9th FTF Shotgun Shoot & Hoot, Vanzant, Mo. APR 7-8-9, 2017

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  1. bobski

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    by popular demand, once again ftf will be holding their semi-annual shoot for all ftf members......repeat...ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED.
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    nothings changed as far as sign ups. 10 new tickets required for a meet. carry overs are honored like always.
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    after 30 days, this 1st page cant be edited. always check the last few pages for latest updates!
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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
    7-8-9 APR 2017
    SAFETY BRIEFS: 3PM Friday & 9AM & NOON Saturday
    1st FLIGHTS 4pm Friday & 10am Saturday, Noon Sunday, RAIN OR SHINE
    Bring 10 Boxes of Ammo,
    3 cases of walmart clays
    ANY GUN
    ANY GAUGE

    Cost is 50.00

    The Days Events Will Be:

    3pm - Friday Intro/Waivers/Gun Insp.
    6pm - Pot Luck Lunch
    7-10pm - Night Birds

    9am - Saturday Intro/Waivers/Gun Insp.
    10am - Shooting Begins
    Box 1 = 16yd ATA Trap
    Box 2 = Handicap Trap
    Box 3 = Skeet
    Box 4 = Polish Turkey Shoot
    Box 5 = Team Annie Oakley
    Box 6-10 = Shooters Choice
    5pm - shoot offs and awards
    7pm - club 60 in town (if there is enough interest)
    If not, pot luck at the clubhouse

    NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED

    10 NEW TICKETS REQUIRED TO HOLD THE MEET
    HIGH SCORE MUST SHOOT OFF WITH LOW SCORE FOR TROPHY.
    BOB SHOOTS IN PROXY FOR LOW SCORE.
    SHOOT OFF IS A TRAP WALK BACK TO 50YDS.
    LAST MAN STANDING WINS.
    Call me and reserve a spot!

    DIRECTIONS:
    http://www.claytargetsonline.com/club.php/2888
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    by popular demand and for the ones who couldnt come in OCT, im offering it again in APR. 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,' but if you dont have one, i will ensure some will be here for you to borrow for free. 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. i also supply coffee to all shooters for free.
    the range parking lot is big enough for campers. i dont have sewage, but i do have free 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.

    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 7 or 8 apr. 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. we will shoot sunday if one of the days is a washout.

    tickets are 50.00. bring 10 boxes of shells and 3 (90 count) cases of targets.
    many pitch in to make the trophy free and many pitch in to give free prizes to winners. the more people give, the more the winners win. we will gladly receive any other donated items needed to hold the meet, like cases of clay targets, donations to maintain machines, etc...
    this match is designed for beginners to get a feel for the sport on a budget. i will shepard you thru the basics to the 5 different games for free.
    of course if youre a skilled shooter, 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. high score wins the prizes. so dont be scared away over a match due to a lack of skill. its a lot of fun.
    and when the meet is over...we all either have a pot luck closing ceremony or attend a dutch steak dinner at the local pub called club 60 in mountain grove, mo.. it goes well into the night.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/cities/210-missouri/restaurants/1066216-club-60-steak-house/menu

    so get out there in the ftf forums and send people this direction.

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    for those choosing to come, heres your bug out list................


    * shotgun, 12ga or 20ga. must have shoulder stock. must be in working order. suggest pump, semi, o&u, or sbs.
    * interchangable chokes both IC & FULL. SKT will be fine too. if you dont have a gun with interchangable chokes, bring two shotguns...one with a full and one with a skeet or IC choke in it.
    * 10 boxes of ammo, 7 1/2 or 8 shot.
    * 3 cases of walmart clay targets
    * ball cap
    * rain gear
    * safety glasses, clear or smoked.
    * shell pouch if you have one. (dont buy one, i have some you can borrow.)
    * ear plugs, not ear muffs. those big dorky ones will interfere with your stock fit to your cheek.
    * batters gloves. nice but not needed.
    * 10 gallons of nerves
    * 1 humble pie

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    for those considering coming, here are the ground rules......


