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Old August 10, 2001, 09:03 AM   #51
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Shot size is limited to 7.5, 8 and 9 shot. I would suggest #8 shot as the best but 7.5 will work. You might want to pick up a box of #9 for the really close shots. 16 gauge is OK, I will probably use my 20 GA.

A complete round of Sporting Clays will cost $28 for 100 birds. Bring about 125 shells (5 boxes)

If we are lucky we will get to squad by ourselves and can take our time. The course is automated so we can pull our own targets.

Dead if you are going to use a 10 ga bring a bottle of aspirin
Some ranges will not allow guns larger than 12 GA but I didn't see any restrictions on the brochure and in the clubhouse. As long as you can fire two shots. I hope your 10 is an auto.

What time are we going to start, late morning I hope.


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Old August 10, 2001, 09:54 AM   #52
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K80,

NO 10ga for sporting clay's!!!!! (besides I only have 6's, 4's, BB's, and T shot. Not to mention slugs.) I have shot trap with my 10ga twice, it needless to say was not alot of fun. Some other's there tried it for a total of ONE shot each, before they gave up on it. Guess they dont like te idea of a <7lbs 10ga single shot very much

I am sure I can dig up a o/u, side by side or auto shotgun (in 12ga of course) for Sporting Clays Sunday. I can make it late morning no problem. The good news is I have plenty of Rem Dove loads in #8, #7.5 shot

Soda,

If we pay for the Sporting Clay coarse do we still have to pay to use the rifle/pistol range??? I would hope not I amgoing to bring some extra Clay Pigeons to blast also.


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Old August 10, 2001, 11:59 AM   #53
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Go ahead be a man! Use the 10GA

Single shot 10 ga ouch!!! Bring the aspirin and an ice pack for your shoulder.

The range rents Browning autos if you can't find a gun.

OK for 11:00 AM start.

Anyone else out there coming, nobody will be embarrassed I promise! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring a canteen!



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Old August 10, 2001, 12:56 PM   #54
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K80Geoff nice... I think I can get an Auto 12ga today!


Oh yeah I was looking out the window (kinda starting to rain), so looked up East Greenville's forcast on weather.com.. Here it is, not looking to good for Sunday. So check it again tomorrow and lets see if it is going to be Clear!

I think you were rigth @ the first meet I made K80Geoff, you bring the rain with you


Well I am out, if the plans change give me a call, as I am Away from the computer till Monday.

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Old August 10, 2001, 03:48 PM   #55
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I got Dead`s message.

As I said before, I don`t shoot clays anymore. Besides, there`s a gunshow up here and I have an ear infection. Loud noises aren`t fun.
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Old August 11, 2001, 01:05 AM   #56
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Hmm I might end up renting a 12gauge. Finding various shot sizes for a 16gauge is like digging for diamonds. I sold my 20gauge years ago and planned on getting a 12gauge but never did. I use my Uncle's 16ga for hunting but its a pain finding ammo for it.
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Old August 13, 2001, 10:49 AM   #57
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Water and Wings has a REALLY nice Sporting Clay course! If you are into this kinda thing and can make this meet do the course!!!!!!!
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Old August 13, 2001, 04:31 PM   #58
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Speaking of sporting clays, I'll be shooting sporting clays in Baltimore the previous weekend with my M1 Super 90 Tactical. Too bad the shoot isn't before my clays session, I could use the practice.

See you all there.

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Old August 17, 2001, 07:09 AM   #59
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Moving this back up top. That is all.
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Old August 17, 2001, 03:02 PM   #60
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Sorry if this is a silly question but can I shoot Sporting Clays with my 870? I just want to make sure that I do not have to bring a double or something.
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Old August 17, 2001, 03:59 PM   #61
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You could but those true pairs (two birds at the SAME time) will be ruff!
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Old August 17, 2001, 09:55 PM   #62
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Two at once? Ah, my ignorance showing again. Nevermind. Thanks Dead.
So what can I do up there with my "new" 879 to keep me entertained?
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Old August 17, 2001, 10:51 PM   #63
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You might not be the only one with an 870 if you do Sporting Clays there. I'm long over due for an 870. I might get one before the next shoot. There is going to be a Sporting Clays Competition going on the same day as the shoot so you might have to wait until mid day to get on the field.

