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First 25/25

Postby crispy8034 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:24 pm

I'm quite excited and thought I would share with someone, as I don't know really anyone else who shoots clays. I haven't been shooting terribly long bud I just shot my first 25/25 tonight on 16-yd trap! :grooving: I know most of you probably do this on a regular basis, but it's exciting for me.

They were out of badges, but that just means I've got to do it again, right?
If trees could scream would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time and for no good reason.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby SnoGeez » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:15 am

Congrats, as a novice shooter myself, I'm still looking forward to my first 25/25, I almost thought I had it the other day! Where do you shoot Crisp? I go to a place down in renton but I'm trying to find someplace relatively close by that has a sporting clays course. Congrats again on the first of many (hopefully).
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Re: First 25/25

Postby waterfowlhunter » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:48 am

Great job, Soon you will be shooting 50 straight, Did they give you the patch for the 25 straight?
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Re: First 25/25

Postby REDGUN » Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:20 pm

:clapping: :clapping: Congrats on the straight, keep up the good work. :thumbsup:
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Re: First 25/25

Postby crispy8034 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:37 pm

SnoGeez wrote:Where do you shoot Crisp? I go to a place down in renton but I'm trying to find someplace relatively close by that has a sporting clays course. Congrats again on the first of many (hopefully).


I shoot at the Kenmore Gun range, near the Bothell Everett Hwy exit off of the 405. It's pretty nice, but they really only have trap varieties - no clays or sporting clays, but I've always wanted to shoot some sporting one of these days.

As for the patch, they were out of them, but they said they would probably remember me. They did have a patch for 25 straight on continental (and I'm still not sure exactly what that is) but I didn't want to be a liar. In hindsight I should have taken it and traded it in whenever they get more of the regular trap ones.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby perazzi01 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:52 pm

CONGRATS You will find that this mental hurdle once overcome is much easier to repeat.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby Sagebrush » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:01 pm

Way to go...............the first 25 is always a great happening.
Did they shoot your hat ? ( at some clubs )

Finding the right load for ones gun is always a happy day , along with practice.
Learning how different velosities and pellet size work on the birds , takes a long time to understand
correct leads and correct chokes.

Now you will have to learn to controll your mind to go for the higher scores. Concentration and knowledge
is what is all about now.

Block out everything except the bird and think positive!!

Down the road you will be doing 100 straight and maybe like me, reload your shells to challenge yourself by shooting
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Again, congratulations.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby msmall » Mon May 04, 2009 9:12 am

Congrats!!!! :clapping: :clapping: Did they blast your hat?
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Re: First 25/25

Postby crispy8034 » Mon May 04, 2009 7:38 pm

Thanks! Nope, no hat blasting - I actually usually only wear a hat when I'm out there when it's raining. I'll have to pick up a badge one of these days... They were all out when I was there, so hopefully they remember. If not, I'll have to do it with my 870 Wingmaster. I felt a little awkward having a camo gun at the range, but it's new so I'm breaking it in. :yes:
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Re: First 25/25

Postby augerin » Tue May 05, 2009 4:04 am

Congrat's on your 1st 25 strait. Yup,most clubs shoot your hat and give you a patch. This only leads to more shooting and more fun. Try Traveling to other clubs and give Skeet & Sporting Clays a go. You'll have a good time and meet a lot of new friends. Don't worry about the camo gun, If your shooting, it's the right thing to do! Tom :beer:
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Re: First 25/25

Postby msmall » Tue May 05, 2009 5:37 am

Actually there is something kind of satisfying about kicking the butts of guys who tote expensive guns and act like they are better than the rest. Dont worry about it being a camo gun, its a shooting game not a fashion show!!!
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Re: First 25/25

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:13 pm

Many years ago here in Reno at the ata trap shoots, one of the top guns was a winchester model 12 pump !!

Then they started getting fancy with BT99's and O/U's form europe..............

I useed my A-5 and win pump for years but finally got a O/U so I did not have to pick up all my shells.

No matter how you do it.

25 is 25 !! :beer:
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Re: First 25/25

Postby 12ganooby » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:33 pm

Congratulations! What an achievement :bow: Was it the 870 Wingmaster you were shooting and did you have a skeet choke?
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Re: First 25/25

Postby crispy8034 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:34 pm

12ganooby wrote:Congratulations! What an achievement :bow: Was it the 870 Wingmaster you were shooting and did you have a skeet choke?


I was actually out with my max-4 Benelli Nova when I picked up the 25/25, with the Modified choke that came with the gun. I've yet to repeat it, though! Haven't had a ton of time to make it to the range lately :-/

12ga - you're in WA correct? I think I see you in the state forum. Whereabouts you shoot at?
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Re: First 25/25

Postby 12ganooby » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:52 am

I mostly shoot at the Renton Fish and Game Club, but haven't been out since I had to have surgery on my arm(7 weeks). I'll be back soon though!
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Re: First 25/25

Postby NickK » Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:20 am

I was out for my second time ever last night, and improved by 6 clays. My best score is a 17. My cousin got his first 25 last night, and we all shot his hat, and hung it up in the clubhouse :biggrin: Was pretty fun.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby CallinForTheFall » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:18 pm

I just got into trap shootin myself an shot a 19 so i guess thats not bad. I have an older 870 wingmaster with just a full barrel choke lol so it makes it a lil more difficult but once you get into the groove its all golden from there.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby NickK » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:16 am

Don't worry, I just shoot a field gun too.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby 12ganooby » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:22 pm

Me 2, can't afford a $2-3K shotgun. The closest I've come to the 25 out of 25 is 22 and that was with my 1972 Browning A5 mag.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby klist » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:59 pm

congrats

dont worry bout the hunting gun!!

i shoot my camo 870 express at the range, and recently in september busted my first 25/25 on skeet

was totally jacked

good job on the clays- keep at it
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Re: First 25/25

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:31 am

I get grief all the time when I bust 25 on the trap range with my old beat up SBE in camo with a 24" barrel. I like beating these guys with their multi thousand dollar recoilless trap guns.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby krimmie » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:43 am

Congrats on your 25...I know how you feel because I got my first 25/25 at skeet on Saturday.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:28 am

krimmie wrote:Congrats on your 25...I know how you feel because I got my first 25/25 at skeet on Saturday.



Congrats :beer:

I am really bad at skeet. Probably because I have only shot it about 4 times and they were years apart. I talk to guys that shoot it all the time and they say that you pretty much "learn" the course and some say that they can almost do it blindfolded. I need to try it again.
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Re: First 25/25

Postby huntall6 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:19 pm

crispy8034 wrote:Thanks! Nope, no hat blasting - I actually usually only wear a hat when I'm out there when it's raining. I'll have to pick up a badge one of these days... They were all out when I was there, so hopefully they remember. If not, I'll have to do it with my 870 Wingmaster. I felt a little awkward having a camo gun at the range, but it's new so I'm breaking it in. :yes:


remember, Tom Knapp uses a camo gun. :hammer:
congrats on the 25/25 :hi:
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Re: First 25/25

Postby ((spoonyslayer)) » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:51 pm

I was feeling pretty good about myself the other day. I shot a 23 and i haven't shot in about a year but everyone was lookin at me like they were all better than me cause they have there perrazis and i got my black 11-87
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