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Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

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Westward
13 hours ago, jonz said:

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

TBH I simply like shooting registered events more than practice days, but for me it's mostly about leisure rather prizes or chasing averages.

I almost did enter in class but went B/O and put the £5 in the box for the Pete Dennett fund instead.

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Geordieboy
20 hours 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.

I shot it Dropper then the crosser, more because I could see the Orange dropper through the trees.  I shot 9 on that stand.

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jasper

Chauffered  Mrs Jasper to the ladies comp at Ian Coleys today.  Have to say this was a great event. An actual proper comp for ladies . A great prize fund drew 65 ladies from all over the country to this event . Good turnout for a Friday.  I think Coley' s should be applauded for giving this a go. Perfect, no. A few things need sorting, but a damn good attempt. Nice goody bag too. Well done. 

Jasper.

 

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GlawsterCodger

Garlands today, first ever visit, this for the WM Inter-Counties Clubman shoot (teams of A B & C class only) glorious day, however as just back from 36 degree days in Turkey one did feel very chilly, squadded shoot, mixed counties & ref/score your own I was first up & car crash stand 2/10 on some bogey l-r targets, made dogs dinner on elevated simo pair & the last stand missed all 4 l-r 1/4ering away loopers, did feel in general it wasnt my day, too many last pair errors when shooting “well”. Event was well supported by the counties & most stayed till prizegiving, a rare sight, will say well done to WM region for the idea, all at Garlands for the day & judging by the number of 😊 faces it was a most enjoyable day for the vast majority. 

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Hamster

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.

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Sian

Well I enjoyed my shoots Four Counties and Westfield.  I thought I was shooting well at four Counties apart from one really bad stand which could be seen as an easier one where I scored 2/8.  I simply couldn’t see the two orange targets well enough.   My score though suggests otherwise 😂.   On to Westfield again very enjoyable, had a go on the pool shoot first which again was very good.  One stand just completely ruined me a close in green  and a low quartering White where I scored 2/10 again I just couldn’t pick them up.  Happy though with my teal and driven, nothing wrong with those today.

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Doug Pinnegar

No shooting last weekend as I was away for the weekend. This weekend coming I've decided to try something completely new, Helice. 

I'm excited to try it, but not excited to spend all day shooting 25 targets! I'm hoping that we'll be able to get away in time to make last card at Honesberie!

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P1Fanatic

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.

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Hamster

Went to Willow Farm with a friend today, unsurprisingly it was full of Greenfields shooters who had decided against shooting practice only birds there 😐 , really enjoyed it as it was a nice balanced round with half the stands straightable to medium hard and the rest needing a bit more respect and knowledge, not unhappy with my 88 which wasn't miles off HG, will be more than happy to shoot similar quality birds there again. 

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Bebo

Also Willow Farm. Was going to have a day off, but as it looked like we'd stay dry we decided to go local. As Hamid says, some good targets particularly on stands 8 to 11. Very pleased not to have got less than 6 on any of those and to only have dropped 2 on stand 11.

Mucked up two of the softer stands near the start. Finished on 76, which is OK but should have been 5 or 6 more really.

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GT2

Shot Garlands today. Really enjoyed the course, the only problem was there were probably 200 or so shooting so queues of 30mins on some stands, took nearly 4 hours to get round.

I thought the shoot itself was really good, some testing targets and plenty of variety.

Ended up on 87-HG was 95 when I left. Dropped 6 on my last two stands (4&6), lost concentration after 4 hours in the rain but otherwise not too shabby. 

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Turkey

Garlands today for the Intercountys as Gloucestershire captain.  Started horrifically by dropping 3 on first stand (stand 1) simo L-R pair  20 yards  away ..then dug in and ground out a solid 89 which im happy with!

 

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Lloyd

Some more tuition at sporting Targets for me last Friday. As a novice it was quite an encouraging hour with my instructor, John, shooting my 301st - 400th clay. Working mainly on chandelle and a few other more challenging targets. These were some of the fastest and farthest out (80yds) that I’ve tried so far. Quite happy to go home with approximately 50% hit.

Looking forward to shooting at Kelbrook with my son in a couple of weeks time

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Doug Pinnegar
On 9/17/2019 at 9:17 AM, Doug Pinnegar said:

No shooting last weekend as I was away for the weekend. This weekend coming I've decided to try something completely new, Helice. 

I'm excited to try it, but not excited to spend all day shooting 25 targets! I'm hoping that we'll be able to get away in time to make last card at Honesberie!

 

Well, I shan't be dabbling with Helice again 😂

Very enjoyable but completely against everything I do in sporting so I really struggled! Krieghoff Masters next weekend will be more enjoyable I'm sure! 

