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  1. Redricks for us this morning, was going onto Barrow afterwards but had to cancel as my dad was supposed to be coming out of hospital, found out yesterday that wasn’t going to happen 😥 Anyway, first time at this shoot and thoroughly enjoyed it. Started off well, then just had a couple of stands that didn’t go my way then picked up again towards the end. Had a good squad of 3 other nice lads and even Pip managed to walk all the way round bless her. Bumped into Jane who I haven’t seen for ages so it was nice to have a catch up. Good mixture of targets, even put my skeet choke in for some then
    5 points
  2. Sooooo... Entered my first ‘scored’ shoot ever at my local club today. Managed (what I am calling) a respectable 54 for a first time, with 2 really tricky stands that I lost 8 at each! Most importantly, real fun morning and met some nice folk. Already booked for next week with my new-found squad. Oh... managed a fluke on a sim pair, taking both birds with one shot! (Try as I might, I couldn’t do it again) ...And just managed to miss the rain, which came just as we finished for tea all round!
    3 points
  3. And to anyone following this topic, get the jabs when they are offered, the side effects are minor compared to the full blown illness 🦠🦠
    3 points
  4. OK, I'll chip in with last weeks efforts. Churchills last Thursday. First Reg comp of 2021 for me. Started well, straight on 1 and 2, only dropped two of the longer crossers on the scaffold platform stand, which I think a few other people struggled on. Lost focus a bit after that and dropped a couple of each of the following stands. Managed to hit two of the orange teal (that I found difficult to see), which I was happy with as I'm been a bit off with teal since restarting. The real meltdown came on Stand 9. Sim pair of left to right targets. I dropped 9! Head was all over the pla
    3 points
  5. Bennelli's today at AGL. Was supposed to be a bit of fun with my semi-auto. Ended up not wanting to be there. Miserably drizzly weather and slow going, even though it was squadded. Never loaded three carts into the gun before and was struggling at first and kept jamming it. Got used to it after the first couple of stands and calmed down a bit. Actually started enjoying the targets. Then Stand 9. Repeated trap breakdowns meant that we waited over an hour in the rain to shoot it. At that point I just wanted it over. Dropped loads over the last four stands. Think I finished on 67, but n
    2 points
  6. Having shot a few thousand Jocker's bio cartridge with the carboard/cork cupped wad with good results, I was slightly saddened to see the price rise from £215 to £233/1000 in 24grm form. I get my carts from Claverdon Cartridges so whilst there last week was offered BioAmmo Rex 24Grm 7.5/lead for £206/1000 as an alternative...bought 2000 on the spot and shot a round of 100 sporting targets at Kibworth SG earlier this week. Both the case and the wad are vegetable oil based and will, eventually decompose to nothing. Carts work well, seem rapid, felt recoil in 24grm form falls into the 'fi
    2 points
  7. I’ll happily tell you all how many I missed during my sporting practice sessions! To be fair, I’ve overcome the nerves and worries, and this Sunday sees me going in for my FIRST squad shoot ever, at a small local club in Kent. Blimey... people watching me, and I’ll have a score-card and everything! So watch out Will... I’ll be on your heels soon! 🤣
    2 points
  8. Highwaymans for us on Sunday. Never shot there before and was pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. Had 2 bad stands and not one straight, either dropped last 2 or last one which is annoying. Need to concentrate more on that and I need to get my arse into gear re chokes. First couple of stands and a few later ones were really close, could have easily used a skeet choke especially as two stands were sim pairs. No point having chokes if I don’t change them! After having a PB at Barrow week before down to earth with a normal 70 this week, I must admit Pip is not well enough to walk round
    2 points
  9. I did the Royal Berkshire Handicap Challenge today. Anyway it’s changed a touch now as their high tower was damaged by a falling tree and has been removed from the competition, so it’s now out of 92 targets. All previous scores are adjusted and the scoreboard is correct out of 92 now We started on 4 pairs on a practice stand, added since the tower was removed. Turns out my 15 year old Hull Sovereigns I brought still worked. 😂 I missed a rabbit on first real stand, then battled to 14/20 on the firm compak layout. I was doing well on the grouse only missing one, until the covey
    2 points
  10. There are two things I feel are unnecessary distractions with cartridges and that’s speed and “hard hitting”. The speed thing is pretty much a number on the box which reduces down range and makes the tiniest effect on lead. Spectacular breaks mean a lot of pellets hit the clay and that means the pattern was tight, giving very little margin for error. I would look for even breaks rather than dust on anything over 20 yards. But as I said, the confidence part of cartridges is as big a factor as the pattern, so go with what you feel. I do like Power Golds btw..
    2 points
  11. Honesberie for me as well today. Great course, with targets covering all distances and angles it was well balanced. I had no bad stands, but I only straighted 2 all day, so the ones and twos away cost me as I finished on 83 I think. There's a local hunt shoot tomorrow evening which I may/may not attend based on rain. Then the gun comes out again on Friday for the Open at Barbury.
