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Well I did it :)

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by DaleCooper51, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. DaleCooper51

    DaleCooper51 Active Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    Eastern PA
    I've owned a shotgun for a number of years but rarely shot it due to a cross eye dominance issue. Last June, I tired of shooting pistol at paper targets and decided that I wanted begin the journey of becoming a proficient shotgunner. I practiced mounting left handed and started with trap and then some skeet. There have been many discouraging rounds, but there's a good bunch of guys at the range that keep it fun and keep me coming back. Ive been shooting 8 to 10 rounds of trap and a few rounds of skeet each week. Until today, the best I've done is 23 in trap and well, I don't keep score in skeet :scrutiny:. Today the shotgun gods were shining on me. It was a beautiful day, light winds, and I felt good. My first round (warmup) was a 22. My second round I scored my first ever 25 and my third round was a 24. I did the happy dance and still have a big smile on my face hours later. It doesn't seem so daunting anymore and Im looking forward to shooting again tomorrow.
  2. Milkmaster

    Milkmaster Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Murfreesboro, TN

    Good to see you share your success.

    A good shotgun, proper technique, and enough practice really pays off if you stay with it. Got my first 25 this past spring if I remember right. Got a ballcap with a few holes in it afterwards too.

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