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Excited about my first ATA shoot this weekend.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by huntinandhotrods, Feb 2, 2011.

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  1. huntinandhotrods

    huntinandhotrods Member

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    I have shot many years in the games and as a hobby just going to the club and shooting practice rounds with the guys who do shoot ATA all the time but I have never joined the ATA and never shot registered targets. I even have my own atlas trap machine and put on my own pot shoots. I recently bought a new XT combo and one of the old timers has talked me in to joining the ATA and my first shoot is this weekend. I have to admit I'm a little excited. We will see what happens.
     
  2. V10

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    Where at?
     
  3. grntitan

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    Good Luck and get ready to be addicted.

    Matt
     
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    huntingandhotrods.

    Have fun man,you'll enjoy it,BREAKIMM ALL ,

    Sandy Holehouse.
     
  5. below 0

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    Wishing you 100 straights...Have fun and enjoy...Odie
     
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    play the Lewis
     
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    Bring reading material and lunch. There are often VERY long breaks between events. My first 200 singles had like a 4 or 5 hour break in the middle, I was so bored I slept in the car for like an hour. Now I come prepared.
     
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    What kind of hot rods? A street rod is on my bucket list..
     
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    Have fun man, you will meet a lot of cool people and can compete aginst all different level of competers. Also the ATA website is cool it will tell you your stats and when the next shoots are around you or around USA
     
  10. huntinandhotrods

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    Thanks everyone for wishing me well!! I'm going to do my best and see where I end up. I'm sure I will be on here looking for some more advise.

    To answer some of the questions --

    V10 - Oaktree gun club Southern California

    Unloader - I like your style!! Thats what kept me from joining the ATA for so long!!

    Changeo2 - I built a 1936 Lo cab pickup that I used to chase the girls that unloader had mentioned! I'm on my work computer and don't have any pictures here but when I get home I will try to post some from my home computer!

    Thanks Again! Huntinandhotrods (Dwayne)
     
  11. Chango2

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    Ford or Chevy 1936? Brings back memories, a friend of mine and I dumped a 301 (bored out 283) small block Chevy into his '36 Chevy pickup. Had B&M trans, big Pontiac rear end etc. Junky truck all around that. 40 years ago, it flew for the time...later, he got wise and restored the truck back to entirely stock and won some trophies at Antique Chevy meets etc.
     
  12. V10

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    Dwayne,

    Start making plans then to attend the Western Zone Shoot at Triple B Clays (El Monte.)

    Nine or ten clubs across the west all shoot and compete together on the same weekend (July 14 - 17, 2011.) It's one of the biggest shoots in the country, but you don't have to travel far to be part of it. It's called a "telephonic" shoot, but now, thanks to one of your fellow California shooters, David Van Elgort (owner of Trapshooters.com) we compile the scores online. You can check out the shoot site with last years scores and winners at the link I've posted above.

    Hope to see you "there."


    Scott Hoover

    ATA Delegate, Utah
     
  13. huntinandhotrods

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    Chango2 - Sorry I forgot to type that in. It is a Chevy! I had my wife email me a picture. I will try to up load.

    V10 - I plan on making every shoot my budget and wife let me attend. I hope to see you there!


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    One more question - does only the best shooters for the year get to go to the state shoot or can any body attend? Thanks in advance. Huntinandhotrods
     
  15. Hap MecTweaks

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    That's a dandy lil truck guy! When it comes to shootin, you gotta plan for that too so it's best to ask her to go along with you! As for her permission, ya gotta plan that too. Shaking her awake and telling her your ready for some shootin action this morning, she'll probably tell you not to forget to take your reloads?? :)

    Hap
     
  16. Barry C. Roach

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    Anybody can shoot your State's shoot. There are some penaltys for not shooting your states targets shot requirements, but you can still shoot, as long as you can reach the counter with your money.

    I envy you. I can remember that first ATA shoot, first state shoot and the first Grand American targets. I was so thrilled to be there, I almost peed my pants. Have fun and good luck.
     
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    That truck looks like the run in the later part of '36, the earlier ones were more square. My good friend who owns an early '36, all restored, had to take adult ed to get into a woodshop to re-do all of the cab wood.

    That's quite a color; I have a shirt in that color from Palmdale's Fine and Feather Club. Friends and strangers ask me why I wear it; they say my wife will always be able to find me in that glowing color!

    What are you running; it looks like the venerable SBC with a tunnel ram..Ah memories, driving a '36 Chevy pickup with a very fresh and revvy 301 sbc...like the time all the electricals failed one new year's (friend and I swapped vehicles that college year), the time the steering box failed, how the vehicle flexed a good deal, etc., etc. "Youth and fun is wasted on the young"...

    Hope to see that truck at a trapshoot, it looks great!
     
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    ...also, that truck was light. He ran 3:90's in a rear end pirated from an early Chevy Suburban. The truck had a 300 degree flat tappet Chet Herbert cam, and the heads had a home made porting job of the time...valves "unshrouded" via a home drill. That thing revved and revved, easily saw 6500 on the tach at a shift point. Those trucks were, afterall, light, light, light.
     
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