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Info on Sage Hill/Reno Shoot

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  1. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    I have never been to the Sage Hill club and I heard there is a 5 day shoot next month May 6-10th. How many people usually attend this shoot? Is it well run? What is the background like? Any information would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  2. Didreckson

    Didreckson Active Member

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    I can't speak for attendance, but do shoot at Sage Hills when I am in Reno. It is quite different than my regular club in Central CA (Stockton), since in Reno they throw green targets against normally a brown mountain background. Once you get accustom to the change, the targets stand out rather well. The other natural occurance is high wind from time to time, which makes the target act like a Don Drysdale fast ball, hopping up and down. Kind of exciting is a strange way.

    The club itself is very nice, good seating area, great little snack bar. I think they serve alchohol, but I don't indulge so not 100%.

    Well worth the trip in my opinion.
     
  3. BDodd

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    A 5 or 6 day shoot must be the Golden West Grand by name. At one time that shoot was very, very popular and held at Harold's old club north of Reno, long before Sage Hill existed and still quite attractive after Sage Hill became the venue. I've not attended the GWG at Sage Hill and have heard that attendance is not like it used to be. It's a really nice facility for comfort but much of the trap houses stair step up a grade away from the club house and they do throw green birds against a yellow/brown hill side. Wind is normal, it can be cold, and I've heard of wet as well. There is a restaurant, pro-shop, and bar inside and a well known Sporting Clays course above the trap fields. Plenty of parking but may lack many hookups for RVs? Everyone should at least give it a try.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  4. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    I'm getting the urge to head south for a shoot in May and the Golden West Grand fits the bill.

    Thanks Again
    Jim
     
  5. edbon9

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    last year there were around 200-220 shooters for the golden west grand,
    if i remember correctly.. lots of fun, they run a calcutta sat night and
    have a shooter's night at the atlantis hotel/casino on friday night.
     
  6. Prescott Gene

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    Bring clothes for all kinds of weather. It could snow one day, and be 90+ the next day. Weather is very unpredictable in early May. All in all, a pretty good place to shoot.

    Gene
     
  7. gamehog2

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    Jim,

    Sage Hill is my home club. They have 30-45 squads for the Golden West Grand typically. They do throw all green targets against a mountain background. It can be cold and windy or hot and sunny that time of year, on a rare occasion we do get some rain but not much. The club house is very nice with a great staff. They do have a bar and serve food as well. Tom Forbes runs the pro shop and you will not find a finer gentleman anywhere. He has a great selection of guns and I do not think you can find better prices. If you do come down you will have a good time. The dates of the shoot are May 6-11.

    Come join us for the fun,
    Darrel
     
  8. otnot

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    Thanks guys! It sounds like a really nice place to shoot and how can you not have fun in Reno? I better not stay a a casino or I might have to hawk my guns to get home. LOL Besides I haven't shot green targets in a coons age.
     
  9. srvfan

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    Otnot ,
    It is a great place to shoot, all that everyone said is very true........
    The only problem I had was my first time when I brought the wrong
    color lenses never shot green against brown . Talked to some of
    the locals for tips and was told BLUE LENSES and guess what none of the
    many vendors had any left. So make sure you have Blue lenses and have a
    great time and shoot well.
    Paul
     
  10. otnot

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    Paul it's funny you brought up the blue lenses. Just this morning I was messing around with my glasses looking at lime green and neither my orange or vermillion lenses accented the green. So I called Decot and ordered their Ice Blue lenses. How can you not have fun in Reno when you can shoot trap and craps all in the same day.
     
  11. gamehog2

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    Otnot,

    I use Post 4 Kiwi Gold lenses for the green targets. To light for some but make it easy to see the green targets under almost all conditions.

    Darrel
     
  12. starshot2b

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    I also use Post 4 Kiwi Gold's. That color was recommended to me when I complained that I just couldn't see the targets. I put them on and wow, what a difference it made in my score! Of course, everyone is different, this is just my experience.
     
  13. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I remember shooting the Golden West Grand in the 80's with 1200+ shooters. How things have changed.
     
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