So Big Gay Al swings by the shop yesterday asking “Where we shooting tomorrow?” Seems he is fighting fit again. After a short discussion and having not shot there in a while it was decided to go to Mendip Shooting Ground, stopping for one of the west country’s finest breakfasts at the Lillypool cafe
Little known to us there was a 100 bird competition on today in memory of Arthur Hill with a cup for high gun.
It all started pretty well with the first few stands me and Al neck and neck but as appears to be becoming the norm now mid round I came down with a massive attack of shitshooteritus allowing Big Gay Al to open up a mildly impressive lead, one that I never quite managed to reel in on the home stretch
Big Gay Al swung by earlier this morning and we headed of for a friendly round of sporting at Mendip Shooting Ground stopping as usual for breakfast at The Lillypool Cafe on the way
Mendip seemed strangely deserted guess people are fed up with the same old, same old and having to use their own cartridges. Anyway Mike asked if he could join us and naturally we said “No, fuck off”, LOL!
The weather was a little chilly, a hint of drizzle in the air with a fair breeze blowing but down on the sporting layout being a little sheltered it wasn’t too bad.
Stand one Mike kicked off with a seven, next Big Gay with a four and finally me with an eight, the next stand Big Gay Al stepped up with a quacking while me and Mike had an eight a piece. The next few stands were pretty average but Big Gay Al having had a shit start was slowly reeling in me and Mike, by the end of the round it was all on the last stand, a pair of driven.
So who was the shit shooter then?
After a mega shit start Al came in first by one clay
I just managed to hang onto second place by one clay
That leaves Mike to claim this weeks crown of shit
Having collected my trusty Beretta 682 from the smith I decided to break it in gently on the shit sporting layout at Mendip Shooting ground, Big Gay Al joined me for the inaugural performance. All went well on the first half of the layout, my trusty 28 inches showing the 30 inch Browning how it was done, unfortunately in the second half stand by stand, clay by clay Big Gay chipped away at my lead so it was all on the last stand a simo pair of driven, great my bogey clay.
Al shot first and put in an admirable performance but still left the door off the latch, as usual though my pucker went, I tripped and banged my swede on door frame losing by a couple clays
Not sure where all our mates went this weekend as I haven’t heard from any of them yet but me and Big Gay went to Mendip Shooting Ground for a friendly 96 birds stopping at The Lillypool Cafe, Shipham on the way for breakfast.
A great morning’s shooting was had by all, first Big Gay was a couple clays in front, then I was a couple clays in front and it all came down to the last stand, an easy left/right crosser, on report an easy right/left crosser and I completely fucked it up, my pucker went handing victory to Big Gay Al.
Your blogmaster and Big Gay Al thought they had some mates but once again were left behind when they all went off with “Mr I won’t shoot in a group of more than five”, we didn’t even get an invite, well fuck ’em and their wheelbarrow, we had a great time without them at The Cotswolds Gun Club.
Me = 67/100 (Even after getting a quack saver on one stand)
Al = 60/100
No one needs more than 28 inches
Wiped that grin of Al’s face today
Couldn't hit a barn door