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Sidney Beans
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12 hours ago, Doug Pinnegar said:

You've just made me laugh out loud! I'm so pleased your first post on here was to bring back that memory for me 😂

As it's out in the open now...

When shooting the Churchill Challenge on Saturday I manged to miss EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of the pink dustbin lids on the scaffolding. I do struggle on being able to see targets that need shooting directly at, so I do end up missing some frustrating ones!

It transpires that the fix was the shoot it from a gun down stance as I was able to separate the bird and the barrels. The result were some spectacular hits (...after the damage was already done to my card)

 

After the laugh we had over it at the time, when I saw your comment I couldn't help it! Popped my shootclay cherry 🤣

I went & shot the challenge twice today on my own as I felt I wanted to give it another go before we went into lockdown. Lucky I went today and didn't leave it till tomorrow.

You'll be happy to know I saw off all the pink bin lids haha.

Put in 71,72 & 74 in C Class so should have placed hopefully. 

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jasper
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Ok. I'll have a pop at Sian's suggestion. I'd like to take you all back to the 2018 English open at AGL. So we'll go back two weeks before if I can. Drilled through my thumb at work. Right through . Then ripped the drill out through the side.😁. You can't really comprehend just how sharp a carbide drill is until you got one through your digit .  And then it swells up like a balloon with infection. Was properly tender. 😫 Great preparation. Funnily enough me friend, who was booked on with us , tried to take his fingers off with a lawn mower the week before. 😁😁😁😁 .He  had to give up his place . I soldiered on . Tried to shoot garlands the week before AGL with not much success. So a bit of a quandary. Give up my spot or have a go. Decided to have a go. We arrived at the ground on Saturday with reports of tough targets ringing in our ears. Met up with some of our squad , shot the pool shoot ,terribly. So off we go to the main event quite low on confidence. Straighted the first two stands . Then to the first card killer 3 monster battues. 4 away . Ouch. Straighted next. Then onto five . Quartering away rabbit and that nasty low right to left. Scraped a four here I think. Then the rain starts . Can things go more wrong.  I'll jump now to stand 8 . Which had another absolutely massive left to right battue. Straighted that. Phew. Hard work. Turns out there were only 3 straights all week on that stand. So the rest of the round was ok.   A couple away until 11 I think. Which had a couple of tasty targets as I recall. Think maybe managed half here. Did ok on the rest until the last stand Which was on the platform with two close targets beneath your feet. Thought I had done quite well and would have fair score. Then dropped two here .grrrrrr. So off we trot to the clubhouse for a look at the scores. At this point the big boys were around the 106/107/110 ex 120. Then a 114? Pops up. Incredible. So maths not being a strong point.  I adds up me card  on the blurry photo on me phone about 15 times..... 102.  What if for a couple of sloppy misses. Anyhow The 102 actually won A class for me.

Happy days. 

Jasper. 

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Jonny English
2 hours ago, jasper said:

Ok. I'll have a pop at Sian's suggestion. I'd like to take you all back to the 2018 English open at AGL. So we'll go back two weeks before if I can. Drilled through my thumb at work. Right through . Then ripped the drill out through the side.😁. You can't really comprehend just how sharp a carbide drill is until you got one through your digit .  And then it swells up like a balloon with infection. Was properly tender. 😫 Great preparation. Funnily enough me friend, who was booked on with us , tried to take his fingers off with a lawn mower the week before. 😁😁😁😁 .He  had to give up his place . I soldiered on . Tried to shoot garlands the week before AGL with not much success. So a bit of a quandary. Give up my spot or have a go. Decided to have a go. We arrived at the ground on Saturday with reports of tough targets ringing in our ears. Met up with some of our squad , shot the pool shoot ,terribly. So off we go to the main event quite low on confidence. Straighted the first two stands . Then to the first card killer 3 monster battues. 4 away . Ouch. Straighted next. Then onto five . Quartering away rabbit and that nasty low right to left. Scraped a four here I think. Then the rain starts . Can things go more wrong.  I'll jump now to stand 8 . Which had another absolutely massive left to right battue. Straighted that. Phew. Hard work. Turns out there were only 3 straights all week on that stand. So the rest of the round was ok.   A couple away until 11 I think. Which had a couple of tasty targets as I recall. Think maybe managed half here. Did ok on the rest until the last stand Which was on the platform with two close targets beneath your feet. Thought I had done quite well and would have fair score. Then dropped two here .grrrrrr. So off we trot to the clubhouse for a look at the scores. At this point the big boys were around the 106/107/110 ex 120. Then a 114? Pops up. Incredible. So maths not being a strong point.  I adds up me card  on the blurry photo on me phone about 15 times..... 102.  What if for a couple of sloppy misses. Anyhow The 102 actually won A class for me.

Happy days. 

Jasper. 

I thought it was an excellent shoot, heard quite a few complaints of how hard it was, but we thought it was just right for a major championship. Nice ground as well and nice and central in the country.

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jasper

Well through me rose tints it was superb.😁😁😁😁

Jasper.

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chippy

Just booked into a 100 reg sporting at highwayman's on the 14th June. Hopefully Sundays are getting back to normal.

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Will Hewland

I’m now booked into two at Owls Lodge and at AGL. Honesberie and Westfield are on my radar  

I gather EJC will be doing two registered a month, the first on June 18th.

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donna

We done the sporting practice at Owls today, fair few people there but everyone was respecting the rules.  Good targets again, changed from the last time.  Have booked for their 100 sporting next week then the sport trap at end of month, then on way home got email from EJC re their 100 sporting, quick chat to friends we shot with today and booked in for that too!  🤗 I won’t want to go back to work at this rate!  

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Bebo

I'm really torn on whether to start up with the comps again or not.  Going to leave it a week or so and then may book in for AGL if they have any places left.  I've shot twice since March and felt a bit slow both times, was hitting stuff but all felt a little lethargic.  Maybe after another trip out tomorrow morning I'll start getting some confidence back.

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donna
3 hours ago, Bebo said:

I'm really torn on whether to start up with the comps again or not.  Going to leave it a week or so and then may book in for AGL if they have any places left.  I've shot twice since March and felt a bit slow both times, was hitting stuff but all felt a little lethargic.  Maybe after another trip out tomorrow morning I'll start getting some confidence back.

Bebo, the practice rounds we’ve done at Owls, Greenfields and Churchills have been really good.  Social distancing, sanitizer everywhere so really as safe as can be.  EJC targets are now in roughly 3 categories, the ones above the club house are “easy”, the stands if you go into ground opposite the club house are “medium” and the ones once you get past the grouse butts are “harder”  so you can pick what you want to practice on.  Again, Owls yesterday, we just had a go on each stand, if it was easy we just moved on and practiced targets we needed to practice on.  

I felt the same first time out, shoulder hurt, arms ached, slow etc, but I’ve used the practice to get my timing right, feet position and just generally building up my confidence again with the new gun.  

Owls next week will be registered with only 5 or 6 in a squad, scorer going round with you so the only thing you touch is your own equipment and I think that is how registered comps will be done for the foreseeable future,  I know Ben Husthwaite on Instagram this Sunday will have Steve Lovett on there explaining how it will all work.  

At the end of the day, if you are just booking in for practice with you and hubby you know you’re both well etc and for the comps, again try to book in or get on a squad with people you know that will abide by the rules.

Maybe this year we will get our “girlie” day out with Sian and a few others!  Stay safe and looking forward to seeing you all again. 

 

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