Thanks to all of you who turned out at this week’s shoot it was one of the busiest shoots for quite some time. It was touch and go as to is we were going to cancel the shoot due to the poor visibility, really pleased we didn’t as it turned out to be a great shoot.
Stand 1 – Pair of Rising Away Birds
Perhaps the most difficult stand with the 2nd bird disappearing into the mist if you weren’t quick off the mark.
Stand 2 – Left-Right Quartering Rabbit followed on report by Right-Left Looper
The rabbit was difficult to see in the gloomy conditions but that didn’t seem to stop most shooters bagging them, the looper was a very clear standing out against the grey sky providing a full sid profile quite close in.
Stand 3 – Pair of incoming Left-Right Quartering Birds
On the surface of things these should have been a nightmare but as they were driven in they didn’t disappear and could be shot close in, may cleared this stand which is always satisfying.
Stand 4 – Right-Left Climbing Crosser followed on report by Left-Right Crossing Bird
Another misleading stand which was easier than they would have suggested at first glance, the 1st bird the more difficult I would say but still many people cleared it.
Stand 5 – Away Bird (off left shoulder) followed on report by Away Bird (off right shoulder)
The first bird appearing over your left shoulder was fairly straight forward fallig fairly easily, the 2nd bird however proved tricky to read for many to read, others however were on them and had little difficulty in again shooting the stand well.
Considering the conditions, I think we got the setup bang-on as many put in personal bests. Top gun this week was Andy Hobson with a spectacular 47/50, a couple of 44/50’s were also turned in.
2017 Membership is now due; we have again decided that there is no justification increasing costs this year, the shoot prices remain the same and membership renewals are £25. we would appreciate you renewing in a timely manner.
The only exception to this is we are going to start charging for the hire of guns, historically we have loaned guns FOC, moving forward we will now be charging £5 per person/per 50 bird round.
Running Hill Clay Pigeon Shooting Club is situated in the picturesque hills above Uppermill and Diggle within easy commuting distance of Oldham and Manchester.
We boast a membership of more than 100 regular clay pigeon shooters who make use of the challenging and varied english sporting clay shooting layout. Our clay shooting layout changes each shoot and comprises of Bird, Teal, Rabbit and Looping clay targets.
Our facilities are available to members and non-members alike, for details of our membership and entrance fees take a look at our Membership page. Don't worry if you do not own your own shotgun, the club has a limited number available for guests to use.
We run several special events throughout the year such as "250 Bird Flush" and the ever popular "Farmers Shoot". If you are looking for a friendly, safe and challenging club then this is the place for you, all membership enquiries should be directed to our Club Secretary.
So if it’s a clay pigeon shooting club based in Saddleworth near Manchester and Oldham you’re looking for then why not give Running Hill CPC a visit. Our friendly and welcoming members will have you shooting in no time.
We offer a limited number of corporate days for company team-building exercises and groups to experience the sport of clay pigeon shooting, click here for more details.