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Phil Ross: Congratulations

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chango2, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    I was told that Phil Ross of Redlands, California, broke a 100 in singles and backed that up in the afternoon with a 99/100 from the 27 in handicap. This was done at the Redlands Shooting Park, ATA event, Redlands, California.

    This is a stellar performance; Ross only shoots occasionally due to many other committments. Arthritic gout demands that he use a power wheelchair to avoid standing for lengthy periods. Phil shoots and teaches trap from his power wheelchair.

    Phil has accomplished his strong performances using an "off the shelf" older low rib, Ljutic Mono Gun that left Ljutic's factory at least 30+ years ago. Phil is also classified as a veteran.

    A stellar "old school" performance of grit, talent, focus, and determination.

    Phil, sorry I missed the performance..and I hear that second best in the 'caps came in with a 93/100.

    Phil is also a Contributing Editor to Shotgun Sports Magazine; we can hope that he might find time to write about how to adjust one's shooting to physical challenges and to age.

    Phil: "This Bud (or Diet Dr. Pepper) is for you!"
     
  2. hybrid

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    Nice Job Phil !! - a true competitor - John
     
  3. Ahab

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    Country Blues ... it isn't the arrow, it is the Indian!

    Phil has been a Champion even before I met him 36 years ago.

    Congrats Phil!
     
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    Great shooting Phil.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  5. Las Vegas 1000

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    Not surprising scores from Phil but congrats are in order. Nice shooting.

    Gary & Jim
     
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    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Phil!! Was Mr. Dillard on your squad to witness the fun? Wish I could have been there! I hope to shoot with you guys again soon.

    -Aaron Valdes
    San Diego, Ca
     
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    If you've read Phil's book, then you'll see he's a living example of both mental AND physical determination.... Good shooting Phil... STAY TENACIOUS!!
     
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    I'm on a steroid regimen to alleviate the neck pain I'm experiencing.But the side benefit is it cleared up my gout.
     
  10. dbcook

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    congratulations phil. i was talking to phil one day at redlands & phil told me that he had broke 66 99,s from the 27 before he got his 1st 100 from the 27 which was the vandalia hdcp at the grand in 1979 the same year phil won the HOA. this made phil the 3rd person to break a perfect score from the 27 at the grand. phil also told me that many of those 99,s from the 27 he had missed the 1st target & many he had missed the last.dwain
     
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    Great Job Phil, Mark Johnson
     
  12. Chango2

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    I called Phil to offer congrats. re this latest 99. He told me that he missed the 48th target this time. He also said that he has no idea why the target did not break; the target had not "beaten" him and everything "looked" great. I believe the target was not a straight away that looks easy but causes headlifting. Just one of those things; perhaps that happens at the 27, a target now and then will get through a pattern that's around it? He was using shells with which he was very happy, AA's, 8's, handicap loads.

    Nice combination: An older non-hooded barrel Ljutic Mono-Gun that had been freshened by Ljutic 3 years ago, non custom-made stock, but upgraded wood and some offset for a righty by the factory. Low rib, 60/40 POI approx. AA 8's, 1 and 1/8 oz. handicap loads. "Just plain piperacks".
     
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    Congratulations Phil!!!

    Charlie
     
  15. Hap MecTweaks

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    Great shooting my friend!! Phil has always been tough the second he shoulders his gun!! That's the mental toughness he processes and what the rest of us are looking for! Phil's father, George was gifted with the same qualities too!

    Hap
     
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    Everyone who knows Phil has a great Phil Ross story -- and most of them are true.

    Nice shooting big guy.
     
  17. Chango2

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    DB Bill: Not too many know, but Phil also has a great ear and voice. He used to sing years ago as a semi-pro. But, with his great ear and voice, he can imitate many voices, including some of our more "interesting" trapshooting friends. He has had me laughing so hard on many occasions, that my sides ached for a while and I was so tired from laughing that I thought I'd shot a trap event of 100 targets in 95 degree heat!!

    And this is VERY true.
     
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