    1 point
  12. https://youtu.be/CLizcOcknV0
    1 point
  13. Shot the lincs champs at east of england last weekend. Ended up with a score card littered with silly misses. Finished on 82, but should have been 90, still managed to make the lincs team at least. Seem to be struggling to repeat even simple birds, and struggling with clay watching. Have been running with no front bead past 4 shoots so decided to put it back on today for a try at a small local ground to see if it improves my focus. Seen some improvement today but not sure if it's the bead that's made the difference, still had a little bit of clay watching.
    1 point
  14. 84 at Honesberie this morning, nice round with a bit of everything and a couple than needed a good gap. I got it wrong in a couple of places, missing first pairs completely on 7 (just didn't give either enough lead) and 8 (being way too careful) rest was just untidy missing 2 overheads on first stand 1, then 2 orange shallow quartering on stand 4, then one of each on 5.
    1 point
  15. Honesberie today, which was an excellent course I thought. I was fairly happy with how I shot for most of it but two stands really make me kick myself. Firstly I missed two on stand 1 and that is meant to be a simple start. Just wasn’t careful. Daft. Had a decent middle on some hard stands even with rain pouring down my neck. Then on stand 10? The one up the mound with a distant going away and a r-l long looping midi. Granted this wasn’t an easy stand but I hit the first pair then missed the next six! Haven’t done that for a while, taking a decent card down to 85. Very enjoyable roun
    1 point
  16. One more than I thought. Must have been a low entry for that to get 3rd in Ladies. I thought I was particularly crap today, dropped loads I shouldn't have.
    1 point
  17. Bebo, I think just about everyone has Been there, done that and got very wet in the process. Its then you start thinking, why didn’t I take up darts instead 😁😁😁
    1 point
  18. I’m sure I’ll be fine, but I may still blame it for missing a long teal 3 days later.
    1 point
  19. Had my 2nd AZ jab a month ago. No after effects at all, but then I'm a cockney not a soft southerner! 😛
    1 point
  20. Wynno is Welsh. A different breed to us southern softies. Could be serious. 😀
    1 point
  21. I have noticed that only the Southern Softie Sporting Shooters seem to be the ones moaning there not well🤣must be the water ?
    1 point
  22. Had my second jab yesterday and today I feel so bad I’m not going to go shooting this Sunday…. Bloody virus 🦠
    1 point
  23. Oh, and I'm booked in for the Bennelli semi-auto shoot at AGL on Saturday. I've shot the semi-auto I bought last year precisely three times, so not expecting much apart from fun. Churchills again next week as well.
    1 point
  24. That won’t be hard. 😀 Best of luck, enjoy.
    1 point
  25. Yes, I do feel I’m talking to myself a bit with one or two folk reading. 😆
    1 point
  26. Well had another look after reading Will's tip, and also noticed videos of people putting the battery in and not being able to get the second one in without pushing the first one down, mine would sit high at the back but the second battery would slide in ok. I did as Will suggested and their now back to life, happy days.
    1 point
  27. Battery compartment sounds perfect..
    1 point
  28. When you say “drops in”, it should need pressing down with a small rod / screw driver. Mine fell in. Didn’t rattle but didn’t work until i had tweaked the tab and made it a gentle press fit. I made a little wire hook to pull out the tab a little bit. But if yours are under warranty I get handing them back of course.
    1 point
  29. When you say packed up.. what’s wrong? I fixed mine by tweaking the bottom battery terminal slightly. Is the bottom battery a snug fit?
    1 point
  30. Will's comments are right. It is very easy to assume a premium fast cartridge will tick the boxes. My experience is that most (if not all) cartridges in in the middle of the charts will do the job well beyond the majority of shooters skills. I have tried white gold, black gold, power golds, F3s, Sovereigns, only to find EVOs do the job just as well without excessive cost. I have always had a soft spot for F3s because they were made/specified to break hard clays - the reason for them existing made sense to me. Having shot a few thousand they make no difference to my scores. I wou
    1 point
  31. I'll stick with power golds then, just wondered if for the same money there was an option that was just as smooth but better in some way. Lots of people say good things about Eley superbs and I really like both. Its psychological really, but if someone were to convince me that one was faster or harder and just as smooth, I would probably hit more purely from having the confidence. And I'd know I was getting the best bang for the buck...
    1 point
  32. Too true. Many years ago I recall speaking to a chap involved with a UK cartridge manufacturer. They’d tried to market a trap load to sporting shooters on the basis its smooth performance would pay dividends. Sales were sluggish to say the least. Six months later they remarketed the exact same cartridge albeit in a different coloured case and with ‘hyper fast’ on the box. They couldn’t make them quickly enough!
    1 point
  33. They are all expensive premium type shells. So mentally if that’s important to you, they will all more than do the job. So go for the smoothest feel I would say. Personally I like 2.2mm UK 8 shot and that decides a lot of this for me as not every shell offers it. For sure, a cheaper shell will be 98-100% effective on all sporting targets in comparison.
    1 point
  34. Have you tried the Pro Ones or Sporting 100's? I shoot them in 8s at everything.
    1 point
  35. Just started myself and bought a (very) well used Rizzini 12g sporter from Chris Potter for £145. Seems to do the job fine for not a lot of £. No huge loss if it dies but gives me low cost way to work out what I do want in a gun.
    1 point
  36. It is Will…… can’t even raise a smile at the comments, much less my gun to my shoulder Getting older definitely is a bitch 😟😟😟
    0 points
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