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WHAT R SOME OF THE NICEST PRIZES YOU'VE WON?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    WHAT R SOME OF THE NICEST PRIZES YOU

    HELLO:
    i was at a friends house recently and his basement reminded me of a department store. he said back in the 60's he won alot of these prizes at area gun clubs for ATA and winter event shooting. numerous toasters unopened in boxes, lamps, glasses, beautiful carved ducks, etc. what are some of the nicest prizes you have ever won shooting? the worst thing i ever won was a stick with a black plastic leaf bag attached. vic reinders told me it was for goose or duck hunting. when i asked if he had something else i could choose from, he pointed his finger at me and said" if you don't like shooting here, shoot at boxhorn's". i miss those days, even vic.
    steve balistreri
     
  2. wolfram

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    A copper plate with the image of a trap field hammered into it. 'State Handicap Champion'. Didn't win it on my first trip to the rodeo either.
     
  3. mixer

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    Won this laptop computer at a prize drawing at my club 2 years ago, just luck of the draw.


    Eric
     
  4. slayer

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    We have a couple of public shoots at my local club every year. For our top gun [best score out of one hundred] we give a pretty nice gold plated beltbuckle. i have two of them.
     
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    Guns, money, and ammo.
     
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    These leather bags are the nicest prizes I've won and something I use instead of look at, next would be some knives and a belt buckle.
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  7. Brian in Oregon

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    I really enjoyed the ham I won. Yum.
     
  8. senior smoke

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    when i first started shooting all i ever cared about was winning money. the older i got, i got to appreciate some of the nice items i have won over the years. money comes and goes, but as i am typing at my mom's house i see a couple beautiful carved ducks i gave to her over the years. which she proudly displays for all to see.
    steve
     
  9. grnberetcj

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    Money...anything else is just a junky dust collector!!

    Curt
     
  10. fssberson

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    Bill and Ruthie Hunter have donated "Hunter Trophies" to lots of clubs over the years. They support our club, North Hollywood, regularly and they have done as much or more as anyone in the history of the game in support of trapshooting. Bill is an absolute gentleman and I was delighted to get to chat with him at Redlands this past weekend. It's fun to sit with him as people just stop by and thank him for his friendship and support.

    Needless to say, my most valued trophy is my Hunter Silver Dollar money clip I won for shooting my first 200 straight last year. I didn't mind losing the shootoff for Champion and taking A class because I really wanted my first Hunter Trophy.

    Jim Tyner
     
  11. CalvinMD

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    The best thing I ever won was the very last gun (a Beretta 390 Super Trap)that Metro Gun club gave away back in 97...this was after a 500 target marathon..a long 2 day shoot both days in the low 100's..it was truly unforgetable
     
  12. 3200SK Robinson

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    A gold medal in a .410 event at the Zone 2 championships in high wind and pouring down rain in Waco, Texas in 1987 and other fine medals over the yrs.

    REMEMBER, KEEP a STIFF UPPER LIP, FAST HORSES, LOTS OF BOURBON ON HAND (AFTER the shooting!) AND EYEBAllS on the TARGET! Richard
     
  13. lisalong

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    About 12 years ago I won a gun cleaning kit with a nice cherry box, brass rods and quality cleaning tools and supplies. I still use it. It's one of my favorite trophies. Useful, good quality and attractive.
     
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    K-80 trap special in a custom-embroidered (2007 Pennsylvania State Shoot Krieghoff Challenge Winner) Americase.

    But I love the belt buckles, and leather and canvas shooting bags that I've won, too.

    Can't forget my very first trophy, either: a scrimshaw knife and money clip that I won at Carney. I LOVE it and it is displayed on my dresser.
     
  15. superxjeff

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    I won a real nice Pendleton Wool blanket for winning some kind of doubles event during the preliminary days at the PITA Grand back in 2002 or 2003. I was in D class and I broke a 96 as I recall. I looked like biggest sandbagger in the West. Never had broke 90 before that day and don't know as I have since. Still got the blanket for cold mornings. Jeff

    I won a nice cribbage/dominoes set with fake scrimshaw buffaloes on it. I donate it to the patients at work and get to see them using it everyday. Sort of the gift that keeps on giving. What money I have won has long since been spent.Jeff
     
  16. hairtrigger

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    plymouth duster, at bob taylors 1974
     
  17. trapman7

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    A set of beer steins with sub junior plates on them when I was 16. I guess I can blame the Lewiston Gun Club for my only vice.

    Adam
     
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    In 1990 I won the out of state Handicap in Wyoming --it was during their 100 year centennial celebration. The prize was a set of sterling silver spurs. I think the state shoot was in Casper that year. That was my favorite prize.
    Bill
     
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    Won a bottle of Famous Grouse Scotch at a sporting clays event in Central NY
     
  20. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    The best trophy I ever won was my first...The Paul Wammes Honor trophy. Paul was the owner of Wammes guns in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Truely a great humanitarian and supporter of our sport. I think I was 17 yrs old and I have a pic holding the trophy. The other was the pewter plate from the Central Zone a few years back, 16 yd. (class) champion. Didn't know I won until a few weeks later when the plate and $50 check arrived. I finally made it into the record books! Another was from the Silver Dollar two years ago from the White Flyer shoot. I broke a 98 from the 23 1/2 yd. line. I had never done that before, nor since. Got a nice bronze buffalo and a flat of AA's. Nice!

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
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