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Betting on Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Crickets, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. Crickets

    Crickets Member

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    Aside from a box of shells or lunch here and there, I am a little surprised that I haven’t seen more wagering on the trap field. I would have thought that trap shooting, being such an individual sport, would have more wagering between individual shooters (aside from Lewis purses and Calcuttas). I’ve seen betting on the golf course, tennis courts, and even witnessed some pretty high stakes bowling, but never on the trap field. Is it because trap shooting is a more "Gentlemanly" Sport? or because lead prices are so high no one can afford to Wager?
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Most people know the pecking order of who's the best at their club. Seldom do I see more than a cup of coffee change hands.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    It happens all the time at calcuttas.
     
  4. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    All shoots should have "Compulsory Money" so there's some winners in each class.

    Curt
     
  5. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I believe he said, "between individual shooters."
     
  6. Big Heap

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    We threw a $ apiece in a bucket on each trap - winner split.

    Relieves the monotony of grinding out the pigeons.
     
  7. dverna

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    Some of the better shooters at the club shoot for a soda. Low man (men) buy.

    At ATA shoots, there are three of us that formed a "Three Stooges Lewis". $1 per event.

    I believe competing for a even a nominal "prize" makes you better shooter in the long run. But, it is not for everyone. Most shooters are too afraid of failure, not competitive enough, or too cheap.

    If you decide to make little side bets, find others who are as good and preferably a little better than you. If a shooter who is "not in your league" wants to play, spot them a bird or two until they start to win a bit. shooting with guys you can beat consistently is not going to improve your game.

    Don Verna
     
  8. NealSS

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    Still you have a 10% that will always seem to pick up the money .
     
  9. little gambler

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    How about loser donates one of their kidneys?
     
  10. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Propose a .25 bet at a skeet shoot and you'll be left standing alone!!
     
  11. Grayson Mayne

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    Why do you suppose that they don't Curt?
     
  12. dverna

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    dawg,

    I was going to try skeet shooting but you have scared me. I couldn't imagine anyone tighter with a buck than a trapshooter.

    What will I do with the new tu-tu and pink leotards? I suppose I could work out a deal with Tron - maybe barter for some stock work on the 20 gauge. So depressing. I looked really hot in the outfit.

    Don Verna
     
  13. GW22

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    You've gotta be kidding. I've seen the private bet pot exceed 10 grand.

    -Gary
     
  14. oleolliedawg

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    Don,

    Skeeters are so cheap they won't even bet themselves .25. If you think trapshooters are cheap (I agree) spend some time on the skeet range. Your eyes will open. If you want to draw some extra attention just wear your special outfit and drop a .25 piece on the ground. You'll be surrounded with hopefuls!!
     
  15. Martinpicker

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    Just got back from the MO Fall Handicap where I overheard four guys next to my truck throw in $50 each on low round of the next 25! Martinpicker
     
  16. DecalDude

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    Well my other half(whos shot trap for years) and I (only 2 1/2) have a going bet low score on league buys the meal.For 2 years I bought andhad to clean guns. Now its pretty even and I still clean guns.

    Jerry Lewis
     
  17. MisterHappy

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    If you want a financial incentive to shoot better, a club where I used to shoot had a Lague A-team, where if you dropped a bird during practice, it cost you a buck.

    I was glad I was on the "C" team!
     
  18. KENENT1

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    a friend of mine and I always bet $.25 a bird, makes it interesting....and there are a few of us at Janesville that shoot for ice cream.(low man buys)!


    tony
     
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