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Why I Will Make the Grand

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ronbo142, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. ronbo142

    ronbo142 TS Member

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    How about a <h3>POSITIVE</h3> thread:


    I will start a new trend, lets talk about reasons that you will be a the grand this year.


    1. Post a personal best in the Handicap (looking for a 97 or better)<BR>
    2. Visit with my friends<BR>
    3. Have fun<BR>

    Ronbo
     
  2. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Because it is the Grand American World Championship.

    A friend (non trapshooter) recently told me that I was a pretty lucky guy. He said that lot's of men and women around the world love to participate in sporting events, but few get to compete in a REAL World Championship.

    Lucky Me!!!

    Lucky US!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. gdbabin

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    A positive tread Ronbo... Beware you may be censored! Good on ya!


    1. I love trapshooting and this is our super bowl


    2. So far both times I've gone I've shot a personal best


    3. I'm actually going twice this year. Once for the SCTP championships with my sons and wife, and a separate solo fly-in trip for the last three days to shoot the GAH for the first time ever.


    4. Like you, friends and new friends


    Good luck,


    Guy Babin
     
  4. RogerNRA

    RogerNRA TS Member

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    Home made peach ice cream, a chance to shoot with the best, laugh with my friends, meet new friends, enjoy all the guns and gear, shoot trap every day for a week, and last but not least, laugh at all the clowns who stayed home.....Roger
     
  5. Snookassassin

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    Because I'll get my 35 year patch!
    Snookassassin AKA Clif Adams
     
  6. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    And don't forget the "real" lemonade. That was soooooo goooooood!

    Hauxfan!
     
  7. Mr Newbius©

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    Ya know I would if I could but I cant so I wont but wish I could just because of vendor row.

    Ronbo - when ya comin back to NoVa so we can shoot together again?
     
  8. ronbo142

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    Would love to move back to Nothern VA, I miss many of my friends. Looks like Mary and I will be in Waterloo IL for the time being. If you can get out to the area, come by ROMA Farm (Ron & Mary Farm), sit in the back yard, enjoy a cold beer and watch the horses eat grass.

    Ronbo
     
  9. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Because I want the chance to win a trophy at the Grand.


    So that I can shoot with Hauxfan, Pheasantmaster, and Texshooter.


    So I can visit with everybody that I know.


    Because I have to babysit GDBABIN's precious gun.


    Because nobody gives a better massage than Liz Christianson.


    So that I can bother Phil Kiner with endless questions...LOL!!! (Just kidding, Phil).


    Because I get to hang out with some very cool people.


    Because I want to stand behind Andy Zaborovsky and throw empties at him if he misses. (Andy, DON'T make me...I need my empties for my reloads).
     
  10. Jollytrapshooter

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    Because I will already be there for my team to shoot in the SCTP Nationals. And because I want to be able to tell tell the guys at my club that "I shot in the Grand American". I will only be shooting the first day, hope to see ya all there! Josh.
     
  11. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Because it is the Greatest Shooting Experience there is. Everyone who is a trapshooter should experience it at least once and then as many times as you can.

    The opportunity to drool over the nicest trap guns in the world.

    The opportunity to buy some more trap shooting "things" that I can't find when I get home.

    The opportunity to hang out with and talk to the nicest people anywhere.

    The good fortune to shoot with the same squad all year and then the "Grand" with them.

    Try it you might like it.

    Don
     
  12. RLC323

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    For years the Grand was the only real vacation my Grandfather allowed himself. He never broke any great scores, but he loved to shoot at the Vandalia homegrounds and see his friends. He always took my Dad and I and was glad to pay for the trip so we could enjoy it too. When his health was failing, before he passed, he told us to go and enjoy it while we still could.

    This year will be my 23rd trip. Dad has 30+ Grands. We will make it because we still can.
     
  13. old pipe

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    To attend the worlds largest trap shoot.
    To meet and shoot with the finest shooting fraternity.
    To see all the new toys
    To recharge your mental state, (I can do it!!!)
    after seeing all the smoke balls.
    To eat some of the finest foods on vendors row.
    To meet and see your once a year friends.
    To bring back news of new products comming out.
    To try out new guns
    To have a well deserved vacation.
    Good luck to all;
    pineapple
     
  14. Mike Michalski

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    Yes to all the above. To shoot with the best and enjoy this gathering of like minded souls. And, as I believe Sir Hillary answered when asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest: "Because it's there".
     
  15. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    I'm trying to work on earning more money and paying off debt so I can shoot the beloved Grand in the future, That's the nice thing about a passionate hobby or sport, It can motivate you to better yourself and find a way to make it happen.
     
  16. Jawhawker

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    Iam going there there to fish. Its bothered me that I couldn't the past two years.

    Also to play the game with the best.

    To be part of another year of history in our sport.

    To win a trophy or two.

    See friends that I haven't been ableto all year and possibly only will till next year.

    To find the bargains in the gun stores that we all look for.

    To tell a few stretched truths and listen to a few.

    To work on my tan and not to work at my job.

    To mess with Guy Babbins's gun while he's inbetween trips.
     
  17. shutnlar

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    Because I want to, and because I can.

    Because my friends(yes, I have friends) will be there.

    That's all the reasons I need


    Larry
     
  18. Tatanka Donk

    Tatanka Donk Active Member

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    I'm going because I still can't believe someone would spend all those millions of dollars so I can have so much fun at a game I truly love. Maybe I'm finally getting some benefit from all those years that I paid Illinos State income tax. Hope everyone that can, will go. It's a wonderful experience.
    Don Kerce
     
  19. ronbo142

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    To go do some early holiday shopping!

    Ronbo
     
  20. gdbabin

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    You're a funny fellow Mr. Pheasant molester....

    Guy
     
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