Do You Go Skeet Shooting?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Vikingdad, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Or do you shoot skeet?

    Am I the only one who noticed that President's odd way of saying that he shoots skeet? (In addition to the odd picture of him shooting a shotgun- in an odd way.)

    Does anyone here say "I go skeet shooting all the time"?
     
  2. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Just occasionally, I dont have a mil-surp shotty..... Yet... ;) :p
     

  3. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    It's really not that big of a deal....I've been competitive in the shooting sports since I was 12 (9 years now) and I have been putting down these rumors against him.

    I know people who have regularly for years and have a worse stance than the POTUS...

    If you have any questions, fire away...
     
  4. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    he looks like hes shooting trap actually. but the truth is he flinched in that pic.

    skeet is scandonavian for the word 'shoot.'

    but its common practice to say im going skeet shooting...because most people incorrectly think the clay is the skeet.

    if you want to bite nails...the actual correct phrase ought to be ....

    "are you going to skeet?"

    but in scandonavia, that could mean any firearm in any shooting sport.
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Why was he shooting straight ahead instead of up? Last time I checked, you shoot with the gun pointed up in skeet.

    Why doesn't his eyes line up with the sights?

    What is that puff of smoke coming from the barrel that is going up and slightly back towards Obama?

    Why are we just now hearing about him shooting skeet?

    How do we know that pic wasn't staged?

    How does him shooting skeet make him even remotely progun? He doesn't understand us, he's not progun.
     
  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Kind of like saying "ATM machine"?

    You know, I am Scandinavian and I never put the two together. I always say we are going to shoot skeet. I will have to change that now!

    By the way, that shot Obama took in the picture had to hurt.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

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    You have putting down rumors that are against him? This just a hobby or are you an Obamaphile that finds it important to make sure POTUS is seen in the..proper light?
     
  8. AR10

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    I want to, but I am afraid of Internet tampering. lol

    Interesting, yesterday, the Internet was a buzz with these images, today, many are gone. I bet the man erased them.

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  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I use to do a lot of skeet when I was younger.
    I belonged to the NSSA, but when they closed the range on the base I was assigned to, I just didn't pick it up again.
     
  10. TimL2952

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    -There really aren't any overexaggerated up or down angles in skeet. Pic attached is of my friend here on the shooting team shooting Skeet. Remember. Small changes at the gun level are multiplied at range.

    -If you're shooting a shotgun you don't line up the sights...There are only beads anyways. I removed both of mine because you are supposed to look at the bird, not the barrel.

    -The "vertical" puff comes from porting, holes drilled into the barrels to act like a compensator. Pic attached is of me where you can see the porting on my Browning 425 (Same model the POTUS is shooting)

    for the rest, there is nothing I can say. The picture could easily be staged, but I wouldn't be surprised if he learned to shoot as a political nicety. Many foreign leaders shoot and it can be used to build relations just like golf.
     

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  11. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Maybe I should rephrase that. I have been EDUCATING people who may be pro-gun, but are completely IGNORANT when it comes to my sport of choice.

    I am a student of logic....People who make assumptions look foolish and that doesn't help anyone who is seriously pro-gun. I am not an "Obamaphile" as you so nicely put it...In logic we call that an Ad Hominem, an attack on the person, not a criticism of the argument. No I do not support Obama.
     
  12. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Also, like bobski stated....

    "Skeet" is an overly used generalization that people use to refer to shooting clays.

    I was once invited to shoot "skeet" where the person just took me to his land and we hand threw clays.

    Also, before anyone rags on his stance....I know people who have shot for YEARS and still have a terrible stance/technique.

    Just because you do something "all the time" doesn't mean you are a pro.
     
  13. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    CIC is using basic low elbow stance. its fine. some like flying elbows. i do , but hey to each is own.
    if you look closely at the CIC pic, you can see the edge of the low house roof behind his shoulder. that means he's in mid field. if he was shooting a station 4....and flinched, it would explain his low gun. and if he followed the bird way late towards the high house, it may have begun to drop. all common mistakes in shooting skeet.(see? even i say it!)
    from what i remember of camp daivd is, eisenhower built it in 54...but there is no mention of trap. if you look at the field pics from google earth, youll see 2 pads in the skeet field about 15 ft in front of stations 2 and 5. if those were for photo ops, i dont know, but it would make the angle of his gun legit if he was chasing a late shot on 5 low.
    ive been doing this now for 40 years. i say he was at least trying. a lot of you guys wouldnt even know what to do on a clays range....even if you were invited to learn it for free. lest we forget.
     
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  14. bobski

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    to support lubrowning boy...pro means, a profession(al) who does something as a profession. a trade.
    someone who makes a living at something.

    camp david is for recreation. the CIC was enjoying some r&r. are any of you pros at r&r?
    long silence.....
    thank you.
    carry on.
     
  15. JD1969

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    Yes, I shoot skeet (the actual game, at a real gun club) every Sunday.
    Let me start by saying that I am NOT a fan of our current POTUS, but he could very very be shooting skeet in the pic. Keep in mind that a pic is just a millisecond frozen in time, it might have been (probably was) staged but it could have been taken on a skeet field. In my mind all it proves is that Obama has fired a shot gun at least one time. Nothing more.

    Also ^ I agree with Bob up there at the "pro" thing. It's a nit picky thing I have. Technically I am a professional skier as that is what I do to make a living (instructor, coach, boot fitter etc.)
    People come to me and say "I am a good skier, but no professional", sometimes I have to bite my tongue and not say "well of course your not, you don't make a living in the ski industry"
     
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  16. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    jd...i dont know how you got overlooked but you are more than welcome to come to the ftf fun shoot 9 mar. look the thread up in the mo forum. we got 5 slots open.
    cheers!