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What gun is Kim Rhode shooting?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SPACE GUN, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. SPACE GUN

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    Does anyone know what gun Kim Rhode shoots? does she shoot the same gun in trap? Also I heard she had her gun stolen awhile back and switched, anyone know what gun was stolen? just curious!
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    Perazzi.... I believe she shoots the same gun at trap although different barrels.

    Tom
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    She shoots her MX-12 for 4 Olympics, now she is using a MX-2000S (same coil spring as MX-12) that was donated to her during the lost of her old MX-12. The MX-12 was recovered 4 month after stolen.

    The old MX-12 has 26" barrel.

    Now she use the MX-2000S with different barrels and forends between skeet & trap.
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    Perazzi page lists her as shooting a MX-2000/8
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    It looks to be a sporting forend on the gun she's shooting now...
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    Looks like an MX2000 with a custom stock/forend.


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    I learn something new all the time...I thought they recovered her stolen gun...but then again I thought the stolen gun she had shot was a Mirage...my bad oops : ((
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    They did recover her MX12. Clearly she is not shooting it in this event.
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    According to a few interviews and notes I've read, they recovered her old gun, but by the time that happened she had gotten used to her new one, so that is what she now shoots.
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    Thanks for the info guys..I thought they did get it back...lets face it though..she could break a hundred with a broomstick : ))
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    Well according to the first guy who interviewed her, she is shooting a rifle. Sheeshhh :)P)
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    She stated she shoots the same gun for both. She changes the barrels and forend(both fitted to the gun) when she changes events. The info about her old gun is correct. By the time it was recovered,she had grown accustomed to shooting her new one and only uses the old one as an emerg. back up.
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    She did recover her gun and retired it. The Perazzi she's shooting now is stocked by Wenig with quite a bit of offset.

    Surfer
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    One wonders what kind of wood is used, how the gun is prepped, what spares she can take to the Olympics. In London, she'd be a long way from home. The stock must be made from wood that just will not fracture, super reliability over being pretty, etc.

    Oh, and one cannot say enough about what a nice, real, genuine person Kim has always been and continues to be. And she has shot as well as anybody for over two decades! Congrats to Kim!
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    Spare parts should not be a problem at the olympics-the major players in that game(beretta, perazzi, hammerli, walther, etc) almost always have gunsmiths and parts available to the shooters. rick zino
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    I recall reading somewhere that Perazzi periodically provides her with several new shotguns and I'm pretty sure she will receive an SCO ORO for winning the Gold in Skeet. If she doubles up and wins the Gold in Women's Trap she'll probably get another one.

    500 birds a day(minimum)in practice -- and she's out almost every day -- well over 100,000 a year at the practice traps.
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    Let's give credit to Oak Tree gun club in Santa Clarita [Newhall]. Calif. This is Kim's training grounds. They supply the machines and targets. At the range Kim and dad [Richard] are completely approchable... Autographs and pictures with Kim are doable for no cost... just ask. All of us out here [back home] are so proud of her! Fred and Samantha
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    I think I read Winchester reloads for her....
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    Kim leaves a mountain of empties behind when she practices. Cool for the shell pickers :)
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    Kim is still a young lady and should have several more olympics in front of her. I'll bet that the eastern block countries wish she would "politely leave"
    WHAT A NATIONAL TREASURE!! But alas, since she does not play with a ball, she goes largely un-noticed. By the way, according to the NBC sports casters, shooting is a "fringe sport". They showed a full hour of ladies fencing--NOW THERE is a hot bed of activity!!

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!
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