The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 6, 2012, 08:19 PM   #1
Flapjack23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2009
Location: Yale MI
Posts: 138
1st roung of sporting clays with new Citori

I shot my 1st round of sporting clays with my Citori White Lightning today. First time I ever shot sporting clays too, got 35 out of 50 birds! Shot a lot of 3's, 2 4's and a 6 on rabbits (3 doubles). A couple stations were really hard (a couple 1's). Got the shotgun for Christmas, this was my first time shooting it. I was used to a Nova, the Citori shoots a little higher. After a dozen wobble trap to figure the gun out, I was shooting good. I didnt know what to think about an O/U as this is the first I've shot, but I'm very happy with it. Short (26" barrels) reasonably light (compared to the Nova) and easy to maneuver. A great gun for the upland field, Grouse and Pheasant. I have a weekend of pheasant hunting (ranch) next weekend, hope to have good results posted in the hunt forum in a week.

No doubt I will shoot sporting clays again, a cigar, some friends, and 50 degrees on January in Michigan makes for a great day!
Flapjack23 is offline  
Old January 6, 2012, 10:28 PM   #2
M4BGRINGO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 22, 2011
Posts: 241
50* in January in Michigan? That has to be a very rare occurance.

I LOVE sporting clays, simply can not do them enough. I go to ranges that do 100 clays per round. They usually have two courses, easy and hard. I do both! 200+ shots a day, the ammo is heavy so I either have a wagon I pull along or we get a golf cart. I use a Browning 525, LOVE that gun!

Have fun!
M4BGRINGO is offline  
Old January 7, 2012, 12:56 AM   #3
goldduster
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 2, 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 8
Sporting clays

I know how you feel. I too had my first SC experience last weekend and had 39 (but had to fire 100 to get it; LOL). I was proud of my number for my first time.
Now I think I'm addicted.
goldduster is offline  
Old January 7, 2012, 07:09 AM   #4
Rugerismisticness
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 22, 2010
Posts: 909
Yeah the courses can be very deceptive. Theres the shooting portion of the course, and then there's the reading and understanding portion.
Rugerismisticness is offline  
Old January 7, 2012, 10:40 AM   #5
Flapjack23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2009
Location: Yale MI
Posts: 138
50 degrees was nuts. I am sure I will shoot sporting clays throughout the year. I hope to be in great shooting shape for next fall. Im sure I will become addicted to this too.
Flapjack23 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07057 seconds with 9 queries