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    I'm left handed and have been clay shooting since 1977. I've been a member of the England OT, UT and ABT trap teams since 1991. I'm a current England ABT and Great Britain UT team member.

    I took early retirement in 2004 and have started crow and pigeon shooting to while away a few hours during the week and I'm hooked.
    I'm a member of both CPSA and BASC.

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  1. It's a yes from me too, but might need a little fettling from a gunsmith on either barrels to action or the barrel lug and forend ironwork . Stocks on 682X were monte carlo and designed for the slightly stepped rib. If you put the 686 flat rib barrels onto the 682X action you may find the stock is too high.
  2. I've seen you do it too😊😊😊
  3. I think the CPSA insurance will cover you. However, it would be sensible to enquire of the CPSA's insurers to make sure.
  4. PhilR


    I was happy with Windows 3.1 it gave me all I needed with simple Word and Excel😊😊😊
  5. That's a pity I was hoping for a lie in after the night before😄
  6. Seeing as the old are being blamed for voting out I'll put my tuppence in, I'm 68 in a couple of months and voted leave. Back in 1973 when I was young and wet behind the ears, we only got the vote at 21 then, I voted to join the Common Market because we were led to believe it was for trading purposes and seemed to be the sensible thing to do. It has somewhat changed over the years and got to the stage this country, in my opinion, is haemorrhaging money to prop up an ailing, self serving behemoth. On a personal level leaving the EU is going to be a ball ache, I shoot competitively in Europe quite a few times a year and the European Firearms Pass is a godsend for getting guns abroad. We take our dog with us and the Pet Passport is an absolute boon too. Going back to the pre EFP and PP days is going to make my life more difficult, but for the greater good I think we should be out on a hard Brexit, ignoring the May plan. Failing that stay in and have a modicum of control over our destiny. Two things I never normally do is discuss politics or religion so this is the only post I'll make.
  7. FITAV the Italian shooting federation go into schools with their top shooters to explain about clay target shooting and encourage the kids to have a go. All the larger shooting companies provide support to FITAV so hence the Perazzi caps I guess.
  8. Doesn't Farage's stroll from the North finish in London on Friday?
  9. Another vote for Justin. Excellent workmanship.
  10. PhilR

