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  1. As someone replied lower down I usually hit the first pair and miss the rest! Ha. Seriously what I meant was that paying too much attention to those shooting ahead can lead to overthinking. I've been at stands where some shooters I know who are experienced will be missing a particular target so I start thinking "there's no way I'm going to hit that," and yet sometimes I hit them all. I've stepped into stands and called pull but have been facing the wrong way (thinking the targets are the other way round) and at the last second I've realised and turned and hit it and then hit the second. Then on the next pair I might miss them both (or not) but it's that instinct and overthinking I think can get in the way.
  2. Some great responses to my question and interesting reading.
  3. So just to clarify - on a report pair if one was to shoot the first bird twice and hit it with the second shot it would be classed as a loss/loss rather than kill/loss. I take it on a simmo pair if you double barrell one target and hit it you get a kill/loss because it's not always clear to know which target the shooter is aiming for. This is the thing. Even after say pair one of a stand I think to myself, hmm that pair was difficult but I can shoot the first target twice increase my chances of at least hitting something. But I naturally go for the second target anyway, like I've been pre programmed to do this.
  4. One scenario that comes up time and again when shooting sporting clays is this: You have say a pair (whether on report or not), let's say a left to right crosser and then a right to left crosser. You miss the first target so move onto the second and miss that. Is it better to try and shoot the first target again or not? I often find myself thinking I'll do this if the target is airborne long enough but always revert to moving onto the second target. Many times I've come away from a stand thinking I should've just stuck with target 1 and thus (possibly) gaining a higher score.
  5. Many grounds will have signs up that tell you where the clay is coming from and what type of target it will be. Sometimes I find shooting on instinct better than knowing exactly where the clay will come from and how it travels. I think watching people shoot before you can be more off putting.
  6. I was going to pop in and look at a Yildiz in the next few weeks, that's how I came across the info. Cheers for the replies and confirming it's closure.
  7. The website is still live as Entwistle Guns - but the address is listed as being in Hampshire. I wonder why they closed?
  8. Might be a rhetorical question as Google lists the store as permanently closed and other info I can find suggests it's been bought out by Raytrade UK based in Hampshire. I hadn't heard of anything in passing from others in the shooting fraternity.
  9. I've never been contacted as a referee. One of my referees was contacted by the FEO just really to confirm he was the referee. That was it.
  10. Indeed, and I hope that will be enough to prevent the complainee from complaining again.
  11. I will carry on as I have done and see what happens next time. I would love to blast away with a 7 shot semi but alas I have no FAC. 😁
  12. As I said I have my suspicions, but that's all they are. In actual fact the lower area I mentioned in my OP is nearer to the person who I suspect but much lower down in elevation. It must be someone who knows where the shooting was coming from (even the address). If it had been a random person calling the police saying they've heard gunfire how would they know who was shooting? Indeed I think the police deserve some credit for calling me rather than sending someone out.
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