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Old April 5, 2015, 11:19 PM   #1
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Shotgun Golf!

I thought I posted this a few days ago, but I can't find the thread so I think I forgot to hit post or something. If it is a duplicate sorry.I read this article some time ago and was intrigued. My wife started shooting about a year ago and she just signed up for a group golf lesson. Got me thinking, and now I just ordered 300 waterlogged golf balls from some company on the internet. $39.99 and $6 shipping, which I thought was pretty reasonable.

I don't have anywhere to shoot them though. I would be VERY surprised if any shotgun ranges allowed me to shoot them. I think I need to dig up a farm I can shoot at. May not be too difficult when I explain what I am interested in. It seems 300 yards is the max. I was hit with #6 at approximately 150 yards once. It wasn't pleasant, but not visible marks were left. I was wearing eye protection.

Thoughts on safety of shooting hard golfballs? I know people shoot bowling pins also, but I have not. I'm the guy who actually inspects the back stop for any sizeable rocks.
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Old April 6, 2015, 10:23 AM   #2
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Definitely sounds like fun.
when we were kids, my pals and I used to see how far we could skip golf balls with our trusty .22s.
Back then the county public ranges weren't regulated.
Doubt if it would be tolerated these days.
Shotguns would be a real blast.
Hope you have some luck finding a place to do it.

About that time we still lived on a dead end street at the very edge of town.
Lots of hunting going on in the woods and lead rain on the roof.
Sometimes I'd forget and take out the garbage a little too early and get peppered real good.
No real harm, but no doubt it could, indeed, take yer eye out.
Had to remember to wear my leather jacket and hat, and keep my head down.
Good ole' days.
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