Found some guys who shoot Sat mornings. Start at 1100 AM. Nice bunch of guys. They have some expensive stuff. I'm a little rusty 23 out of 25 is the best I've done so far. Forgot how much I like to load shotgun shells. Something to do until hunting season. 161
well, shot a 90 from the 16yd line, which after the suckey practice round I did (16), wasn't just too bad I thought.
got caught peeking a couple of times, had some breeze currents that popped the birds around more than once, two shells I swear had no shot in them, had a couple of hard rights from the right side that I just couldn't catch up on........... guess I'm out of excuses now!!
all in all, pretty much hooked me back into the game and really looking foward to next week now.
While trap wasn't my favorite shooting to do I sure did like skeet. My friend and I use to shoot skeet every Wed and Thurs night at the local range for several years. The range was a small one with one trap and two skeet courses. One day the owner decided to close the range and the next closest one was about 1 hour drive so we hung it up. Last time I shot trap and skeet was two years ago. Mike
I have to miss this weekend. Graduations to go to. Been shooting 16 gr. 700X 12SL wad and 1 oz of #8 at 16 yrds. Got 48 out of 50 last Sat. We went back to 25 yrds. think I only hit 16. shooting 1 1/8 loads there. 161
Know what you mean Al........ There was a man and his daughter who was about 14 or 15 that was at the range every time they were open. The first time I shot with them she did 24 out of 25 with her Browning 20 ga. It was a humbling experience indeed. Her average was like 23 out of 25. I saw her make many men shake their head in shame......Mike
I tried skeet for the first time last week, and it wasn't purrty. Buddies 14yr old daughter whooped a$$ on me with a 17.........nope, not purrty at all.
So dunno what to think about skeet at this point, fustrating, embarassed,............................ might try it again............................... if his girl isn't there.
Al I have shot a lot of skeet in my life (23avg with my 28 ga) and the biggest mistake everyone makes is not leading them enough. They are quick and get there in a hurry. My advise to all new shooters is when you think you have the right lead double it and you will be close. Most start hitting them when they do this. The other thing is follow thru do not stop your swing for anything. Use a improved cylinder or skeet choke.
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I shot trap years ago. I would shoot skeet just to keep swinging. I used my trap gun. A 28" full choke Remington 870. I remember waiting to shoot in the skeet shooters clubhouse one Sunday in single digit temperatures and this pipe smoking skeet shooter started interogating me as to my gun's choke and barrel length. He chuckled and let me know that I was using the wrong shotgun in the wrong gauge with the wrong length barrel and wrong choke. He then told me that I could follow him in the round and he'd show me how it was done. I think he broke about 18 and the only target that got by me was High 8. Trap and skeet shooters have an on-going squabble about which game is tougher. I say it's trap due to the fact that your working farther from you target. With trap most guys bust their bird at 20 yards from the house. So at 27 yds you're working at 47 yards. If shooting skeet and you break your bird over the stake where the skeeters tell you, the FARTHEST that you are from the target is 21 yds. If you break 100 straight from the 27 yd line in trap you may be in a shoot-off. In skeet, you have to break 100 straight just to get into the shoot-off with 15 other people. It's still all fun!