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Trap, harder now or then?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by luvtrapguns, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    I recently returned to trapshooting after a lengthly hiatus. Following are some of my impressions.

    1) The trap is further away.

    2) The targets are now designed to be blurry.

    3) The targets are now faster.

    4) The angles are wider.

    5) Some targets must be made of rubber, they just don't break.

    6) The 27yd line now feels like it's in the next county from the trap.

    7) Guns are HEAVIER today.

    8) The game has been re-designed to make me tire faster.

    9) There are more nice guns than ever that seem to be calling my name.

    Seriously though I am enjoying shooting again even though I can't seem to hit very many targets. Cataract surgury scheduled soon. Hopefully that will cure observations #1 thru #6. The best part has been the making of new best friends. Marc
     
  2. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    marc
    glad you are back into shooting. these days we need all the shooters we can get. i use to play baseball as a kid. the other day i went to the pitchers mound and i needed a bus transfer to get the ball to the plate. when i played, i could run from home plate to first in 3.2 seconds. i ran from home to first the other day, it took me 2 minutes. i stoped half way and rested. getting older is no fun. atleast you will be around friends with the same interest. throw away the average card, who cares what you shoot.
    take care,
    steve balistreri
     
  3. 3357

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    I am glad I am not the only one that sees the target as a streak for pretty much its whole flight.
     
  4. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    You mean they aren't furry?

    Bob
     
  5. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are Bob, I've been shooting that way for years. That's why I'm trying to convert to two eyes. Please say Hi to Gary and the rest of the crew for me. Bob
     
  6. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I shoot with two eyes ... and they are still furry!

    Will say Hi to the crew for you Bob. Thanks!
     
  7. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I too am on the downhill slide as far as skills go, but I have more time to try to them. Seems to be that way with a lot of things anymore I try. I can still drink beer as well as I used to, but not as often.
     
  8. Sigraph

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    Great Post!
     
  9. mx2k33

    mx2k33 Well-Known Member

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    Next is to close both eyes.....and use the force.
     
  10. Mike Michalski

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    Marc, None of that stuff matters. You are standing on the trap line and that matters most. Enjoy first, like the rest of us old farts.
     
  11. perga1

    perga1 Active Member

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    Wait until you start seeing 2 birds when yu aren't shooting doubles. That's a real treat. Stil a very enjoyable passtime. JRM
     
  12. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    Everything changes around me and I don't know why. Take for instances that light above my reloading table in the basement. It used to put out a lot more light just a few short years ago, today it doesn't put out enough to see what I'm even doing.
     
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