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Midlife
14 hours ago, Bebo said:

Also Willow Farm. Was going to have a day off, but as it looked like we'd stay dry we decided to go local. As Hamid says, some good targets particularly on stands 8 to 11. Very pleased not to have got less than 6 on any of those and to only have dropped 2 on stand 11.

Mucked up two of the softer stands near the start. Finished on 76, which is OK but should have been 5 or 6 more really.

Well shot! Ended up on another hospital visit so could not go. See you next time I am darn sarf again 

 

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jonz
7 hours ago, Doug Pinnegar said:

 

Well, I shan't be dabbling with Helice again 😂

Very enjoyable but completely against everything I do in sporting so I really struggled! Krieghoff Masters next weekend will be more enjoyable I'm sure! 

Never seen Helice, what’s so different about it Doug?

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Sian
11 hours ago, Doug Pinnegar said:

 

Well, I shan't be dabbling with Helice again 😂

Very enjoyable but completely against everything I do in sporting so I really struggled! Krieghoff Masters next weekend will be more enjoyable I'm sure! 

So how much is it to shoot Doug?  How long does it take tomshoot 25 targets?

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Doug Pinnegar
16 hours ago, jonz said:

Never seen Helice, what’s so different about it Doug?

The targets, literally, have wings so scream off in any direction and change flight path.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL_B_s71u4c

 

11 hours ago, Sian said:

So how much is it to shoot Doug?  How long does it take tomshoot 25 targets?

It was £53 for birds only entry, and 6 practice birds. That was at Rugby.

We started shooting at 10:45 and were finished by about 3. You shoot 6 targets then break, and repeat x 4. Defo go give it a go! So different to other games but you do have to give up a Sunday to do it.

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Sian
4 hours ago, Doug Pinnegar said:

The targets, literally, have wings so scream off in any direction and change flight path.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL_B_s71u4c

 

It was £53 for birds only entry, and 6 practice birds. That was at Rugby.

We started shooting at 10:45 and were finished by about 3. You shoot 6 targets then break, and repeat x 4. Defo go give it a go! So different to other games but you do have to give up a Sunday to do it.

Thanks for that.  Not giving up a Sunday 😂  One day I will wait for a have a go somewhere and just shoot a few.

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GlawsterCodger

Oxfordshire today, weather stayed decent as did drive through some heavy rain on way, smallish ground and the shoot is ten stands of ten which is 😊 when one gets it right 😐 when one gets it so-so and most usually 😖 if it goes pear shaped, had a few of all three. A challenging mix of targets, they are liking to show full and edge on clays in equal measure so always 50% on offer every pair. Shot with a young lady who works at Oxford Gun Co she had a very cheery outlook which was infectious and I found myself smiling through my odd horror stand. All told a rather pleasant day out. Think HG was 92, 

My pleasant day somewhat clipped by a 4hour stoppage ridden drive up to Manchester, a works placement that knocked going to Owls tomorrow into touch😞

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Doug Pinnegar
On 9/24/2019 at 1:38 PM, Sian said:

Thanks for that.  Not giving up a Sunday 😂  One day I will wait for a have a go somewhere and just shoot a few.

You can probably turn up and just shoot practice birds when they've got a registered on. I think it's £1.20 per practice target! Easy enough to tie in to a  registered up that way

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Doug Pinnegar

It's gone a bit quiet of late!

I shot the Krieghoff Masters at Westfield on Sunday. Rude reminder of what it's like to shoot in multiple layers and face wind and rain 😑

Blue course: 61/80. Red course: 54/80. Ended on 115/160, certainly not my best shooting but it was a good shoot! Will be booking on again next year.

 

Today is the last day of the Ian Coleys series so likely to see the normal friendly faces. Good luck to those who win the series today, it's had some highs and lows this year but I'll be sure to book back on for next year. I think I'm out of the running this year as had some bad days early on.

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antse7en

Off to College Farm today for another block of coaching - wonderful weather 👍

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wynno

Coleys for me today, thankfully it was a dry day. The shoot was up to coleys normal standard with only two stands that could trip you up. First was a quartering rabbit o/r RtL looper both were tricky the rabbit was quick and needed a little lead , looper needed to be shot quickly

Stand 7 had a humongous right to left crosser of the tower, tbh it looked like a mini but was in fact a standard.... missed some silly ones and had trigger freeze on one stand.

Overall the series was better than good, even the shoot that mark Marshall put on... tbh I thought that was one of the best I’ve shot in years... 

Enjoyed meeting up with many people and always had a laugh with the other squad members. Roll on next year’s series

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antse7en

Had a great coaching session earlier, but made the mistake of putting 25 through the K80 Parcours at the end as a play on a range of targets. 

I absolutely loved the stupid thing. 

Loan? 

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