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Spr1985

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. 😁

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wynno

Rich, I told you mid 80s for the shoot..... wasn’t far out was I 

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Bebo

Just got back from EJC.  Bit different today, fewer rangey targets. Managed to muck up what looked to be a simple dropping target, but other than that was fairly consistent. Finished on 81.

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donna
20 hours ago, Spr1985 said:

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. 😁

When you shoot any of Dyson’s shoots you will enjoy them. He sets the targets up to be fair for everyone and you get a good variety of targets so even if you have a bogey target it may only be on one stand.  I’ve never come away from his shoots disappointed, even if I’ve shot bad because it’s ME, not the targets!

You should do the Essex Masters, the best shoot of the year, 200 targets over 2 courses of 100.  People normally book up for next year as they are leaving it’s that good.  Best course setter around imo. 

Anyway, well done for your PB, onwards and upwards.  We are going Sunday but doing it twice - morning the normal sporting then in the afternoon with the semi autos! 

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Sian

Wasn’t going to shoot EJC but did in the end.  No form yet again, getting tedious now.

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donna
4 hours ago, Bebo said:

Just got back from EJC.  Bit different today, fewer rangey targets. Managed to muck up what looked to be a simple dropping target, but other than that was fairly consistent. Finished on 81.

2nd in Ladies, well done you 👏

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Bebo
4 minutes ago, donna said:

2nd in Ladies, well done you 👏

Pleased with that as I think its my highest score at an EJC Reg.  I think it was a little bit softer than usual.  I managed to be one away on 5 stands.  A bit more focus and I might even have managed a registered PB.

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Bebo

And another joint HG for Mr Hewland. Well shot Will.

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Bebo

Kibworth today. Absolutely pelted down for two stands towards the middle, got drenched and to be honest didn't really enjoy it from that point on. Shot poorly, lots of slowing the gun up and not finishing the shot properly. Even had a trigger flinch. Finished on a disappointing 66. Should have been better.

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GlawsterCodger
On 9/5/2019 at 5:24 PM, wynno said:

Rich, I told you mid 80s for the shoot..... wasn’t far out was I 

Thank you Wynno😊 would you be so kind to forecast me a few more shoots, + the lottery numbers😉😉 Have to thank the squad &scorer who all played a part. Be lucky chap & see you soon 

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wynno

Rich, my mystic powers don’t reach that far......

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bisondan
3 hours ago, Bebo said:

Kibworth today. Absolutely pelted down for two stands towards the middle, got drenched and to be honest didn't really enjoy it from that point on. Shot poorly, lots of slowing the gun up and not finishing the shot properly. Even had a trigger flinch. Finished on a disappointing 66. Should have been better.

And tried jumping the queue 😂

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Spr1985
On 9/5/2019 at 6:51 PM, donna said:

You should do the Essex Masters, the best shoot of the year, 200 targets over 2 courses of 100.  People normally book up for next year as they are leaving it’s that good.  Best course setter around imo. 

Hey Donna, thanks for the congratulations 😁

its funny you should mention the Essex masters, I shot it this year setting two new pb’s (50red / 55 black) on the Wednesday and then went on to shoot the premier league fixture at I think ejc setting another pb of 60. I think it was a lucky week 🤣. I’m already booked in too shoot the masters again next year and I can’t wait....hopefully another pb will be shot. But, whatever happens I will enjoy it.

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Spr1985

Shot the final fixture of the cpsa premier league today at sporting targets and over the moon with shooting another pb , it should have been a low 70’s score but let a few silly targets escape and royally messed up one stand which left me on 68/100, really happy with how I shot today and hoping it continues.

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Bebo
1 hour ago, Spr1985 said:

Shot the final fixture of the cpsa premier league today at sporting targets and over the moon with shooting another pb , it should have been a low 70’s score but let a few silly targets escape and royally messed up one stand which left me on 68/100, really happy with how I shot today and hoping it continues.

Well done. Which one did you struggle on? The pair of high driven on 11 and the driven and fast away target over the hedge on 12 were pretty tough stands.

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Markh701

The high driven was stand 10.

A really good layout overall and a well organised comp by Sporting Targets. Well done to team Southdown for winning the trap machine. I am sure it will be put to good use! A shame that the B bird crosser on stand 11 was too close to the wooden stand wall. I personally did not feel it was safe to shoot but others seemed to manage. Good day out with a fun squad on both the sporting and sportrap. Many thanks.

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Spr1985
23 hours ago, Bebo said:

Well done. Which one did you struggle on? The pair of high driven on 11 and the driven and fast away target over the hedge on 12 were pretty tough stands.

As it happens I didn’t do to badly (for me) on stand 11, I think the high driven where stand 10 I got 1 😐,  A few stands annihilated my card 🤣 I’ll add my card bellow so you can see. 

