Any Avid Skeet shooters here?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by stubeeef, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I took up skeet a couple of years ago and have been having a great time, anyone else shoot skeet?
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Have done, briefly, about 50 years ago.

    Oh, there's a special place in Hell for skeet shooters. Be advised.
     

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  3. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    I've been skeet shooting since 1968. I'm now 64 years old and love just as much.

    I have Perazzi MX8 over & under 12 gauge 28" barrel.

    I do not get to do it as much as I would like. But in the long summer evenings there is nothing finer than a warm gun, **** golf that's for really old people.:D
     
  4. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm doing the easier American Style and shoot a Beretta 682, a beautifully fully engraved one I found in a pawn shop a year ago.
    I'm loving it, my 12 ga avgs are in the low to mid 90s but improving.
    American Style is a lot easier than International that you most likely shot in the Netherlands.
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  5. jeremy h macrumors 6502

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    I used to do a fair bit, have had to give up after moving house (owning guns here is difficult and a hassle.)

    One thing about shooting was it was always difficult to judge how good a shot someone would be from their gear or general look.

    We had one bloke nicknamed the "Winterbourne wonder" (Came from a village of that name) he must have been in his late 60's. He used to tote an old battered over and under, full choke both barrels and used to use whatever cartridges he had to hand. (Generally 6's - he'd been using on rabbits or something earlier.)

    Blimey - he could shoot though. Every clay got smoked - and I mean smoked... just little puffs of black were left hanging in the air.
     
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    stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I hear ya, It's why I won't get a Kreigoff, the Beretta I have is way fancy but I picked it up for $1,100 which is WAY under value. The private engraving runs over $3000 alone, the upgraded wood and softtouch recoil system was probably an additional couple of grand too. It shots better than I can shoot it.
    I know some ole country mouth breathers in these parts that smoke clays with a 410 pump! I just clap....
     
  7. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    That is one fantastic gun that you have.

    It might not make you a better shot, but I bet that it brings a smile to your face every time you open the case and see it.:)

    I no longer do competition shooting, for me now it's all about just the fun.
     
  8. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not a skeet shooter but you own a beautiful shotgun.
     
  9. jeremy h macrumors 6502

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    I suspect that's a pretty good looking gun too...

    If I was ever to get back into clays / shooting I'd be tempted by one of those 20g beretta's with long barrels (perhaps 30 or 32...)
     
  10. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There are a lot of great deals on Beretta DT-10s right now, the DT-11 is out.
    As most guys say, get the oldest Beretta you can. Older ones were built like a tank, newer ones-not so much. Doesn't mean the newer ones are bad-just not as over built.
    Thanks for the compliments. A couple of buddies are trying to get me to trade it in for a Kriegoff-eventually they will get tired of trying.

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    I look a bit dopey here-just a biobag of Glee....had a 94 that day and was in a great mood. I am getting VERY addicted, and it's not a cheap sport either.
    Luckily, after 3 ankle surgeries I haven't had a sport for 20+ years-that is stored up money for this one!
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