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Old 11-14-2012, 6:44 PM
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Default I didn't want to shoot Skeet?

After many months of elusively maneuvering a long time friend to the handgun range... he finally coaxed me out to shoot skeet and trap this last weekend... I was seriously eshewing that skeet range like it was the plague. Probably to avoid the embarassment of sucking.

Well, as you all know, I was in for quite a surprise. What a blast! I brought my old Browning BPS which made doubles a bit tricky but wow, Skeet is really a fun and challenging sport. I really wish I had gotten into it sooner, but I am young and shooting skills are far less age-dependent than say... breakdancing, so at least I have a long career to look forward to. I would compare shooting skeet and trap in real life experiences to the byproduct of golf breeding with the video game Duck Hunt:



Anyhow, enjoyed it so much I turned around and picked up this Citori Lightning today. I am VERY excited for 10 days to get her out on the range...



Any advice on preferred set-ups for making a good "ranch" setup would be much appreciated. I saw the following, "Trius One Step Trap" clay tosser on Amazon with a solid feedback rating and low price (favorite combo)...

http://www.amazon.com/Trius-10201-On...=skeet+thrower
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Old 11-14-2012, 8:14 PM
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Nice looking O/U. What lightning is that? I thought they had engravings on them according to the website. This one looks better.

The truis one step is awesome. I recommend it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 8:22 PM
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Nice looking O/U. What lightning is that? I thought they had engravings on them according to the website. This one looks better.

The truis one step is awesome. I recommend it.
Thanks for the recommendation. I guess the older Lightning didn't have the engraving... same goes for the BAR rifles. Not sure when that changed.
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...you always go overboard, guns, trucks, everything
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Eh, my last truck was sensible.
A pre-owned Subaru wagon would have been sensible...
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Nice gun. Congratulations. Trap shooting is a lot of fun! Well done.
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Nice gun. Congratulations. Trap shooting is a lot of fun! Well done.
Thannnnks... you'll get the next one! ; )
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I did it once with that thrower thing. Loved it and will be doing it soon. Trying to pick up an m2 just for this purpose. So much fun.
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I did it once with that thrower thing. Loved it and will be doing it soon. Trying to pick up an m2 just for this purpose. So much fun.
Yeah I have to say I really want a Benelli Semi-Auto, such great all around guns...
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Something about that inertia driven system really appeals to me. That citori is sweet too shoot the crap out of it
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I have a Beretta 3901 semi-auto and I love it. Now the hubby is jealous. We will find his gun!
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I would compare shooting skeet and trap in real life experiences to the byproduct of golf breeding with the video game Duck Hunt:
Think you are hooked now, Just wait until you try Sporting Clays
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Think you are hooked now, Just wait until you try Sporting Clays
Just watched a Youtube video, oh boy.
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Sporting clays will break your mind (and your wallet). Totally worth it.
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thats only a $1700 gun.

being.broke.sucks.
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Sporting clays will break your mind (and your wallet). Totally worth it.
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thats only a $1700 gun.

being.broke.sucks.
Meaning 1700 is cheap or expensive? Because there are $125 shotguns and $8,500 Beretta's both of which seem prevalent at the range...
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Congrats!! Skeet and shotguns will cost you a fortune, but you will get lots of enjoyment out of the sport!!

There are a couple of skeet clinics sticky on top of "Shotgun Discussions". They are a very inexpensive alternative to gain insight into the sport and I'd highly recommand taking them.
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Congrats!! Skeet and shotguns will cost you a fortune, but you will get lots of enjoyment out of the sport!!

There are a couple of skeet clinics sticky on top of "Shotgun Discussions". They are a very inexpensive alternative to gain insight into the sport and I'd highly recommand taking them.
+1 on that.

Another +1 from the mrs too.
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Poking holes in paper is ok....Shooting reactive targets & steel is fun....Blowing reactive targets out of the sky.....That's hard to beat! Congrats on the Citori!
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Meaning 1700 is cheap or expensive? Because there are $125 shotguns and $8,500 Beretta's both of which seem prevalent at the range...
for me very expensive. It would take me 6 months of saving to buy a $1700 gun. -sigh- someday
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Congrats!! Skeet and shotguns will cost you a fortune, but you will get lots of enjoyment out of the sport!!

There are a couple of skeet clinics sticky on top of "Shotgun Discussions". They are a very inexpensive alternative to gain insight into the sport and I'd highly recommand taking them.
Awesome, thanks!

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Poking holes in paper is ok....Shooting reactive targets & steel is fun....Blowing reactive targets out of the sky.....That's hard to beat! Congrats on the Citori!
Hard to disagree with that logic

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for me very expensive. It would take me 6 months of saving to buy a $1700 gun. -sigh- someday
Yeah, and I got it used and didn't pay that much which helps.
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Went 22/25 shooting trap with the Citori today... missed an easy one at the end, should have been 23/25, not bad for second time out. Have a lot to do on skeet that's for sure.

Plug in your mouse, this is a blast: http://www.classicgamesarcade.com/ga...hunt-game.html
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