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    Countrysports.All types of Shooting.Gunsmithing.Firearms History.Ladies.Socialising.Teaching Shooting & Safety Training.The Great Outdoors.Dogs and Field trials

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  1. Taileron, I wish you had spent your money on getting your guns properly fitted also . In these Covid times , I need the work and do some work , instructing , gunsmithing , and fitting for Millride 😄.
  2. I thought that they were readily available for sale on the internet?
  3. Try Brian Webster , B K Webster Gunsmith , West Tansfield , Ripon , Yorkshire , tell him I recommended you to him , he will look after you and do a good job.
  4. It has been an issue with 725's for years . Earlier ones had a modified hammer spring , identified by a large coil midway in the length of the spring , all new guns have this as standard . Mechanism needs to be scrupulously clean with no grease or heavy oil on the working parts . American issues are often caused by lack of brain cells , but if trouble persists you can fit the trigger return spring off a .410 model which is lighter . I have repaired quite a few 725's with fail to fire issues .
  5. Conor , How many of the 40 years that BASC have been leading the fight was lead by John Swift , who actually was later found to have his own agenda? Can you in all faith say that BASC have robustly defended the continued use of Lead shot.
  6. Roj, There is a very good post on this website from 'Hamster' who explains very well that all though he is 'cross dominant ' he learned very quickly how to shoot with both eyes open . Anyone who has any issue with their shooting really should get it sorted by consulting a competent coach , it may not be as expensive as you have been led to believe.Most shooting grounds or more especially shooting clubs have probably got an association qualified coach who will gladly assist if asked.
  7. Buze , Yes you are a little out of touch , thankfully . I think the Welsh Open was their first big day after the shooting ground has been taken back into family management . Richard Jones and his good Lady Nia are trying very hard to do a good job . I believe Jonathan Williams of Mid Wales has been very helpful . The targets for the Welsh were set by Richard 'Brewster' Hughes so were very good , (he's not too bad for a novice!). I cannot recommend Dovey highly enough for a change of scenery and I am sure that targets can be set and supplied to suit every customer
  8. Gunman , I have to agree , possibly more likely a sideplated boxlock . daisyrob where are you? I've probably got a new firing pin in stock .
  9. Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Dovey Valley SG . Wow ! What a pleasurable experience . A VERY organised management team , beautifully manicured lawns and pathways , brilliant targets a truly eye opening experience . It was the WCTSA Welsh Open , run for the very first time here and run to perfection. I have not been to this ground for possibly twenty years and I do have to say it really was a pleasure to see so many smiling faces actually enjoying clayshooting, even those having an 'off day' got over it and ended up smiling . The ground has over 60 stands so
  10. Catamong , Very good post and I agree with your observation . A friend minced a dificult bir on Friday with FBlacks , then tried , Superbs , Sovereigns and ViPs , never touched them and doesn't know why ? Maybe it can only be compatability choke and cartridge ?
  11. An interesting topic (to some). Lots of devices on the market to assist and the SP device seems to have lots of favour . But if you believe the Shooting Press they will push Nick Penn who advocates always shooting with both eyes open . Why I will never know because he has certainly screwed a few people up in his time , who have then had to revert to winking or blanking the 'off' eye . Find a good instructor and get your eye issues correctly diagnosed , it will be the best money spent . NO ! Not everyone can shoot with both eyes open .
  12. Terry , You obviously struggle with logic ? 1. In the link that I watched Christopher was struggling with communication and a young lady was doing the repair , this should have been sorted before going on air . 2. The Media Centre should be used for media communication , it should have all the necessary equipment to present a professional broadcast .That is how I perceive a Media Centre to be utilised. 3. Is it really ? Why do they frequently use the Westminster suite ? Why have spokespersons travelled to Media City Salford ? I think you will find that the media centre is
  13. Most clayshooters are members of BASC, CPSA, or NGO so have liability insurance . Plus you know as well as I do most never give insurance a thought .
  14. Good comments from everyone , but let us stop for a minute and reflect . Years ago you could find a Saturday or Sunday shoot where a bunch of friends / enthusiasts would meet up with a trap OR TWO and we would pay £5 per 25 = 100 for £20 . This paid for clays and ground / Field rent and is still economical to do today , so why not?
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