A Sywell Day

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  1. Strokebloke

    Strokebloke Mk3 Fanatic

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    I arrived at Sywell this morning, not at all sure whether I wanted to be there.
    It was drizzling with rain - I didn't feel at my best.
    Neil had brought the HW77 back, having serviced it. He confirmed that it is not a Venom. So that's that issue sorted out.. I paid him ~ pleased to have it back
    Anyway - I got kitted up.
    Went to the zero range and would have had trouble hitting the grass, let alone the the TC's.
    Eventually realized that it was missing wildly to the left so almost 3/4 turn to the right got the pellets back to where I could see them hitting the targets. A suggestion was made as to the cause of the problem, so I'll sort that one during this coming week, before Greyhound.
    Now that I was hitting again, out to 40yds, I decided to go and shoot the course.
    As often happens when I'm around, everyone scatters, so that they don't have the ordeal of coming round with me. :D:D:D
    So I set out on my own. I started the lane that we normally start on. Only to find, as I was shooting it, that it was 5/6/7/8. So I went back toward the store and found 1/2/3/4. Up a bank ~ so I was almost toppling over. :eek:o :eek: :)
    Anyway, suffice to say that I was the last to finish, and shot the last 4 targets at the feet of a group of people who had finished and were chatting, waiting for me to do the same, so that the TC's could be collected & returned to the store.

    Now the good bit. (I have put in a lot of practice since Millride) :)
    You may not believe this. :D
    But I have the scorecard to prove it.

    I cleared the last of the two kneeling lanes.
    I shot 3 o/of 4 on the 1st kneeling lane
    And 3 o/of 4 on my 2 standing lanes.
    So I'm pleased with that. Not perfect - but room for some improvement. :)

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    It has to be said that I have never known Sywell so quiet. Hardly any breeze ~ in fact sometimes almost still. On most targets it was a case of "if in doubt - - give it nowt"
    Also, so far as I'm able to remember, there was nothing out beyond 40yds.
    But I am chuffed, nevertheless. :):):)

    33 o/of 40 :eek: :eek: :D

    Though I'm not holding out for a PB at Greyhound :D:D:D
     
  2. mod23

    mod23 --Sywell--

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    well done

    Well done Jack,33/40
    Looks like I need to up my game a bit to beat you in the future .
    Been setting up the Steyr this weekend.
    See you in a couple of weeks
    Phil
     
  3. Strokebloke

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    Hello Phil.
    Missed you this morning.
    You won't need to up your game at all to beat me. Ever. :D:D:D

    I'm looking forward to seeing the Steyr. :)
     
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    mod23 --Sywell--

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    Jack. Will be there in 2 weeks time .
    what was top score .
    You can be my Wingman anytime .
     
  5. Strokebloke

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    I know Dave (springer) got 38/40.
    I would be surprised if Mark, or your protagonist, didn't beat that - but I don't know. :D
    Neil & Colin went round together. Colin with his springer.
    I suspect that someone will have cleared it today. I haven't known it so still since I joined.

    I got the 15mm rat on the frame :D:D:D Only once though ~ & it had to be put down twice.
     
  6. Jinx

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    Decent score card that.
    Well done :)
     
  7. Strokebloke

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    Thanks. My previous best at Sywell was 14.
    At Millride WL last week I got 12; prior to that Far Coley WL I got 11. 1st time in double figures in a proper comp.
    So, although not a comp today, I'm very pleased (& somewhat surprised, if I'm honest about it) :D
     
  8. kilty

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    Good A grade score that Jack.
    Keep it up
    All the best Barry
     
  9. Jinx

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    How does that 80's song go ?
    The only way is up :)
    You will improve more and more i'd say.
    Shooting targets is a confidence thing as much as anything.
    Your getting better and it will just improve as you go.
    Once again, good shooting and well done indeed.

    Nice when it all comes together isn't it :)
     
  10. Strokebloke

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    Indeed.
    I just hope it isn't a 'Once in a lifetime ..." :D
     
  11. neilL

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    Looking at the (very good) scorecard it seems you made the obligatory blood sacrifice to the gods.

    If it isn't blood but lipstick be prepared for some serious barracking :)

    Well done Jack
     
  12. Jinx

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    1st of many i'm sure ;)
     
  13. Strokebloke

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    No, not blood.
    In my state, & at my age, I'd sell my soul for it to be lipstick :D:D:D If you can find anyone (female) who will get close enough to deposit lipstick on my scorecard (though why they would want to, I can't imagine) I will tolerate barracking for the remainder of my life. :):)

    I'm afraid it is nothing more valiant that dye out of the palm of my glove. :eek:o :eek: :D
     
  14. Neil-T

    Neil-T Boingers forever.

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    Well done Jack the lad. Good shooting. But try and practice some at longer ranges to get ready for Greyhound. See you there. Neil.
     
  15. top gun phil

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    weldone jack top man:cool::);)
     
  16. Shaun

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    Well done Jack!!!
     

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