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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
    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 😟 but it was worth it, don't normally shoot well in such windy conditions but delighted with joint 2nd with Mr. Childerhouse no less, 😊 hope the purple patch never ends, that's my third 93 in the last three registered events on different grounds. 😎
  4. 10 points
    That's the 3rd time I've joint high gunned EJC 😜 😁 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
  5. 9 points
    Wahoo. Update.. got shared HG with Sam Usher. Some good names went through too. Glad to get my act back together. I’m settled with new glasses now!
  6. 9 points
    Well bit the bullet and went with what felt best for me, guerini won, didn’t like the feeling of the pro sport, local gun shop had a s/h one so didn’t hit the wallet as hard as it could have 😃
  7. 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 £350 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 !
  8. 8 points
    74 won it - I’m quite chuffed. Picked up a gun for the first time 8/9 months ago, and my form (predictably) jumps around a bit so I feel this’ll be a good platform to kick on with some consistency and confidence!
  9. 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. 😔
  10. 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.
  11. 6 points
    using coloured clays when there is absolutely no need or not thinking about background is my biggest bugbear.
  12. 6 points
    After buying a 1964 Webley and Scott 700 as a bit of a project gun for my son to refinish last year he has finally got round to completing it. The idea was to sell it but it has come out so good I'm not sure I can part with it! It was stripped and the action boiled to remove all the old grease and dirt, internals polished, pins and top lever/ safety catch reblued, reassembled and the action hand lacquered. The barrels went of to be stripped, polished and blacked. The finish on the barrels is so deep and perfect they put out our Browning 725 and CG Invictus to shame! The stock was stripped and refinished with oil and a new Silvers pad, which helps to lift the strong but plain grain. The result is probably better than when it left the factory. The Webley does seem to be more sturdy than earlier sideplated guns we have done in the past ( if not as pretty!). There is a certain charm to the last of the British mass produced SxS.
  13. 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.
  14. 5 points
    I shot at agl this morning, shot my third new pb in a week two at the Essex masters and then today, I also shot my first registered straight today, Should have straighted more of the stands but made silly “newbie” mistakes but as I’ve only been shooting since December and shot first registered in January I’m giving myself some slack. Progressing well and happy with my shooting 😁 for anyone that’s interested i shot 60 today
  15. 5 points
    I have had my DT10 Trident, 32'', sporting for the past 6-7 years now and I love this gun more than any other gun I have ever owned. I am guessing mine is an older version because the writing on the action is P, Beretta in upper and lower case italic script. Whatever the age , this gun handles superbly and I do shoot DTL, ABT, sporting and a bit of skeet, admittedly not in competition any more as the pension doesn't allow so it is pure pleasure shooting with my wife at Beverley GC or local clubs not to forget John Bidwell's Highlodge in a couple of weeks.................................I find myself waffling again..............age, don't laugh. The gun never lets me down and I don't think I could ever part with it. Phil
  16. 5 points
    I would but Westward lives south west of me and I can’t fly into the sun to drop him home. That would upset me.
  17. 5 points
    Obviously shoots midweek for the retired/semi retired or people rich enough not to need to work. For your average working person Sundays are really the only option and the occasional Saturdays. Would be lovely to shoot every day of the week just need to win the lottery!
  18. 5 points
    Even Saturday shoots are not well attended here in East Anglia. We have to work 6 days to pay for a Sunday shoot.
  19. 5 points
    I just finished at court Farm. 74. The sun and wind were both coming and going but it was ultimately a nice shoot (I’ve really missed it with the weather). 74 was C class HG at the time I finished so fingers crossed it’ll be my first ever.
  20. 5 points
    I can't believe you're making such hard work of this. Miroku ejector riding over the cartridge head? Simple. - replace the ejector. Any decent gunsmith can source a new one then fit it. Do it!!
  21. 5 points
    Us too, we've made a decision that if we get up in the morning and it's wet/snowing/freezing cold then we are not shooting. All last year we went shooting in atrocious conditions, shot well below par and regretted it. Sat around my lovely wood burner all day, made some lovely chicken and leek pies for the freezer and and am lovely and warm! 😘
  22. 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 😝 so that was my worst stand. 87 to finish. I enjoyed it too.
  23. 5 points
    Jocker 24g fibre 7.5 = £46.25 a slab - absolutely nails everything - love 'em!
  24. 5 points
    Just could not keep the rain off my glasses, was like looking at 20 clays at once 😂
  25. 5 points
    Just back from a mammoth 300 mile day with a 5.30 alarm call 😴 , 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 ! 😮 Do course setters really think we won't notice or do they just not care, sorry but I think we deserve better for £40 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 😆 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, 😶 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 !?
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