    Miroku ID help

    A shame the engraving on the action isn't clearer. The stock has dropped points and is nicely figured it is at least an SW grade, only one higher and that's HSW. Very nicely made with chopper lump barrels. If it's a very early one it will have leaf main springs, later ones had coil. If it is unmolested then £650 is a very good price, they're few and far between in good nick.
  11. Here's another article from Betsy Mackay. I'm re-sharing this from Betsy MacKay, who has researched the inner workings of the EU for her Masters Degree. First shared before the referendum. This is a superb piece about the EU, which everyone should read. " I, probably like most of my generation, knew very little about the EU. I had done a Masters degree in the 70s; brought up my family, and by the early 2000s was ready to return to University. I was privileged to return to University to complete a Second Masters Degree; this time in European Policy, European Law and European Economic Analysis. Words cannot describe the horror I felt as I delved into the truth of the EU. Sends shivers down my spine to this day, remembering the horror of the realisation that we had been hoodwinked into the EU by deceitful, disingenuous, intentionally devious means. The populace of the UK was never intended to find out the truth behind the EU, until they reckoned it was too late. Truth is it almost....almost...almost is too late. We already are, in the UK, all but a federal state in the United States of Europe. You never quite realised that, did you? Why? Because they very deliberately decided not to tell you. They deliberately created a political elite who knew full well that power was being ceded, systematically, Treaty by Treaty, to the EU. But who knew? They did! But were we the UK populace ever informed? Absolutely not! Why? They made mega millions from EU scammery & we the minions were shafted day, daily, monthly, yearly & forever. Where did your pensions go? Where did your schools, your NHS, your housing, your social services go? Well, £55 million per day, every day, every week, every month, every year..... Guess what? That is why UK is bankrupted for generations to come, with a £1.5 trillion pound debt. I wish I could enlighten the populace of the UK to the real truth about the EU. I spent a year studying the EU in depth, visiting both the EU Parliament and EU Commission in Brussels. Every word I heard in lectures, hundreds of hours of lectures, every word I researched for my thesis and every thing I saw in Brussels, lead me to the inescapable conclusion that the EU is an utterly corrupt, profligate, political monstrosity which has destroyed British jobs and bankrupted the UK for generations to come. The EU operates on lobbying, which is the technical term for bribery and corruption. Whatever Cameron says, EU law has supremacy over our UK law unless there is Treaty change. He may say so but the truth is that 27 other countries will never agree, this side of eternity, to change the Treaties. So …..what is the connection between the EU, the Bilderberg Group and the almost completed TTIP? (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) The Bilderberg Group meet in secret each year and they are a group of phenomenally wealthy men and women from the worlds of big business, banking and politics, coming from across Europe and the US. The TTIP represents an integral component of Bilderberg’s attempt to rescue the New World Order by creating a “world company,” initially a free trade area, which would connect the United States with Europe. Just as the European Union started as a mere free trade area and was eventually transformed into a political federation which controls upwards of 50 per cent of its member states’ laws and regulations with total contempt for national sovereignty and democracy, TTIP is designed to accomplish the same goal, only on a bigger scale. The treaty is likely to advantage the corporations of both the US and the EU, while disadvantaging their people. It presents a danger to democracy and public protection throughout the trading area. The Bilderberg Group are focussing on how to derail a global political awakening that threatens to hinder Bilderberg’s long standing agenda to centralize power into a one world political federation, a goal set to be advanced with the passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Bilderberg globalists are aghast and there is panic in the ranks that their planned EU superstate is being eroded as a result of a populist resistance all around Europe, mainly centred around animosity towards uncontrolled immigration policies. And just who might we expect to find at such a secret gathering? Angela Merkel, Herman Van Rompuy (ex President of EU Council), Jean Claude Juncker, (Present President of the EU Commission), Martin Schultz,( Present President of EU Parliament), David Cameron, George Osbourne, Tony Blair, Ed Balls, Rona Fairhead, (Chair of the BBC Trust), Michael O’Leary of RyanAir, Stuart Rose (ex M & S, and BSE Chairman), Bill Clinton, Barak Obama………..…and many more. What do they all have in common? They are all trying to persuade you to stay in the EU. Why? Because it is in their warped self interest to do so! Is any of this in your interests? Absolutely not! Their modus operandi is that truth becomes lies and lies become truth. Sound familiar? No possible option available, other than to get Out of EU ASAP." This is what your government has been up to for 40 years. Creating wealth and power for them at the expense of the 'slavery' and poverty they have created for us. Theresa May is still doing it by keeping us in deliberately, when we do not need to be.
  12. Thanks TC I spent ages trying to get that copied but failed, perhaps it's because I'm using my phone.
  13. A couple of very long, interesting articles written by Betsy M MacKay MA MSc have appeared on my Facebook page from fellow Brexiteers. She is very anti EU and if half of what she says is true then we're in deep doo doo if we don't get out. Might be worth Googling her and having a read.
  14. My XC70 SE Lux has electronically controlled shock absorbers which you flick a switch and adjust from softer comfort ride to a firmer sport mode. They're made by Monroe and are expensive, but if bought from outside the Volvo dealership network can be had for half the price so circa £350 a pair IIRC. I asked my Volvo Indie if I could just put normal shockers on, as not many V70 derivatives had the electronic ones fitted, but he reckoned it would throw up all sort of problems with the ECU, let alone being a modification that insurers may not be happy with.
  15. I had a good deal there last October. I picked up a left handed DT10 trap gun in very good nick with the barrel weight I wanted, lovely grained wood too, for a straight swap for my MK38 G5 trap gun and MK38 G5 sporter. Well worth the 500 + miles overnight trip.
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