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    Clay shooting, gun dogs, bush beating.

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  1. chesterse


    I too went for a walk in between rain showers today near my home in S. Lincs.The footpath took me around the edge and though the middle of two massive fields of peas which must have amounted to over a hundred acres. I was delighted to see hundreds of swifts and martins working the whole area, the most I’ve seen of both in years. I was surprised there were no swallows amongst them. Also interesting although I put 50 or 60 pigeon off the fields today there has hardly been any on them since they were drilled.
  2. Came across a full grown badger which I presumed was a road kill at the side of our country lane. Next morning something had been eating it and had dragged it a good twenty yards into the wide verge, a lot of the fur had been ripped off and chunks taken out of it. Anyway the next morning the whole thing had been taken off. It’s quite remote where we are so it it very unlikely another human being would have been involved. Could it have been a fox? I would have thought a badger would have been too heavy for it!
  3. Many thanks for all your comments, I’ve got a few options to think about.
  4. Sorry I’ve given the wrong impression, I’ve been clay shooting for nearly 40 years and have had a flinch on and off for more than 30. I’ve owned most makes of gun Beretta, Browning, Miroku, Benelli, Krieghoff, Caesar Guerini, Renata Gamba, and Perazzi. I’ve had guns properly fitted and even seen a sports psychologist but although lessened with proper fit and smooth cartridges has never gone away whatever gun I shoot with. Currently shooting a Perazzi MX8 Sporter with montecarlo stock, 32” , weight 8lb 10ozs I’m an A class sporting shooter and on a typical 100 bird shoot I can have on average 3 flinches, sometimes it costs me the target sometimes not, I can sometimes still get it at extreme range. Sometimes I can have 5/6 or more sometime none at all. Most frustrating! So when I re came across Pro Ones I know a good cartridge when I shoot it but put off by the price so hence the original question is there anything out there which is a direct alternative at a better price?
  5. Should have said that particular cartridge from a range of several after I outlined my requirements. That’s what I like about these forums there’s always one smart ****! 😃
  6. No but was talking to the chap from Malmo guns the importer at a the Cheddite championships on Monday he was recommending them and they certainly look the part. Pricey though?
  7. Yes I do like Officials and that is what I have been shooting for competition the past few years but just felt the pro ones were softer. I know it’s a bit subjective. I too buy from Cecil’s but with the new increase from Fiocchi they are not far off the Pro ones price now. Might take another look at RC2s as mentioned by cookoff013 have shot them in the past and they are a good shell.
  8. Yes and it does make a difference but not a total elimination in my case. Couple of things, not having the comb too low as to obscure your peripheral vision and having the grip sorted so that the pull is straight back and not on the diagonal. Still a bit of a mystery but I do know that thumpy shells don’t help.
  9. Won some Hull Pro Ones recently and on shooting them remembered what an excellent shell they are. I find the are smooth to shoot and really “kill” well. Anyone come across an alternative that’s as good but at a more competitive price. Or is it a case of you only get what you pay for? I can’t shoot any shells that are a bit thumpy or I start flinching!
  10. If you are tempted to try them make sure you clean your gun afterwards as they had a reputation for rotting the inside of barrels😀 80’s sounds about right.
  11. I have a 682 x trap 32” fixed choke, 3/4 and full which I used to shoot perfectly well with at sporting and Fitasc. Only moved on because I wanted new toys! Think is does depend on your physical stature though, I’m fairly tall with a long neck so the montecarlo stock suited me.
  12. chesterse


    How wonderful to hear all this. My day was made tonight when I saw a barn owl hunting up the banks of the small stream in front of our house. I was beginning to think the buzzards had had them all !
  13. chesterse


    Only seen a couple of swallows yet, numbers are way down for this time of year. No swifts yet. We used to have several cuckoos locally but have not heard or seen one for about 10 years. This is very rural spot in S. Lincs.
  14. If it fits you keep your Beretta 682 Gold e 32”, great guns and in my opinion the 32” barrels are the best option. The model has lightweight barrels and 32” gives better control.
  15. Shot it yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the day out. Lucky to be in a good squad although there were eight of us in it! Thankfully everything did run like clockwork. Thought the level of difficulty was excellent as to suit the majority of shooters, some easier and more tricky close targets, medium range with a variety of angles and some longer testers at the end of each course. I did not shoot anywhere near as well as last year as getting used to a new gun but thought it was a better shoot overall this time apart from the first rabbit stand which was a bit of a lottery.
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