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  1. 8 points
    Ian Coley Summer series final yesterday. Weather was kind to us and the targets were great! Going in to the final shoot I was in 3rd place for the series but managed to put a big enough score in to move up to joint 1st in B for the series. We decided to split rather than shoot off so both went away happy. Pleased to have won it in C and B class. A and AA is going to be a bit more of a challenge....
  2. 8 points
    Can't remember the last time I placed never mind HG'nd with a 6 and and a 7 x 10 gracing my card ☺️ , hard registered shoot at Greenfield's where my hard won 90 pipped even mighty George by 1 bird and if rumours are to be believed even he thought the top field was unkind. I should be happy and of course I am but I do think birds should be thrown with the masses and mid level players firmly in mind, what won it for me was stand 9 where a pair of Teal was seemingly just thrown up in the air with very little thought as to how it would shoot for the majority 😐 both standard, distant and under power with one angled slightly, every bit "designed" to take targets off everyone, sorry but with the best will in the world and despite being the only straight on it, to me these (at least as simmo pairs) are not "big" or "testing" just nasty. I shot it like a robot, Full choke on the angled under power with maybe two feet of daylight as lead, then just mega concentration and line with maybe 2-3 feet of hold under on the second shot no more than around 20 feet from the ground at around 40-50+ yards, wouldn't do it again in a month of Sundays and that's my point, should a win come as the result of good shooting as well as good fortune ? There were lots of really good testing birds there but could have been tuned down a tad here and there, I've long said two hard birds on every (or even every other) stand is going to prove too much for most.
  3. 7 points
    Note to self. Confirm with the ref that they're actually marking my card not someone else's. 😫😫😫😵 For the second time this cutoff😫😫😫😫. I mean seriously , do I look like my name is f**king Jane. Jasper
  4. 7 points
    I'm posting this with a very heavy heart...😔💔😭 As much as I love my shooting and everything that comes with it...it is taking up too much of my time. I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics of cleaning and cooking and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my collection. Below is a list of what's available. Serious inquiries only, and please don't insult me with low ball offers. Thanks for reading and understanding... 1. Dustpan and broom 2. Sponges 3. Toilet spray 4. Mop and bucket 5. Window cleaner 6. Vacuum 7. Dishwashing liquid 8. Laundry detergent 9. Fabric softener 10. Laundry baskets 11. Toilet brush 12. Cleaning sprays
  5. 7 points
    Honesberie this morning, happy with 90 and just the one bad stand, 8 (I think) with the orange L-R battue and R-L standard off the low tower, missed 4 on there, gave the battue miles too much. The pink, edge on thing one 10 was a silly target IMO, even I found it hard to see but managed to hit 2/3 by holding out and giving it a good chunk of lead. Best bit though was cuddling this little beaut
  6. 6 points
    Seems pricey but it does come with a pair of shoes. The left one is a blue furry walking boot, while the right is a red ballet shoe.
