Busting Clays?

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  1. CivilDefense

    CivilDefense Expert Member
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    I'm just curious if there are others who enjoy skeet, trap, sporting clays, or five stand. Sadly, due to pressures in my career plus being a father, I haven't busted clays in a while. It did, however, help me with my bird hunting. And someday, I'm going to be smoke'n the clays again.

    So, anyone else engage in these sports? What sports specifically? What shotguns are you using? Has it helped your bird hunting forays?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Bishop

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    I do I do most shooting sports I have even shot them thrown sideways with sling shot and thrown normal I have hit a few too
     
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    Me and the boys do this all the time and some times we use clays
     
  4. jeager

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    I used to shoot a lot of trap and skeet.
    At least 100 rounds of 12 gauge ammo on a Saturday or Sunday.
    I quit shooting trap at the local trap range because the fellas got way, way,
    to serious about winning $2 bucks for best round.
    The local skeet range went belly up and eventually I sold both the Trap
    and Skeet guns.
    Remington 1100 skeet grade, Winchester Model 50 skeet grade
    and Remington TB trap, nice wood in all of them.
    The 870 TB trap had a custom back bored barrel and at 40 yards
    using factory trap loads it would pattern 94% in a 30" circle.
    Really a bit too tight a pattern.
    When I hit a clay bird it smoked it royal.
    My best was 99 out of 100. I doubt I could do that today.
    I should get back into as it's super fun if you don't take it too seriously.
    Ohio hosts one of the biggest international trap shoots anywhere.
    http://traphof.org/

    Vandalia, Ohio

    A well off trap shooter only used AA factory ammo and gave me hundreds
    of once fired AA hulls.
     
  5. jeager

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    Slingshot flying targets.
    Now that is interesting!
    We used to shoot clays with a .22 rifle.
    We actually hit some.:D
    When I was in my prime I could shoot hand thrown clays with a .22 revolver.
    That was a looooooooooooooooong time ago.
    Back when the local feed mill sold us kids a brick of 500 Federal
    .22's for $5.00 bucks.
    I walked through town with a shotgun to a farm teeming with rabbits
    and no one even blinked.
    I took a bee bee pistol to school for show 'n tell!
    Today the s w a t team would be called!:eek:
    The good ol' days when every boy in school got the first day of small game season
    excused.
    I REALLY need shoot more and hone my skills.
     
  6. Arkane

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    I shot skeet and trap but only for fun I rarely missed using my old single barrel break open or mates Beretta o/u and occasionally an A5 semi all in 12g

    I was really good at it but it never really thrilled me enough to tear me away from the 1,000m range!

    Now I just plink for fun!
     
  7. jeager

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    Plinking is fun and a great excuse to do some shooting.
     
  8. Arkane

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    Off for a bit of shooting tomorrow!
     
  9. jeager

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    Me 2. Perhaps later today.:D
     
  10. Arkane

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    Tried some new factory ammo today! .308w 150gn softpoint PPU made in Serbia!
    My rifle seems to really like it, first three shots at 50m got me a single hole! then three shots at 100m got me another single hole though a bit larger!

    A little fine tuning to get that single hole centered but 40mm high at 100m and I am set! the chrony died so no velocity check!
    Pissed down at the range a little after my checks so put a few downrange in the heavy downpour the groups spread a little but not much!
    Need to visit the long range soon!
     
  11. jeager

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    PPU made in Serbia is fine and dandy ammo.
    I buy it for my rifles.
    http://www.prvipartizan.com/search_r.php
    6.8 SCP. I fine round but about a dollar a shot!
    5.56/.223 is more popular and far less expensive.
    I've taken a few deer with the 6.8 SPC.
     

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