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I played with this briefly about 25 years and four back surgeries ago. Shot a couple of matches with a scoped TC Contender in 6.5 TCU. It was a lot of fun -- and I sure admired the guys shooting open-sighted revolvers.
I am told they used to shoot it at our range here in southern New Mexico, but that -- kind of like cowboy shooting-- it just seemed to drift away.


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2 guys I know shot silhouette on there own many years ago. Chris was a mechanical engineer for the NYC MTA (trains). He used to go into the sanitation truck graveyard and torch out the silhouettes from the sides of the truck.

This was probably in the 70's
 
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Rich, this is what I am finding. I don't have a lot of optimism about the longer-term chances for any shooting discipline. It seems to be a pattern of "new game," lots of shooters having a blast, f-ing gamers come in with expensive gear that exploits every angle in the rules. Regular folks quit coming, and it dies out. Over and over and over again.


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Sounds like the modern age is getting to us "old timers". I just shut up and shot .45ACP .38, .357 and .22's (until the primers ran out and ammo prices went out of sight). I have a few cases of old 12 gauge left, so maybe trap?


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Michael, the town in Texas that I am moving to -- Sweetwater -- has a rifle and pistol club that is also heavy on the shotgun sports. It has been 40 years since I shot a few rounds of skeet. Might have to find myself a shotgun again.


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guys. I have done the same. Took up trap shooting after being away from it for many years. Right before the 12ga went from 4.50 to $10-ish a box (limit 2).

Got tons of Herco and 700x but no primers or wads on hand. The Pac 366 press has been sleeping for many years.
 
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Bill, if you are in the market for a shotgun, I'll make you a deal on a Browning Citori 12G.


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Randy, thanks. Will keep that in mind when things settle down, although I will admit to leaning toward a 20 in the vicinity of 6-6 1/2 pounds.


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Bill/Oregon, When my aging body forced me to give up ATA, I traded my trap gun, for a Beretta A400 XCEL Multitarget and it will do anything I want to try. 12ga., soft shooting, multiple chokes, and handles better than me. The only shotgun left in the safe. Smiler


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Thanks Michael! Will look at it.


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Our club hosts 100 yd reduced .22 lr pistol matches once a month. Lots of fun, none of us are any good but we enjoy it.
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Phil, are you guys shooting ten targets on each bank?
Was just looking at this package of five each for rimfire pistol:
https://www.amazon.com/Scale-I...argets/dp/B0174RQO7Y


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Yes, 10 each bank. But I think we use 3/5 size, but maybe they are 3/8. I can measure if you want. All I know for sure, they get damn small when you are trying to knock them down! Chickens @ 40, Pigs @ 50, Turkeys @ 75 and Rams @ 100.
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I haven't in a few years but I competed in IHMSA for over 25 years and was the local match director for four years....2000-2004.

They still hold monthly matches as well as the yearly Internationals at the Okla. City Gun Club and have been using auto reset (hyd.) targets for the past several years.


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Thanks Phil. I bet they get small! Cool
Ike, the auto-reset targets make a lot of sense.


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