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  1. Strokebloke

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    I don't know what the weather is like at Anston this evening, but if it's as windy as it has been here in Northampton all day, tomorrow will be fun, if it stays the same.
    The pigeons and gulls are scooting across the sky at 60MPH. Only in one direction though. They're on sticks coming back.

    In fact, its so windy that if I was shooting tomorrow, with my propensity for being well wide of the mark, there's a good chance I could actually hit one or two targets. (which would be a novelty) :eek:o :)
    I can't wait to see how the top guys do it.

    The guys shooting at Sywell tomorrow morning will have to aim at Bedfordshire to be in with a chance of ringing the bell at 55yds. :D :D

    Seriously, is any allowance made if it's blowing a gale say, during the morning session, and then it all becomes calm and sunshine for the afternoon session?
    Or do competitors just have to take the conditions as they come?
     
  2. Conor

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    Take it as it comes, you booked your session.
    Although some sneaky gits have rang up the organisers after checking the forecast and change their session to gain advantage of more favourable conditions.

    Some shooters like the wind, some don't. However the only allowance than is made is windage to allow for wind drift!
     
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    Just take it as it comes, am or pm
     
  4. Strokebloke

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    I do hope no-one comes seriously unstuck tomorrow - it being the last shoot of the series.
    I guess that for one or two people, at least, tomorrow will be crucial; in terms of placings/%/PB's.

    ATB to all of them. :)
     
  5. strangefroot

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    Eyup jack mi ewd .
    If ya thought the Northampton prairie wo blustery today ya should've been perched at the top of the tree wi me fixing number 1 target for tomorrow ....... Phew .
    Had to cut all the branches off it to stop it swaying .
    It'll be a tester ..... oh yes .;)
    Good luck all .
    calps
     
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    Jack, just put your lucky pants on.

    Get your lucky pen out.

    And remember to.......pump 'the fish'.;)
     
  7. Strokebloke

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    A bit of a breeze, I take it then Andy ?:rolleyes: :)
    That's got to be a bit of an advantage for you, hasn't it? Setting up the course. Intimate knowledge of all of the targets. You're going to share all of your insider knowledge with all of your contemporaries, of course. We would expect nothing less from a gentleman. :D

    One of these days Gilly my lad, I'm going to get someone to point out to me who you are. :eek: :D
    Then I'm going to ask you "what's all this business about FISH ??????" I've been bewildered by this ever since I joined the Forum.
    In fact. I might just do it as you're all lined up for the 'tester-up-a-tree-number1-target' tomorrow. :)
     
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    A tip for you, find the smallest guy at the shoot........and Gilly will inevitably be smaller its just you hadn't spotted him. Grumpy little guy usually with a lucky red pen in hand, can't help you with the fish but there are a lot of Cornish sardines about these days.
     
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    I'm on a blue pen know youth.

    The other red pen ran out of luck.;)
     
  10. Strokebloke

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    A Bit Blowey

    Just had a PM from Phil.
    Says that he was 3" off on the 55yder to hit it.
    Don't know what he's moaning about. At 55yds I'm always 3" off, and I miss it, time after time. :eek:o :)
     
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    3 inch - if we aren't counting in feet, then it isn't fun :D
     
  12. Strokebloke

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    Just a wee zephyr at Anston then ? :D

    Seriously, I was surprised the first time I shot on a 50yd outdoor range, with target boards coloured so that you could see the flight-path of the pellet. Even on a relatively still day at Sywell the deviation was something of an eye-opener. And I had to concentrate hard to put pellets repeatedly into a 4" circle.
     
  13. LANKY MK

    LANKY MK this **** is killing me.

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    When I first started at Emley 3+ years ago, by far the biggest surprise was how much wind can move pellets, even at medium to close range let alone 50+ yards :eek:, it's a great feeling though when you nail a target in strong wind :D.

    Mark
     
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    Sounds like you had it easy today, at Millride saw movement exceed 2 1/2" at 28 yards and more than 6 1/2" at 52 plus lift.

    Wind and trajectory make FT.
     

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