    VCPF Range Rules:


    Rangemasters decisions are final.
    Drug or alcohol use prohibited on the premise. Period. The management has the right to deny shooting privileges if detected.
    Eye and ear protection required when shooting or in the shooting area.
    Guns & ammo are subject to inspection. Shoulder stocks are required.
    Guns entering the clubhouse must be opened and confirmed empty before racking.
    Shouldering, dry firing, and loading of firearms in the clubhouse is prohibited.
    A game is 25 targets. Shoot only 1 shot at 1 target.
    Extra targets not allowed, unless one is thrown broken.
    Carry only one gauge of ammo when shooting.
    Load only when you are on a firing station. Otherwise, keep your firearm unloaded with the action open.
    Load no more than 2 rounds at a time.
    Load only 1 round on station 8 high house and 1 round for ATA trap.
    Don’t swing past the center stake on station 8.
    Everyone shoots station 8 high, then everyone shoots station 8 low.
    If your gun gives an odd report, cease fire, unload your gun, and check the bore for an obstruction.
    Stop all shooting when a cease-fire is called. Open all actions and unload.
    Be alert for people in the shooting area or downrange.
    Don’t shoot at wildlife or livestock. Dogs must be leashed and policed.
    Don’t shoot if an orange cone, flag, or hat appears on the trap bunker.
    Don’t walk past the far edge of the houses unless loading the bunker.
    Don’t shoot the houses. If you do, confess and paint it.
    No shot larger than #6 allowed on this range.
    Children must be kept within arms reach at all times. Infants not allowed on the range. Period.
    Children who can not safely hold, mount, or swing a firearm properly, may not shoot.
    To reduce the risk of lead ingestion, no eating or smoking while shooting. It is advised to thoroughly wash hands and face after shooting.
    You may keep whatever hulls you came with. All others are club property and must remain.
    Did i say the rangemasters decisions are final? Good. Just checking.
     
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  2. bobski

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    latest tally........


    *geobob..........................yes
    jeff a...............................yes
    henry a............................yes, payment enroute


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    deg...............................maybe
    balota............................maybe
    winds.............................maybe
    jim L..............................maybe
    *astroman.......................maybe
    astro1/burt..................... maybe
    *fourtrax57......................maybe
    *arky..............................maybe

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    *rkb.................................no



    * ftf members


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    FRIDAY
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    Squads.........

    Friday
    4pm:
    FIELD 1: (SWING SQUAD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    Friday
    4pm:
    FIELD 2 (NEW TICKET TRAINING FIELD)
    1. henry a.
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    3.
    4.
    5.
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    6PM – Pot Luck Dinner

    7PM:
    NIGHT TARGETS FIELD 2
    first come first served

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    Saturday
    10am:
    FIELD 1 (SWING SQUAD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    Saturday
    1pm:
    FIELD 1 (SWING SQUAD)
    1. geobob
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    Saturday
    10am:
    FIELD 2 (NEW TICKET TRAINING FIELD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    1pm:
    FIELD 2 (NEW TICKET TRAINING FIELD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

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    4pm:
    Annie oakley, turkey shoot, shoot offs

    6pm:
    match ends
    awards, pot luck, optional club 60 in town
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    Sunday
    Noon til 5pm:
    any range any game

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    HOA award will win......
    case of 12ga ammo, 12ga cleaning kit,

    2nd place will win.....
    TBA

    ftf trophy winner will win.....
    the trophy,


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    here is the list of no shows in the past..........

    dennis.............5 left over games, 2016
    *astroman........8 leftover games 2016
    astro/burt.......3 leftover games 2016
    kansas45.........5 leftover games, 2016
    fourtrax57......NST 2016, financial issue, COMING APR 2017
    *deg.....................forever ticket until used
    deg/son.................forever ticket until used
    *arky............medical issues, 5 leftover games, 2014



    * ftf members
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    below are ideas for the guys turkey shoot prizes. lets keep it around 5-10.00 per win. lets get some commitment names next to these prizes. who will man up? pm me:

    box of ammo = bobski

    hoppes cleaner =

    gift certificate @ WALMART =

    12ga cleaning kit =

    shooting glasses =

    1 apple pie =

    knife sharpening kit = gso

    12ga tico swab =

    weekly business planner = jim L



    anything else? let me know.

