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  1. My FEO spoke to my referee only 30mins after he'd left me!
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    Omega or Rolex

    If that's genuine its a Submariner Date - try a Goldsmiths in the high street as they'll be able to confirm if its real. In average condition with no box or papers it'll still be worth several £ks. Definitely worth getting it insured as a named item too.
  3. Its The Lion at Farnsfield and is just round the corner. Some good pub food but Sun is busy
  4. I drop the missus there before the shoot and then join her after. She gets on really well with the barman.....!
  5. I'm just up the road in Alfreton and Cockett Farm I find to be the closest. And theres a good pub just down the road after a shoot!
  6. I'm having tuition with Joe Neville at the moment - two lessons in and I'm shooting both eyes open (left eye master, right handed), and basic clays going 1 out of 5 to 4 or 5 out if 5! One to one with only us two on his grounds. Loads of traps and a great chap too, I'll be having another few lessons with him. I've my own carts and gun but he can provide if you haven't any. Charges around 60
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    Das Boot

    Downloaded it not expecting much tbh. However, ended up binge watching it! Very good and really thought the French resistance side was good as the sea action Roll on the next season!
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    Omega or Rolex

    Had an Omega seamaster but the clasp failed. I'd had the watch for a year - took it to the jeweller to replace it but Omega refused to do it under warranty saying it was 'wear and tear'! The jeweller was so shocked with a 'reputable' company he later offered a part ex on the Omega. In the end I chopped in the Omega for a Rolex Submariner and never looked back. Wear it every day no matter what and it's been perfect Watch goes up in value each year for insurance purposes. Just factor in a 10% value for a genuine service every 5-7 years tho!
  9. Hi I'm in the same boat - was looking at Cockett but Tansley is much closer! What is the general going rate for a lesson? I've all my own gear etc & don't mind paying for good tuition. Thanks
  10. Hi Duncan - I'm the chap up the road in South Normanton and was also looking to go there! I'm out and about over xmas but let me know if you want to buddy up and what days you're free - I'd be more than happy to go with you I've only managed 100 clays so you're a bit ahead of me! I'm planning on sorting a lesson to sort my eye dominance 'thing'
  11. Hi all Thanks, i have gotten some 0000 wool so going to have a gentle go and take it from there. The blotch is only on the very top of the lever - it's just now I know it's there I'd like to sort it! Anyone else wouldn't even notice it tbh! I have a Matt black touch up pen thingy from my air rifling days so may use that if I go too heavy Anyway, going to give it a complete strip and clean/oil etc this weekend.
  12. Cheers guys - will give it ago at the weekend!
  13. Hi all Have recently bought a great condition 725 black. Really getting on with it too and enjoying shooting with it. I gave it a clean the other day and noticed some slight 'rust' or similar affecting the top lever edge Would this just be a reaction with thumbs from the general usage? I've oiled it but ideally would like to remove it- but am concerned if I damage the black finish! I can certainly live with it but if anyone has had a similar issue and sorted it pls let me know Cheers
  14. Hi all Posted earlier about picking up my new (to me!) 725 at the weekend. I've had a couple of sessions with 21g carts - but ideally I was looking to the 28g. No reason really, just wanting to maintain the same throughout rather than 'upgrading' later! I can cope with the recoil but wanted to get an idea of what other 725 guy's use? I'll be buying a 'slab' as well at the weekend so wanted to start off well!!! Thanks again all!
  15. Hi Cert came through the letterbox this morning! I spent the weekend shouldering and trying the Berettas and Brownings. Had a great time but the Browings suited me more. Tried the 525 but the 725 was much better for me Have managed to get a good deal privately with a 725 black that's just over a year old and looked after, for the same as a new 525. That leaves enough £ for lessons and carts! Gonna get it picked up at the weekend and then book a few more lessons Just need to work on my left eye dominance & right hand preference..... Thanks all for the advice and help
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