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  1. Bought myself and the missus some Evolution glasses, second pair (lowest price) were half price and I used a coupon CSM10 from Clay Shooting magazine and got another tenner off! This was at https://www.sunglassesforsport.com/shop/sport/shooting/ if anyone is interested . Thanks again for suggestions
  2. Thanks all, will look into all these suggestions. Appreciated.
  3. I had laser eye surgery last Wednesday and all has gone well. Will take a couple of weeks off to let the eyes adjust before I shoot. I have worn glasses for 30 years out of 40 odd and always had them on when shooting. I want to buy some shooting glasses for clays and occasional rough shooting. I am broke after the laser eye surgery, can anyone recommend some bargain basement glasses to use (under 100 ideally) while the bank balance recovers? (I really am broke!)
  4. We ended up buying a Bettinsoli Diamond X-grade game gun in 20 bore. Confidence wise she wanted to stick with the 20, maybe after some more practice if she keeps enjoying it we can switch to a 12. The game version suits her, just need to slightly shorten the stock.
  5. Going to check out a Beretta 686E Sporter 30" (not an Evo, I think its from around 2006/7) that someone I know is selling. Previous owner was a woman so stock has been shortened slightly and it has an adjustable comb.
  6. I think a new Kofs or a second hand Beretta is what is achievable in our budget and both would be a good first gun. We are going to have a look at both in the next week or two
  7. I personally hate using plastic wads as most of my shooting is on the family farm and it's not really necessary for the type of shooting I do. Very glad that manufacturers like Eley are pushing on with these new steel carts with biodegradable wads and hope more and more manufacturers start getting their finger out. What sticks in my craw is the lack of regard or respect to the shooting community to decide a ban will happen and then find the science to prove their point of view. If big businesses did this they would be rightly pilloried and the scientific conclusions ignored. But unelected functionaries in power can make that decision (whether it is correct or not), and whether there is an alternative or not and it will slowly churn its way into law. Ideally I would rather not use lead, but it feels like it is more of a ruse to price gun owners out of their own past time than a genuine attempt to be environmentally friendly.
  8. "The European Commission (EC) has requested the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to prepare a restriction proposal addressing the risk to wildlife and humans (via the consumption of game meat) from lead in all ammunition (shot and bullets) including target shooting." So the EU Commission have decided lead is bad and then asked its scientific body for the evidence to ban it. Which can only end one way when scientific research is conducted in this manner. I am in Ireland and under no illusion that lead will be banned in the coming years. Wherever the United Kingdom are politically at that time (depending on what happens in the coming weeks) itwill have repercussions with you.
  9. Yes the missus calls them "lady carts"
  10. This definitely seems to be a common complaint! I had a Lanber game gun before the semi auto, about 7lb 2ou that fit her reasonably well, but there was terrible wailing about the weight of it. I put some light weights beside the sofa in the tv room as a subtle hint.... She has used a Silver Pig at a few of the lessons she had in 20 bore and loved it
  11. Yes, I have heard that about the Kofs, lighter and shorter LOP than say an ATA. Gun Shop did a comparison YouTube video on them Thanks, will have a look for that
  12. Afternoon all, My wife has gotten into clays and has been borrowing my gun, a semi auto she doesnt really like. I'm just wondering what experiences people have had with wives, partners, girlfriends, friends misc., etc. What shop bought gun, maybe with a slightly higher comb and shorter LOP that you can currently buy is out there that the "average" woman can use. I know, its all down to fit, but are there lighter 12 bores out there that you know that seems to work better for women than others. Excluding the Fausti Aphrodite, Browning Whatchamcallit etc.
  13. No, no longer in warranty, I did see that about the shortening the spring and thats a possibility. I didnt understand why an extended carrier would have an effect on the bolt release button, do you know why that would have an effect? This would increase the leverage when the button is pushed???? This is what they recommended to use, longer, so some wood had to be removed from the fore-end for it to sit in snug
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