28 Gauge?

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by Fowler267, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Most everyone who hunts Baby Birds in Canada are good shots , after the half dozen times I've been there ,shooting birds at 20 yds proved that !
    Apparently you cater to a lesser ability crowd of hunters who don't hunt much but I assure you , competition in the marsh is better than You think !
     
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    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Seems like one of those people that I meet from time to time and advise them if people tell them they are in love with themselves listen very closely.
     
  3. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Something tells me , there are wantobe guides who like to shoot others birds , I'm real choosy with the birds I shoot , as I don't want birds shotup or
    a less desirable type ......The sport is for fun , the bird harvested is for eating , in my home !
     
  4. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Get the birds close enough and anything will kill them. Simple as it gets.
     
  5. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    I don't know about 'humble'. But thanks for the shout out.
    I took a local youth, who is one of the top 10 shooters at our Trap Club, for a 3 hour drive up North to the closest Sporting Clays range yesterday. He shoots all over MT, and just went to the SCTP Nationals in Ohio last month. Brought home a couple of 1st place finishes (He is about 13 years old)
    I went cuz he is a great kid, and I have a couple of SC's shoots I signed up for in Lewistown next month, and I haven't shot SC's for over 25 years.

    It isn't/wasn't as tough as I hear everyone making it out to be. Not knowing the course, I over-choked. I went I/C-LtMod, and should have gone SK-IC. In fact, I should have brought my 20ga.

    We both shot 84's. Knowing the course now, I figure a decent score for me would be 90-93. When we gave the desk lady our scores, she was kinda shocked. She said those scores would qualify us for the Club Championship.

    They also had a pretty tough 5-Stand (compared to the one at our club) with longer shots, faster birds, and some odd angles/dropping birds. Shot a 23 on that. Austin shot a 21.

    Probably the thing that most pleased me was our Skeet shoot. I LOVE to shoot skeet, but haven't done it for about 20+ years. No skeet fields at our club. I shot a clean round. Pretty tickled about that. Austin shot a 22.
    http://406mtsports.com/local/darby-...cle_cdb66263-f754-5b79-809c-cd221b58a7a5.html
     
  6. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    Well how many different people have you hunted with in your life time??? Doing it as part of my living for years I have hunted with many, of all different experience levels, and most were average to below average shots. And hunting public land quite a bit back in the day gave me the same observations.

    I’m not sure what your comments about guides shooting had to do with anything. Guides can’t even possess a gun in SK, and I only bat cleanup on cripples getting out of the spread here in the states.

    I’m also purely talking wingshooting here not clays. That is a whole other discussion as I have seen good wingshooters who can’t break clays to save their life, and vice versa, with a few who are great at both.
     
  7. Ravenanme

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    Well as good as that round was you should enter the State shoot , play all the options , as only the top Master shooters usually do !
    I wish you luck , if you are only in D class or Hunter Class but , I will say from experience , the game has changed in 25 years , there's more better shooters
    playing the game than you ever thought ! Sounds like you're a Great Help to the Youth in your area , giving them some diversity in the shooting sports ?
    Each discipline has it's own quirks of gun handling and (usually) a good shooter will do well in a instinctive way but , there're certain things that need to
    be learned or mastered to be a all around Champion like King George .
    You're on the right track exposing this Youngman to where the real money is , other than Trap Shooting !
     
  8. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Believe Me , a good clay target shooter has no problem shooting live birds ! There're trap shooters who can shoot straightway birds faster than you can Blink
    and there're Sporting Clays shooters who can make some of the most impossible shots , every time ! So , don't pound your chest to hard until you have a
    little more experience competeing as a wingshot . Most who blows a lot of Smoke , usually are just that , all talk !
    Now , if your name is in the record books , excuse my French ? Please
     
  9. Trevor Shannahan

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    I’m around a lot of good clay shooters as I shoot a lot myself, some are great wingshooters and some are average. Maybe our definitions of good are just different. I consider myself a good winshooter, and only a slightly above average clay shooter.

    I can say this, my father will outshoot most local Master Class sporting shooters including myself on dove or ducks, and would probably barely break a 37/50 on a charity clays course.
     
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  10. 10GAGENUT

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    I don't shoot nearly as much as either of you guys do, I did years ago but work and life in general got a bit in the way of all that.
     

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