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Oh, the pain, agony...

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by RNB65, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    Sporting Clays can be guite humbling. I went out to Old Forge yesterday and shot the worst round of clays I've shot in 15 years. 44 out of a 100. Ouch! The course was setup unusually hard for a casual round. Almost every station was long, fast moving crossers and I just couldn't hit the darn things to save my life. Near the end I finally hit a few of them, but it was too late to save the round. Fortunately, my shooting companions didn't do any better. We all sucked! UGLY!!! :eek:
  2. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Well-Known Member

    Sometimes it humbles you. I know how it feels.
  3. BozemanMT

    BozemanMT Well-Known Member

    The very first time we shot clays, we went to this really nice course.
    I shot a 19, my buddy shot a 23
    out of 100.
    It turns out that this guy who owns this course is known for setting it hard. So, shooting his course, then going to shoot someone else's course is a 10 to 15 bird difference usually. But really it's better to shoot the hard course, makes teh easy ones really easy.

    Anyway, we went one week and they had just had a tournament.
    Oh my, you want to talk about set hard.
    Fast, disappearing, short windows and tricky as all get out. Everythign was an optical illusion.
    fun day though even the scores were awful.
  4. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    Haven't done any appreciable amount of "formal" clay shooting, but yeah, I have had days when I couldn't hit the ground with my hat... :banghead:
  5. oletymer

    oletymer Well-Known Member

    Almost everyone has days like that, especially on sporting clays. Keep at it and you will improve, that's what makes it fun.
  6. TrapperReady

    TrapperReady Well-Known Member

    Yep. Then you can adjust your expectations. A year ago, if I shot an 80 on tourament-difficulty targets I was happy. Now, it means that I've suffered some sort of melt-down.

    It's still fun though! :)
  7. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    There's a big, burly Hawaiian yclept Kay Ohye. He's in the Trap Hall Of Fame, has run 500 straight and does videos and seminars.

    He hasn't done much SC, according to common report.

    He shot in a rather tough SC shoot recently and placed 68th in his class. I'm sure he'll do better as he gets used to the variety of shots.
  8. gezzer

    gezzer Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain:eek:

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