Brookbank or bust

Hi Guys

Being the first weekend of the school holidays and having got stuck on the motorway for 2 hours on Saturday it was decided to go somewhere fairly local that didn’t require a trip on the M5. After some thought we picked Brookbank, Draycott in Somerset. Big Gay Al had never shot there and it had been 10 years since I shot there.

After a coffee and a condescending safety talk from the owner it was off with our claymate in hand to shoot the sporting layout.

The layout started pretty good with a great variety of clays but soon descended into shit as after about the seventh stand or so the next five or six stands are on the end of their various trap layouts which made them impossible to shot when people were shooting trap disciplines. so it meant we had to go back and shoot some of the first few stands.

Brook bank shooting ground
Brook bank shooting ground
DTL and Skeet layouts
DTL and Skeet layouts
Ball trap layout
Ball trap layout
Al inserts the claymate
Al inserts the claymate
Big Gay Al has a derp moment
Big Gay Al has a derp moment

As usual the round started well enough with Big Gay taking the lead, me taking the lead and as usual going into the last couple stands we were pretty even, then once again I couldn’t help but think of the good time Trudy had promised if I let Al win and all went to shit and I totally fucked up an easy incomer and a floppy 10 yard teal.

Al loads another couple winning cartridges
Al loads another couple winning cartridges
Dereck the loser
Dereck the loser being put off his shooting by thoughts of Trudy

Happy shooting

Dereck

Everyone kicks Baz’s ass at Ashley

Hi Guys

As everyone knows nothing can be kept secret from the shit shooting paparazzi for too long and it appears the trio may have been back in action today at Ashley near Tiverton, Devon

Details are a little sketchy but they could well have been joined by Gary “The legend” , Dr John also shot but we are not sure if he joined the trio, um, er…. quartet.

So the scores

Andy took the honours with a reasonable 76/100

Andy "The hat" with no hat taking the gold medal
Andy “The hat” with no hat taking the gold medal

Next up the Legend with 72/100

The Legend with his serious hat on
The Legend with his serious hat on

Bionic finger takes the bronze medal with a magnificent effort

Terry blasting his way into third place
Terry blasting his way into third place

And that just leaves today’s shit shooter. Everyone had a piece of Baz’s ass and when we say everyone, we mean everyone, A class shooters,  B class shooters, C class shooters, even the birds only crew got in on the action.

Baz must have been on his period
Baz must have been on his period

Just time for an honourable mention to Dr John, always there making up the numbers, always having a good time, always with his faithful companion in tow.

Dr John loading the finger of doom
Dr John loading the finger of doom

(Oops thought I had a picture of Dr John and pickles uploaded, better correct that later)

The scoreboard doesn’t lie

Baz must have been on his period
Baz must have been on his period

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck lets Al win again

Hi Guys

We hadn’t been to Ashcombe near Exeter in a while so 8:30 this morning me and Big Gay Al struck out on the 45 minute drive to The Grill On The Hill at Kennford for breakfast before making our way to the shooting ground only another 5 minutes along the A380.

We were going to start the day with a round of skeet bunnies but one of the traps wasn’t working so good so gave up.

The round started well for me with a two clay lead on the first stand, two stands later we were even, then Al took the lead by a clay, stretched it out to four clays before I hit back with a couple great stands leaving to all to play for on the last two stands.

I then remembered Trudy (Big Gay Al’s wife) said she would show me a good time if I let Al win because he gets all grumpy if he loses, with this thought ringing in my mind I handed victory to Al.

Big Gay Al concentrating on a trick teal
Big Gay Al concentrating on a trick teal
Dereck's hat of shame
Dereck’s hat of shame

Happy shooting

Dereck

Interclub 2016 – Shipham

Hi Guys

Today was the second round of the Interclub Shooting series between North Newton, Cannington, Shipham and Westonzoyland held at Shipham

As usual me and Big Gay Al stopped at the Liillypool cafe for breakfast on the way.

The weather was very humid and a little misty making for some sweaty shooting, there was a threat of rain in the air but we had finished before it rained.

Shipham put on a layout of five stands of eight clays and one stand of ten, a good mixture of birds were thrown from their ultra reliable traps.

Checking in at the clubhouse
Checking in at the clubhouse
Setting off down shooters row
Setting off down shooters row
Stand one an easy pair
Stand one an easy pair
Ship ham's ultra reliable traps
Ship ham’s ultra reliable traps
The boss
The boss
A blockage at stand three
A blockage at stand three
Big Gay Al rattling them off
Big Gay Al rattling them off
You missed it?
You missed it?
The opposition
The opposition

Interclub Scores Shipham 17th July 2016

 

Good luck on round three at Cannington

Happy shooting

Dereck

Cyprus 2016

Hi Guys

Back at the beginning of June some of the shit shooters struck out on the annual shooting trip to Cyprus and it is only now six weeks later Andy “Meerkat” has managed to get off his fat ass and mail me some pictures.

I never got any details of the trip, I guess what happens in Cyprus stays in Cyprus but here are a few pictures anyway

The crew drinking beer - Looks like a pod of beached whales
The crew drinking beer – Looks like a pod of beached whales
More beer drinking
More beer drinking
Drinking beer for a change
Drinking beer for a change
Just one more beer and I am off
Just one more beer and I am off
Siphoning off some beer
Siphoning off some beer
Who wants a sausage with their beer?
Who wants a sausage with their beer?
Let's have a look at what you could have won
Let’s have a look at what you could have won
This looks like a good place to get some beer
This looks like a good place to get some beer
Beautiful countryside
Beautiful countryside
More beautiful countryside - What no beer?
More beautiful countryside – What no beer?
Some one perving through a letterbox
Some one perving through a letterbox
Oh look some shooting how starnge
Oh look some shooting how strange
More shooting, unbelievable
More shooting, unbelievable
After all that shooting it's nice to cool off in the pool
After all that shooting it’s nice to cool off in the pool

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck shoots a light load……

……. and wins a bag of doughnuts!

Hi Guys

You may have noticed over the last few weeks I have been stuck balls deep in the biggest pile of shit shooting known to man but this week I had a massive incentive to kick ass.

At the weekly Saturday club meeting at the workshop Big Gay Al said if I managed to kick his ass he would buy the doughnuts, he obviously didn’t realize the rashness of his comment as anyone in the trade should know nothing gets between a mechanic and a doughnut.

Sunday morning filled with confidence I picked up Al and off we went to Ashley near Tiverton, Devon for a friendly 140 birds.

I had been given some Hull Superfast to try out which were only a 27gram load.

Al was up first and made a complete balls up of the stand, I was in hoping that 1 gram lead deficit wouldn’t affect my score and made not quite the balls up Al made but a balls up never the less.

The first stand must have been a one off as over the next few stands we both got 8s, 9s and 10s with the lead going back and forth, then out of the blue Al had a shit one leaving the door wide open, he did manage to pull a couple back but it was all over, the doughnuts were mine.

Dereck shot a light load to victory
Dereck shot a light load to victory
Big Gay Al with the pull of a trigger lost his doughnuts
Big Gay Al with the pull of a trigger lost his doughnuts

Happy shooting

Dereck

Beretta World 2016

Hi Guys

Very few details of this year’s Beretta world have emerged, who went, what the scores were, details of the layout, virtually nothing, except one small detail did escape the veil of secrecy.

Our star player had a shitzkrieg of a round, I have been told it was so embarrassingly shit no score card was handed in.

Beretta World's oscar winner
Beretta World’s oscar winner

Never mind mate there is always next year

Happy shooting

Dereck