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  1. 12 points
    Shot Westfields Sunday a 94 Then onto Gloucester Skeet club for the Skeet County Championship Shot a 97 then won a shoot off to become Champ One of my best days shooting ever!!!!
  2. 10 points
    New Ground News It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of our new ground Willinghurst shoot . Postcode for the shoot is GU5 9EL Near the village of Shamley Green , Surrey It is a gorgeous valley surrounded by mature trees , rodedenrum bushes and mown grass areas . I will be doing 100 sporting over 12 stands with a sportrap style pool shoot running at the same time Our first shoots are planned for 17th and 31st March 2019 More info and pictures will follow very soon Please pass the word around for me , Thankyou Steve
  3. 10 points
    Do you buy your cartridges off your coach?
  4. 10 points
    It took me 1.5 hrs this morning to cover the first 25 miles to Owls Lodge because a lorry had overturned on the A249 exit off the M2 ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ but it was worth it, don't normally shoot well in such windy conditions but delighted with joint 2nd with Mr. Childerhouse no less, ๐Ÿ˜Š hope the purple patch never ends, that's my third 93 in the last three registered events on different grounds. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  5. 10 points
    That's the 3rd time I've joint high gunned EJC ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜ very happy especially looking at some of the names present. https://www.cpsa.co.uk/scores/fixture/english-sporting-e.j.churchill-group-ltd-20181101/94550
  6. 9 points
    This topic brings back memories of around 20+ years ago, when i was involved in the running of a shooting ground. We had a club gun, a Miroku 3800 Trap, with Monte Carlo stock and 3/4 and Full cokes. That gun fitted me (and an awful lot of other people) very well. To settle an argument regarding Trap guns, cartridges and chokes, I shot our 'Compak' layout and straighted it. The following week I shot the skeet layout, scoring a 23. Cartridges, well a real mixture of 21 through to 28 gram in assorted shot sizes 9's to 6's (we had a cartridge bucket that people threw their junk cartridges in !). Nothing magic, just a gun that fitted well and the confidence in it, to shoot at anything. The same gun, in the hands of a good DTL man (who shall remain nameless !) did 100 straight one Sunday morning whilst his 'K' gun was back with Mr. Rhone, for the 3rd. time. We gave ยฃ350 for the Miroku and it was as loose as a bag of spanners when we bought it. No new springs, firing pins or anything else during it's 17 years or so with us. Thousands of cartridges (too many to count) and the only modification was my removing the varnish from the wood and oil finishing it. If you have faith in the gun, the rest is between yer ears !
  7. 9 points
    Another interesting observation is that when you see new custom stocks being made from scratch or adapted to suit for existing guns, the comb is almost invariably raised ๐Ÿ˜I've always maintained that most new guns combs are too low even for people who don't particularly need or want a higher one. Getting the grip area fine tuned, the pitch perfect, the length optimised and the cast spot on is one thing but why on earth can't makers just admit their combs are too low for no logical reason.
  8. 9 points
  9. 8 points
    Been up to Greenwood gunsmiths today to collect my old 682 Gold e. Some years ago I took some bad advice on gun fit, so much so that I put my beloved Beretta in the cabinet and just left it. Shot the next few years with a multitude of different guns as one does. So at the beginning of the year I decided I wanted to resurrect the old gun, and decided to go to Tim Greenwood, now based near Market Drayton. I had already decided roughly what I wanted so made an appointment and started the process. First off is what Tim calls the "Blue Peter stage" for obvious reasons. Bits of tape and foam....and off you go for trials. The next stage when you are happy that the fit is some where near is to take it back to have the stock work started to "in the white" stage. While it is at this stage you can go back to have as many tweaks made as you like, until it fits. When you are totally happy that everything is as you want it the the final finishing can be done. The work, and craftsmanship is absolutely fantastic, although the process may not be the quickest, the best things come to those that wait. Thanks to Tim and Laura for doing such a great job.
  10. 7 points
    Having shot twice in the week, I was a complete mong and went to Southdown where it was windy and cold and I was cold and stiff and really wished I had stayed in bed. ๐Ÿ˜”
  11. 7 points
    Sorry, but that is completely missing the point and it's not just a problem at Westfield. Both as a ref and when shooting I repeatedly hear the same complaint about several grounds and whilst it's difficult for the shooters it can also be very challenging to score targets when they're flying across the sun, especially after several hours of it. I understand there's a lot consider when setting courses but south facing stands will always have the potential to be problematic on sunny days so in my opinion it should be up there along with safety, front and centre in the mind of the target setter.
