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Vandalia photo for those who never went

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cubancigar2000, Jan 6, 2009.

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  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    This kind of puts into perspective just how long the Grand trap line is. Guess I am bored today, winter storm here. Maybe some of you who have never been there will enjoy this photo.
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    And this was the last shot at Vandalia 2005 by Ed
     
  3. crusha

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    Actually, Ed didn't fire the last shot at Vandalia...that honor went to shootoff participants that day. But he paid big bucks for this, so let's humor him a little.
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Ed actually fire the last registered bird at Vandalia? I don't think shootoff targets count as registered birds....
     
  5. crusha

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    The post said "last shot."
     
  6. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Ed knows what he paid for. He supports our sport by shooting ATA often, by fixing the cracked wood on our guns, and through donations (like the one mentioned above). He is also a lot of fun to hang around.

    On the flip side, there is Buzzy...
     
  7. jeffprigge

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    That Trap Machine Mechanic leaning on his cart there is Kit ( top pic ),I believe he is a reservest in the U.S. Marines . I did see hin at the Cardinal Center last year at state shoot for a party at John and Jeanies trailer . He's a good guy and a good friend . Jeff
     
  8. FLIP

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    WHAT SIDE !! watch your language
     
  9. crusha

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    Aaahh, memories...2005 The Year in Photos...wasn't there some 48 year-old chick on here posting her ultrasound pics, or something like that?
     
  10. Border Bandit

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    Hey! That's a "ham" plate on the car in the photo. DE: W3CAR mike

    Also, that sign proclaiming the longest trap line in the world may have a rival, just North of Columbus, in a few short years, the way Mr. Fishburn is going.
     
  11. stokinpls

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    Anybody have a photo of the tailgate on "Bob C's" pickup truck?

    It used say in really large letters, "Bob C Says **** Californians!" Think the plates were Wyoming or Montana or some place like that.
     
  12. overbored

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    Hey Buzz, do you ever have anything good to say. You should seriously think about changing your name to Buzz-kill.
     
  13. Frank C

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    Wait.....is that SHADE???
     
  14. mette56

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    cig,

    Thanks for the memories. I'm not sure that Jimette or I wish to tune into Vandalia memories much more in the future. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversery of my dad's passing and I honestly don't know which is harder on us. Reflecting on the loss of my dad, or reflecting on the loss of a hallowed place and time that will never again exist, Vandalia. The picture of shooters under the trees begging shade from the Ohio heat and the atmosphere of a national event that hosted the greatest of our sport for many, many decades...

    Oh well, guess we're a little too emotional about such things. Only those who attended for some years will understand. For those who "never went", it
    was really something, and can never be replaced!


    Jimette and milt Palasota
     
  15. BD Trapshooter

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    Maybe more of you could post some more pics of the Grand at Vandalia. I am so glad I took the time and money to go in 1992, because I never made it back! I will go to Sparta some day so I can say I was there as well. Vandalia holds so many memories, why not share some of the photos I know all of must have.

    Thanks in advance for the memories,

    Dan McDermott
     
  16. birdtracker

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    Well I am one of the blessed ones. I got to go for 6 years. My son won an event and got to shoot off at 11:30 p.m one year. I met alot of great people. I was told thats why it was called "The Grand". Don
     
  17. K-80 Jim

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    Here you go Dan.

    Shoot well,

    Jim
     
  18. Shooting Jack

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    How many fields were at vandalia? I have visited Forrest city in Savannah Ga and was impressed at the size of it. I think it was 52 fields, some overlaid for skeet plus a large sporting clay range. Jackie B.
     
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    Vandalia closed with 100 fields, NO skeet. I had the privilege of attending from 1981 to the end and loved every minute.
     
  20. recurvyarcher

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    buzz gun, you either have the age or the year wrong on that. I think your brain is turning to mush.

    Although, according to some who have read your books, your brain was always that way...
     
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