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Hancock wins 2nd straight men's skeet gold medal

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Hancock wins 2nd straight men

    LONDON -- Vincent Hancock of the United States has won the gold medal in the men's skeet competition at the London Olympics, his second straight.


    It gives the U.S. a skeet sweep, after Kimberly Rhode won the women's competition earlier this week.


    Hancock clinched the gold on his next-to-last shot, and missed only twice in 150 tries on Tuesday. Anders Golding of Denmark finished two targets back to win the silver, and Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya won a shoot-off over Russia's Valery Shomin for the bronze.


    Hancock topped his own Olympic record by hitting 123 targets in qualifying earlier Tuesday, and was a perfect 25-for-25 in the medal round to wrap up the gold.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=oly&id=8217453
     
  2. 87AA

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    I met Vincent at the Triple Classic last year in Texas. Hell of a nice guy. I watched him shoot a few stations. His ability to visually pick up a target is unreal. Never seen a shooter with a quicker reaction time.
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Vincent used a Beretta DT-10 Trident shotgun to win the gold.
     
  4. Vince morrow

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    GREAT SHOOTING Hancock!!!! Way to bring home the gold!! Another super example of mental toughness and focus for the USA!! And the conditions weren't easy either!! Good job !!
     
  5. David McMillen

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    I thought Vincent was shooting a DT 11. That is what the news wire was reporting.
     
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    What is the difference between Olympic skeet and regular skeet?
     
  7. perazziuser

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    The women were simply taking more of their alotted time. The rule is the same for both.

    Vinny is still shooting his DT10.

    Olympic skeet is faster, has a delay, restricted ammunition and harder target presentation (less singles, more doubles).

    Jeff Holguin
     
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    What ammo are they using? Shot size?
     
  9. perazziuser

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    24g Winchester #9
     
  10. SMOKEIT

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    I watched him shoot in a couple of videos....Fast..Fast! He mounts the gun very low in his shoulder as most of the olympic competitors do..What is that all about? Must use a very short stock.
    Anybody understand the advantage of this type mount?...SMOKIT
     
  11. hmb

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    Olympic skeet is also shot low gun. HMB
     
  12. 5 Stand Dan

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    From Winchesters website:

    "When the best shooters in the world hit the trap and skeet ranges in London, the USA Shooting Shotgun Team will be firing on all cylinders with legendary Winchester® AA® ammunition.

    Through the last four years of practice for London, Winchester has supported the USA Shooting Shotgun Team with almost three million rounds of Winchester AA ammunition. To put that in perspective, 3 million rounds of AA ammunition weighs about 230,000 pounds – about the same as 60 standard-sized cars."

    That's is a whole bunch of UPC codes to cut out.
     
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    Any videos out on the Internet?

    Pete
     
  14. 5 Stand Dan

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    The final is on the web:

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/shooting/final-mens-skeet.html

    I think you will have to have cable or satellite to login. It's not as good as what NBC showed live, but it's something.
     
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    What type of Guns did the Silver and Bronze medal winners use?? Just curious...
     
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    Mx2000 and DT10
     
  17. Joe Potosky

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    Live from London: Sergeant Vincent Hancock

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1SVpvTOP7kI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    John Popp talks to Sergeant Vincent Hancock, a member of the United States Olympic Shooting Team and the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, about becoming the first American male to win skeet events in consecutive Olympics
     
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    I really enjoyed this coverage. Do they always shoot the flash targets, or is that just for TV?
     
  19. charleyj10

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    Good question. If I were shooting in that competition, I would expect the flash targets as it makes the scoring much more positive.

    Charlie
     
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    WHAT A NICE YOUNG MAN..I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HIM AND KIM REPRESENTING THE CLAY SHOOTING SPORTS.......SMOKIT
     
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