2nd FTF Shotgun Shoot & Hoot, Vanzant, Mo. OCT 5, 13

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  1. bobski

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    2nd FTF Shotgun Shoot & Hoot, Vanzant, Mo. OCT 5/19, 2013

    our first ever ftf shoot was a success. by popular demand and for the ones who couldnt come in march, im offering it again in oct. start planning now!


    i enjoy bringing cyber posters together to share something in common, shooting! being retired military, i have a lot of free time to devote to my passion, shotguns and people. i enjoy it so much, that i bought this abandoned range a few years ago, just to have people come out and learn to shoot. it also gives the locals something to do after those long hard days on the farm. i live in va.. so i only visit up to mo. twice a year. so i'd like to offer you all a chance to come meet me at my place for a great little getaway which i promise will be worth your time.
    i use to shoot on the navy shooting team, rifle, pistol, and shotgun. i was on the world champion navy skeet team that won gold in san antonio back in the 90's. i know the game.
    to make your visit to the ftf meet worth the trip, im offering free instruction and coaching to all that sign up.
    i prefer it to be 'bring your own shotgun and ammo,' but if you dont have either, i will ensure some will be here for you to borrow. and too, others will surely bring some to loan as well.
    i will open my clubhouse for free as well.
    it has a kitchen, so anyone is welcome to use it to cook. i cant cook for you guys....i'll be teaching on the range, so if you want to bbq or eat grub, bring your own food and cook it yourselves.
    the range parking lot is big enough for campers. i dont have sewage, but i do have electricity and water hookups. bring your extention cords and hoses. so if you want to bring a camper to save on motels, feel free. pitch a tent too if youd like.
    i dont have a bbq grill, so someone will need to bring one.
    the clubhouse is knotty pine, has running water, toilet, heat and ac.

    weather is always the stick in the mud, so we all really do need to plan this as a weekend event. banking on one day is a gamble. so plan it as a weekend getaway and enjoy some of the sites around here if it rains on 5 oct. if you can get here friday, it will give us wiggle room. if you leave monday morning, even better. but i understand most of you must return for work. (sorry to hear that. cheer up, some day youll be retired like me.:D)

    tickets are 50.00. the reason you get tickets in advance is i must order targets by the pallet. a pallet of targets is 1 ton and costs approx 650.00. it needs to be ordered a month in advance to be on site for the shoot. as you can see, if only 5 come, im out almost 400.00 with targets sitting. this is why im trying to get 10 guys to come to these meets. it makes the pain less. so kick around ftf and see who else you can get to come. my loaner guns are now loaned out for the meet. i dont have any more. so, any more shooters coming will need to bring your own guns.
    bring 10 boxes of shells.
    as you can see, with the costs going to targets, the match and trophy is free.
    this match is designed for beginners to get a feel for the sport on a budget. of course if you can shoot, come as well! but to ensure there are no ringers, the top score must shoot against me in the last event if they want to win; because, i shoot in proxy for last place. if i win, last place wins the match. so dont be scared away over a match. its a lot of fun.
    so get out there in the ftf forums and send people this direction. use the old 1st annual thread for the list of names who thought about it last match but didnt come. ask them again!
    lets see if we can get some more shooters this time!
    this is where we will be shooting...

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/shops-ranges/vanzant-clay-pigeon-farm.html
    http://www.vanzantclaypigeonfarm.webs.com/
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  2. bobski

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    The Vanzant Clay Pigeon Farm of Vanzant, Mo.
    will be hosting a corporate outing for
    FTF.COM MEMBERS
    GUESTS AND LOCALS ARE INVITED TO SHOOT
    5 Oct or 19 Oct 2013
    1st FLIGHT 9AM RAIN OR SHINE
    Bring 10 Boxes of Ammo. ANY GUN
    ANY GAUGE

    Cost is 50.00

    The Days Events Will Be:
    12 Noon - Intro/Waivers/Gun Insp.
    1pm Match Begins
    Box 1 = 16yd ATA Trap
    Box 2 = Skeet
    Box 3 = International Skeet
    Box 4 = Doc Adams
    Box 5 = Poor Mans 5 Stand
    Box 6 = Annie Oakley
    Box 7-10 = Shooters Choice Under Lights

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    if i get enough interest, i'll open it up for sunday noon, 6 oct as well. but as it stands, 4 and 6 oct is our backup day. 18 and 20 for if it gets moved back to the 21st.