  7. 6 points
    Hi all, Some of you might remember I said I'd do a quick write up of my initial experience with Ben Husthwaite's 'Eye D Rail" device after a couple of weeks use, and here it is. To be clear I'm not endorsing the product, this is simply my objective experience. Worth pointing out I had initial access some time back to an earlier prototype during a lesson at Kibworth and really got on with it, so I didn't require much convincing in terms of using the device. Why did I need it - what were my issues? I do not (knowingly) suffer from eye dominance issues as a both eyes open shooter, however one thing I've been affected by from day one is occasionally (and intermittently) seeing up the left side of the gun - after some research I stumbled upon a reference to the term "cross firing" which seemed most applicable. A few people had suggested fixes, including ignoring the peripheral view of my barrel, a dot, higher comb, squinting, thumb up on the barrel (which is what I was doing) etc. This is basically what I would see (minus the weird gadget attached to it, of course). >Image I've been shooting for less than a year and made great strides into B class, however crossers were so often letting my card down as I would randomly see up the left of the gun and have no chance of making a move - it also greatly impacted my ability to consistently perceive lead. Using it First day out was at a local shoot, deliberate choice as I generally know the targets and had a baseline for which stands the above issue occurs on. The difference on these troublesome targets (longer crossers) was quite remarkable, the lead picture was consistent shot to shot and I could reliably make the same move again and again to break the clay. I noticed some other targets like trap-type and incoming took a little getting used to in terms of sight picture, though not long at all. Second day I decided to shoot two rounds of skeet and dropped 3 which is way above my average, followed by a round of DTL dropping more than usual - so this goes back to certain targets requiring a little more getting used to in terms of picture and move. I followed up skeet by heading to Dartford and zipping round the sporting layout - this is where the confidence really grew, and I walked the course feeling I'd only miss due to me making a lazy mistake. Every station felt straightforward in terms of breaking down the target and understanding the visual picture. I have no reason to exaggerate my experience but my shooting felt totally transformed. My understanding of how the rail works Geared towards one eyed shooters, this device is there to prevent barrel jumping from cross dominant eyes - keeping the right eye engaged at all times. The technology behind it? Who knows. Maybe it;s stupidly simple, perhaps it's uniquely clever - no idea. I also don't know if Ben meant to create something to benefit both eyes open shooters, or whether it was incidental - but for me it boils down to eye stimulation. My left eye has no reason to kick in given that the rail is preventing it from seeing the stand-out object (bead) and therefore the right eye remains completely dominant. Thoughts It's definitely transformed my ability to see a consistent sight picture, and long crossers do not worry me like before - the thumb has stayed up on my barrel due to comfort however there's no squint of my left eye anymore. I'm starting think eye dominance is across a huge spectrum and perhaps people are unknowingly affected by it. There are a couple of chaps on my instagram who said they have the exact same problem I described above, but only ever so often. Perhaps it's easy to accept this stuff as normal. The product does work, I've seen a number of them around my local club and only one chap said he didn't get on with it - he did have it stuck behind his bead to the left so maybe it was a fitting issue? Who knows. Build quality is OK, I have the aluminium version which looks pretty smart, the finish on the end of the bead itself could be better - but I don't really care if it improves my shooting. Some might. Anybody who's interested in having a look is more than welcome to play with my MK38 should we cross paths, as it's now a permanent fixture on the gun. 👍 * Edit - one thing I should have mentioned is that I did notice some variation in terms of effectiveness in certain light conditions. A yellow lense, in a dark stand covered by overgrowth was nowhere near as clear (visually) when compared to a bright, open space and the yellow tint lense. In the darker light the bead was overwhelmed and did not present a visible colour, instead it appeared as almost a black bead which I found interesting.
  8. 6 points
    Me too,.................................I bought a Lurcher !
  9. 6 points
    The QUICK answer to you is that you are broadly correct. (However, 70 yard edge on clays are unusual so just make sure you’re really talking as much as 70 yards for the long ones you’ve shot). All the adjustments to shot size and choke (as with gun fit and good glasses etc) are all about hitting that one or two extra clays during competition, so while it won’t make a real difference to the recreational shooter, it can make the difference between winning and losing to the competition shooter. Rankings and cash are at stake. And of course even with top shots, the sense of confidence that using “the best” set up brings mental advantage in itself. Nobody wins a shoot when they are feeling unsure.
  10. 6 points
    Good day at Westfields... over the moon with a 96 & High Gun! Happy New Year All!
  11. 6 points
    As the other good shooters on here have said, go to a decent open or registered shoot, you will find the shooters helpful (if you want it) and friendly. You soon get to recognise the faces as we all seem to go to the same places! Just a good morning etc as your walking to stands and people will respond, get to know you and will give you the time of day. You don’t need/want to shoot with idiots like that, not only that, if you to go to the “easier” shoots, you never learn to shoot the harder targets and when you do venture out it knocks your confidence. I used to go to a “club” shoot twice a month and shot it very well, was always top lady etc then you get brought down to earth with a bump when you do eventually venture outside. Personally I would prefer to only do 1 good shoot per month than several little shoots where you will not learn anything apart from how to deal with ignorant idiots like that. You could always ask on here when going to a certain shoot if anyone else is going and to meet up, as we’ve said before, we are quite a friendly bunch! Good luck.
