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Almost perfect, again, but worse this time.

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Post by C-dub » Fri May 17, 2019 6:46 am

Two months sgo my gun club had so many people that wanted into the Wednesday night skeet that they started another up on Thursdays. Finally! I got in and somehow they even elected me as team captain.

A year ow so ago, when shooting with Pawpaw, AndyC, and my daughter I shot 24/25.

Last night I was on my way to my first straight and MISSED the LAST bird. :grumble :cryin

I haven’t run all the numbers yet. Roughly, I think I averaged 20.** - 22.**. It was only a 6-week league, but I think I picked up about 2 birds per round from the beginning to the end.
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Post by omegaman » Fri May 17, 2019 8:23 am

Way to go C-dub. I, too am striving for my first 25-round.


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Post by The Marshal » Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 am

Sooooo Close!

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Post by joe817 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 am

Not bad. NEXT time!! :thumbs2: :fire
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Post by Jusme » Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 am

Next time shoot the last one first!! :fire

Just kidding, I know how frustrating that must be. Like a pitcher with a perfect game until he gives up a hit to the 27th batter.

That's still better than I have ever done. Great job. :thumbs2:
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Post by puma guy » Fri May 17, 2019 10:04 am

Good shooting, C-dub! You'll get that straight patch; I have no doubt. I remember the first time I saw you shoot. You had a short barreled 12 ga as I remember and the club had to check out your gun. You were the fastest shot I'd ever seen beside my cousin with whom I used to shoot league skeet, many many years ago. I never accomplished a 25 straight. I averaged 22-23 and once had a straight going, but I missed the #7 LOW HOUSE of all things. :lol: My twin brother was a dead eye. He switched to a Winchester 101 in .410 and got a 100 straight patch with that SG.
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Post by C-dub » Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am

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Fri May 17, 2019 10:04 am
Good shooting, C-dub! You'll get that straight patch; I have no doubt. I remember the first time I saw you shoot. You had a short barreled 12 ga as I remember and the club had to check out your gun..
Still shooting that Benelli 3-gun. It would not be acceptable for a sanctioned match, but is okay for club stuff. Maybe I’ll get myself a longer barrel for it one of these days, but I just got a new pelican case for it and did the cutout for the shorter barrel. Or I could just try the 20 gauge O/U I got for my daughter to use. Since she discovered boys it’s been left in the safe and hasn’t been out to play in quite awhile now.
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Post by AndyC » Fri May 17, 2019 11:04 am

You're an excellent shot and I have no doubt that you'll go straight soon (ok, that sounded weird...) :lol:

Just a note - it's far more challenging for guys like us who shoot Olympic-style with the gun unmounted; I'm far more impressed with anyone who gets in the 20s unmounted than someone who goes straight with a mounted gun, but that's just me.
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Post by C-dub » Fri May 17, 2019 12:21 pm

AndyC wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:04 am
You're an excellent shot and I have no doubt that you'll go straight soon (ok, that sounded weird...) :lol:

Just a note - it's far more challenging for guys like us who shoot Olympic-style with the gun unmounted; I'm far more impressed with anyone who gets in the 20s unmounted than someone who goes straight with a mounted gun, but that's just me.
I was able to get home in time before my wife took off for work and I told her about almost going straight. She took it well and was also encouraging that I'll get there some day soon.
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That does crack me up too. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Post by AndyC » Fri May 17, 2019 12:42 pm

Cutting that long hair might help too :cool:
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Post by C-dub » Fri May 17, 2019 1:09 pm

AndyC wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Cutting that long hair might help too :cool:
Hmmm, maybe. We'll see, but if I go straight with long hair good luck getting me to cut it. If I go straight with long hair would you consider letting yours grow out to see if you'd go straight?
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Post by AndyC » Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 pm

I'm already straight, hair or no :mrgreen: - you're on your own :lol:
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Post by C-dub » Fri May 17, 2019 1:51 pm

AndyC wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 pm
I'm already straight, hair or no :mrgreen: - you're on your own :lol:
"rlol"

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Post by puma guy » Fri May 17, 2019 3:19 pm

C-dub wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am
puma guy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:04 am
Good shooting, C-dub! You'll get that straight patch; I have no doubt. I remember the first time I saw you shoot. You had a short barreled 12 ga as I remember and the club had to check out your gun..
Still shooting that Benelli 3-gun. It would not be acceptable for a sanctioned match, but is okay for club stuff. Maybe I’ll get myself a longer barrel for it one of these days, but I just got a new pelican case for it and did the cutout for the shorter barrel. Or I could just try the 20 gauge O/U I got for my daughter to use. Since she discovered boys it’s been left in the safe and hasn’t been out to play in quite awhile now.
I was going to ask how li'l dub was shooting these days. As the father of three daughter's I sympathize. Just a word to the wise. My biggest mistake was not starting wedding accounts along with college savings accounts.
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Re: Almost perfect, again, but worse this time.

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Post by C-dub » Fri May 17, 2019 4:13 pm

puma guy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 3:19 pm
C-dub wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am
puma guy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:04 am
Good shooting, C-dub! You'll get that straight patch; I have no doubt. I remember the first time I saw you shoot. You had a short barreled 12 ga as I remember and the club had to check out your gun..
Still shooting that Benelli 3-gun. It would not be acceptable for a sanctioned match, but is okay for club stuff. Maybe I’ll get myself a longer barrel for it one of these days, but I just got a new pelican case for it and did the cutout for the shorter barrel. Or I could just try the 20 gauge O/U I got for my daughter to use. Since she discovered boys it’s been left in the safe and hasn’t been out to play in quite awhile now.
I was going to ask how li'l dub was shooting these days. As the father of three daughter's I sympathize. Just a word to the wise. My biggest mistake was not starting wedding accounts along with college savings accounts.
She'd okay. Rough year this year in school. Four AP classes and Pre-AP Pre-Calculus. And a new language because she maxed out on Spanish. One more year to go before college.
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