know, I know.. problem is I've tried so many guns and the MK38 just ticks the most boxes for me. You can include a couple Blaser and Perazzi in that list too. Also much of the to do list are things I don't actually need, but do consciously want eg the choke upgrade, a comb (it's that or a custom job assuming it doesn't fit off the shelf). Way I see it, with the MK38 it'll iteratively take steps towards being exactly what I want in the gun, similar to what @MartynB describes as the owners interpretation of right.
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    At Gatton Bottom they are known for liking to put on lots of low incomers, but it was definitely a teal day today. Personally don't mind teals and only dropped 2 on the sim pair, even though they were all over the place. I do quite like targets that you have to move the gun a bit and see a gap between it and the clay though. If I just wanted to shoot straight at stuff I'd take up target shooting with rifles. Yes, over towards Godalming. Still going to be close to 2 hours for me though I think.
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    Roll on Steve Lovatt’s new one near Guildford. March I think.
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    They rarely wind the springs up at Horne, as you know. I was thinking about how many of the targets you had to shoot straight at or near as dammit: Stand 12 - sim pair of teal and high incomer Stand 11 - long high incomer l/r quartering away that was effectively straight away when you shot it. Stand 9 - second bird was a flattish teal going away Stand 7 - sim pair of teals Stand 6 - floppy l/r thing Stand 5 - following pair of floppy r/l Stand 4 - long low incomer and quartering r/l away Stand 3 - overhead Stand 2 - r/l quartering away Reminds me why the days leave and long drives to AGL and EJC are worth it.
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    west fields compak 21/21/25/24 91 Sporting 86 Made hard work of 3 stands dropping 8 No my best performance but a enjoyable day out with Doug and colin .... who smashed me on the first 50 compak
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    Thing is when you look at a customised Shotgun , the changes are the previous owners idea of what they like to shoot with . Personally I like the full beavertail trap forend, as I’ve got pretty big hands it feels comfy . I’m also very particular about the pads and spacers , the Green pads many love are undoubtedly the bees knees , but you will never see one on my guns , even coloured black with a felt tip pen . Why ? Because aesthetically I just don’t like them . I I’ve never had a single issue using Kickeez , but many hate them , and neither party is wrong . I’ve not lowered my 38 stock , but lots have . I like the slim old school Miroku grip so much , I’m thinking of having the palm swell reduced on my Krieghoff , whereas I know some people have palm-swells put on or bodge one . No matter how good a shot the previous owner was , the gun is their interpretation. The nice thing about sorting your own out is that it is your interpretation .
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    It’s in the catalogue on the Miroku website for Europe , perhaps it’s not available though . You can download it in .pdf form 👍 but I suspect EJC know a lot more than me 😃
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    Just as an afterthought, do you know that you can order the MK 38 Trap with an adjustable comb ? It’s cheaper than getting one modified .
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    I fitted an Isis green pad to my Miroku trap gun and it made it a far better gun to shoot. Gunsmith at Doveridge does a good job on adjustable combs and I think Teague does a pretty good job on Teague chokes too !
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    I haven't, but simply because my money is tied up in EJ so anything I do having returned the 725 for credit needs to be handled through them. Hence the manual conversion route.
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    Opps sorry the DT10 was 2016, the three years ago, we didnt get on, I probably didnt explain that very well in posting, not ever letting P go, it aint gun that missed clays today, tis the plonker pulling its lovely trigger 😊
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    Westfield Compak this am, twas a lot cooler than both Cirencester & the rather pleasant forecast thats for sure, not shot Compak, then very badly for 3 years, it was my very own winter of discontent with an ill fitting DT10 so my expectations were not high, shot 3/4 layouts 😊 and the last one I did struggle, Ive a real mental block on l-rs at mo and with half the layout being so it took a bit, but not much of the gloss off my morning. The shooting superstars were out early doors, they do make it all look rather easy, the result of many years hard toil and a abundance of talent to do so.
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    Loaded with 36g of 8 shot😁
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    You still have some Winchester AA's then ?
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    I'm shooting around 750 per month so if I bought by the slab I may as well get a job in there as I'd be visiting so often Edit - interesting you use Just Cartridges as a baseline, every single time I've checked their prices against local shops they've been more expensive - and that's not taking into account delivery fees etc.
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    Shoot a full round (or two) with each one, the one that is easiest to shoot well with and which doesn't in any way "thump" you recoil wise would be the logical choice, if you "fancy" one over the other despite it being a bird or two shy of your optimum scores then pick that providing you're not too competitive.
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    As soon as I have shot my single, I then concentrate on my doubles. Once doubles are shot, concentrate on the sim pairs! Always watch the person shooting to the right of you as said above as that is what you will be shooting on the next stand. It’s easy to get flustered so maybe before you shoot tell the ref you are new to it, most refs I know will give you a bit of slack. Don’t be frightened to ask if in doubt and make sure you have enough cartridges in your pouch or Skeet vest. It’s 25 targets but you can double barrel the singles so in effect need at least 30 cartridges and if you have to go back to your bag half way round you break your concentration. On the sim pairs if they both look fast/hard go for the one you think you can hit first, 50% is better then nothing!, Most of all enjoy it, if you shoot it badly first time, don’t give up, it can be addictive and certain grounds put on harder targets then others. Good luck!
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    @Hamster I am not sure if you have watched the entire video but I do in fact pull out the SS about 2/3rds of the way in. I did have a segment comparing the 2 guns on the bench but I cut it as it was too long. I would argue that one does not buy a Krieghoff for the timber, and since most owners seem to swap wood like the rest of us change socks I didn't mention that. As to the rest of your points in this post and others, I am one guy doing this off my own back in my spare time and I am doing as much as I can. If I had time to rope other people in and do interviews that would be great but I just don't. I am not a professional broadcaster, nor have I had any training in journalism, I work in IT. Youtube is a platform for amateurs and whilst the bar is pretty high these days for user created content I can only do my best and as I say, in the main folk seem to be enjoying it. Looking back through this thread it seems pretty clear my videos are not for you, just wondering: Why you are still watching?
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    Lloyd put up an intro video on his you tube channel when he started these video's. He's an everyday shooter just expressing his opinions, and he's using the guns of Bywell shooting ground. Nice video Lloyd, keep them coming. Your opinion is as valid as all the other experts on shootclay.
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