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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 9/28/2001 12:05:33 PM EDT
Some excuses I have heard (and used) for missing skeet and/or sporting clays targets for you shotgunners out there.... I missed because of: The wind The sun Too hot or cold wrong choke wrong shell bad pull (too early or late) safety was on (ha ha ha ha ) 'something wrong' with gun stock needs bending stock too long or short trigger sucks barrel needs porting needs longer forcing cones chip flew off target but nobody saw it speed of targets is wrong (skeet) need longer barrel bad reloads I'm sure I missed some....
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:26:06 PM EDT
"Bad ammo" always works for me.[:)]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:27:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:38:08 PM EDT
"Too much people wathcing...I lost my concentration"
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:51:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:53:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1: "Bad ammo" always works for me.[:)]
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Do they use this excuse in HIPower Rifle?
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:10:40 PM EDT
"I'm still sighting it in..." [heavy]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:16:01 PM EDT
I can't shoot for shit.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:16:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:21:40 PM EDT
"The sight is dented" "my scope rings are loose" "The humidity" "I dropped it during a hunt 4 years ago" "the firering pin is off alignment with the sun God RA and I dint sacrifice my daily virgin to the Gods of competition ammo"
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:46:41 PM EDT
ECS:
"Bad ammo" always works for me.
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Do they use this excuse in HIPower Rifle?
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I think it's shooting's universal excuse. Ever hear the "¼ MOA nuts" bitch, & argue for 4 straight hours about "ruining" 4 ounces of powder by keeping it at 68º instead of 66º for a "whole month"? [:D]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:56:36 PM EDT
moved behind the troop carrier
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 3:36:44 PM EDT
Let's see, a couple of hours ago at the trap range I could have used.....
Originally Posted By ECS: The wind wrong choke wrong shell bad pull (too early or late) safety was on (ha ha ha ha ) chip flew off target but nobody saw it speed of targets is wrong (skeet) need longer barrel
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...Or I just SUCK. 15/25...did I mention I suck? I need practice. Fun, but IM not too happy about it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 3:40:48 PM EDT
I really, I mean really suck at sporting clays. Two times ago, I scored 36 out of 50. Not great, but somewhat respectable. Just recently I went and got 18 out of 50. Not good, not good at all.[:(]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 3:51:17 PM EDT
high primer always check your primers! a couple of times a high primer has really messed witth my score when i was in S.A.S.S
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 4:32:32 PM EDT
"Someone tell that girl over there to stop flashing her boobs."
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 5:08:16 PM EDT
i heard "damn! i allmost shot the f--ker!" i looked over and there was a large golden eagle just pulling out of his dive at a thrown clay pigeon! these guys threw a couple more and the bird went after them also. after sampling a few pieces he decided they didn't taste too good, and flew off to greener pastures. true story willy
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 5:11:03 PM EDT
"He ducted when I tried to shoot him"
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:51:02 PM EDT
HighPower match. Shooter claimed a bit of "cotton" from a cottonwood tree landed on his front sight just as he squeezed off.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:56:20 PM EDT
Should've wore my contacts instead. The sun was in my eye. I sneezed. This is a new gun. Barrel must be bent.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:02:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:45:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cyrax777: high primer always check your primers! a couple of times a high primer has really messed witth my score when i was in S.A.S.S
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Would that be your cylinder hanging up in your wheel gun?? ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:57:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2001 10:57:03 PM EDT by GWF]
Originally Posted By tattoo: i shoot 40 out of 40 i dont need to say anything
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What happens to the other ten?[:)]
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 1:23:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2001 1:25:13 AM EDT by prk]
Originally Posted By 1: "Bad ammo" always works for me.[:)]
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A guy I know uses a variation: "Damned factory ammunition!!"
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 2:57:03 AM EDT
My arse was a itchin and so was my satchel! [shock]
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 6:15:07 AM EDT
Gnats were flying around my face.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 6:29:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2001 6:28:43 AM EDT by JRStrines]
Keep 'em comin.....I need some good excuses till I get to practice more [:D]
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 7:54:04 AM EDT
In my neighborhood we say "An earthquake moved the target." [:D]
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 8:31:03 AM EDT
"These dove loads dont have enough lead/power" or "These damn extended range game loads have too much kick to shoot more than a few accurately" Kharn
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 9:54:39 AM EDT
"If that hostage would have kept still, I wouldn't have missed!" (Just joking of course...)
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 11:56:36 AM EDT
When I was a teen I missed a squirrel at about 15 or 20 feet. Shouldn't have missed either. Had the proper sight picture, good trigger pull and everything. I said "barrel must be bent" just to get my cousins laughing. Well after missing a few more squirrels and a trip to the gunsmith turned out that barrel was bent and bad.
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 12:40:57 PM EDT
I use an 870 pump to shoot sporting clays. This is no excuse, but I do forget to chamber that first round some times. I do feel stupid when I shoot and just hear a click. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 12:42:51 PM EDT
I missed because Blonde Bombshell wouldn't shut the hell up!
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 12:43:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 12:45:28 PM EDT
the earths magnetic field was out of alignment and the bullet didn't fly straight.
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 1:58:58 PM EDT
"I put the second shell in backwards"
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 2:21:46 PM EDT
I shoot Clays pretty damned well. But, when I miss my excuses are: 1) Barrel is too short. A 30" barrel is a hell of alot better than an 18" Barrel for shooting skeet. 2) Wrong Choke. The wrong choke can give less time to fire or vary the distance you need to fire from. 3) Wrong Ammo. Try comparing Wolf and Target Grade Ammo. some time when shooting Rifles. You'll notice a significant difference in accuracy. 4) Damned Wind. I've actually used this excuse. Two words "Wind Drift" 5) I Chipped It. I guess they just didn't notice it. 6) I Just Let It Get Too Far Away. Now if I'd had my SKS and a Hellfire it wouldn't have.
Link Posted: 9/30/2001 5:00:32 PM EDT
This is a "French" made shotgun.
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