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Old March 20, 2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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BigJimP, Zippy.... The KlawMan beat me...

Klawman beat me on the skeet field... Flat out embarrassed on my own turf... I will now go clean my gun and cry... Congrats Rich...
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Old March 20, 2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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sounds like congrats for him are in order and a new gun for you should be on order!....After all, it is ALWAYS the gun and not the shooter that misses, right?!

Good for him - bet it made his day
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Old March 20, 2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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sounds like congrats for him are in order and a new gun for you should be on order!...
That's not the problem... I left the good stuff at home and brought an ice pick to a gun fight...
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Old March 20, 2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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I'm sorry for your pain..../ but happy for him ....

( you could threaten to tie your gun to the bumper ---and drag it thru the parking lot ...) ...

Dare we ask your respective scores ...?? / or will that make the pain worse ....
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Old March 20, 2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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sounds like congrats for him are in order and a new gun for you should be on order!
Yep, a new gun always shoots better! It doesn't have to be factory fresh, just new to you.
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Old March 20, 2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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Weatherby is being kind. The second round I fell apart and he was shooting an ice pick. I am not sure if it was a Model 97 or a Model 12, but I think it was also a 16 gauge. what he doesen't say is that when he shot a round with the group of regulares following us, he got a 24.

As an aside, I finally got the big wooden handle for my MEC Sizemaster that you guys recommended and it is soooooo much easier.
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Old March 20, 2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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No response as to the scores yet....I'm waiting patiently .... ....

could it have been ......

a. a 12 and a 13...
b. a 24 and a 25 ....
c. ( the best 25 out of 30 ...??? ) ....

we'd all really like to know ...and the longer you make us wait...the worse our expectations get... ( do I hear an 11 and a 12 ...) ....
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Old March 20, 2012, 05:11 PM   #8
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Jim, My score wasn't anything you would be happy with. It was an 18. In other words, Weatherby had one very bad round and for me, I did better than I have before.
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Old March 20, 2012, 05:16 PM   #9
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Ok, so an 18 and a 17 .....that's not as bad as some of us were thinking.... ( ok, I was thinking...) ...not everybody ...

but seriously, happy to hear you had a good day ...( better than my day, sitting in my office ) ....congratulations buddy.
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Old March 20, 2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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Thanks. Now if I can only get my trap scores up. Last time out they were up but one day is not a trend.
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Old March 20, 2012, 05:44 PM   #11
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Hey, a win...is a win ........don't knock it !!

It takes time ......and focus ....and money ....( and a coach probably ) ...
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Old March 20, 2012, 10:19 PM   #12
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Dare we ask your respective scores ...?? / or will that make the pain worse ....
In the respective round I shot a 15 with a 20 gauge model 12 Winchester, while the KlawMan shot an 18 with his XS Skeet...

I've been living in over/under land and neglecting my pump action roots...
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Old March 21, 2012, 10:23 AM   #13
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but a day at the range ....vs in the office ...is still worth it buddy.

Hang tough ..!
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Old March 21, 2012, 05:51 PM   #14
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The thing is I barely have a clue as to how to shoot skeet, which is about the same as trap, but I am going to get Weatherby and his friends show me a few things.
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Old March 21, 2012, 06:51 PM   #15
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It is to your advantage to shoot skeet with a shotgun......

High house 1 and low house 7 are the easiest stations to start and learn on.

The others are either quartering or directly crossing

If you want to play with a hard core skeet shooter, have him shoot international style - low gun and up to a three second delay - they'll kick you out and motion to the 5-stand and sporting clays fields for you to go to........
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Old March 21, 2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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but a day at the range ....vs in the office ...is still worth it buddy.

Hang tough ..!
This is true... I shot a 23 with a 20 gauge express the next round and a 24 in the following round.. I just get quite unhappy when I drop below a 23...
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Old March 21, 2012, 09:50 PM   #17
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Yeah. Weatherby's sqaudmates and I were having a good time watching him beat up on these guys with there K & P guns, while Weatherby shot his little 870.
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Old March 23, 2012, 04:51 PM   #18
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I'd suggest you two guys ....shoot to establish a rolling average...( say a 200 target rolling average ) .....over 2 range sessions ( 100 birds a day)...

and then handicap eachother...
Avg ( 21 - 23 ) -- you get 1 bird
Avg ( 19-20 ) -- you get 2 birds
Avg ( 17-18 ) -- you get 3 birds..
Avg below 17 .../ you have to wear a sign on the back of your shooting vest..." I Suck at Skeet " ...

and with handicapps figured in now / over a 100 target day....loser pays $ 5 into a kitty ...for cold drinks afterwards.../ or lunch or whatever....give you something to "shoot" for ....and of course not to "wear" the sign...

and averages get re-calculated every 200 targets....so you don't get a disadvantage all day ..if you're improving...

Just trying to help ...
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Old March 25, 2012, 04:55 PM   #19
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The last thing 300 wants to see is a score sheet. That would be damning evidence!
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Old March 26, 2012, 11:50 AM   #20
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Oh, ok ...........so we're back to "talking about it" ...vs doing it ...???

Hey, best 25 out of 30 is just fine .....( carry a few extra shells out to the field ...) ..../ maybe an extra box...
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