  12. 7 points
    Shot JBD's 100 reg ESP today in a rather capable squad which included Scott Collett and Henry Arnold ๐Ÿ‘ and was pleased not to disgrace myself with a 91, three behind HG as we left. I have been meaning to say young James Bradley-Day really deserves credit for getting this place up and running on such a relatively compact and featureless area, it really is amazing how he's managing to squeeze 12 stands into such a small place albeit it obviously has to be run in a squadded format. The shooting points are literally a few meters apart but don't let that fool you into thinking there'll be no variety or difficulty; sure he could do with a tower or platform or two but all thing considered he has my unreserved admiration, there's plenty to miss there if you get caught off guard and his experience at shooting at various venues here and abroad is easy to see. Unfortunately we did have one or two stands that produced no end of no birds but these things happen and it's more than likely due to worn rubber arms or something which will I am sure be rectified. Handing us all a box of shells and apologising for the delays was a nice touch.
  13. 6 points
    Smokinn, F/B gave me a months jankers for saying Anna Soubry and her cronies should be hanged? About 5days to go?๐Ÿ˜‚
  14. 6 points
    Permission to look smug?..... Granted. New PB at court farm today. 5th registered shoot and the 1st that starts with a seven for a 71. I'm pleased with that. I know you more experienced shots don't rate Horne shoots as much, but as our closest reg, and also the first I went to, its a good benchmark for me to measure progress against.
  15. 6 points
  16. 5 points
    I have to say.....Tim Greenwood knows his stuff. Look what he's managed to do with my very plain looking Perazzi HPX stock. The new fit to my hand is simply sublime. What a top bloke and a great family. The finish and grain are what I'd expect to see on a top English gun. Thanks Tim. You have a new friend whether you like it or not.
  17. 5 points
    4Cs for us too. Lazy start so just one shoot today. We parked in the field and as it was so busy had a few goes on the pool shoot first. Jumped around a bit to try to avoid queues but inevitable on most stands. Stand 11 was my last stand and dropped 1 which I was pleased with. Dropped 3 on the stand (8?) at the other end of the car park, apparently my core was to blame ๐Ÿ˜ so that was my worst stand. 87 to finish. I enjoyed it too.
  18. 5 points
    Jocker 24g fibre 7.5 = ยฃ46.25 a slab - absolutely nails everything - love 'em!
  19. 5 points
    Just could not keep the rain off my glasses, was like looking at 20 clays at once ๐Ÿ˜‚
  20. 5 points
    Just back from a mammoth 300 mile day with a 5.30 alarm call ๐Ÿ˜ด , first time visit to Four Counties and agree with Will totally, this is obviously a good ground that can present good birds with a bit of thought as the dropping Teal and high L/R proved but for me it was marred by the mickey mouse consecutive stands of shallow angle L/R pair of Std and Midi thrown together followed on the next stand by a going away pair of the same Std/Midi and then just as you thought it couldn't get any worse another Std/Midi away simmo pair but thrown high ! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Do course setters really think we won't notice or do they just not care, sorry but I think we deserve better for ยฃ40 quid. Enjoyed the round otherwise and 87 was all I deserved. Only just managed to catch last entries for Court Farm on the way back to Kent and wish the traffic would have been a tad worse than it was so that I'd have had to go to JJ's for a bit of non reg arrows ๐Ÿ˜† instead, I have nothing against shoots that cater to a certain market and throw samey birds because clearly plenty of people patronise their shoots as is evident from the largish entries they enjoy here and at Gatton Bottom but had I known that I wouldn't be allowed to physically see 30% odd percent of the birds because they were thoughtfully thrown directly (and I mean directly) into the sun I wouldn't have entered. Two stands of simmo pair Teal to boot, high crossers or incoming droppers that you couldn't see, ๐Ÿ˜ถ what is it about the sun that catches course setters out so much, can they not understand that if a stand is going to be affected then they should at the absolute least throw lowish targets there !?
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    College Farm today, after 2 weeks off shooting. I think it doesnโ€™t hurt actually.. It was hotter than I thought, with very low wind. Missed first target out in front, then knuckled down for a 94. I really enjoyed it as there was nothing brutally hard, but also only one or two filler targets, so a good medium test on most stands, with some decent longer targets. If you were having an off day you could miss in many places. Nick Portlock leads on a 96 from yesterday. Friday still to go. The ground has had new paths put in, making this place better than ever. Always enjoyable. We did have one trap with bad no birds, but they found the clays had melted into Pringle shapes..
  23. 5 points
  24. 5 points
    "On the point of averages I am finally over it and I donโ€™t care any more" so glad to hear it,i am sure you will enjoy your shooting more now! Only time i have ever looked is when its the end of a period to see if i have gone down,otherwise i couldn't GAF
  25. 5 points
    I shot red worse than blue but the reality is I found them the same level. I obviously donโ€™t suit those type of targets and I actually got excited to see the driven can you believe that!! Fitasc tomorrow and then Iโ€™m done. On the point of averages I am finally over it and I donโ€™t care any more. Freedom.
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