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Should we sell all but one... ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    In order to avoid temptation...

    In order to make sure we focus all our efforts...

    Should we sell all our shotguns save one ?

    So we will be laser-focused on shooting that one shotgun only in order to maximize our potential in trap shooting.

    What fraction of our problems come from trying to shoot too many different guns at the trap range ?

    Know that three of our best trap shooters at the local range have only one shotgun each and have had that same shotgun for 30+ years. They're 27 yard line shooters.

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  2. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    No. If you lack the discipline to practice with one gun even though you have several in the safe, your focus will still wander if you only have one.
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Your average will go up and you will maintain that higher average. The problem is the temptation never goes away. Jon
     
  4. Coyote 270

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    You are supposed to have at least 12 extra trap guns in case alot of other people show up to shoot, also, you have to have a couple of 5 gallon buckets of reloads and at least 10 cases of clay targets available so everyone can shoot your guns, reloads and targets and make you feel real good when they come to visit.
     
  5. WindyOneNW

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    is variety not the spice of life?
     
  6. Shooting Coach

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    I just do this for fun, nowadays. Variety IS the spice of life.
     
  7. GROCERY GUY

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    I stick with one and fondle all the others. Glenn
     
  8. Hitapair

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    What fun would that be? Unless you are one of the really big dogs, it is just for fun.
     
  9. powderburn

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    It's all about being happy with what you have, just enjoying the journey and not the end of the trip, and living your life simple and having faith in your equipment, whether it's a 25,000 gun or an 870 field gun. I believe you "shoot into a guns' tendencies" whether it hits the paper a half or whole pattern high or shoots flat, you still have to account for its impact. This game was developed by bird hunters. It gets too complicated. We make it too complicated. I don't know who is worse. Golfers or trapshooters? We both tinker and get too technical for our own good.
     
  10. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    ran200... Good shot on Hammer... Being new to the Forum, he seems to think that this is all about him... When in fact it is all about you and me!
     
  11. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a speech, complete with the Rev. Wright pauses.

    "maximize our potential

    laser-focused on shooting

    save one

    What fraction of our problems"

    I heard enough of that the other night. Sheesh.
     
  12. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    There is an ols saying that comes to mind that I heard about a long time ago.........

    It goes something like this.........Beware the man with one gun, because he probably knows how to use it.

    Hauxfan!
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I might be okay with owning just one trap gun (not really) but I would have severe problems if I had to give up the gaggle of field guns in my safe. Lets have no more talk of such insanity!
     
  14. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    Since I shoot a single barrel gun for singles and handicap, I would have a lot of trouble on doubles.
     
  15. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    I just keep one I really like and one I hate.
     
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