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Old 03-24-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Question Anyone here shoot sporting clays?

I'm going to this on April 5th - fund-raiser memorial for a boy in my daughter's class who died of juvenile diabetes a couple years ago.

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I reckon the new Beretta will get a workout if I do the sporting clays, 5 station, and whatever the cowboy clays are.

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I wasn't very good at it.
They kept telling me, "Follow the clay, shoot and keep following. Follow through."

Okay, okay, what ever the hell that meant.

I guess I was just lucky, the time I got five out of ten.
And that was my best.
Wasted a lot of ammo getting there.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:54 PM   #3
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I do all right on trap - and the trap we shoot amongst ourselves is probably pretty challenging for most. Using the hand throwers, we try to keep the shooter from hitting anything, so get pretty creative. The slow lobbers are actually the hardest ones to hit for me.
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I tried it once & really sucked.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:21 AM   #5
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I have a friend who is practically a professional skeet shooter.

He goes to the national championships every year. One year I asked him how he did, and he said he didn't do so well. Apparently, he missed 1 out of 300 and got eliminated in the second round.

Damn. Just damn.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
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I have shot a lot of trap. And I have shot skeet about a half dozen times. Just shot sporting clays a couple of times.

All are fun. You just have to keep at it if you want to improve. All require the proper style of shotgun if you want to go for top gun.

A good hunting gun with interchangeable chokes will work fairly good on sporting clays. With skeet you want a gun with about a 26" barrel and a fair amount of drop on the stock. On trap you want a long barrel, around 30"-34" long and a real tight pattern.
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I shoot clays with a riot gun and usually beat my friends. Pisses 'em off.
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Know the type of next target on the course helps greatly in figuring out the chokes to use. Going from doves & quail style shooting to sky busting geese, the running game
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Sanders good Man helping the charity.. Diabetes is sadly a big bad disease in this country.. Sad the little guy passed. R.I.P.. Young feller..

Pogo yes on the shotgun. My God I visited Orvis co. in Vermont. They had custom made shotguns for that stuff at $10 grand plus and that was 20 years ago. $$.. Out of my league.. Some big players in that game. Damn..

hangfire, same here. Ithica riot gun, works great..

and boon. Same here, could not hit a damn thing.. I know I aimed right at it, how the hell did I miss?
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Had a few goes at it with borrowed scatterguns.

Best I did was to win an Ithaca Flues (field grade, second hand) for low score at a
shoot in the Texas Hill Country organized by another online forum some years ago.

Could never get the hang of leading the bird.
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I saw a guy shooting golf balls, on the wing,

with a lever action rifle once. All I could say

was WOW
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Anyone here shoot sporting clays?
Only with an Ack-Ack gun.

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Back in the late eighties and early nineties before I got on the internet and before Railbuggyman, there was SCATTERGUNMAN. He had a Ithica37 12ga with a 34"and a 18" barrel. He use to shoot at the clay birds after buying a cheap throwing machine. Back then the ShotGunNews was my drug of choice.
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I went this afternoon and shot 2 rounds of 5 Stand Sporting Clays.

What a hoot! Instead of walking a course, you shoot 4 different singles/doubles at 5 different stations.

One round is 25 birds.

Wind was blowing about 20-30 mph.

First round, I shot a 14.

Second round, an 18.

I think I'm going to like this new game.

I wound up joining their club for $25/yr.
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I went this afternoon and shot 2 rounds of 5 Stand Sporting Clays.

What a hoot! Instead of walking a course, you shoot 4 different singles/doubles at 5 different stations.

One round is 25 birds.

Wind was blowing about 20-30 mph.

First round, I shot a 14.

Second round, an 18.

I think I'm going to like this new game.

I wound up joining their club for $25/yr.
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