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First steps...

For a while I’ve been contemplating as to wether I should start a blog and with a few prompts from my boyfriend here I am! So I thought the best first step I should take into this new venture is a post to tell you a little bit about myself, so here we go. 560 more words

Cartridge karma

What with still being something of a novice, I’ve never really given too much thought to cartridges and their relative properties in relation to success when shooting clay pigeons. 333 more words


Whoopers and clays

Loading my gun at the second stand, a movement in the air caught my eye. And it wasn’t a pair of clays!

Flying low, and steadily toward me, were two swans – I could pick up enough detail to see that they weren’t Mute Swans, and lack of any wing noise confirmed it. 220 more words


Wonky eyes

Apparently between 40 and 50% of shooters have a problem with eye dominance. This is where the ‘master’ or strongest eye is opposite to the one looking down the barrels to the target. 283 more words



My clay club sent an email recently with details of their New Year’s Eve shoot – 50 bird sporting, with no 70 bird option as usual, but with Clay Pigeon Snooker in addition to the sporting. 290 more words

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Buying my first gun

Waiting seven months for my Shotgun Certificate to arrive gave me plenty of time to research guns within my budget.

It was clear that either Beretta (Silver Pigeon I), Browning (B525) – and possibly Miroku (MK60) – were the most popular entry-level guns if I was buying new. 383 more words


Sunday 3rd December: Clay.

I’ve now been attending my preferred local clay shooting club since May, progressing from the “Have a Go” stand with one of the instructors to the full sporting layout of seven varied stands. 470 more words