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2020 bar is set pretty low

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

  1. Armored farmer

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    You get 500 birds to get used to a new gun, then it's on you, lol.

    I shot a round of trap with a BT100. I really liked it. My dad shot a bt99 for a few years because he didnt want to put a release in his 4e.
    Best wishes for the delayed season.
    We're pretty disappointed that the HS team was cancelled for the season. My son is a senior this year. He should have been a contender. It kinda stinks to have your senior year cancelled.
    I drove past my home club yesterday in my planting tractor.thats about as close as I have been to shooting trap since last summer.
     
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  2. PapaG

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    First night of league. Conditions miserable. Shooting east/southeast, winds out of east from 10-20 mph. 20 @ 16, 20 @ 24. I'm on some new arthritis meds so that's my excuse. Son #1 got me again. Team was 2nd so I guess lots did worse. One member shot 32 and he's a 90% shooter.
     
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  3. entropy

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    We had our first night, practice only, last night. Perfect evening, just a little muggy. By the end of the evening I was shooting the Ljutic well, best was a 24, and the one I 'lost' was due to a reload that went 'ploop'. First one I've had since I tried since trying to reload Eclipse hulls using WAA-12 wads back in '81. It was only a practice, so I didn't insist on an alabi. I won an Annie, and got down to a shot-off on two more. That Handicap Limited Edition lives up to it's name, still crushes them well past the 27. :cool:
     
  4. PapaG

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    Shot practice this a.m. tried out an 1100 trap and a 74 BT99 that have been sitting in the vault. I'm on Prednisone for gout(long story, rheumatologist prescribed something that screwed up my chemistry) and if I take it I can break any bird at any angle in any wind from Amy yardage. Got a pair of 20s. False confidence. I did find out why my 75 TB fits and nothing else does. It has about an inch of cast on. Wow. I fit myself to it and now nothing else works. Peoria league starts next week so I'll have two chances a week to get it together.
     
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  6. entropy

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    Starting to become one with the Ljutic; a couple 24's a couple 22's, and won an Annie. Found a guy who will shoot up my last year's Annie load of 26.7 gr. of WSF, out of his 870, yet. He was demolishing the clays as third and fourth shooter with them. I shot him out as second when he missed.
     
  7. PapaG

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    Finally! After a month of struggling to get well into the 40s, we had our first shoot at my home club. We have several months to make up so son #1 and I shot to make up for April and May. We'll get June and July in July. Me, 25/25, 24/25 in first round then 25/25, 22/25 in second. Excuse for the 22--I was getting tired. So, 96% average so far at home, just how I finished last season. I feel better. Was starting to think I was sliding into oblivion. Son shot a 48 and a 44.
     
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  8. PapaG

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    The "other" club still frustrates me. Shoot ESE, three distinct backgrounds, deciduous trees, open, conifers, and wind is a given, just not the direction. Tonight I shot [email protected], [email protected] Then [email protected], [email protected] No clue. Tomorrow I expect somewhere around 47-49 at Peoria at the same yardages. Psychological, I'm sure.
     
  9. entropy

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    Yeah, it happens to us all. I actually had a good day Sunday. We had a Turkey Shoot at our club. I won two of them, The Ljutic was hitting 'em pretty good, even from 42 yards! (Furthest we can go back)
     
  10. PapaG

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    Started league 20 back in second place in division one. We shot 223. Now only three back. 47, 46, 46, 45, 39 got it done. The other team will be pumped next week.
     
  11. PapaG

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    Things are looking up. In my home club league I'm now averaging 47.5/50 at singles/caps and my son shot a fifty today with the 870TC I gave him from my late brother's estate. Running 45 ave in the big club league, my team is leading the top division and my kid is ahead there by one bird. Fun again.
     
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