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    the following is a list of those who have clay target credit with the club. the number indicates how many games you have left NOT REQUIRING more targets be brought to the meet. if anyone disputes it, pm me.......... :>

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    deg...........10
    deg/son........10
    geobob.....…7
    winds………...6
    balota…………4
    rockratt………2
    cinderrocka….6
    k45…......….….5
    geo5/dennis.....5
    astro.......8
    Arky………..5
    jim/dad.....4
    randy........10
    baron........2
    alex..........2
    certifiable....5
    jon.............5
    jim L...........3
    buckhuntr.....2
    zach..........3
    travis..........4

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    the following peoples tickets are expired and void. snooze ya loose.....

    *ironhorse944
    ironhorsebuddy
    *tekgreg
    *fred_g
    lucas
    rockbuddy/brent
    john r
    geo1(brett)
    geo2(greg)
    geo3(joel)
    geo4(scott)
    geo7 (collin)


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    as it stands today, we have:
    1 new tickets
    0 coming on leftover games
    4 non shooters
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016

  3. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    trophy time!

    who will it be for this season?
     
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    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    ok guys....here ya go. heres the framework for aprils shoot.
    fill in the blanks and let me know what you come up with!
    I will keep the roster updated based solely on your inputs.
    keep it alive. post often. find fellow ftf shooters.
    watch the new members forum closely for posters close to mo, or who have a vivid interest in shotgunning. invite them!
    stick this in your signature lines to give the shoot some more exposure!
    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/...nzant-mo-apr-7-8-9-2017-a-121011/#post1814686

    remember, we need 10 new tickets by march 1st.
    pm me for advice if needed.

    contact each other and post up your pot luck ideas here for us to see, so not everyone brings chips and dip!
    good luck!
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
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    arky's shoulder is messed up and he's hoping it will be better by april. besides being one of the FIRST to attend an ftf shoot, a trophy/match winner, his recent major move, and his health, arky has always tried to come; but, illness and family always seem to ruin his plans. its for this reason I still carry him. until he tells me otherwise, I carry his leftover games.
     
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    key to ftf shoot success. if youre coming to the shoot, bring someone with you and theres 20 people.
     
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    rkb will be missed.
     
  8. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    we just had a ANON donor for the april 2017 trophy. trophy is covered!
     
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    jeff and henry a will be coming to vanzant from mich on a family vacation. the son will be taking my private course on sunday 9 apr, so sunday afternoon field 2 is his only. jeffs wife asked about a kitchen so looks like we will have someone cookin' in apr!

    anyone with leftover games can still shoot skeet on field 1 at noon.
     
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    balota, winds, if for some reason you are able to make it april, between the two of you, you have 10 leftover games. so keep in mind, your entries are covered.
     
  11. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    WOW! Almost in time for your first anniversary! sounds like you gave your selves a good anniversary .
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Are you striving to join us in April?
     
  13. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We are talking about it. Hey Lady! Please give Pepper a call, today is my last day of vacation and Army Medic just headed back North, we are on our way to town as I lost one of my shoes some where between Seward and Home 130 miles or so.
     
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    latest tally........


    *geobob..........................yes, squaded
    *fourtrax57......................yes
    jeff a...............................yes
    henry a............................yes, squaded, NT


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    jacob a..........................maybe
    annabelle a.....................maybe
    balota............................maybe
    winds.............................maybe
    jim L..............................maybe
    *astroman.......................maybe
    astro1/burt..................... maybe
    *arky..............................maybe

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    *rkb.................................no



    * ftf members


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    FRIDAY
    –--------------------

    Squads.........