What else are you going to bring ?
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Old August 18, 2001, 10:27 AM   #64
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Shucks,
I was just reminded by the lovely Mrs. 9mmMike that we are leaving for vacation that weekend.
Please tell me that these events are fairly frequent! I've been looking for something like this for a while and now here's one in my backyard (more or less) and I can not go.
I will be crusing up there tomorrow though just to check it out and get the lay of the land so-to-speak.
How far away is Allems from this place? Perhaps I could kill two birds with one 870!
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Old August 18, 2001, 03:20 PM   #65
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I will be up there tomorrow also... I will most likely be wearing my "Join the Revolution" tee-shirt.



I will be shooting the sporting clay course, just hope it doesnt rain too much.
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Old August 19, 2001, 05:03 PM   #66
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Well,
I stopped up there. Let me start by saying that the directions on the web page are crap. Second RIGHT is NOT the same as second LIGHT!
Anyway, it is a neat place. They were just finishing a cowboy shoot at the rifle range when we arrived.
We got a cart and toured the sporting clays area. Those pigeons don't look that fast to me! Maybe my 870 would work.......
The 5-stand is cool as well.
I forgot to ask while I was there, does anyone know if I can shoot a shotgun at the rifle/pistol range. I need to pattern this gun and I do not know where I can go to do that.
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Old August 19, 2001, 06:35 PM   #67
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First, No you cannot shoot the Shotgun (except with slugs) on the R & P ranges. They have a pattern board for that purpose. If you come to the TFL shoot I will show you where it is and how to use it.

Second, those birds will fool you Ask Soda Pop or Dead about them. Some very technical presentations exist on that course. Speed in sporting clays isn't everything. Those simo pairs with complex target movements are verry difficult!

Yes the directions are poo poo. I drove around for an hour before I figured out how to get there. The ranges are worth it though!


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Old August 19, 2001, 06:45 PM   #68
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OOPs I forgot. For those of you who are coming for the first time. If you copy the directions on the website go to the Second LIGHT, not the Second RIGHT. Make a right at the light with the nursery on the right and a church on the opposite side after you turn right. There is a small sign on the corner, more like one of those lawn signs you see during political campaigns. Go down the road untill you see a big tan rock standing on edge and take the right fork.

If you get lost call Soda Pop, not me, I don't like the roving charges on my cell phone


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Old August 19, 2001, 10:51 PM   #69
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K80, what are roving charges??? I dont have those on mine ))

I was up there today and did pretty well on the sporting clay course.... yes I am an addict now!
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Old August 20, 2001, 06:41 AM   #70
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Actually, Soda`s directions the last time

were right on the money. However, the 2 knuckleheads that decided to take the sign down a few days before putting up the new one didn`t help much.
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Old August 20, 2001, 01:23 PM   #71
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Ok there were some people there with pump guns. They could fire at both clays before they were out of range/hit the ground. Unless you are well practiced with a pump, I dont think you will do too well though. If you have something like a Win 1300, the "reminds" you to cycle the action you will be set. Damn those 1300's can be FAST!
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Old August 20, 2001, 07:26 PM   #72
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K80Geoff,
Pattern board eh? Now I REALLY want to go. I will not be around for the TFL shoot though.
What is the distance of a pattern board? What is a pattern board? It sounds like exactly what I need.
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Old August 20, 2001, 07:43 PM   #73
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Just Got Back from the Shore!!!!

I hold these things about every 3 months or so 9mmMike. Dead-Who Did you go with????

I could have killed the people at Water and Wings last time. I went up to the people and chewed them out for not putting up a sign. Its pretty hard to screw up directions from the turnpike but they some how did it.
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Old August 20, 2001, 07:58 PM   #74
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Pattern Board

A pattern board is a large metal plate with a hole in the center for a target. The plate is coated with a mixture of latex paint and oil. You shoot at the hole in the center and the pattern prints on the paint. When you are finished with the pattern you roll the paint on the board to get a fresh surface to shoot at.

The pattern board will tell you where the pattern hits compared to where you point. Excellent to test gunfit and whether your chokes are what they say they are.

Usually you shoot at 25 yds. #7.5 shot is the best for this.

Soda Pop is goig to check if we will be allowed to use it that weekend as the range is having a Sporting Clays shot the same day.


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Old August 21, 2001, 05:07 AM   #75
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Directions

Can I get the directions or can someone post the link? I don't want to drive around for an hour Also What is the total so far on the amount of people comming? Any suggestions on the amount of ammo to bring per gun. Want to have enough to share but not tons to hump home. Thanks.........DAROGUE1
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