 

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Bebo
54 minutes ago, Spr1985 said:

As it happens I didn’t do to badly (for me) on stand 11, I think the high driven where stand 10 I got 1 😐,  A few stands annihilated my card 🤣 I’ll add my card bellow so you can see. 

 

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Targets on 2 and 6 were similar. First bird on both needed about twice the lead of the second. Personally I needed to make sure I pushed the gun through to the end of the shot on the left to rights on both of those. 

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Doug Pinnegar

First shoot was Grange and I finished on 87 but that included 5 inexcusable misses in the final pairs. It was a user friendly shoot where consistency was needed rather than big gaps.

Then on to Honesberie where it was a slightly firmer but still user friendly course. There were a couple of targets that could catch you out if you got complacent. I only managed 82 which was partly due to really concentrating at the first shooting and feeling a bit tired for the second.

Great to put a face to the forum name of @Geordieboy as well!

 

I'll be honest, it was quite fun breaking clays yesterday. It's nice to have days like that mixed in with the harder shoots.

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Bebo
1 hour ago, Doug Pinnegar said:

First shoot was Grange and I finished on 87 but that included 5 inexcusable misses in the final pairs. It was a user friendly shoot where consistency was needed rather than big gaps.

Then on to Honesberie where it was a slightly firmer but still user friendly course. There were a couple of targets that could catch you out if you got complacent. I only managed 82 which was partly due to really concentrating at the first shooting and feeling a bit tired for the second.

Great to put a face to the forum name of @Geordieboy as well!

 

I'll be honest, it was quite fun breaking clays yesterday. It's nice to have days like that mixed in with the harder shoots.

Stand 9 quartering overhead straight into the sun in the morning was piss-poor target setting at Honesberie.  Sim pair on 10 wasn't great either, with the second bird having to be a matter of chucking the gun at it and being lucky.

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Doug Pinnegar
32 minutes ago, Bebo said:

Stand 9 quartering overhead straight into the sun in the morning was piss-poor target setting at Honesberie.  Sim pair on 10 wasn't great either, with the second bird having to be a matter of chucking the gun at it and being lucky.

I shot it in the afternoon so did not have anything in the sun. You're right, the sun is predictable so targets in to the sun are inexcusable. 

By your description of stand 10 i'm guessing you took the crosser before the dropper? That's how I took it but as long as you addressed the crosser quickly rather than riding it out to the 'comfy' kill point it gave enough time to take on the orange dropper. 

I tried a couple pairs the other way around as well (dropper then crosser) and it was shootable that way as well.

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Bebo
1 hour ago, Doug Pinnegar said:

I shot it in the afternoon so did not have anything in the sun. You're right, the sun is predictable so targets in to the sun are inexcusable. 

By your description of stand 10 i'm guessing you took the crosser before the dropper? That's how I took it but as long as you addressed the crosser quickly rather than riding it out to the 'comfy' kill point it gave enough time to take on the orange dropper. 

I tried a couple pairs the other way around as well (dropper then crosser) and it was shootable that way as well.

Crosser then dropper.  Three people in front of me scored 3 or less.  I was quite happy with my 7 to be honest.  I did think about trying it the other way, but was concerned that the crosser would have disappeared out of sight behind the hedge.

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Westward

For various reasons life has been pretty full on for weeks so yesterday I just said bugger it and got the gun out for the first time in 2 months and went to Gunsite. Lots of friendly faces and the usual good atmosphere for one of Sean's a well crafted courses. Everything hittable - albeit a few longish targets which didn't suit some folks - and no real sun problems. Watched a couple of AAs trip up on the long midi on stand 2 which was probably the only really testing target. Strangely I didn't feel too rusty, despite the layoff and managed to do okay on all but 1 stand. (Even worked out the long midi).

Shot above my average and went home late but happy.

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jasper

Yep another good shoot at gunsite. Another great mix without destroying the classes.  As stated previously , there is a definite skill in setting targets which entertain and challenge yet still allow scores to be built. No tricks or sun or stupid colours .

Made a complete hash of stand 10, five away there:banghead:.

88.

Jasper

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jonz
2 hours ago, Westward said:

For various reasons life has been pretty full on for weeks so yesterday I just said bugger it and got the gun out for the first time in 2 months and went to Gunsite. Lots of friendly faces and the usual good atmosphere for one of Sean's a well crafted courses. Everything hittable - albeit a few longish targets which didn't suit some folks - and no real sun problems. Watched a couple of AAs trip up on the long midi on stand 2 which was probably the only really testing target. Strangely I didn't feel too rusty, despite the layoff and managed to do okay on all but 1 stand. (Even worked out the long midi).

Shot above my average and went home late but happy.

Looking at the results you should have gone competition rather than birds only🤦‍♀️

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