    Friday
    4pm:
    FIELD 1: (SWING SQUAD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    Friday
    4pm:
    FIELD 2 (NEW TICKET TRAINING FIELD)
    1. henry a.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    6PM – Pot Luck Dinner

    7PM:
    NIGHT TARGETS FIELD 2
    first come first served

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    Saturday
    10am:
    FIELD 1 (SWING SQUAD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    Saturday
    1pm:
    FIELD 1 (SWING SQUAD)
    1. geobob
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    Saturday
    10am:
    FIELD 2 (NEW TICKET TRAINING FIELD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
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    1pm:
    FIELD 2 (NEW TICKET TRAINING FIELD)
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

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    4pm:
    Annie oakley, turkey shoot, shoot offs

    6pm:
    match ends
    awards
    pot luck, optional club 60 in town
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    Sunday
    Field 1 Only Noon til 5pm:
    Skeet

    Field 2 Noon to 5pm
    Private Instruction - jeff a.

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    HOA award will win......
    case of 12ga ammo, 12ga cleaning kit, limbsaver pad,

    2nd place will win.....
    custom ear pro kit,

    ftf trophy winner will win.....
    the trophy,


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    here is the list of no shows in the past..........

    dennis.............5 left over games, 2016
    *astroman........8 leftover games 2016
    astro/burt.......3 leftover games 2016
    kansas45.........5 leftover games, 2016
    rockratt...........12 leftover games,
    rock/dad..........10 leftover games,
    fourtrax57......NST 2016, financial issue, COMING APR 2017
    *deg.....................forever ticket until used
    deg/son.................forever ticket until used
    *arky............medical issues, 5 leftover games, 2014



    * ftf members
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    below are ideas for the guys turkey shoot prizes. lets keep it around 5-10.00 per win. lets get some commitment names next to these prizes. who will man up? pm me:

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    box of ammo = bobski

    hoppes cleaner =

    gift certificate @ WALMART =
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    12ga cleaning kit =

    shooting glasses =

    1 apple pie = min'
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    knife sharpening kit = gso

    12ga tico swab =

    weekly business planner = jim L
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    shooting glasses =

    small shooting pouch =

    clay tosser =


    anything else? let me know. all blanks must be filled in for each turkey squad to get 3 prizes.

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    the following is a list of those who have clay target credit with the club. the number indicates how many games you have left NOT REQUIRING more targets be brought to the meet. if anyone disputes it, pm me.......... :>

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    deg...........10
    deg/son........10
    geobob.....…7
    winds………...6
    balota…………4
    rockratt………2
    cinderrocka….6
    k45…......….….5
    geo5/dennis.....5
    astro.......8
    burt........3
    Arky………..5
    jim/dad.....4
    randy........10
    baron........2
    alex..........2
    certifiable....5
    jon.............5
    jim L...........3
    buckhuntr.....2
    zach..........3
    travis..........4

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    the following peoples tickets are expired and void. snooze ya loose.....

    *ironhorse944
    ironhorsebuddy
    *tekgreg
    *fred_g
    lucas
    rockbuddy/brent
    john r
    geo1(brett)
    geo2(greg)
    geo3(joel)
    geo4(scott)
    geo7 (collin)


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    as it stands today, we have:
    1 new tickets
    2 coming on leftover games
    5 non shooters
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2016
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Look, folks. Even Pengie makes new friends at the S&H.
     

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    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    if anyone has pics, post them!
     
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    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I did..........
     
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    pics of the shoot.....over on the 8th ftf thread..........
     
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    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    if all the maybes listed were to commit today, youd have a shoot confirmed in record time.
    but stats say differently.
    :>
     
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    i figured out the electrical issue in high 2 that gave us trouble for night birds.
    seems a faulty wall switch was the culprit...not the machine motor, thank GOD.
    both skeet fields are up and running.
    it would have been nice if we found the problem before rscott and i lugged another machine up those stairs!
     
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