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  1. Wow that looks like big sleeper - what a beauty!
  2. How much harm is lead actually doing? Doesn’t it all pale into insignificance when you consider the devastation going on in Ukraine?
  3. I was lent one years ago back in the 90s when my other gun was in for repair. It was an open choked skeet gun and at the time was impressed at how well it handled for sporting. That was an old gun even then. I guess there is nothing much that would go wrong with them but if it did I should think spares are difficult to get hold of. All in all I like 80s/90s guns especially Berettas as I think they were better made then than they are today.
  4. The Perazzi is also a Monte Carlo but flat rib.
  5. Thanks for your replies guys. I was expecting taking about 3 mm off the comb would solve the problem. I’ve been trying to get my head around the gunsmith’s argument and I guess he was saying that taking wood off the comb would not alter where the pad sits in the shoulder so the head would go down to compensate. However I can’t understand how they can bend the stock and still accommodate the stock bolt and of course there is also the question of as mentioned the pitch would be changed. I think a standard trap stock would give me about the right height with the raised rib of the xtrap but they seem to be like hen’s teeth at the moment.
  6. I have an old Beretta 682 x trap with a montecarlo stock. The gun shoots too high and I spoke to a gunsmith about lowering the comb height. He surprised me by saying the best way would be to bend the stock down. I envisaged some wood being taken off the comb but he said this is not the correct approach. Any thoughts on this? Plus if anyone has a spare standard 682 trap stock I would be interested.
  7. The Applegreen station on the A16 and the BP station didn’t have any diesel today in Spalding but managed to get some at Sainsburys.
  8. Get’s worse - a small syndicate I know have just lost their shooting after 40 years. The wood has become more and more popular with dog walkers over the past few years and don’t know it that’s anything to do with it.!
  9. Try Humberside shooting ground. They certainly have had them in the past. Worth a try.
  10. chesterse


    I also thought the 682 xtraps had stepped raised ribs. I’ve had three and still got one original 3/4 and full, Monte Carlo and raised rib. I won the Lincs Fitasc championship with it in 2012. The standard 682 trap gun had a flat rib but I never saw one with a factory Monte Carlo stock.
  11. I think it’s really commendable that people want to help Ukrainian refugees and take them into their homes. However the government not getting on top of the illegal immigrant issue that is costing us millions every day and the disaster in social care and waiting times in the health service is not going to make things easy.
  12. Had some heating oil delivered last Friday at 87p per litre. The guy who delivered it said it had gone up to £1 litre since I ordered it!
  13. Looks like a great buy for someone. I had my best ever year clay shooting with one of these in 2012 including winning the Lincs Fitasc Championship.
  14. Have also ordered one of the goodnature traps to try as recommended by Quentyn. Over £130 each but might be worth it in the one run.
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