    9am
    1. BALOTA...................paid.....ticket sent
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    12noon:
    1. OZARK777.................paid.....ticket sent
    2. OZARK777BRO...........paid.....ticket sent
    3. OZARK777WIFE..........paid....ticket sent
    4. OZARK777BROSWIFE...paid....ticket sent
    5. WINDSOFCHANGE.......paid....ticket sent

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    the steak house stays open till 10pm, so we'll have plenty of time for food and awards. steak house is closed on sundays.
     
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    as it stands, this is the list of those interested.....

    tekgreg..................iffy
    balota....................payment sent
    windsofchange.........payment sent
    trip286...................iffy
    ozarkfrog................iffy
    ironhorse944...........iffy
     
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  4. trip286

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    5th of October...
    Plenty far enough in the future to plan ahead. I'm going to try to be there this time. I have no shotgun though, so, is there a rental fee for the loaner? This is also a situation I would like to fix though, and get my own (I need maybe a 20, 12's beat up my messed up shoulder too bad).

    Payment info? Send a money order?
     
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    theres always plenty of free guns to use on match day.
    pm me for a ticket now.
     
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  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Barring anything unforseen at work, I will be at this Shoot and Hoot. I've only shot a shotgun a couple times in my life. It hurt. I sucked at it. But I'm going to be a sport and see how well Bobski can teach me to shoot a shotgun. If he doesn't invite me to the next Shoot and Hoot, I'll understand. :cool:
     
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    Do you have any shotguns for really short people with a very short LOP? The perfect rifle size for me is a youth model rifle. Any full sized rifles are too big for me.
     
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    yes. i can bring my marlin 410 lever gun and a mossberg 183k 410. both are meant for smaller people.
    what is your sleeve length?
    my mossberg has a 13" lop and the bbl is only 24".
     
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    so what? 1" wont make a difference. matter of fact, it may help. and since youve never shot a shotgun, you wont know until you try. always remember. if you dont like my free loaner, you can always buy a youth shotgun and bring it. but the only ones ive seen are either 12 or 20ga.
    remember, shotguns arent precision shooting. be within 30" and youll hit it. heck, shoot under the armpit too!
     
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    how tall are you? that will be more important than lop.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Every time I've shot a shotgun it hurt my shoulder. I've been told it's because I can't shoulder it properly. At this point, I'm not interested in owning a shotgun. That may change, though I know you'll be able to guide me to the best shotgun for me for that day.

    I am 4'11".
     
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    Ya know... you're lucky I don't participate in short jokes. Actually I try to avoid all jokes about physical conditions. I'm a fat boy. I lost a bunch of weight in boot camp, then started making fat jokes. By the look of disgust on people's faces, I realized how much of an ******* I was being, and quit. My punishment? I'm now fatter than I ever was. Karma is one severely cold hearted *****.

    but, if I made short jokes, you'd be the brunt (came damn close just now...). Just saying. ;)
     
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    the reason i ask your height and sleeve length is the bbl length is what tires your arms. with a 24" 410 pencil bbl, theres no weight, so you should be able to hold it.
    as far as kick...you probably were getting punished with a 12 or 20ga, right? if you shot a 410, youd know theres no kick. you dont even need a pad with a 410.
    seriously, you can talk yourself out of a good time if you let all these things bug ya. i mean serious...its not that bad. in 410. granted, you may not do so well at those 27yd shots, but i shoot skeet all day with 410 and have a blast. the only other thing i can tell ya is find someone near you and try a 410. heck, even a stevens crackshot in 410 probably kicks more than my guns. but they are plentiful. look for one and see if you can test fire one.
     
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    I don't mind short jokes at all. Go for it. Let's start a thread.

    Believe me, I know I'm going to have a good time. The shotgun I fired was a 16 gauge. It's not bugging me. If it WERE bugging me, I wouldn't be going.
     
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    Three really short people didn't walk into a bar... ;)
     
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    20 GA is a little lighter than 16 GA, followed by 28 GA, 32 GA, and .410 (there's a few more between them if you want to get into the REALLY obscure GAs.)

    You shouldn't have a problem with .410 out of a shotgun. Heck, people shoot that out of revolvers too.
     
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    Then a .410 it is. I'll try out others, too. I'm sure Bobski can help me find the right shot gun for me to use.
     
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    heck...as long as its a full choke....no doubt wind's can shoot a snake charmer!
    look it up winds....snake charmer 410 shotgun. its only a single shot but heck, we aint gonna make you shoot doubles if youre new at the games.
     
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    I'll try anything. I'm a clean slate. Build me up to be whatever I should be when it comes to shooting.
     
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