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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Greebo, May 31, 2004.

  1. Greebo

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    I had a go at clay pigeon shooting last weekend at a Fete and really enjoyed it (Plus I actually managed to hit most of them (8 outta 10)) :)

    I went to a local club yesterday and had another go, just to confirm that I actually enjoyed it. Today I joined the shooting club and had another go.

    Yesterday I hit 14 outta 25 on Skeet, and today I managed 16 :) Hopefully I'll manage 25 at some point and get a patch :D

    Maybe this'll get me out more, hey look ............. real people :lol:
     
  2. AJ

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    When they bring out the tweed jacket and deerstalker hat Greebo you MUST send in a picture. It has to be seen. :D :D
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Then it will be Green Wellies, Range Rovers and cucumber & cress sandwiches (crusts removed).

    Oh dear, Greebo - flee with your tiny, precious life whilst you still have the chance...... :cry:



    Or you could have a go at THIS :lol:
     
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  4. Greebo

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    Mmmmmmm......don't think that look would suit me somehow :roll: I'm more of a tight jeans and cropped top sort of person :lol:

    Would have gotta pic today but my batteries were dead :(

    Maybe next time ;)

    Y flee pray tell :?: I actually found something to do rather than to sit here 24/7 :oops:
     
  5. Jakamoko
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    Check the link in my post above, Greeb - I edited it whilst you were posting your reply 8)
     
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  6. Greebo

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    OMG :eek:

    Dunno if I really wanna wait for my old 56k'r to download this :?

    Seems to get stuck when it hits around 40%............so I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe its for the best seeing as I'm off to bed soon :)
     
  7. Jakamoko
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    It's cool on dial up - worth it too :lol:
     
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  8. Sandy

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    How is the shoulder :?:

    Clays are fun - took me a few hours to get my "eye in". I much prefer .22 rifle both target and "for the pot".

    In the past I did shoot .22 pistol but that is no longer allowed. Last year I had a tour of the local Police firearms traning facility and had a go with a Heck & Kough (spelling) 45mm even managed a good grouping.

    Enjoy your guns - think safety ALL the time.
     
  9. Greebo

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    The shoulder isn't too bad ta :) Last week I used 28g cartridges whereas this week I used 24g. Made a hell of a difference too. Shoulder suffered bruising before but not this week :D

    I'm not exactly big (size 8 ) so there isn't much meat on me, just skin n bone, but I love it :D

    Good fun plus I get to socialise a bit. Real friendly crowd and a bloody good cafe :D Wot more could you ask :D
     
  10. tripwire45
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    Used to hunt with my Dad when I was a kid but I never really developed an interest. Shot skeet, too. Target shooting's pretty good fun. I know that in the U.S., we have a "love affair" with firearms but I was never sure how that worked out in the U.K. I didn't think private citizens could own firearms...or is it just handguns. :?:
     
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  11. Greebo

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    I don't own a shotgun, I just borrow either my mates or one from the club. You can own a shotgun as long as you have a licence and that it is kept in a locked gun cupboard and the ammo is kept elsewhere.

    Have no idea about handguns :?
     
  12. Nelix
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    I used to go Clay pigeon shooting, absolutely great day out for anyone, if you get the chance grab it with both hands.
     
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    One tip from my lady shooter pals - don't wear a bra with any metal on the strap as you will have an imprint for days (and as you are all skin and bone!!)
     
  14. Greebo

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    I went again today :D
    Hit 14 on Sunday, 16 on Monday then 18 and 17 today :roll: Yep, in that order :lol:
    Had a really nice afternoon and they do wonderful bacon butties :D
     
  15. Nelix
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    if you keep eating those bacon butties you wont be skin and bone for much longer :D
     
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  16. Greebo

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    That's ok ;) My mates tell me I'm too skinny anyway :lol: Could do with putting on a lb or 2 :P

    And besides, they are REALLY good bacon butties :D
     
  17. tripwire45
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    What the heck are bacon butties? BTW Sandy, how'd you get to be such an expert at lady shooters and their bras? :eek: :oops:
     
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    Lol@Trip

    Sorry mate, Butties are sandwiches. Bacon butties are fried bacon in a sandwich (normally a bread bun) with lashings of ketchup for me :D
     
  19. tripwire45
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    No wonder there's such a concern about your weight. If you're skinny now...you won't be after a few of those artery clogging "butties". :wink:
     
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    Don't even go there, Mr Wire - they are in Institution :evil: (Even tho I prefer brown sauce on mine, Greeb :wink: )
     
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