  12. 6 points
    Please don’t give up on competition because of this experience. If you had been at any other ground that I can think of and I’ve shot many and you had said you were new to competition someone would have taken you with them and let you go after everyone else to give you a good idea of how everyone else dealt with the presentations. Most competition shooters even the very best are usually very accommodating to a new shooter. Sometimes when you are the big fish on a very small pond you have an overinflated take on your ability. You might find if the tw*t you experienced actually shot anywhere else he’s be a fish out of water. Keep going.
  13. 6 points
    Southdown today back on it with Dora and seems I am remembering how to shoot her a lot quicker this time after using Lola which makes me so happy. Sportrap first and it was a good round for me scoring 89/100 and truly the ones I missed just make me laugh. Sim pairs no problem at all but miss a couple of on report pairs completely or one bird from the pair or the single bird miss with two shots at it!! I won ladies and equalled first in my class. Stopped for a fry up and then went on to sporting. The light faded quickly today and it was spitting rain but managed an 81. For those that shot it Stands 6 and 10 missed 4 on each but did well on the rest. Good to see a few out and about today.
  14. 6 points
    I never slate any gun unnecessarily or without very good reason so not sure what gave you that impression !? Long term forum members will have read my posts about my 3 month long attempt to purchase either a V or std Invictus III or whatever they’re now called with fixed chokes. Despite being let down by the importers fibs, misinformation, lazy service and and and eventually being sent a sample of both guns with orrible wood (for the price) and nasty TOO low combs I refuse(d) to rubbish the brand or the guns general robustness and suitability for their intended purpose. What I don’t do is blind marque worship, unfortunately Beretta, despite being the oldest company in the world has managed to make one too many poor mistakes after giving us the likes of the bullet proof 682 and DT10 series, people’s memories are short and so the current fad in the shooting world is to slag them off in preference of makes that have either barely arrived on the scene or failed to give us any real gems in their model line up. There is nothing wrong with any of the top 5/6 makes, you just have to pick the right one for you and fine tune it.
  15. 6 points
    One thing for sure in this sport (within reason). It’s the Indian, not the arrow..
  16. 6 points
    I shot John Dyson’s event at Hepworth hall today, reg 120esp, I shot above my average and a personal best of 63, As you can probably imagine I’m over the moon with that result. I also checked the scoreboard and found that I wasn’t last in class or category so again over the moon. I think it was the boost I needed and feeling good about more progression and learning. 😁
  17. 6 points
    Coleys Wednesday.... very happy to have picked up HG with a 93!
  18. 5 points
    Would you really look to sponsored shooters for an objective opinion on a cartridge? 😀
  19. 5 points
    The problem is , just like cycling gear , it was designed with a muscular young professional athlete in mind . The reality is it will be bought by a bloated middle aged chaps with more cash than sense . I look forward to seeing it on blokes with a 48” waist utilising the free left shoulder to load 4 sugars into their polystyrene mug., The right sleeve obviously will prevent grease burns from the double quarter pounder as it’s served from the caravan window of the local farm shoot !
  20. 5 points
  21. 5 points
    Changing the subject completely but still Beretta. They have been making things for breathing equipment in hospitals. 👏
  22. 5 points
    Shot at EJC yesterday in a small group, giving each other space. Didn't venture out today, the idea of a crowded Sunday reg didn't sit right with me. Hoping we can start to get back out later on in the year!
