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  1. Was at a squadded shoot at weekend, two minor breakdowns = 3hours, previous weekend the squadded shoot at Bath was hearing that was another 3 hour event, so no, long shoots are not the sole preserve of the free for all entry shoot. The fellows at Grange, simply by being there at the time they were part of the crowd causing the perceived delays?? Been in that situation myself, look around a busy course start to think that its too much only to realise Im there so also part of the “problem” Like many I will enjoy the new freedom to pick n choose when I go out, if weather truly
    5 points
  2. Hangmans today, sadly MissP still away so MK38 had another outing, albeit with my butt plate now reattached. Booked a late start then sadly a breakdown on St2 caused a bit of a jam, all told took three hours to get around, thankfully overcast & cool so comfortable getting round. Bit of chatter about two stands St4 a r-l rabbit that dropped into a hollow o/r a decent teal, saw lots drop shedloads there, hit 3/4 bunnies “off the trap” and 2/4 teal my 5 was a score many would take. St9 (think) a very quick r/l simo pair (5 pairs) into the tree canopy, a monster q of at least 20+ most of which
    3 points
  3. I'm happy with the squadding system, especially on weekends when I like to get out early and get my shooting done. Knowing that it's going to take a couple of hours at the most suits me.
    3 points
  4. I don't think it was because she was pinged, she tested positive for Covid I believe.
    3 points
  5. There is the option to book onto a squad or turn up later, so if you have to queue at 11.30 that's a personal choice. At least you know that barring trap breakdowns and refilling, you shouldn't have a significant queue after the first stand.
    2 points
  6. I saw on FB that after the next few shoots Steve Lovett has said it will be squaded on his shoots until 11.30 (I think) then anyone can turn up, that way if you are doing a few you know you can get round and away for others in the day. Good idea.
    2 points
  7. Not looking forward to it. Hated the idea of squadding in the beginning but quickly came to realise it’s much quicker and easier. I’ve also met and shot with some great people I otherwise probably would never have even spoken to.
    2 points
  8. Released on webpage 15th July by CPSA that in respect of registered sporting events that as from 19th July grounds can offer “squadded” or “turn up on day” entries.
    1 point
  9. Exactly, you have the option to book into a squad. Assuming all the squads a full, and a lot of people turn up for the 11.30 kick off. The last squad of 6 moves off, the next group might only be a couple of shooters, the next may be 3, these groups will be constantly queueing behind the last squad as they will catch them straight away, and it will just be a knock on effect. Not only will people be turning up that are happy to start later, but will probably have the people turning up for their second shoot of the day. Will be interesting to see the feed back when it happens.
    1 point
  10. Apparently Grange Farm was just full open entries on Sunday with people shooting stands in any order they liked and there were some decent queues around the ground. Mate of mine shot it and he said it was a right balls up in places.
    1 point
  11. This will be OK until a load of shooters all turn up at 11.30 to shoot, and there is a massive queue at stand 1.
    1 point
  12. I'm a real fan of the squadding system, I'll be preferring grounds that offer it over those that do not. I heard complaints yesterday from shooters that it took 3 hours to shoot Grange as they were back to a free for all. It's a more professional approach and more closely mimics major shoots. Imagine turning up to a golf course and picking and choosing the holes you want to shoot in a random order.
    1 point
  13. Hangmanstone for me as well today, second squad out so missed the breakdown and got round in less than 2 hours. Missed last teal on stand 4, and was really happy to straight the sim pair on 9, and did ok on the rest for 87, one away on a few and missed 3 of the longer looper on 7, and kicked myself for missing 3 of the going away tower birds on 8; came back miles too far with the gun.
    1 point
  14. Barbury for us yesterday for the semi auto masters and what a shoot it was. A mixture of targets, 3 in air at once, and some simultaneous in air too! I love these shoots, they’re good fun. Stand 9 was a mini, a midi and a standard all coming from right simultaneously! That was my bad stand, and stand 12 I think it was, 3 singles all on report, a rabbit r-l, standard from left and an incomer from right. The rabbit came out on a higher tier than the stand and being short I could only see literally the top of the rabbit from where we stood so was an eyesight test. The auto only comes out once
    1 point
  15. That sounds like a really good compromise, as long as the squads keep full till 11.30 I can see that being a good system to keep both types of shooter happy.
    1 point
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  17. Being deaf has it's advantages then ?
    1 point
  18. No. Pre-set, and fixed. No "off" switch. Once the battery is fitted, all systems are go! https://variohearables.com/product/novo-enhanced/
    1 point
  19. I ordered a pair of Novo, and they arrived this morning. These are the enhanced version, as my poor hearing needs a wee bit of help. 😉 They are, as you say, comfortable, and the amplification seems OK for me. The Boss tried them, and thought them loud, but she has good hearing to start with. I shall be putting them to the test tomorrow. Steve.
    1 point
  20. I wouldn't go for a walnut stain. Go for Alkanet oil to bring out any figure, then finishing oil. I have done several stocks with the Trade Secrets kit. You could also get some Slippery Dicks alkanet oil and 'stock oil', which will build to a nice sheen, or you can use his finishing oil for a high gloss finish. Top it off with wax. I did this stock with Trade Secrets and wax.
    1 point
  21. Excellent cartridges made in Spain I have used them to good effect on FO and FU targets. I use them in a 7.5 size which is 2.4 mm an 8 would be 2.2mm .
    1 point
  22. Bad news for me as far as Gunsite is concerned, it’s a really popular ground and has taken me 3.5-4 hrs to complete a round when busy which stopped me going there for a while, squadding cut that time in half and worked brilliantly, probably won’t go there too often when the free for all returns.
    1 point
  23. Is it the price of lead that is driving the prices of cartridges up ? Could it be oil prices transferring through into transport and plastic costs ? What is evident is that there will be a tipping point at which point fewer cartridges will be sold and that will in itself create pricing issues, or has this point already been reached and price rises are due to manufacturers having to increase prices to just make a profit. We are constantly told there is no profit in cartridges... is that making or selling them? I personally refuse to believe there is no money to be made in cartridge manufacture
    1 point
  24. Sorry, but due to the word 'erm' being frequently used, i only managed about 1 1/2 mins.
    1 point
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