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    Health app.

    In this interests of research, I’ve just conducted a highly sophisticated experiment. Having just done 6 steps on the treadmill, I can confirm the iPhone pedometer is accurate to within 1 step.
  2. The engine’s done 32,000 the axles, transmission, steering, body and electrics etc. have probably all done 138,000.
  3. It’s almost like there’s a reason the police stand and watch…….🙄
  4. I’d hope the electorate gave more consideration to their vote than that.
  5. Mitchell match with the automatic bail arm, used to dream of having one of those, closest I got was a 300 😂
  6. The vast majority of semi shooters I see, simply do not pick up their empties, they don’t even try.
  7. Me and my pal had our first trip overseas on Saturday, from Chester to Fauxdegla. We left the girls at the hotel in Chester and set off for Wrexham. First impressions were a mix of being impressed and a little daunted too. As novices from Manchester, we’re not quite used to the scenery, nor the impeccable appearance of a premier ground. Everything was tidy and new looking, grassed areas all neat, no litter, just a very well looked after ground. We bought our clays, £ 30 per 100 which is cheaper than we’re used to. Got loads of advice and instruction from the lady owner. She introduced herself and her husband, who was as equally helpful as his wife. I have read previous posts where they were described less favourably, I honestly could not fault them. We spoke to them throughout the day, in the cafe, when topping up our clay cards and when seeking advice regarding the DTL and Skeet stands and they genuinely couldn’t do enough to help. The ground lads were great too, Adam in particular was super helpful. The only down side was the sun, which can’t be helped. It rendered half the sporting layout impossible until the afternoon, but there’s so much else to go at, it really doesn’t matter. We went through 400 carts between us and had a cracking time. It’s only 1.5 hours from us, well worth the trip. We’ll definitely be going again soon.
  8. To see anything with any clarity and detail, there’s no cheap fix. I was a stargazer for a couple of months and bought a Celestron Starsense explorer, that connected to my phone, to allow sky mapping. This worked like satnav, where arrows would point to Saturn, (for example) on my phone, which was physically attached to the scope. Move the scope in the direction of the arrows and bingo, there was Saturn. I paid £ 400 for that scope and never saw anything but the moon’s craters. Astronomy isn’t easy, it’s hard enough landing on a clay 50 yards away, hitting a planet millions of miles away is a nightmare and unless you’re prepared to spend time and money on it, it’ll leave you disappointed. Id look at the second hand market, more scope for your money. A refractor is the best for beginners.
  9. I’d try Browning USA, if they were unhelpful go to https://www.bbb.org American companies have a meltdown when you get bbb involved. It’s like checkatrade over there, but seems to have some serious poke. I’ve filed a complaint before now after not even getting a response from American Airlines, I got a reply, apology and resolution within the week. Gotta be worth a try.
  10. There’s a Labour day sale on Shotkams, if anyone’s interested. Down from £ 579 to £ 429, a £ 150 saving, plus free p&p.
  11. Perch is delicious, very boney, but well worth the effort.
  12. There’s a lot of it about…..
  13. How does the murder of a three year old child, get blown out of proportion ? This looks like a horrific incident, where several,innocent people have been callously murdered, our thought should be with them. The impact on our hobby is quite insignificant at this time. Nice that you dedicated five words to the victims though.
  14. My cousin lives in Switzerland and told me about the need to maintain shooting practice. He took me to see the local range, which for some bizarre reason, has a busy road running through it. Bullets literally wiz overhead lol. Very similar to this……
  15. “According to the sun” was the end for me, I tend to lose interest around then. But it wouldn’t surprise me, it’s what they do.
  16. Bee keepers suit I think. Like I said, lesson learnt. It’ll be boiler suit over chainmail in future 😂😂
  17. I had a trip to Worsley on Friday morning, for my first attempt at a solo shoot. As I pulled up in the car park, a fella warned me about the horse flies and that I was gonna regret the shorts and t-shirt. I went and signed in, got my clay card and was again warned, “the flies are like piranhas lately, you need some deterrent”. I bought some Avon Skin Soft off them, more to be polite than anything and give myself a modest douse with it, I didn’t fancy going home to the wife, smelling of Avon cosmetics, so didn’t go mad. I came away unscathed. Fast forward to Saturday. I went again, with a pal and his daughter. I passed on the local knowledge, and I again gave myself a cursory spraying. 11 I’ve got, great big angry, ridiculously itchy, rock hard lumps, all on covered parts of my body. They got me through my clothing, big daft slow flying horse flies. I’ve never had so many insect bites in one day, not even on a red flag day in the Everglades. Absolutely horrific. So anyone heading to Worsley, slather yourself up, the guys on the car park and the folks in the shop aren’t exaggerating. Lesson learnt.
  18. Thanks for all the replies chaps, some food for thought there. I’m gonna leave the fore bead for now and see how I get on. Cheers.
  19. Thanks for the replies. I’m not looking to get into “the bead” debate, I don’t know enough about it. So I’ll remove em in the way that’s been advised and crack on with my coaches methodology, it seems to be working thus far. I can always put em back on at a later date, once Ive got my own system locked down. The fella I see is a CPSA coaching instructor and an ICSI member, so knows a bit more than me at this stage. Once again, cheers !
  20. I meant to do just that while I was there, but they were mad busy and due to close. Probably the best option though, cheers 👍 I’m a novice and the guy giving me instruction tells me they’re evil, so I’m keen to remove and like you said, put them somewhere safe…..cheers 👍
  21. Do any of you experienced guys know how to remove beads ? Ive bought a 725 sporter 3, that has a fore and mid bead that I’d like to take off. Normally I’d have a go, but I bought this gun new, only last week and don’t wanna set about it with the Stihl saw and gas axe just yet. I’d imagine they just unscrew, the white bead and black housings. Id appreciate any help from the more knowledgeable chaps on here.
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