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I've been somewhat slowed down by a medical detour but yesterday I loaded up my old Model 12 and headed for the trap range to shoot with the regular
Tuesday crowd-----been a long time and the crowd had change quite a bit.

I think the old pump gun sorta felt outclassed by so many Browing's and Perazzi's
but she held her own.

Its a great feeling to be around good guys with a good gun in your hand. I hope to get more of this.

A. Weldy
 

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Its a great feeling to be around good guys with a good gun in your hand. I hope to get more of this.

A. Weldy

Very true. I shoot bench rest .22 here in Wyomng with a group of about 25 others, every Monday afternoon, also in Yuma AZ in the winter months I shoot .22 Lever Action Silhouette with a group of about 35-40 others, every Friday morning. Lots of fun and two bunches of real good folks.
 

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I know the first time I went bird hunting, after being ill for 10 months was the best feeling ever. Just to have my shotgun in my hand and watch the dog was the best medicine. I worried the dog and for that matter, me, might be rusty. Not too far into the first field, she gets real birdie, up goes a big rooster, i did my part, she snapped up and brought it to hand.

Keep busting those clays!
 

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Its a great feeling to be around good guys with a good gun in your hand. I hope to get more of this.

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Your observation reminds me of my PD trips, where the "core" of regulars have known one another and made these trips for probably 12-15 years. I also get this feeling at the Bluegrass Balloon Bust each May. Which reminds me, we haven't seen you there in Somerset in many a year. We'd love to see you again, and "I don't have anything to shoot" doesn't cut it. You come and someone will have an extra rifle and ammo.
 

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In the 70's I use to shoot at least 200 birds a weekend either Skeet or Trap, I was always more a Skeet shooter than Trap. I used Rem 870's for both games and I shot both registered Skeet and Trap. I used a 870TC for Trap and didn't feel handicapped at Skeet or Trap using pump guns. One of my closest shooting crony's passed away in '94 and the other passed away in 2010. I still have my guns but I only shoot Skeet each year anymore to stay in shape for bird hunting. Tis hard to lose friends and with me the interest just waned.
 

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Thanks for all the replies

There's nothing to compare with the combination of good guys and good guns.

There's also not much tougher than losing good shooting buddies, believe me, I've lost quite a few. That's just a natural downside to continuing to get older.

There aren't many folks that love any kind of competition more than I do but age
makes it possible to enjoy some things without getting revved up so much into
competition. I can now enjoy a more relaxed form of shooting----with guns that
are more fun to shoot than some used for competition.

George, i also enjoyed skeet back in the 70's but wasn't too much into NSSA
shooting----had a good time just shooting with friends. Skeet just got too slow for me, took too much time and I quit, intending to take up trap but didn't get around to it until I hit 79-----a bit late for serious competition but still fun.

KF, thanks for the kind words. The shoots at Buck Creek were always something to look forward to. How could anybody not enjoy the fine folks, food and shooting there at Jackie's ? Its just gotten too hard to make the trip but it does enter my mind when everybody meets there. Have no concerns, if I ever make it again, I'll have something to shoot.

The bottom line is that I still enjoy being around shooters-----just about any kind.

A. Weldy
 

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good on ya allen !
love shooting trap thats how i first found buckcreek ..little know fact thats all that was shot there till rimfire started in the mid 90's the centerfire around 99
 

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