Steady on tiger, so what it's a Skeet forum people are still allowed to have a bit of fun, it goes on with Sporting and Fitasc as well as all other forms of shooting disciplines and people rarely get defensive about it, never, springs to mind with ESP and you have to wonder why.Good luck to everyone this weekend, looks like great weather!
Hamster, if your only comments on Skeet are to insult those who put a lot of time and effort in to achieve their goals at whatever level then please don't.
its a skeet forum, designed to encourage more people to enjoy shooting skeet.
your negative comments are not useful or funny.
if you feel that skeet does not provide sufficient challenge for your image,ego or self promoted ability, who not pop down to Dartford shoot a ton, win the shoot off and enjoy getting your picture in pull? Who knows maybe for the first time ever!!!
of course you won't because skeet is easy! Blah.. Blah.... Shot a 25 straight once... Got a badge... Could easily string 4 rounds together..... Could just turn up and clean up.... Blah.....
why not put up or shut up! Win the English or British open this year.. And ill take my hat off to you as I appreciate what an achievement It really is....
My Mom used to say that if you had nothing nice to say about a subject... Then keep quiet.......
I actually don't mind the odd bit of it and you can't argue it's been the foundation of many a great name in the sport but part of the problem is indeed the lack of humour methinks, those who love the discipline ought to try a few new ideas to get more people interested, it used to be much better attended in the past. I am not talking about altering the targets or format but one way might be to simply start having more reg comps and advertise them properly and drop the entry fees to below the ESP ones, perhaps even have them on a Saturday afternoon or something. It deserves a better fate than the one it's heading towards.I shot one reg skeet in 2006. My main reason for never doing it again was that it was the most humourless experience ever. Just the nature of it I suppose. And yes its plain dull too. Just my opinion.
As in what I call Skeet sport, I like that especially on a windy day when they go everywhere. I also use Skeet for practise and would more likely enter a comp on a Saturday but I wouldn't give up my Sunday for it.It would be an idea to incorporate a DTL bird or two in it, as a lot of grounds have a Trap layout on a skeet range. I always have and will maintain that if you can shoot skeet competently you will be able to get to grips with sporting easier. Just my two penneth
They have a thing they call Skeet Sport at Acorn shooting ground.skeet layout plus 2 sporting traps.As in what I call Skeet sport, I like that especially on a windy day when they go everywhere. I also use Skeet for practise and would more likely enter a comp on a Saturday but I wouldn't give up my Sunday for it.
At AC Sporting we use the skeet and the dtl for skeet sport - High Tower dtl, Lower tower dtl and then pair of skeet all the way around and then at the end go to the middle and do High tower skeet and dtl, Lower tower skeet and dtl from one side of the dtl box and then the other side - 50 targets. More exciting in the wind of course.They have a thing they call Skeet Sport at Acorn shooting ground.skeet layout plus 2 sporting traps.
A mixture of all targets and great fun 28 targets in total 2 pairs from each position.