Originally Posted by nitestalker
I have never seen a card shoot in the West. We have a Turkey Shoot here on Nov. 17th. It is always done on a Trap range. The most clays in a relay wins a "bird".
Some clubs shoot rifle and handguns best 3 shots off hand on paper.
My grandfather got banned from one of the "deer rifle" shoots in western PA back in the 60s. He was told to bring his deer rifle, which in Chautauqua County NY was a shotgun at the time, so he brought his J.C. Higgins 12 gauge bolt. The mods on the shotgun are as follows:
Barrel shortened 2 inches to remove the choke.
Barrel drilled and tapped for a front post sight.
2,000 meter Arisaka type 38 carbine rear sight.
From what I have heard, gramps was the last one to shoot in his round at a 12 inch target at 100 yards. Hr flipped up the rear sight, set it to what he used at 100 yards, and took the center of the bull's eye right out of the target. Along with all of the hits from the other competitors.....
I can only confirm that this happened for one reason. One of the guys he was up against was my ex-FIL, who according to him he was the closest before my grandfather shot. If you asked my grandfather, he was playing by the rules. After all, a shotgun is a western NY deer rifle.
And yes, I know that the old J. C. higgens should be out of circulation due to metal fatigue and poor design. My uncle has been using it as a slug gun for several years now, and I am trying to get him to stop doing so.