  23. 5 points
    The only reason I mention this is to promote the idea of never give up. Owls Lodge yesterday. I was in a very capable squad; so spectator pressure was on. I was first up, on a freezing cold morning on a stand with a long teal and tricky crosser. Missed a couple. Next stand missed a couple. Next stand missed one. Then remembered that when it’s freezing, I benefit from looking like a loon by jumping up and down, flapping my arms or whatever keeps my muscles moving. I went the next 9 stands 1 away and missed one on the last stand just being too careful. Stuart Rudling did the most amazing 100 straight, always worth a mention. 94 was next best and I scraped a 93 after feeling like quitting after three stands. It’s a mind game.
  24. 5 points
    Husband had a heart attack nearly four years ago, stent sorted it out, but it focuses the mind a bit. I've never had a convertible, so I bought a Peugeot 207cc last year as a second car. Bit more practical than the Herald for modern driving and I loved using it last summer / autumn. We also stopped prevaricating about getting a motorhome, bought a perfect one for the two of us and spent half a dozen weekends last autumn away in it shooting and fishing. Can't wait for the spring and the Panda 4x4 to go back into the garage and the 207cc to come out instead. I've already started planning the long weekends away around grounds that do Registered comps on Thursdays and Fridays. Hoping from late April to get a couple of trips a month in.
  25. 5 points
    Unless you know of a problem such as ejector timing or trigger pulls...Drop the trigger clean and apply a tiny amount of oil to moving parts and surfaces. Clean the hole were the trigger group goes. Remove ejectors clean and apply tiny amount of oil....job serviced as far as i am concerned.
  26. 5 points
    If you have a keen eye or just not very good at keeping still like me you can often find one on the ground of a shooting ground. I could have picked up at least 8 to date. It’s like anything some will love it, some will hate it but I’m tired of reading the bickering about whose is best and the utter rudeness that seems to be ever present. I simply scroll on now.
  27. 5 points
    Centrepin . I'm afraid you have encountered the guy who thinks he's a world champion , but has never been off his local shoot. And with good reason. Because he will be found out as an average , at best , shot. Big fish , small pond. It happens all the time. And I' m delighted you gave him a lesson. 😉. Go shoot a registered shoot. Tell them when you book on that you are new to it . You will most likely be able to tag along with someone. I think you will have a much better experience with proper competition shooters. Not the local wannabe. Jasper.
  28. 5 points
    Southdown and Horne today. Went early to Southdown and shot the Sportrap first but there was only Tony and I on the squad and I HATE that. He couldn’t care less if he’s the only one but it really messes with me and I just got crosser and crosser until last layout I couldn’t give a fig anymore. Then on to sporting and today was very windy. I did okay but some were very wind affected, few colours and one stand I would actually say was unacceptable to stand in. Stand 10 I think with the going away green and orange. It slopes downwards, you can’t stand correctly and a colt nearly fell forwards today whilst shooting. Given all the great work they’ve done there with stands, this always disappoints me when it is clearly not suitable. Went on to Horne, only my third time this year. It wasn’t as windy but of course the light was going and agains colour, edge on got me a few times. Missed a very basic teal 3 times! The bonus today was picking up winnings from both grounds to the tune of £200 so today’s shooting only cost £40 result. I appear to have won Ladies Sportrap which is embarrassing with my score and sporting which isn’t so embarrassing and I think Horne as well.
  29. 5 points
    I heard that if you buy a new Beretta nowadays you can get a Tom Tom or Garmin thrown in. Some one needs to help Beretta because they have certainly lost their way . They now have a vast range of choices , but nearly every model has issues . How many versions of a DT11 are there??????? Caesars seem to be the best choice value for money at the moment , especially for the numpties who change guns twice (at least ) a year . Best gun , value for money ? Miroku MK38. End of discussion .
