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TB getting a break

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by PapaG, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. PapaG

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    Everybody knows of my dedication to old Tibbie, my 1975 Remington 870TB which has been my weekly trap gun for fourty four years. Most parts have been replaced due to wear or breakage, most recently the receiver which had cracked some time back. The only original parts are the butt stock, barrel and bolt body. Last Sunday at my club shoot what should appear on the "drool" table but a pristine BT99. 34", full. I bought it for $650 on the spot. Turns out it is a 1974 model and could easily go 98+%. I'm going to shoot it for a while and give the Remington a rest. Main goal, however, is for my granddaughter to have it if she stays with her youth trap league progress. She is using my 1100 20 gauge now but will transition to my 1100 12 this year and her cousin will start with the 20. Grandparenting and coaching are the two best jobs I've had in my 74 plus years
     
  2. PapaG

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    Two leagues start in the next couple weeks. I have teams in both. Home club we won last year, big club second in top division. Want both this year. Only problem is getting a couple new shooters comfortable at yardage. We'll probably be at 25 yards for the caps portion of the big one.
     
  3. Armored farmer

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    We have a young lady on the hs trap team that has really been shooting great with her BT-99.
    What a classic. My dad shot one for a summer or two.
     
  4. PapaG

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    Well, the weather shafted us again. Shoot day yesterday, five plus inches of wet, sloppy, blowing snow curtailed the start of league. We'll get it together on the fourth Sunday shoot and, unlike most years, shoot backwards (shoot last month's match). Peoria league starts this Thursday. Supposed to be really wet. Good thing Remingtons are easy to detail strip.
     
  5. PapaG

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    O.K. Finally. Thursday night was first night of Peoria summer league. Cold. Did I say cold? My back about locked up. I think the rods and bolts in my spine made it more sensitive to cold. Anyway, we started right where we left off last year. One new team member. Me, my son, friend Mike all shooting some version of 870s, and Bill and Randy shooting 725 combos with all the bells and whistles. We were handicapped at 25 yards for the second half. Results: 22, 25, 23, 22, 21 at 16. Birds hopping, dropping and dancing. 25 yard results, 22, 18, 22, 15, 17 at 25. Wait til next week.
     
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