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#1 holly

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:33 AM

Good luck to all those going and don't forget to keep an eye out for Neils results  sunday night , i am sure he will put in a HUGE score . or maybe not ??? HOLLY



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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:39 AM

By the way neil is shooting in the morning ??? HOLLY



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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:46 AM

He might surprise you yet... :)



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Posted 18 July 2015 - 12:41 PM

surprised colin . i will be Amazed ??? HOLLY



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:51 AM

GP6 is next Sunday, so I have a whole week to get a scope on the rifle, drag a cast iron slug through the barrel, get a stock made, find the trigger group I took out to polish, rebuild the reg and polish up my No1 Ely Wasps.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 06:59 AM

GP6 is next Sunday, so I have a whole week to get a scope on the rifle, drag a cast iron slug through the barrel, get a stock made, find the trigger group I took out to polish, rebuild the reg and polish up my No1 Ely Wasps.

 

Sssh Neil, you might give Holly a hint of the road to success....  :)



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:00 AM

No chance of that Colin, he taught me everything I know about FT.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

Eley wasps hmmmm . probably not . i remember trying those little blighters back in 87 . out to 25 yards , great . after 25 yards , forget it . shame ??? HOLLY

 

PS it say's on the label for FTP owners only .



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:12 PM

Eley wasps hmmmm . probably not . i remember trying those little blighters back in 87 . out to 25 yards , great . after 25 yards , forget it . shame ??? HOLLY
 
PS it say's on the label for FTP owners only .


Luckily without your glasses you wouldn't notice the difference closeup... :)

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 09:41 PM

Used to use the BSA Pylarm in .22 in 91 same slug, its the tin I use to carry me pellets around must change been trodden on several times in last 20 years and threads broke through.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:46 PM

I still have the origional tin of pellets i started with . sans pellets . i keep my small allen key's in it . all the print has gone , so i dunno what they were ??? HOLLY



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 05:38 AM

I still have the origional tin of pellets i started with . sans pellets . i keep my small allen key's in it . all the print has gone , so i dunno what they were ??? HOLLY


Probably 'Mr BSA's Ye Olde Slugges' that worked in both .177 & .22.... :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:25 AM

Drops outs coming thick and fast lol



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Drops outs coming thick and fast lol

 

hmmm, wouldn't have anything to do with the weather by any chance?  :rolleyes:



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:42 AM

Blooming shame Simon . as far as i am concerned if you entered , you entered . mind you nobody likes shooting with a wet arse ??? HOLLY



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:07 PM

Sorry Simon, but I'm finding it hard enough to hit the targets in the dry right now, if it turns out to be as wet as it is today, I might just as well pay my £12 and hand in a blank card.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:05 PM

Good training for the Winter League I say; it's not considered a good shoot until your boots are full of water and you have to drive home with the windows open... :)



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:08 PM

SWEFTA don't have a winter league, we prefer to stay warm and dry at home.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:11 PM

SWEFTA don't have a winter league, we prefer to stay warm and dry at home.

 

There's your problem; we revel in our Winter League and shoot regardless of the weather. I don't think one has ever been cancelled due to weather, foot and mouth yes, but weather no even when it's been snowing, raining with everything inbetween.... :)



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:14 PM

When it's wet and cold I leave the rifles at home, and break out the MTB's.

 

If you are going to get wet, you might as well do it at speed.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:28 PM

They cancel in this region for minimal snow ie 1/4", lets face it people went to work digging trenches in 7ft snow in 60's.

Think that was purely the club even though have a grit bin directly outside the front gate, takes 20 mins job done. Read in to that what you like some don't deserve to host.

We will brave the cold if its am session only, pm don't give a damn when it changes in to an unbelievable proper gail and rain which would have been called off.

 

Shot some nasty ones over the years that would have been called off even when shooting started by todays standards, such is the modern FT.

 

Nothing better than shooting fresh targets in the snow.

Worst hail 1/4" diameter in 25mph+ winds not dropping to the ground just following contour of the land unless your in the way, it hurts.



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:45 PM

They cancel in this region for minimal snow ie 1/4", lets face it people went to work digging trenches in 7ft snow in 60's.

Think that was purely the club even though have a grit bin directly outside the front gate, takes 20 mins job done. Read in to that what you like some don't deserve to host.

We will brave the cold if its am session only, pm don't give a damn when it changes in to an unbelievable proper gail and rain which would have been called off.

 

Shot some nasty ones over the years that would have been called off even when shooting started by todays standards, such is the modern FT.

 

Nothing better than shooting fresh targets in the snow.

Worst hail 1/4" diameter in 25mph+ winds not dropping to the ground just following contour of the land unless your in the way, it hurts.

 

I remember the Regionals in 2008?

A couple of inches of local snow on the morning, most people made it to Newbury only to find out it had been cancelled. It should have gone ahead regardless with the people that had turned up.

Always remember Iceni around 1986 and the ground was a foot deep if not more in snow, so we made wooden supports, fixed the targets to these and carried on with the Winter League fixture. Sun came out and it was glorious with all the snow blindness through the scope, the Finns would have been proud.  :)



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:25 PM

I have gore tex boots colin . the only time i get wet feet is if i pee myself . mind you it keeps your feert warm ???  HOLLY



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 04:01 PM

I have gore tex boots colin . the only time i get wet feet is if i pee myself . mind you it keeps your feert warm ???  HOLLY

 

I was thinking in terms of it raining so hard that you start to fill your boots from water running inside your clothes... :)

I seem to remember that St Helen's GP shoot was like that i.e. where I went round with the umbrella shoved down my neck... :rolleyes:



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 04:24 PM

Yes colin . i still don't know how you managed to win that one ??? HOLLY



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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:32 PM

Yes colin . i still don't know how you managed to win that one ??? HOLLY


Win it?
I should hope, got up at 4am drove like a bat out of hell up there arrived at 7am to see you in the pouring rain. Stats had just opened so signed in and the only names down were yourself, the Kent Woodsmen Triad and myself.
Waited around and gradually more people turned up, then found out at 9.30 that my assigned slot was 2.30 in the afternoon. Argued it out but even though it was supposed to be a first come, first shoot scenario, it wasn't.
Hung around until 2.30, the rain increasing all the time, shoot round with brolly and by the time I finished it was starting to get very dark and moody.
Soaked through, score card was pulp, started driving home, hit traffic jam after traffic jam and finally got in at 11pm....

Not impressed and I decided after that one that never again would I bother with another shoot that was out of the South-East.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:59 PM

Ahh we are at crossed ends dear boy . i am talking of the time it rained at Kent Woodsmen  . you did the same trick and won it ??? HOLLY

 

PS winter league .



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:46 AM

Good luck to all at GP6 and may the wind (and rain) gods be kind... :)



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:04 AM

Good luck to all at GP6 and may the wind (and rain) gods be kind... :)

They are being neither at present.

 

I pulled my entry on Friday, as I had seen the forecast, it is currently hammering down here and I am about ten miles away, as the crow flies, from the course, and the wind is... erm, windy. 



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:57 AM

It is a shame , but that is WALES ??? holly






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