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chesterse

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    Clay shooting, gun dogs, bush beating.

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  1. Anybody got an old type Beretta 682 trap stock that they are willing to sell? Would also consider a Monte Carlo.
  2. Good looking dog. I love cockers, lost my old one recently so will also be looking for a pup around May time. Have been very lucky with my younger 5 year old dog, he is very steady. I think the secret is to get the recall sorted so that they do not get too far ahead.
  3. There was a biodegradable wad available about 25 - 30 years ago, it’s so long ago I’m struggling to remember the cartridge manufacturer - think it was Winchester.
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    Yoga

    Took it up 4 years ago when a serious bout of vertigo left me with balance problems. I found it brilliant for improving flexibility, strength, balance and relaxation especially as I am approaching 70. Before I started doing it I also had knee and lower back problems, it certainly has helped with these ailments too.
  5. Very good write up and glad to hear you enjoyed the day. Very often beater’s days can be a disappointment as the stand in beaters don’t do such a good job as the regular beaters and due to it being at the end of the season the drives which are usually full of birds have been really thinned out. You can make some new friends though who seem to come “out of the woodwork” on beater’s day🙂 I had two really good ones this year and a third where the birds didn’t turn up, so two out of three is not bad!
  6. I’ve got a Beretta 391 Urika 2 gold parallel target 32” which I’ve had since 2012. It’s not my main clay shooting gun but whenever I go back to it I always seem to shoot well. Did have to put some lead in the stock to get it to balance to my liking though. Although it’s a very long gun I don’t find it a handicap in any way on clays and it points very well. It’s also has a motecarlo stock which fits me well, having a long neck.
  7. I’ve had three 32” and the two fixed choke ones seemed to handle better than the multichoke. Started off with a fixed choke, then had it teagued because I thought I was disadvantaged on the close stuff. Then bought a multichoke and didn’t like that , eventually sold those two and went back to a fixed 3/4 and full which I shot well with.
  8. I’ve gone 5/8s / 5/8s on a sporterised DT trap gun, never regretted it.
  9. Really good cartridge with soft recoil - have not noticed any residue issues.
  10. We bought a new 1.0 ecoboost Fiesta a year last Sept and have done about 7K miles in it. Brilliant little car, really well designed, surprisingly quick and driven steadily get about 50 mpg. Had no problems at all!
  11. Horrendously high prices on the High St are the reason for for poor sales. Even discounted sale items are beyond what most people can afford to pay!
  12. chesterse

    Dead Bats

    Do you live anywhere near a wind farm ? I have heard that the change in air pressure around the turbines kills bats.
  13. They are great for getting rid of incontinence pads?
  14. Definitely go for a second hand Beretta 686, Miroku MK 38, MK70 or MK60 or Browning 325, 425. Would suggest a 30” barrel length for starting clays and all round gun and choked 1/4 and 1/2 or multichoke. As has been stated they will hold their money well if you want to sell and unless you are very unlucky should be reliable. Always worth giving Bill Elderkin of Spalding a ring as well as the others. Difficult when you have just started but gun fit is very important if you want to shoot well, try to get someone to help you with that. Some of the lesser known brands look appealing as the new price is comparatively low but you would not do so well if you want to sell it. There is also the question of reliability with some of them!
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