  30. 5 points
    First off.....i didnt shoot this shoot BUT ive studied the scores throughout the classes & TBH.....Nick got it spot on !!! Every class was won within the current averages which is the whole reason for having them !!!........... Too many shooters from B&C class want to shoot A/AA class scores without doing the apprenticeship !!! All it does is lead them lower class shooters to the slaughter on better & bigger events, there is a saying...if you want to become a better shot then shoot harder testing targets!! C class winning on 90 is doing nothing for the shooter...........NOT that i know how to set a shoot !!.....
  31. 5 points
    The biggest problem I find with the younger refs is that they often don't appreciate that a clay can still be a no bird even if it comes out intact. I had to explain to a ref yesterday that when the battue flew 15 feet lower than usual and below the hedge line before hitting the ground 50 feet earlier than usual, it's totally different from what it should be and therefore a no bird should be called.
  32. 5 points
    Aw shucks.. Just decided to have a break from this site (but would be rude not to answer you). Various reasons. I did also have a really good run of shoots recently and it would have seemed a bit much to come on and crow about it. Don’t worry, it’s all over, the last three have been very shabby. As I’m writing, may as well mention I did Honesberie today. Very damp under foot, didn’t take boots, so spent most of it avoiding mud. An excellent shoot, but definitely a toughie. Nick Hollick says he didn’t want it straighted again, so I blame Richard Faulds! Anyway only 83 today and I was reminded that once its tough it makes me miss for other reasons. Too many times I missed a pair on a stand that I was doing well on. Sheer over-trying. Anyway, see many of you about the shoots. I too plan Owls and AGL this week.
  33. 5 points
    Go back to.the shop and tell them they are either rip off merchants or that they have no idea what there talking about. Yes you hear stories of lefties shooting rh guns very well BUT it is despite of the fact that the gun doesnt fit not because of. Any so called dealer / gunsmith who avtively encourages a new shooter to purchase a gun that is totally wrong for them just because they have it in stock should be named and shamed because i for one do not want anything to do with them.
  34. 5 points
    A bit chuffed with my shooting today having stepped off the plane and barely slung the suitcases indoors 🤣 I rushed over to fetch my gun from the local rfd and onto JBD Sportings fundraiser held on virgin ground in aid of the East Kent and West Street Hunt, an Open 100 birder had our group pleasantly surprised with reg quality stuff with plenty of good distance battues, loopers and crossers. Made a few silly mistakes but held steady on some decent stands to card 91 which turned out to be one of only two scores past 90 with Jamie Atwood shooting a superb 95 for HG.
  35. 5 points
    Chatsworth Country Fair yesterday, shot the sport trap (11/25). My first time shooting anything other than Skeet, and I'm still a newbie (shooting 5 months), and I really enjoyed it even shooting as a lone gun the others in the squad were friendly enough Slowly finding some confidence to try new things.
  36. 5 points
    My mate was at owls at 3pm and said he would send me a photo of the scores screen. I was now down in about 13th on 92! Behind my mate. Much sweating scrabbling and texting before it got corrected. Then I was enlightened.. they had fiddled the scores screen just to take the wind-up photo for me. 🤣. I need new friends.
  37. 5 points
    Owls too - 81. Really happy with that after taking the gun back to scratch. A reg PB for me actually. Nice to see @Will Hewland and @Sian.
  38. 5 points
  39. 5 points
    Don't know what to say really but I personally think these kinds of shoots are put on when the course setter listens to the "shoots are too easy"/"wantmesomebigtargets" crowd. It should always be about balance, something for everyone and nothing that's presented to cause or force misses. My local ground has always had a good reputation for its mix of different types of birds as well as balance, it has always been a hard place to crawl past 90 but lately if you recall I've been somewhat critical of them both here and on FB when on more than one occasion in the last six months or so they have cranked things up to punishment levels on more than 2-3 stands. I hate to name names but even George has shot sub 90 there once or twice, last week we got a notification that they plan to reduce their weekly comps to two per month, when I enquired as to why I was told (they're just not getting the entries) 😦 now it could all be coincidence of course but the place has a log cabin, zero parking issues, at least 4 permanent towers, gun shop, gunsmith, alcohol, restaurant, flush loos and at least 30 years worth of shooting clientele from all over ! Call me a cynic but methinks people don't all want "big" targets 😚 most just want a challenge without the humiliation. You ever noticed how Horne is always crammed full despite being roundly criticised constantly about its "easy" targets. Gonna have a word and see if they'll let me do the course once or twice, what's there to lose ?
