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Old December 14, 2002, 05:43 PM   #1
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Benelli's American Birdhunter

Have you guys watched this show? I think it is a great all around show, but what just rivets me to the television is the "benelli cam". It is some sort of miniature camera that they attach to the shotgun so YOU can see exactly what you should be seeing. Most of the time it is Tom Knapp at the controls of the shotgun. The footage is AMAZING!!!!! They even slow-motion a lot of the shots in an instant replay so you can see the shot string and the wad. Seeing the dynamics of the shot string in relation to the target is really cool. I could have saved literally thousands of dollars in shotgun shells had I seen these shows when I started, I came from a rifle and pistol background and getting away from shooting AT the target was a hard transition for me. Shooting where it is going to be when the shot gets there was a totally foreign feel, and frustrates a lot of new shotgunners in my opinion. The tapes of Tom Knapp or the tapes of the show would really help newbies to advance their shotgunning IMO. Seeing the lead is such a tough nut to crack in the beginning, and most all of us see it a little bit different, but I think it would be great.

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Old December 15, 2002, 06:25 AM   #2
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Haven't seen that show,H,but have seen the shotgun cam in operation. A good view, and as you say, possibly of immense worth to newbies and those trying to upgrade skills.
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