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Anyone make it to the 27 yard line first year

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Mar 18, 2013.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    A few of us stoped for breakfast this morning and the question came up if anyone could recall any shooter ever making the 27 yard line in his or her first year of tournament shooting?

    None of us knew any one who was ever able to do that. Anyone out there know of anyone who did that, as that is some great shooting?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. Hammer1

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    I know of no one who made it to the 27 yard line in ATA trapshooting their first year.

    But there was a fellow who made it to Distinguished in rifle shooting his first year using an M1 Garand.

    He was already recognized as a champion handgun shooter in IHMSA competition before he took up the rifle.

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  3. T.A.K.

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    I came close. I started at the 18 yard line at the beginning of last year. Then at a local shoot made it to the 19. At the Grand American I shot penalty 25 yards and shot a 98. There were two 100s that day though so I only jumped back to the 26.5 and the target year ended not long after that.

    I'd be curious to know though. Theres gotta be someone with some mighty good talent who has done it before.

    Edit: That was done in 800 handicap targets.
     
  4. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    It wasn't me. I been shooting registered targets for three years and still not there.
     
  5. Jacob Guthrie

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    I'm sure someone out there has shot penalty and got back in an event or two but starting at the front and going back, you would be hard pressed to find that I bet.
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    I wouldn't swear to it, but I think grammie did it on the up and up, no shooting penalty ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. likes-to-shoot

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    I know a couple of guys that has never shot registered or are even interested in shooting ATA (too much money) that would likley make it to the 27 right quick.
     
  8. alf174

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    I believe you'll find a few looking back in the Junior All Americans.

    Took me 28 months.
     
  9. Trapmanjohn

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    Hey fellas, I'm not sure but when I was new to trapshooting I heard that Wayne Mayes (yes, the skeet shooter) and Maryland shooters Earl Bangs and Louis Goodwin may have made the 27 their first years shooting trap. I don't know if it is true or not. I would be interested in knowing the history also.

    Hit 'em hard,

    John
     
  10. Robb

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    Surely this could be verified at the HOF records area.
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

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    You know there is a BIG difference in FIRST year of trap shooting and FIRST year of registered trap shooting!!
     
  12. Kemper

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    I did 7 months
     
  13. ShotStop

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    It took 2200 targets and 4 months to get my first punch. It then took 14 months and another 8100 targets to get to the 27.

    It took me 18 months and 10,300 targets with out shooting from any penalty yardage.

    Lessons learned:

    1. After being stuck at the 23 for 6 months I raised my POI and went from the 23.5 to the 26 in half yard increments in 1000 targets and then to the 27 in the next two months.

    2. It takes a lot of targets, traveling and money to get to the 27.
     
  14. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    26 in 2 years and 3000 targets and switched to releaese. It was over
     
  15. Scootermac50

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    1900 targets and I made it, no penalty yardage.
     
  16. tomlsoe

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    I think I did in 1977 if not for sure the 26. Tomlsoe
     
  17. senior smoke

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    Kemper, Scootermac50:
    Great shooting and accomplishment. In a few months some of you achevied more than most of us have in an entire shooting carrer. Congratulations to all of you.
    Steve
     
  18. BigM-Perazzi

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    No, but I did make it from the 27 to the 22 in less than a year....
     
  19. Scott Johnson

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    4550 cap targets to get to the 27 yard line, I really like shooting from there. Started at the 20, never had a reduction, stayed above 90 in averages.....Kemper.. WOW. Scott
     
  20. whiz white

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    Big M Perazzi: HA! Good one.

    22 to 26.5 the first year and then the ½ the following summer.

    Whiz
     
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