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I’ve booked in for the 10th for an hour in the morning. You pre pay 100 clays per hour at the usual member/non member rate. Max 2 hours at a time. I won’t of been since November so I expect to use 200 cartridges.

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I saw it was, but don't fancy the pre pay, pre book as my circumstances can change rapidly.

I'll leave it till I can just drop in.

Sunday morning at Sycamore will do me on clays for now. Last two Sundays have been really quiet compared to the crowds I thought would turn up.

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On 06/06/2020 at 07:40, Centrepin said:

I saw it was, but don't fancy the pre pay, pre book as my circumstances can change rapidly.

I'll leave it till I can just drop in.

Sunday morning at Sycamore will do me on clays for now. Last two Sundays have been really quiet compared to the crowds I thought would turn up.

I though the same about pre-pay, so went to Doveridge instead, which was fun

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Had to move my original booking from the 10th to yesterday which they were fine with. There was only 3 other people there so no queuing and no worrying about sticking to the 1 hour slot.

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On 18/06/2020 at 09:47, JTaylor91 said:

Had to move my original booking from the 10th to yesterday which they were fine with. There was only 3 other people there so no queuing and no worrying about sticking to the 1 hour slot.

What do you do about buttoning etc? Just set the delay?

Cheers

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1 hour ago, Demonic69 said:

What do you do about buttoning etc? Just set the delay?

Cheers

I was shooting with somebody so took it in turns buttoning but yeah I would just set the delay if I was on my own.

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30 minutes ago, Demonic69 said:

Grand, thanks!

I always find the delay takes ages and I'm stood waiting.

I prefer to press as normal, it speeds me up, no waiting, less thinking and more action. 

That's just me and I'm sure you'll get your own take on it after 1 stand.

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9 minutes ago, Centrepin said:

I always find the delay takes ages and I'm stood waiting.

I prefer to press as normal, it speeds me up, no waiting, less thinking and more action. 

That's just me and I'm sure you'll get your own take on it after 1 stand.

I usually press the delay while I’m putting my cartridges in.

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19 minutes ago, Centrepin said:

I always find the delay takes ages and I'm stood waiting.

I prefer to press as normal, it speeds me up, no waiting, less thinking and more action. 

That's just me and I'm sure you'll get your own take on it after 1 stand.

I've not used the delay TBH. I liked the foot pedals at Doveridge last week, solved both issues :D

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1 minute ago, London Best said:

Mount when you see the target. You don’t have a pre-mounted gun when a quarry appears.

I agree, unless you are learning to shoot or a competitive clay shot. The mount is a key part of the swing. 

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It’s teaching you what a properly mounted gun should feel like when shouldered and shot. I’ve seen some pretty nasty bruising on full grown men when they’ve mismounted a 12 bore, men who have shot for years. You have to give people some confidence. 

You don’r teach a child to ride a bike by just giving them a bike. Pre-mounting is the stabiliser that helps new shots learn. 

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9 minutes ago, London Best said:

Mount when you see the target. You don’t have a pre-mounted gun when a quarry appears.

But I’m not shooting quarry so do you sit at the stand with the gun a cross your lap  pouring a cup of coffee a some stands 

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3 minutes ago, Jacko3275 said:

But I’m not shooting quarry so do you sit at the stand with the gun a cross your lap  pouring a cup of coffee a some stands 

Sporting videos, on the peas again?

My point is that pre mounting does not help your live shooting.

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1 hour ago, London Best said:

I fail to see how having a pre-mounted gun is learning to shoot. It is teaching you to hit a target and kidding yourself you can then shoot.

Dont say things like that you`ll upset a lot of new clay shots who have been taught nothing else and in many cases paid a fair bit of cash  for it!!

Totally agree with your point of view ,it`s a disgrace to shooting.

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There`s ££ to be made getting newcomers to hit clays quickly and nowadays people want rapid self gratification,that is the driving force for it all ! Gun up should only be allowed for trap shooting disciplines imho.

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2 hours ago, London Best said:

Sporting videos, on the peas again?

My point is that pre mounting does not help your live shooting.

But we are talking clays and why do pros in competition shoot gun up on less it’s fitasc 

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