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23/06/2019 - Shoot Summary

A bit quieter this week, I think this was down to it being the 3rd shoot in a single pay cycle. It was a hard shoot this time I think, the usual suspects shot well but generally the scores were down. A combination of a stiff breeze and some challenging presentations the most likely causes.

Stand 1 - Pair of Incoming Birds

One of the easiest stands on the shoot, driven in, taken close nice big targets, lots of full-houses.


Stand 2 - Left-Right Looper followed OR Away Bird (DTL)

The looper the easiest of the pair, taken in front of the stand didn’t cause too many problems. The Away Bird however was a totally different beast, fast and low it was hard enough; throw in the DTL base and well the scores tell the tale. To do well here you had to be quick off the mark.


Stand 3 - Fast Left-Right Crosser followed OR High Away Bird

The smart money was with the shooters who let this pass across them and took it off to the right where it became more of an Away Bird; still challenging even them. The High Away Bird was much easier, climbing high at first but forced back towards the stand by the wind. These were fairly straight forward as a result.


Stand 4 - Pair of High Climbing Birds

This stand; the illegitimate child of Tom Oliver. Taken as a pair or OR made no difference they were nasty, one of them being blown in made an easier target but the 2nd much further out was horrible, if you were lucky enough to get on it first time then you were good but reading it was very difficult.


Stand 5 – Away Bird (off the left shoulder) followed OR by Startled Away Looper

The Away Bird not as easy as you’d expect as it was under powered and so didn’t clear the gully lip as a result you didn’t have as much time as you’d normally have with this. The Startled Away Looper was great, thrown edge on from in front of the stand it cleared the lip of the gully and took a sharp right turn when the wind caught it, a niche variation on this presentation.


No personal bests today (no surprises there).


Top Gun of the Day – Tom Oliver 42/50.

Running Hill Clay Pigeon Shooting club - proud to be associated with the CPSA
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2019 Scheduled Shoot Dates
(booking-in 10am - 12noon)

07 July 2019

21 July 2019
04 August 2019
18 August 2019
01 September 2019
15 September 2019
29 September 2019
13 October 2019
27 October 2019
10 November 2019
24 November 2019
08 December 2019
22 December 2019




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.

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