the skeet and trap thread

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bobski, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. bobski

    bobski Active Member Sponsor

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    i cant help noticing a lot of riot, slug, and HD shotgun threads going on here, so im going to offer a place for people who like clay sports and target shotguns to chime in and talk skeet and trap.
    if anyone has any questions on the particulars of the sport, put them here and i'll do the best to answer them!:cool:
     
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  2. mountainskytop

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    I haven't shot trap in years, only did skeet once and I totally sucked on that. Can't wait to finally do sporting clays for the first time.
     

  3. bobski

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    what part of the country you in?
     
  4. mountainskytop

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    I am near Roanoke, VA and up in the mountains about 35 minutes drive down to the city.
     
  5. Blueguns

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    Thank goodness. I was getting sick of Mossberg Maverick88 threads.

    Yes! I love to shoot clays! Trap, skeet, you name it, I love it! It's been cold and windy around my neck of the woods, so I haven't been out for a couple weeks. I miss it.
     
  6. shadecorp

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    My Friends and I used to shoot a LOT of Trap and Skeet around the los angeles area.
    Sadly,
    All the ranges are long since gone.
    Only one remaining,
    The International Trap and Skeet Range in South El Monte.
    Spent many days and nights there.
     
  7. bobski

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  8. Blueguns

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    That site is missing a couple in my area. It's a good reference though.
     
  9. bobski

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    i help build that site with the owner. plese give me the names of the missing skeet/trap clubs in your area.
     
  10. bobski

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    i do most of my shooting in va at ft lee near petersburg. 3.00 a game, how can you beat it?
     
  11. John_Deer

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    I shoot at Rose Hill in Nashville, NC. It's expensive but I like the people there. It's worth the extra money to avoid Durham County Wildlife Club. If DCWC was the only place around here to shoot I would sell all my guns but a couple for self defense.
     
  12. bobski

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    whats wrong with durham county? ive heard nothing but good about it?
     
  13. John_Deer

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    I don't like 3 or more people at once yelling at me. There is a belief at DCWC that embarrassment increases safety. What they fail to understand is Mamma told me smack people who talk to me like that. All this yelling will start for simple infractions like reaching a little to far to pick up a hull. That is the only infraction of the rules I have committed at DCWC. The last few times I have been there I left in a huff over something really stupid. I can't help it! When I see an AA hull I am going to pick it up.
     
  14. bobski

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    gotcha.
    i can see how it can happen. skeet and trap is much like golf where rules dominate the game, especially when youre around people who dont know each other.
    sorry it happened to you.
    btw...this is why i never pick up hulls until after the game. i personally dont like bending down where loaded guns can be near my hands or head. and if one of my hulls goes past a window or house edge, i let it go.
    i dont like the idea of being shot by the guy on next field over when i walk down range to get it!
    picking up hulls is like picking up brass on a hot firing line. no one i know would go forward to get it. so when that guy is on station, the line is hot, i always step back.
    thats just me.
     
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  15. John_Deer

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    I am not concerned with being shot by the guy in the next field. if getting peppered by falling bird shot was dangerous no dove hunters would survive the hunt. I have been peppered by other rabbit hunters and the bird shot didn't penetrate my brier pants. Don't take me wrong! I respect the rules set by any club whether I agree with them or not. A simple reminder I would be fine with it. But a circle of yelling men I will not tolerate. This theory that embarrassment increases safety is ludacris. It's human nature, once someone raises their voice communication stops. It's a shooting club, not boot camp!
     
  16. bobski

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    that of course is over the top if they are yelling like that. i wouldnt stop going, id just avoid the idiots.
     
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  19. elmerfudge

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    I'm a Range Officer for the shotgun venues at Alpine in Ft. Worth. Alpine is a public range. I go over the range rules with all shooters (new and repeat). Like a parrot. Including the following.

    Biggest two safety problems I see are:

    1) people getting excited or stupid and waiving/sweeping around their shotguns. When I see them, I tell them to cease fire, unload their gun and put it in the rack. I then politely but firmly explain how they are being unsafe and warn them next time they are going home. In 2012, I sent 12 people home early because of this. Not too many given how many we run through the range.

    2) people busting a clay and then using only their trigger hand letting the shotgun drop down pointing at the ground. Lots of warnings. I witnessed 4 AD's because of this. All within a foot of their foot. Those four went home immediately. We permit home defense shotguns which seem to exacerbate this problem.

    I've had other situations where people where I sent people home early. Walking around with loaded guns, cheating on range fees, under the influence...

    For the most part people abide by the rules and for the most part appreciate that the rules are designed to keep them safe.

    In the whole of last year I only raised my voice twice and those were real time serious safety violations.

    There is no need in being a hard ass. I've seen Range Officers power tripping and it torques me off. I usually have a Dutch Uncle talk with them.
     
  20. bobski

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    this is why a good majority of shotgun clubs are private. seems public ranges see their share of stupid.
    but i want ask what your policy is if pointing a gun down isnt encouraged.
    especially with riot guns, id rather have a shooter blow his foot off than his head or someone elses.
    i think good ole 'open or out' rule is best enforced.
    agree?