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Who is into skeet/trap/clay shooting?

I went for my first time ever yesterday....the Naperville Sportman's Club or something like that. I was a little nervous when I took out my Saiga 12 out of the case. Everyone with their $1000+ rifles were giving me the wierdest looks. Mine is an all black composite, short barrel, full choke with 5 round semi-auto capability. Basically a military/assault rifle 12 gauge.

Well I get out there and my first round I hit 5/25...not bad...average score for the rest of the group was about 12. Ryan hit 10. The really good shooters were hitting high teens.
They have some strict safety rules to follow about leaving your action open and gun unloaded until the person before you shoots. I had to hold my slide open manually and then fumble around to load a shell. It was a pain in the ass early, but I got used to it.

So the next round I'm feeling a little more confident and hit 18/25. I was getting some strange looks from all the regulars. A couple guys came buy and said "nice shooting"..."whatcha using there?" They were amazed at how I could shoot so well with such a crude weapon.

So now I have the attention of the place....a couple of the volunteer employess come out to my group. They are all watching me. I think I hit the first 13 in a row. I finish with 19/25! Best of the group. Ryan was behind us keeping score and I had to turn around after each of my hits and catch of Ryan trying his best not to roll on the floor in laughter.

The president of the club and a couple of his shooting buddies start talking to me about the good shooting. I tell them it's my first time ever and they are amazed. They check out my gun and are even more amazed. He says that I am a natural and that oif I get a decent rifle, I should be able to hit consistent 23-24s.

I had a great time out there.....D

He suggested a Browning Gold.....I really liked the feel of the over/unders. Does anyone know or can anyone recommend a decent starter gun for an up and coming superstar?
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you are officially a redneck. you must now name one of your dogs "Hank" in honor of Hank Williams, and carry Pabst around in a cooler in your truck at all times.

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Impressive shooting, dude.

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whoo hoo, let me know the next time you go, its been a while since i last went but im game. by the way good shooting high teens is the norm for regs so you put on a good show!!

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sounds like not only do you suck! but everyone else there sucks even more
i dont miss with a shot gun, if anything maybe 1 out of 25 single throws, and thats pump action bro

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I think I see three chins there.....

Ken....I think you mean 1/25 hit...

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I think I see three chins there.....

DAMN, that one stung. haha, remind me to play "Compare the Gut Size" next time I see you Kruz. ya bastid.

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I think I see three chins there.....

Ken....I think you mean 1/25 hit...

There was a crowd swarming around me like Tiger Woods on a the 18th hole.
I did it when I was younger 13-14 years old. I honestly don't remember missing more than one or two ever either, but I guess that depends on how they throw them. I rarely missed a single, I missed more with the doubles but not that many. You sure those guys weren't trying to shoot .22's at em'

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Re: Who is into skeet/trap/clay shooting?

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They have some strict safety rules to follow about leaving your action open and gun unloaded until the person before you shoots.
Not bad habits to practice at all times. These are pretty common practices.

I know of a place in Wilmington & Johnsburg to go clay shooting. I'm up for going whenever, I have a case of shells & a case of clays burning a hole in my shelf. I also have a foot release thrower which works fairly well.

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My grandfather had a Browning. That was a nice piece of hardware!

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I'm looking at the over/unders....Browning and Beretta. Very pricey though when I'll be shooting 25/25 with a little practice with my combat shotgun.
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The shorter the barrel the wider the spray of pellats, thats why they want you to get one of those fancy long barrels. Its harder once the diameter of the spray decreases.

I work with a guy that shoots competitively I can ask him for reccomendations if you'd like. I know he spends endless amounts of money on custom made guns.

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The shorter the barrel the wider the spray of pellats
Not necessarily true.....The barrel is only 2-3 inches shorter. I have a full choke on mine which narrows the spread considerably. It's more about the consistency of the shot coming out of my barrel. Lower quality barrels have more of a random pattern.

But yeh Chris...I'd love to hear what your bud has to say.

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I've gone a couple times. In order to be even half decent I'd need to get my own shotgun. I was using a friend's shotgun, and it doesn't help I shoot left handed while everybody else shoots right.

But it was fun There was this kid shooting a 410 and was hitting more than me.

Army doesn't teach us how to shoot moving targets like that. That's what machineguns are for ;>---

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Army doesn't teach us how to shoot moving targets like that. That's what machineguns are for ;>---
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Here's a pic of my trapshooting combat shotgun....

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Hey Kruz,

Well if it was Northbrook Sportsmans Club, big place out by Campbell Airport, I'm a member. I have not had much time this year to go shooting, but it's the season so I'm going to start making time. I've got a couple Brownings, an over/unders 30' Lightining, a 32' 425 Sporting Clays and a Benilli semiauto if you want to check one out before buying one.

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I may take you up on that offer Bruce....it was in Naperville though not Northbrook. What course? at Northbrook?
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Hey guys, I wouldnt mind shooting some, but I dont have one of those new fangled scatterguns, could I use this?

Oooooh, look at the pretty colors
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Hey guys, I wouldnt mind shooting some, but I dont have one of those new fangled scatterguns, could I use this?
only if you produce that fire using your own farts and a bic lighter. then we can sell tickets to the show.

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Hey guys, I wouldnt mind shooting some, but I dont have one of those new fangled scatterguns, could I use this?


No offense, but if you use that, I DON'T want to be the guy next to you. And I'll definately pass on a game of annie oakley.

Great post Andy!

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andy thats what i am talking about!!!

say man welcome back home!!!
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I'd be surprised if Andy didn't already have one of those
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Hey guys, I wouldnt mind shooting some, but I dont have one of those new fangled scatterguns, could I use this?
Ok, but I wanna see you melt two skeet together with it in mid-air!

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andy thats what i am talking about!!!

say man welcome back home!!!
i talked to vikki when they were taking you upstairs.
hope she told you.
Yepper, she did, and I am back on my computer o'fun, gettin liquored up and tinkerin on the internet....by the way, I'm bringin Vicki to the shoot em up, she'll bust a cap in yo asses

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WOW she is cute.
But you got to teach her finger discipline FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER AND OFF TO THE SIDE.

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