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Harlan Campbell at the Grand

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 8708, Aug 12, 2011.

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  1. 8708

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    I see this evening that so far this week Harlan has missed four hdc targets, one singles target and one doubles target. So, he's missed six targets out of the 1100 he's shot this week with one more event to go. Simply amazing....
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    8708. Assuming you began shooting in 87 as I did, it is my personal opinion that Campbell possesses the strongest "teachable" techniques available to trap shooters. Those that have taken his clinics and worked on his techniques know to what I refer.

    I have taken clinics from many, and yet the basic gun handling and body moves that Harlan espouses can require work to perfect, but once you do trap shooting becomes considerably easier.

    And I can spot a Campbell clinic grad from the sidewalk every place I shoot.
     
  3. shotgunpeople

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    I know of one All American who took his son to a Harlan course a few years ago.

    Today, that boy is also an All American...

    At a shoot, just after after the course, the boy began fidgiting and wanted to change things on his gun, his All American Dad said, "Leave it alone, and do what Mr. Campbell told you to do"..Pretty sound advice from an All American, who by the way, learned from Frank Little.

    No doubt that Harlan has respect from his fellow All Americans.

    Dave in SC
     
  4. JES

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    Harlan has the respect from most, great shooter, and a gentleman love his DVD's helped me alot!!
     
  5. Bucko43

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    The totals are in, and he missed only 11 targets out of 1200 that he shot (and not shootoff targets either).
     
  6. Fox32

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    He also shot a 698 out of 700 in doubles. No big deal as I could break 698 as well. Of course if I shot at a 1,000 targets....Truly a great shooter and a great person!
     
  7. C Prince

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    The payouts for the top 3 of the HOA aren't bad either. Congrats.

    C Prince
     
  8. Trapboy1957

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    Great shooter and guy. Hard to believe with totals and scores like that no event wins during grand week. Shows how tough it is to win. Breaking targets is one thing. Winning shoot-offs is another. Jr
     
  9. nomoloscofoso

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    HMMMMMMMMMM! B/4 ya all say he did not win, better check out the Martins lewis???!!
     
  10. David J Comroe

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    Harlan's not the upstanding gentleman you think he is. He recently chiseled me out of one of those new white Taylormade drivers.
     
  11. Trapboy1957

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    Oh he(The badger) is one of those... hand eye can do anything people.Jr
     
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    Earned my respect last year when he turned down the chance to be in the $100k shootoff after the young guy was disqualified. I wonder how many of us would have done that?

    He had a 990x1000 at Minnesota State shoot.
     
  13. Steven R. Scheib

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    A fellow All American made this comment to me the night after Harlan was in 3 different shootoffs, with the last one for doubles at 1:30 am in the morning, where he shot a 17. "At least we know he is human", after he lost. However, the next day, Harlan posts a 99 in handicap and runs the doubles. He is one of the nicest guys you will ever find in our sport and there is no doubt about his talent with a shotgun. Just wish he could learn to putt and chip better!
     
  14. FRedmon

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    2006 Grand American - after one of the doubles shootoffs we returned to our car behind the vendor buildings. He was at his vehicle putting his stuff up as we were backing out. He stopped what he was doing and made sure nobody was coming from my blind side and then motioned for me to back up.

    That might not mean a whole lot to some but it meant a whole lot to me. Sometimes it is the little things that count.

    Ture gentleman and a class act.

    His momma raised him right!

    FRedmon
     
  15. David J Comroe

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    Steve,

    Those are my wedges he 'borrowed' three years ago he is chipping with....does he need another lesson? This is important information as I'm planning on making some of my money back from him next week!
     
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