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A couple of shooting questions

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by huntinandhotrods, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. huntinandhotrods

    huntinandhotrods Member

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    Hi there!

    I am fairly new to this game and after reading some of the posts I have a couple of questions.

    First of all what is a grand slam? I have seen people talk about it on other threads but I'm not sure what it takes to get a grand slam.

    2nd I hear people talking about the old days and the two hole targets and today we shoot the three hole targets. What does this mean? From what I understand the old two hole targets were harder?? What is the difference?

    Thanks in advance Huntinandhotrods
     
  2. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    "3-hole" which corresponds to a "#3 hole position" in older traps, represented the possibility a wider throwing angles for hard lefts and hard rights... the "two-hole" is a narrower set of angles... which we shoot today.

    Jay
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Grand slam is what Ohio shooters do to anyone going to the GRAND rather than CC.... lol
     
  4. MTA Tom

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    Huntinandhotrods, a trap Grand Slam consists of 200 straight in singles, 100 straight in doubles and 100 straight from the 27 yard line in handicap--all in registered competition, of course.
     
  5. GoDawgs

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    MTA, do those three feats need to be accomplished in the SAME competition? Or could you complete them separately and be considered a Grand Slam shooter?
     
  6. MTA Tom

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    Most take years to put all three accomplishments together. My friend Doug Trierweiler, for example, is a fine shooter who got his handicap 100 in 2002, but didn't complete his Slam until he shot 100 in Doubles at the 2011 Grand. (Congratulation again, Dougie!)

    A few (Phil Kiner comes to mind) have done it in one competition.
     
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    I believe that it has to be 200 straight in a 200 bird event, not just two consecutive 100 straights.
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Correct jhoward...
     
  9. racer

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    I think Phil has done it twice..... Dan
     
  10. ric3677

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    And Stu Welton has done it once.

    Rick in MT
     
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