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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. Simon Willmore at Premier Guns/Doveridge did my DT10 trap gun. First class job.
  2. Ruff and Tumble towelling coat for my Lab Milo too.
  3. Surely if the driver and passenger windows were heavily tinted to prevent the occupants being seen by the police officers that alone is enough for the vehicle to be stopped in contravention of Construction & Use regulations. IIRC there's a darkness level of tint that is illegal to be applied to the front door windows or the windscreen.
  4. Just a brief update. The Toolstation parts fitted the bill perfectly. My pal loaned me his core drill as he was working elsewhere, and gave me instructions on how to do the job. I used a gizmo to check there wasn't any hidden pipes etc and I managed to drill the hole without drama and without turning the air blue. Wifey and dog now happy the a/c is working well and just waiting for the hot weather to return.
  5. PhilR

    Pubs now open

    My wife, I and the dog popped into our village pub after watching the F1 practice on TV on Saturday evening. It wasn't as busy as I had expected it to be as they've quite a large garden, tables in it and in the bar had been socially distanced apart. There were a couple of regulars who were a bit the worse for wear but in general everybody was behaving. The manager said he was closing at 10pm after discussion with the police and called last orders at 9.15 as he wanted everyone out and the pub shut at 10 so it could be cleaned etc. The manager said it'd been busy as expected at th
  6. Thank you for your replies guys. I've been directed to the Tool Station catalogue where they have a reduction connector with a 125mm ID which will fit over the wall plate spigot and the other end is 100mm ID to connect to 100mm duct pipe. Collect tomorrow and hopefully it'll be sorted without any more stress. I mean it's only a hole to drill in the wall, what could possibly go wrong.........
  7. I bought a portable a/c unit last week with the savings made not shooting every weekend. It was a godsend for us and the dog to keep the temperature down in our south facing lounge for the couple of days it was roasting. We just used the supplied flexi hose and stuck it out of the French doors and pulled the curtain across it. It was a bit of a faff and as the unit comes with a wall adaptor plate to provide through the wall ventilation I thought I'd give it a go. This is where I have the problem. The unit instructions specify 125mm ducting so I bought a 125mm vent kit with du
  8. Morrisons in our local town has petrol at 99.9ppl, the diesel is 104.9ppl. I suspect both Tescos and Sainsburys are very similar but they are not on my route. A Shell garage almost opposite Morrisons has been price matching or just one 1ppl more expensive for months. Yesterday their petrol was 99.9ppl and their diesel was 114.9ppl. Needless to say the forecourt was empty and Morrisons was very busy.
  9. Affected residents make their complaints to the Local Authority and they then take on the case, they have rather deeper pockets than individual or collective residents. My shooting ground owner friend was involved in a protracted legal case that was heard in front of a high court judge, both parties represented by QCs and noise expert witnesses. The cost to my friend was enormous and he had to remortgage his house to foot the bills. In an ideal world you'd think the national governing body could provide some sort of insurance to indemnify affiliated shooting grounds but I should imagine
  10. Nobody seems to have though about the overhead costs that shooting grounds have, be it a small Sunday strawbaler or a CPSA Premier Plus venue, before they've even thrown a clay target, they'll all be different and include such items as rent, rates, bank charges, insurance, staff costs, building fabric maintenance plus equipment expenditure and associated maintenance. Then there's the actual buying power they have for purchasing clays and cartridges and that's down to what cash they have in the bank and what storage facilities they have onsite. We know none of this, but they do and they also
  11. Heart attack and died following day. l've known Kev since he was a junior shooter, very sad and a great shock to all of us who knew him well. RIP Kev.
  12. PhilR

    Killing Eve

    They do a bit, but we only dipped in and out of the series when they were first shown so lost some continuity. Watching them again, we remember bits of some episodes and not others.
  13. PhilR

    Killing Eve

    We're working our way through the Spooks series, up to the fourth now.
  14. Time Expedition does me for daily wear. Press the winder button and it illuminates the face, handy at night.
  15. PhilR

    Captain Tom

    £10.2 million now plus £2.5 million odd extra in gift aid.
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