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Old 08-24-2016, 05:07 AM   #1
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could run at least 18 out of 25 at skeet

with a skeet choked 20 ga m1100. I couldn't get on the doubles fast enough to still have the second bird be within range. Borrowed the gun, good fun, but expensive if you do much of it. Trap is just a grind.

I'll take just as many birds per year, with a silenced .22lr handgun, as you will with the shotgun, simply because I can go where you cannot, go a lot more often and stay a lot longer. You are lugging a big, obvious, noisy shotgun, whereas I can be just another hiker/birdwatcher, rarely any gun showing. I can have fun every step of the way, cause I can always be stalking a bird, mud turtle, chipmunk, rabbit, squirrel, etc. If you know how to move, and are in a decent area, critters are almost always within sight. If they're not, you're in the wrong area. So walk out, get on your (well concealed) motorcycle and find a better area. Yeah, you have to have balls to do it my way.
 
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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I used to enjoy trap an skeet just to relax an be with friends. Remember back in 1977 when my right hand was in a cast an I had to shoot trap one handed with left hand? Hurt to even try an support forearm with cast on. Remember when John Horn cut it off an shortened it? Dr. had a fit about that.
 
Old 08-24-2016, 06:42 AM   #3
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I was never much good at trap or skeet either one. My youngest son is great with a shotgun; made regionals back when he was a teenager. I always assumed it was largely due to his eyesight being so good - he could tell me what color cat was walking across a field at night, when I couldn't even see the cat at all without nightvision.

Oh, to be young again...
 
 
Old 08-24-2016, 06:54 AM   #4
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Hate old age.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:31 AM   #5
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the alternative seems to be even more hated. :-) since so few opt for it. Dont recall the cast. I remember Horn, and him getting a flake of something in his good eye, trying to hammer a pin into (or out of, I forget which) a trailer hitch. is he still with us? I don't recall your ever having worn a cast, tho. I must not have known you yet? When did Mark introduce us? 77 sounds about right.

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Old 08-24-2016, 08:44 AM   #6
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Last I heard of John he was living north of Springfield MO, had a chicken ranch. Did a search for him a couple years ago an came up empty, guess he passed away. Think the town was Willard, not sure.
Would you believe that there is one of his cards laying on my desk.
Another thing about him, he was a good cook, remember the meals he made while living with us on 9th.

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Old 08-24-2016, 10:18 AM   #7
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Can't do the trap and skeet thing myself, lack of experience mainly, but I do have a respect for those that practice that discipline diligently.
 
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