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2020 bar is set pretty low

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by PapaG, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. PapaG

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    First round of trap for the year this morning. I had bought back an 1100 trap from a friend who can't shoot anymore figuring one of my shooting granddaughters might like it. Monte Carlo, gorgeous wood, step rib barrel(s), one full, one mod. He had added a Morgan pad with an additional spacer. When I had it 20-25 years back it fit me fine. Today, in winter gear and with the long pull I had a heck of a time. Got 17/25. Now to pull that pad, spacer and put a standard pad on it and see how the girl likes it. She shoots my 1100 field gun with pad quite well.
    Never gave a thought to the added length and I've been doing this for sixty years.
    I should see a vast improvement when I pull old TB out of the safe.
     
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  2. mokin

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    I wouldn't beat myself up over 17/25. I usually do better but sometimes you just have an off day. If you were shooting a gun you're not familiar with I'd say you did alright. Plus, you figured out what you want to do to the gun to make it more manageable.

    What is more important is did you have fun?
     
  3. entropy

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    Yeah, I shot a 20 for my first round this year, nothing to write home about. Shot a 19 for the handicap (25 yards) for a 39/50. My son, who was shooting his second and third rounds ever of Trap on an actual Trap field also shot a 39, with my 1100 Competition. I was using the Ljutic I am buying from Jack.
    Hope your granddaughter likes that 1100.
     
  4. Engineer1911
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    What is the problem? 17 / 25 is the best trap round I ever shot. Best day is when Rem 1100, MEC reloader, bag of shot, hulls, wads, and primers went down the road. Promptly bought a handgun with iron sights, and started hitting the target!
     
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  5. PapaG

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    When your yearly average is 96% for the past umpteen years, a 17 is kind of disappointing. That said, not my regular gun, too long, and that score gives me a great chance to make a "fast" improvement.
    OH, and I always have fun shooting trap. (and skeet, and doves, and deer, and handguns, and bows, and the bull)
     
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  6. 1KPerDay

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    Still better than sitting at a desk in an open plan office listening to crap pop on the PA...

    I need a vacation
     
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