Uk shoot at Cambridge

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  1. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    Just like to say well done to Cambridge the club,the course they set today was great for any-one that has shot Cambridge in the past it was very noticable what hard work they did for us the shooters.
    The 57 and 55 from them 2 from MAD was super shooting its about time that Sean came out on top .
    well done to all and a great day.
    cheers Ian
     
  2. Sharpe

    Sharpe Semper fidelis

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    Thoroughly enjoyed a challenging and fustrating course! Well done Cambridge.
    Top shooting from all the winners, great day and lovely trophies. :)
     
  3. tokoloshe

    tokoloshe Twang ****!

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    2 foreigners top dog! What is this country coming too?:D
     
  4. Toucan59

    Toucan59 Member

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    Just like to say what a great course that was today, It totally destroyed me but a massive well done to Shaun on his first Uk win and Darren on his superb second.
     
  5. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    Well done Cambridge on a fantastic course,and that wind couldn't make its mind up which way it was going to blow,like to thank Dave and Terry for there company around the course :D
     
  6. DreamGenie

    DreamGenie M.A.D. Air Arms HFT team

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    What a fantastic course! Well thought out and challenging. It was interesting to shoot the wood from the other end, so to speak!!! Wind was a nightmare though!
    Thanks to Larissa and Ken for your company and well done Larissa on your win.
    Congratulations to Shaun and Darren and all the other winners too.
     
  7. LANKY MK

    LANKY MK this **** is killing me.

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    Thanks to everyone at Cambridge for today, especially Bruce and Andrea, well placed course with evil wind :).

    Thanks to Richard and Simon for the company round the course, lovely weather pity we had to shoot off early, see you all at Quarry.

    ATB

    Mark
     
  8. DarrenQ

    DarrenQ New Member

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    Just wanted to say thanks to Dave and Geoff for their company yesterday great company and a good laugh, Dave I hope your zero is not to far out.
    Also well done to Shaun and all the other winners on the day. Apart from the duck on a swing and the pole stander really great coarse well done to all involved.

    Thanks Darren.
     
  9. BIGGS"N"WIFE

    BIGGS"N"WIFE New Member

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    Hi all thank you all for comming down yesterday it was great to see a good turn out.

    I know a hell of a lot of shooters had travelled a long way and spent a lot of money on accomadation and fuel to compete and enjoy the UK rounds, So me, the Wife,Colin,Dan and Kevin spent a long time trying to set out a good competitive and enjoyable course which we thought we had acheived but unfortunatly put a target out that caused a lot of issues to this we are sorry.
    We had anticipated some wind but what we got felt like hurricane ( Andrea the Wife) screaming down the course and this set about the unrest amongst a few people plus the large amount of shooters miss ranging it did not help.
    I chatted to quite a few folks and they had ranged it at around 38 yards may be a bit less when it was actullay 42 1/2 yards and on a head shot thats moving is not going to help score 2 points.
    What I tried to do was provide a shoot that the hard HFT shooters would get something out off and the juniors would also come of smilling, like Anthony my 9 year old and this being his first UK year was overjoyed when he shot the duck and got two points and luckily i got it as well.
    So sorry guys if I let you down a bit this won't happen again but turning a barren bit of mud into a Hft shoot for top shooters in the country I can assure you is no easy task, try it and see.
    If we are lucky enough next year to get a shoot and I for one very much hope we do, I think I will let someone else from the club have a crack at it because its bloody hard work, and I could not have done any of this without the Wife and the guys I have mentioned above so thank you to them.

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
  10. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    enjoyed the course Bruce, lots of effort put into it and it showed.

    It's easy to make the odd oversight with a target, in different conditions, that target would have been praised for being creative. Can't win 'em alll mate, it would have been nice if the "same shot for everyone" element gets picked up on course checking.

    Well worth the drive to shoot the course though, even though I got spanked:)
     
  11. chrisc

    chrisc Lucky git

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    I agree with Dave Bruce....i didn't like the duck target but thought that the vast amount of positives decimated a very small negative. No-one can second guess what the weather is going to do and if the wind had been NORMAL :D it wouldn't have even been mentioned. I for one really do understand the work that goes into setting out a course like that and hope that the comments about a single target aren't taken as negative...more like constructive comments. I always think that the courses at MAD are some of the best i've shot but the course on Sunday takes the position of no1 for me this year.

    I thought the course was the hardest i've ever shot, mostly due to the technical quality of the target placement, peg position and use of the open ground.....oh and the demon wind:D:rolleyes:
     
  12. Garagefairy

    Garagefairy New Member

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    I am not sure what was wrong with the 'duck' target. Was it that it was moving in the wind? This is what I was told and, if so, what was the issue? I have seen 'wind affected targets' at many other shoots ... targets up trees that sway with gay abandon, targets on lofty poles .... none of which attracted any adverse comments that I am aware of. Or have I missed some information somewhere?
    Personally I thank Bruce and Co for a very inspired course that took many man (and woman) days to physically set up, and that was after all the design work had been completed.

    Or was the problem that some people simply misranged the target, as indicated above? If so, I guess they would not have minded if they had hit it. So ... missed it? Tough ... move onto the next target.
    Regards to all
    Gf
     
  13. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Well that would be aimed at me then:rolleyes: yes i should of picked up on it when i vetted the course, but hold my hands up and i missed that one, but we are all human and only a few people are perfect.

    Pete
     
  14. brianf51

    brianf51 Fort AGC

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    I think Mr Garage fairy is being unduely defensive and he doesn't need to be, most people who complained about that target to my knowledge did so before shooting at it. it was that the movement imparted to that target was not that of any natural object like tree or something similar. The suspended duck bounced swung rapidily back & forth sometimes accelerating rapidly out of a shooters aiming field of view almost entirely.

    It's not a big deal so lets snuff out any major grumbles before they start. It was only one target in 30 so did not really affect the final outcome much at all when we all being so hammered by the wind. As Dave says in other weather that particular target might have been hailed as quite creative.

    I got the lowest score I have ever got in a comp of any sort but not because of the (pardon the pun) Ducking & weaving dodging duck of doom! I enjoyed the course if not my own performance so thank Cambridge for the challenge.
     
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  15. g.l.w

    g.l.w Wonky

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    Cheers daren, thoroughly enjoyed it mate, Pleasure watching you knock em over, even old Grumpy Hatfield smiled once or twice!! :D:D:D
     
  16. evboy

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    well done to you all @ cambridge especially bruce exellent course well worth the journey cant wait for the next 1:shot:
     
  17. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    not aimed at you Pete, there are regular targets throughout the year that aren't the same shot for everyone whether you or uncle tom cobbley checks the course.
    I don't need to snipe, I always tell you as it is (as well you know:D). It's a difficult job to put a creative course out that's within the rules and interesting and becoming an even finer line between genius targets and gimmick.

    will buzz you later:)
     
  18. shaun eustace

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    No apology needed

    Bruce,

    I seriously don't think you have a thing to apologise for. You guys put on one hell of a course and the hard work that went into it was very evident.

    A big thank you to Cambridge and my shooting partners Niel and Andy for a great day.

    ATB
    Shaun
     
  19. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    if you missed

    I think if we missed we should all get a
    bruceeeee bonussss
     
  20. sultano

    sultano Member

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    dunno about that , what about the dodgy headgear:D
     

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