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Wha'ts the BEST trophy you've won?

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  1. ajc

    ajc Member

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    What's the BEST trophy you've won?

    There is a current link about how poor some trophies are, but let's put a positive spin on it. What's the BEST trapshooting trophy/award you've ever won?
    ajc
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not a trophy per se, but a placque thanking me for five years service as a scout leader. That's worth more to me than all my drag racing trophies combined.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oh, best trapshooting award was a turkey.
     
  4. Jim Brown (the puller)

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    I'm most proud of a belt buckle I won in the preliminary singles at the Delaware State Shoot in 2002. After 24 years of trying, it was my first 100 straight. The memory attached makes it the best, in my mind.

    Second best is a boom box I won eight weeks after that for my second and third 100 straights (yes, my only 200 straight).
     
  5. BIGDON

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    A Cadilac convertable with 2 blondes in it and it was all mine for a month.

    Whoops, I thought you were supposed to visualize in this sport.

    Don
     
  6. Big Az Al

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    The Gold coin thay went with standing brass scroll of five shooters on the line, is pretty cool.

    So is the buckle that I put on my belt a couple of days earlier.

    The candy jar that I raid everytime I get near my sisters desk where she works isn't half bad.

    But the Knife From the AZ state shoot three years ago, My teenage son says he is going to skin his first Deer with that one, that will make it doubley priceless!!!
     
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    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a> These so far, also won 20lbs of lobster at last sundays shoot...that was a great prize for a small shoot. Took my lewis $$ bought some beer had a great ending to a great day Thanks HSC.
     
  8. joe kuhn

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    A card case from Shamrock Leathers. It has become my wallet and is small enough to carry in my front pocket. I like it better than the 4 box bag I won because 4 boxes just aren't enough anymore.

    Also got a large pocket knife that rides in my tool box.

    And for a local league, I got a pen and ink drawing of our club just for participating. Local artist. I hand loaded targets there as a kid.

    These are what I value the most.
     
  9. foghorn220

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    A new single barrel TMS Perazzi but didn't keep it long ended up putting it in my bill fold.

    Fog
     
  10. superxjeff

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    A belt buckle for coming in first in yardgage class in the backer ( Protecter for you Eastern boys) at the PITA Grand in 2000. Me and my friend Dick broke 109 out of 110 and finshed 3 overall but #1 in our yardage class. The winners broke 120 straight AND NEVER BACKED EACH OTHER. Lost track of Dick when he went on the road to work but still have the buckle hanging over my loading bench. Good Times...... Jeff
     
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    engraved silver serving dish for a 98 in prelim doubles at the '94 MT state shoot in Great Falls....that Britt Robinson clinic I took there 3 weeks before really worked!
     
  12. bcnu

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    The very first state shoot trophy I won for D class singles. And no, I have not shot in D since then lol. Working on getting into AA singles and doubles as we speak. Close, but not quite there yet.

    That first one meant the most to me though. First time picture in Trap and Field to go along with it.

    John
     
  13. gotbass

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    team buckle for league and two days later class buckle for singles in PITA shoot. Haven't shot as good since
     
  14. Hap MecTweaks

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    Tough to define "best" trophy for me. Most useful was a set of great weight scales I won at my first ATA shoot winning the handicap. The one that stands out memory wise for me was winning a car in Las Vegas in my younger days.Sometimes being lucky outweighs being good. Hap
     
  15. Gargoyle!

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    Sterling Silver bowl.
     
  16. map@neo

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    Without hesitation!!! It is a picture of my dad and myself in the 1995 August issue of Trap and Field. He was a "young" 95 years old then and still
    accompanying me at all the shoots. He passed 2 months shy of "100 straight".
    God, how I loved that man. I miss him every day.
    Mike
     
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    my wife
     
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    Wireguy,
    Very kind of you. Thanks.
    Regards,
    Mike
     
  19. oldgahchamp

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    I have 2 "best" trophies. The first is a large silver serving tray from the 1974 Virginia State Shoot. It was for open class C with 193x200 and it was my first ATA trophy and also the last time I ever shot in C class. Next is my ring from the 1986 GAH. It is getting a little worn from the wear it gets going to shoots but I'll keep wearing it at shoots and shooting related functions. Larry Evans
     
  20. JBrooks

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    Very interesting responses. It seem that the best trophies are actually ones that are tied to a particular achievement/milestone. I know I appreciate my trap league AA Champion buckle that took 8 really good scores over 10 weeks more than my others.

    For those who always say I want to win money, did you put the $28.75 you won in the lewis class when you shot your first 100 straight on the wall?
     
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