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Everything posted by MrPhantom

  1. How about ‘Willow’ or ‘Coco’? I’m in the same boat and getting a lab pup first week of June. Good luck with her.
  2. Yes you are quite possibly right about larger grounds using Claymate. The 4 other clubs where I shoot local to me certainly don’t though. To me on the odd occasion it is worth an extra 10p a shot.
  3. It is pretty extortionate although there are 20-odd stands to choose from, offering every shot in the book. The only reason I can justify going there is if I’m practicing alone. Using claymate you can set a 3 second delay on the button which is great if you shoot mid week by yourself.
  4. I just saw this, fantastic! https://www.thedrive.com/news/40130/prince-philips-casket-will-ride-in-a-custom-land-rover-he-helped-design
  5. You're way more observant than me, I was struggling to ID the s/auto. Hope he picked up his empties 😃
  6. Well it wasn’t too shabby on Top Gear just now.
  7. There are 2 clay grounds that I regard as ‘local’ to me at 18 and 21 miles away. I will be going next week.
  8. I watched his live stream last night and his story is incredible. It will be very interesting to see this unfold over the next few days. He’s not happy that’s for sure, and justifiably so.
  9. If not sorted yet I’ve just noticed a couple of extended Teagues on that well known auction site.
  10. Yes just watched it - lucky he cashed out as the horse fell. £250k he walked away with!!!
  11. I always found him entertaining. Yes, he was a self opinionated egotist who thought GMB was the Piers Morgan Show but he wasn’t dull. Who will replace him I wonder? 🤔
  12. I agree about the new Miroku. What a beautiful looking gun.
  13. Thanks, I’ve never seen that before. Amazing cover of ‘that’ song by the Wilson sisters. What was interesting was seeing the reactions of Page, Plant and Jones.
  14. I enjoyed watching that. He is a world champion clay shot and shooting instructor apparently! Talented guy.
  15. Has anybody seen one of these before? I’m familiar with Edwinson Green as a local gunmaker and remember going into his shop in Cheltenham High Street when I was a kid.
  16. Jaws. First 5 minutes really played on my mind when I was a kid. Trainspotting. The opening ‘choose life’ voiceover by Ewan McGregor is iconic.
  17. Yes inevitable really. I haven’t been to Glastonbury for years but have friends who go every year. I think Cheltenham Gold Cup will be very different this year too!
  18. You are quite right - 'conserving endangered wild birds' is the reason. Much tighter than it used to be.
  19. This is an enjoyable watch, particularly if you appreciate fine English (or Scottish!) guns. Would love to shoot a Dickson RA one day...
  20. Well that cheered me up 👍
  21. I can relate to this as I feel the same. I’ve got the funds and I think if I don’t do it this year I never will. Just waiting until this lockdown is over and I can start travelling to demo some contenders. Top of the list to try is a K80 Parcours, after handling one at a clay ground recently. Before that I was tempted by a Browning B15 - I know, totally different!
  22. Seriously? Sour Cream and Onion Pringles are my favourite crisps. Really unhealthy snack though, full of saturated fat ☹️
  23. As said on the other thread I’ve owned mine for 12 years and it’s used daily for commuting and as weekend shooting vehicle. Happily take it across fields when shooting but know its limitations. Great for stubbles, farm tracks, snow, etc. but no deep ruts, steep muddy inclines or any more serious off-roading. It just hasn’t got the ground clearance (the exhaust always looked vulnerable to me) but I haven’t got stuck yet. Switchable two/four wheel drive is handy and good sized boot for kit.
  24. Looking at the rules on gov.uk website for tier 4 you can only go out for ‘essential activities’ and/or meet 1 person not in your household in tier 4 for exercise only. Pretty much like the last full lockdown. No way will group sporting activities be able to go ahead.
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