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World record longest shot at a clay pigeon

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Nineteen-times world champion George Digweed has set a new world record for shooting a clay pigeon. In front of the cameras from Fieldsports Channel, and using standard cartridges, he shot one at 130 yards.

    George pulled off the incredible shot at the Bisley Live shooting show. The record rounds off an incredible year for George, he has won 19 World titles (11 Sporting and 8 Fitasc), 11 European Fitasc title, 2 European Compak titles and 9 World Cups. He was awarded an MBE in 2009. This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 97.

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    What is the constriction of a standard choke? Why is 27 yards so difficult? JRM
     
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    I hit one at 135 yds. the other night, but I didn't get it on vidio!!


    tony
     
  4. Portigee Duckman

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    You have to have a BIG Shell Company sponser to hit a Clay target at 130 yds .
    What is yours.....Tony ? There are few Really World Champions as good as George
    the Gamer ,for Money ?
     
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    Ya ok, now go put up a sheet of paper and shoot a couple patterns. I'd wager that he wouldn't have more than a pellet or two on the paper at 130 yards.
     
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    Great advertisement for Black Cloud 5's.
     
  7. Joe Potosky

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    Part of the show he puts on. Seen him hit a target at I think was 110 or 115 yards. It was a few years back.

    He also shoots 5-stand from the hip when he is doing a demonstration, breaking 99% of the targets. Impressive to watch.
     
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    anyone else notice that he is using really long barrels....look to be 34" or maybe even a bit more
     
  9. jeffprigge

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    he eats good
     
  10. Gun Dog

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    vpr80, After your post I had to watch it again. Your right thems some long barrels .
     
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    yeah i mean he's a big guy, but just haven't seen many people use o/u's that are that long. i sure as hell would not be able to. i wonder what the weight on those is.
     
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    They are 34" according to Michael Yardley.
     
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    Pretty damn impressive and hard to believe.

    I wonder why he does not come to the Grand to try for the $100k? It would attract crowds to watch him succeed (or fail). It might get a bunch of SC shooters out too.

    If he likes it hot, Sparta in August will be perfect.

    Interesting clip.

    Don Verna
     
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    I did not see the breaks, so I am skeptical. I would have to see it with my own eyes.
     
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    I'd like to watch Mr. Digweed shoot in person at the Hartford Gun Club or the "Grand". He's got the build for the game!!


    Harry
     
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    It used to be,eat your way to AA. Now its confirmed big is best. Why were none of these long shots shown on the film? I'm sceptical. I and guys I shoot with break targets at the 80 yard range with 1 1/4 oz # 6. Add 50 yards to that? Shooting a standard load, hard to believe. Clyde
     
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    Don,

    If they put up a $100k, winner take all, invitation event, Digweed would be there.

    Few would bet against him.
     
  18. Joe Potosky

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    110 yard teal.

    I think this was at the Addieville East Farm (RI) lobster shoot a few years back...

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    He also won the FITASC and 200 target sporting main event.
     
  19. RobertT

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    Pot shooters routinely break targets at 100yds and beyond.

    Robert
     
  20. dverna

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    BMP

    Jim, I don't buy it. If he is that good, he can come for Championship week. Shoot only HC and play all the options. They cannot put him further back than the 27.

    Have the ATA invite him and make a BIG Splash. Good for him and good for Trap. It is called Marketing. Gets attention and exposure.

    If the other "sporties" think Trap is easy pickings they can come shoot and boost attendance/interest/money.

    Naw. Never done before. Our big dogs will are too scared - NOT!!

    The man is a great shooter. He can only help by shooting ATA even if he cleans up.

    Don
     
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