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Another Shotgun Newbie - A decent start?

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Monster, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Monster

    Monster Donator

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    Honest opinion folks.

    After many years with air rifles, the wife and I have started shotgun shooting lessons (I tried to get her interested in golf but to no avail). I have to say that I'm really quite enjoying it and need a new hobby.

    Anyway we are on our second lesson, sporting clays, and out of about 28-30 shots I missed eight. Is that an decent start or is it rubbish and I should take up something else?

    (PS. Wife really enjoys smashing the clays which is definitely a good start)
     
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    Far Far better than my start. But I'm old.
    And I haven't improved a lot since. But I enjoy it.
     
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    hello, no that is a very good start and i wont mention mine back many years:rolleyes: but its nice you can both do and enjoy together:up: have you bought your shotties or just deciding or sharing? after many years i am returning to getting a SGC and looking at semi autos but i had O/Us before and cant decide yet:confused:
     
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    At the moment we are using the school's guns while we get the hang of it but I've, more or less, decided to go for a SGC. A friend has given me a fairly decent gun cabinet, which seems to meet the spec., which I just need to find a suitable wall to bolt it to.

    We are both of slight build so last time out we both used the 20g. The first time out I used a 12g which seemed far too big and heavy to me.

    Anyway we'll see how we go and, no doubt, I'll be asking for lots more advice as we go on. Hope you are all patient. :)
     
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    Hi and well done on a good start :)
    Its good to see you have both found a hobby. Ive been shooting clays for about 6 months now and its a good way to unwind. i was using school guns too and the instructors will help you a lot and hopefully give you some good advice when the time comes to get your own gun. Get a few more lessons and see how it goes :)

    Good luck and enjoy :)
     
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    rizla1 hi

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    Thats very good mate, were you shooting at single clays or doubles
     
  7. Monster

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    Some of each but, I think, mostly the easier stands.
     
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    Ask about getting measured, it does make a world of difference having a gun that fits and you can save a lot of money before you even start. Yes I've been there :p
     
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    It doesnt matter how many you hit as long as you like doing it.
    atb
     
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    So I understand, especially being of smaller stature. Not sure where to go though.

    Absolutely right.

    But if I am to stick with any sport I do have to achieve a level which is at least competent. That's just me.
     
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    Good start, You don't have to hit every one! Just enjoy what you are doing! You need to get her into airgunning now and your onto a winner!
     
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    She already is and has no qualms about shooting any rats that turn up in the garden or any rabbits that are seen eating the lettuces.
     
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    My wife and I both shoot clays and recently we bought a new gun for her from Malmo Guns, Lancs. EOS sporting, made in Italy. This comes with two but pads, adjustable stock, 5 chokes and a fitted case all for the price of £895. Now I shoot a Berretta DT10 which cost many times that amount but have to confess that I really rate this gun and as a matter of interest so do all my friends who have tried it.
    We are selling my wife's Miroku trap gun as we both feel this gun handles better for her than the Miroku.

    Can I suggest that instead of going down the 20 gauge route, stick with a 12 gauge for several reasons. Firstly, you can select to shoot a 21 or 24grm cartridge if that helps with recoil and bear in mind we are smashing Olympic Trap targets at up to 60+ yds with a 24grm cartridge. Secondly, the range of guns easily available is FAR FAR GREATER in 12 gauge and therefore the prices are better.

    My wife has become recoil shy and has recently moved to Cheddite 21grm cartridges which have been quite an eye opener for me as they are fast but almost recoil free and they really do smash the clays, to say nothing of them being much cheaper than my competition cartridges.

    Here is a link to Malmo Guns
    http://www.malmoguns.com/Guns.html

    This is my wife's EOS gun
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    You and your wife are welcome to come over to Beverley CTC in east yorks and join us to put my info to the test if you wish.

    Hope that helps

    Phil
     
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