Well, we had little informal competition at Springfield yesterday for all the GP dodgers lodged in Essex. Only seven of us but a whole pound each into the pot keened the senses.
We had a quick start as we were worried that Holly might smell a few quid and head North plus the already stiff wind was starting to swing around making life very tricky.
So I shot with Kilty and Ronnie, the former with his 9003 and Ronnie with his FWB800 FT in stock guise i.e. no Jon fettling with the added handicap of a x10 scope and very sketchy info. about 45-55yds.
Now, from the off my shooting was terrible, couldn't get really settled and I was missing left right and centre, Kilty was doing a bit better, but young Ronnie literally couldn't miss. Even on the 55yd targets which were a total blur and he was guessing, he still got them, the long reducers, bam, down, it didn't matter.
So in talking to Ronnie it turns out that his 800 is a totally stock rifle straight from the manufacturer, so judging by how well it/he shot I would have to say that if that's how they're churning them out now and they're all the same, then it's a great little rifle.
Luckily we managed to persuade Ronnie that he really wouldn't like all that bean bag ass action with the feather brigade so at least we're safe for the time being.
But what a great shot and what a great little rifle...