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100 yd clay bust! Cherokee Rose Resort in Georgia

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Marsh, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. Bill Marsh

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    On Saturday May 30 we witnessed an unbelievable shot! Our squad was shooting the "easy" Sporting Clays course on the edge of a huge field. We were being presented with two relatively close-in targets.

    While waiting, we noticed that a clay would come from a station on the far other side of the field. The target was apparently missed by the shooters there and would come out of the trees in a crossing shot, always landing unbroken in the field. This was at least 100 yards from where we stood.

    Perry Atkinson,co-owner of Cherokee Rose came by, checking to be sure all traps were functioning properly. He saw us watching and asked who was shooting full choke. He borrowed a gun, stood in the box and when the next target came out of the woods. Fired.

    It seemed to take a few seconds, but the target broke. We all stood there mouths hanging open. AMAZING! Incredible shot, Perry!
     
  2. School Teacher

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    Yes, 100 yards is a long shot. That said, if you have ever shot games (killers) in Kentucky, it might not seem like a once in a million long shot.

    Ed Ward
     
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    Ed... I would agree with you that a 100yd. shot in trap games is not all that un-common. I have seen several made in my games career. However, what makes this shot pretty amazing is that, as I read it, it was a crossing shot. I would have to think this would be MUCH more difficult at that distance than a 100yd. trap shot...... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  4. Bill Marsh

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    Dan, It was a crossing shot! It was also with someone else's gun.
     
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    Amen. No argument about crossing shots or with a different gun. Was he using 7 1/2 or size 8 shot? For long shots in games, most of us use 5's or 6's.

    Ed Ward
     
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    My Pop used to say "yeah, well every bullet has to land somewhere."
     
  7. Bill Marsh

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    Ed, Don't know what size shot. We were all shooting 7 1/2 or 8. I assume he borrowed a shell along with the gun. The target was not "smoked" at that range, but it definitely fell in several big pieces.
     
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    I watched a video of George Digweed breaking targets from super long distances(measured) too, simply amasing what that guy can do with a shotgun!! Hap
     
  9. RickN

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    I think we need someone to post some 100 yard pattern pictures.

    I don't think you can reliably hit a non-moving basketball size target with a trapload at 100 yards, let alone a moving clay target. I'm sure Mr. Digweed can point the gun, but the pattern just isn't dense enough. I'd love to see him attempt it in person.
     
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    RickN, click on this and watch. Hap
     
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    Break 5 of those in a row at our club and you win the jackpot. It happens regularly. Winner usually gets about $100. The last time I won, I had to share the money with 2 others that did also broke all 5.
     
  12. kmcampbe

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    School Teacher.... Those Kentucky "Killers" are fun aren't they!
     
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