  40. 5 points
    Longridge yesterday... managed a 95 for joint High Gun
  41. 4 points
    The basic idea of an average of your scores is very simple. It takes a little work to take in the period timings etc and many shooters don't bother to understand it. The CPSA do it all for you and the website shows your scores and class. Many shooters do these events with very little competitiveness, more concentrating on their own personal journey and entertainment, so it really isn't daunting. Its just a good way to see decent targets and at around £35 is good value given that its all buttoned and reffed for you. You don't even need to join CPSA to do a registered shoot (but obviously you wont show up in the results). Usually about 10% at a shoot are non-members
  42. 4 points
    Stupid Battue at AGL. I calculate 740 were launched today and it was hit 35 times. I won’t comment further or I will remind myself why I don’t allow myself to go on forums and FB much anymore. 😆
  43. 4 points
    To me this is what's known as natural selection. Do something stupid and face the consequences. Unattended gun. Same as leaving your keys in your car. DOH. Empathy where it's due. Not here I'm afraid. Try leaving your Ferrari keys hanging on your key hook in the hallway. When it gets nicked it's a double whammy. 1. You've been an ass for leaving your keys there unattended. 2. Your not insured because you were an ass. But that's it. Everyone thinks your an ass . End of. With guns it's slightly more significant because 1. You may have put a a gun in the hands of a criminal. 2.All legal gun owners are judged on this. So now we are all asses. Remember this when they give you your cheque for your guns when they are banned. Thanks. Jasper.
  44. 4 points
    I too shot EJC and had a very good shoot both in terms of score but more importantly just feeling happy again and calm and my squad were great. Started on stand 6 and shot 40 straight which I’ve never done. Then of course came the driven losing 5. The rest were simply lapses. Finished on 87. The stew was delicious although could have been a little hotter.
  45. 4 points
    I am only a average shot so not expecting to suddenly challenge mr digweed ! lakeside have a yildiz pro black 30" adj comb in the shop £ 1795 grade 4 wood metal to metal , wood to metal fit superb ! so its approximately £ 100 extra for grade 5 timber simon hadfield prices look reasonable to me , he has always treated me ok , I speak as I find . also I emailed raytrade of Hampshire yildiz importers they are sending photos of stocks , they replied very quickly , superb service I thought ! be about 4 weeks im told .
  46. 4 points
    When I sold my Beretta and bought a CG my mates scoffed, most of them shoot a CG now, I look beyond the badge nowadays. If the product is good value you can always add your own touch with the money saved.
  47. 4 points
    Popped down OLSS for the last sportrap squad. Lovely weather and cracking squad even if we were 1 light and I was in stand 4. Managed a 24 on the first layout but missed some silly birds including a gimme single that I forgot to even use 2nd barrel. Ended up on 89 which was good enough for joint 2nd in B class - shame I went birds only.
  48. 4 points
    Phil said you had food poisoning, hope you are feeling better xxx Southdown today and I did the driving again. Very hot and sticky. A couple of goes to start on the pool shoot and then onto Sportrap which I’m happy to say I did well on. Felt more like my old self and apart from a couple of adjusted mounts, overall I seemed comfortable. Joint ladies with a 90 and Greater London Ladies as well. Then the sporting, joint ladies on 81 just one irritating bush for me 😂.
  49. 4 points
    This shoot was like the stuff you put on roses. And definitely not quality..
  50. 4 points
    Orston sportrap for me today. 83 in B class to get my first class win of 25 years of shooting. Hoping to not wait 25 years for the next one. Tough course that took no prisoners.
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