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Posted: 8/12/2011 2:22:56 PM EDT
really
i could do it every day (if I could afford it)

so addictive.

must win lotto
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:23:21 PM EDT
[#1]
it will humble you rapidly.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:32:33 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:48:27 PM EDT
[#3]
Never tried it (sporting clays) ..    A few of us have gotten together and shot a case of birds out of a thrower a few times, but never shot a regular match...   It was fun...



ETA,  I may have the opportunity to try flintlock shotgun clays in two weeks

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 2:53:57 PM EDT
[#4]
I can't wait for our charity shoot in September at the Dallas Gun Club.



Always fun and they don't mind me using my Saiga with 10 round mag, no station reloads




Probably gonna rock the over/under this year though.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:00:42 PM EDT
[#5]
Just wait til you start registered sporting clays, you'll have targets that just screw with your mind. Talking about not being able to afford sporting clays, I've shot with a guy who dropped like a 100k on a shotgun.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:04:57 PM EDT
[#6]
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Just wait til you start registered sporting clays, you'll have targets that just screw with your mind. Talking about not being able to afford sporting clays, I've shot with a guy who dropped like a 100k on a shotgun.


You can get a Ruger or Browning that will last perfectly for a long time for a couple grand.  Expensive OUs are nice but not needed to play.  My Citori is as old as I am and still locks up like a vault.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:06:59 PM EDT
[#7]
Luckily, for me, sporting clays is becoming a big deal for charity shoots and professional organizations.

I want to rig a launcher on the front of my friend's pontoon boat.  Imagine- 12 beers deep trying to shoot a clay launched from a wobble trap on a moving boat.

That's pretty damn sporting!


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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:07:52 PM EDT
[#8]


Sporting Clays is the epitome of hard shotgunning.  Nothing I've ever done in 3 Gun with a shotgun comes close in comparison.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:11:25 PM EDT
[#9]
Sporting clays is the shix-nit.



I shoot more trap than anything else, though.



Also, the shotguns of the gentlemen's sports are like comparing Megan Fox (Perazzi) to Rosie O'donnell (870, 500, etc).
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:13:48 PM EDT
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I think I'd go for a round of sporting clays over a 3-gun match any day. No dealing with stupid people who have piss poor weapon handling skills, setting up or tearing down, taking forever to score targets because everyone just stands around. With sporting clays all you have to do is show up, shoot, and go home.
 
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:14:48 PM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Just wait til you start registered sporting clays, you'll have targets that just screw with your mind. Talking about not being able to afford sporting clays, I've shot with a guy who dropped like a 100k on a shotgun.


You can get a Ruger or Browning that will last perfectly for a long time for a couple grand.  Expensive OUs are nice but not needed to play.  My Citori is as old as I am and still locks up like a vault.


I know it crazy how much money some of these competitive sporting clays guys will dump on a gun just to make it look good. I use a Winchester Super X3 Sporting and it runs like champ and never had a problem with it . Before the SX3 I used a SX2 Sporting, it wasn't the best looking gun, but it did the job.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:17:00 PM EDT
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Quoted:
it will humble you rapidly.


QFT

I thought I was a really good shotgunner at the skeet range, and pretty good at the trap range.

I hung my head in shame after my first round of Sporting Clays.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:18:46 PM EDT
[#13]
Miniature golf with shotguns?
What's there not to love?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:20:34 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Just wait til you start registered sporting clays, you'll have targets that just screw with your mind. Talking about not being able to afford sporting clays, I've shot with a guy who dropped like a 100k on a shotgun.


As with any hobby, you have guys who will go all out. I've shot with a few of them, but I do pretty well for myself with a much less expensive gun. Haven't seen the need to upgrade. Yet.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:23:52 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Just wait til you start registered sporting clays, you'll have targets that just screw with your mind. Talking about not being able to afford sporting clays, I've shot with a guy who dropped like a 100k on a shotgun.


You can get a Ruger or Browning that will last perfectly for a long time for a couple grand.  Expensive OUs are nice but not needed to play.  My Citori is as old as I am and still locks up like a vault.


I know it crazy how much money some of these competitive sporting clays guys will dump on a gun just to make it look good. I use a Winchester Super X3 Sporting and it runs like champ and never had a problem with it . Before the SX3 I used a SX2 Sporting, it wasn't the best looking gun, but it did the job.

An older guy I work with was poking fun at my SLP, which of close kin to an SX2, and its shorter bbl the last time we went shooting.

He laughed all the way until we counted scores and I beat him by a dozen.



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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:25:47 PM EDT
[#16]







I use to shoot 7 days a week
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:30:22 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
Quoted:
it will humble you rapidly.


QFT

I thought I was a really good shotgunner at the skeet range, and pretty good at the trap range.

I hung my head in shame after my first round of Sporting Clays.


You have to leave your pride at home.  I just lower my standards, expect abject failure, and resolve to have a good time.  It's the only way to play.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 3:41:09 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:


Sporting Clays is the epitome of hard shotgunning.  Nothing I've ever done in 3 Gun with a shotgun comes close in comparison.


agreed
3 gun is fun
but sporting clays is just well, fine.
not quite as good as a day of bird shooting, but damn close
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:53:42 PM EDT
[#19]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Just wait til you start registered sporting clays, you'll have targets that just screw with your mind. Talking about not being able to afford sporting clays, I've shot with a guy who dropped like a 100k on a shotgun.


As with any hobby, you have guys who will go all out. I've shot with a few of them, but I do pretty well for myself with a much less expensive gun. Haven't seen the need to upgrade. Yet.


I had a hard enough time spending almost $1000 a barrell  on an entry level O/U Beretta.
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