In an unusual departure from our usual practice of just taking in the cheaper numpty shoots Al, Jos and myself persuaded by Alf decided to have ago at a CPSA registered shoot, so off we all went to Meadowcroft, Marksbury near Bath in Somerset.
Meadowcroft is a great shooting ground set in a valley with a mixture of easy, teasing, testing and what the fuck birds it makes for a good mornings claybusting.
Al has finally found some form after spending a few weeks floundering in the shit pile and came out on top
Next in line was myself, I couldn’t hit the side of a bus this morning even managed a quacking
Finally today’s shit filled wheelbarrow, Japanese Toilet Boy
After three humiliating defeats in a row Big Gay Al desperately needed a win bad so I picked up Japanese Toilet Boy (Joss) and Al and we headed off for a mediocre breakfast at The Hilltops cafe before setting off into darkest Devon for a hundred and forty birds at Ashley near Tiverton.
Right from the start Big Gay Al meant business with a nine on the first stand, followed up by a straight ten and a couple of eights, kind of left me and Japanese Toilet Boy playing catch up.
The round went on and Big Gay Al was in his element, nine, ten, ten, eight, eight, he was like a shooting god only slipping with a couple of fives on the whole round.
A huge cheer for Al back from the dead
I came in second trailing by almost a whole stand
And that only leaves today’s shit splattered thunderbox, Japanese Toilet Boy
Today the annual charity shoot at Chideock near Lyme Regis in aid of the air ambulance was held and me, Big Gay Al and Joss (Japanese Toilet Boy) took the hour and something drive to have some claybusting fun all in a good cause.
Upon arrive my old Town Car promptly got stuck in some soft mud in the gateway, we weren’t the first and were not the last to fall victim to that soft spot, after being unceremoniously pushed to one side it was time to check in.
It was a great 50 bird layout with a good mix of easy and not so easy clays including one little teaser that looked so easy but no one was hitting.
So what were the scores
After two rounds I came out on top with 82/100
Japanese Toilet Boy came in second with 69/100
That only leaves Big Gay Al today’s steaming pile coming in last for the second week running with a miserable 67/100
A customer came to pick his car up at the shop last week and said “You do some shooting don’t you?” , “Hmmmmm, yeeeeeesssss” I tentatively replied not knowing if this guy was a sandal wearing, frog counting, tree hugging anti. “Well I am looking for somewhere to shoot” he said, “Getting pissed off with going to Brookbank” he said.
Anyhow taking a day off from stalking me and Big Gay Al were going to Aschcombe so I give the guy a call and like an excited 12 year old he said “yeah I will come”. As usual we stopped at The Grill On The Hill for breakfast
You know the rules at shit shooters that the new guy always shoots first, nervously Joss took to the stand, a quartering left on report a quartering right and he busted them like a pro and from then on he was shit.
Me and Big Gay Al did pur usual trick of exchanging the lead by a clay or two with it all to shoot for on the last stand whilst Joss trailed in last place.
Big Gay Al eventually took the honours but the star of the show was the new guy Joss with a score so shit it was shittier than a shit thing that was shit.
It was a good day having some shooting fun and we finished with a round of skeet bunnies, Joss seemed to enjoy the skeet bunnies but was shit at that as well.
Couldn't hit a barn door