Wanted to get your guys thoughts on what is the best ATA shoot to go to. The best place I have been is winchester VA with 14 trap fields. I have always shot in VA and have never gone out of state to shoot. so whats the best shoot?
John, The very best shoots are the ones you attend. It does not matter if its the one nearby where you live, or the state shoot, or the Grand in Sparta. Have fun doing what you can afford and make the most of it. The most enjoyable aspect of this sport is the friends you make!!! Then going to the shoots that they attend to see them each year, or month, or each week. Break-em all. Jeff
A good place to go too isnt really to far for you is any of the shoots at Elysburg Penn.The Penn. State Shoot or the Eastern Zone are prime shoots there!!!!!!!.There are a few other good ones at that lo-cal also during the year.You can go to the ATA web and get the dates .
Hard to beat the Cardinal Center. Excellent camping facilities for large RVs, 48 traps for tournament use, extremely efficient (they start on time) and the targets are pretty good too. I won't miss a shoot this year!
I have not been to PA State Shoot yet but hope to get there soon. I hear it is good too.
If you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, friendly folks, good targets and just want to have a fun shoot, I highly recommend both the South Carolina and Alabama. Both clubs are just a fun place to shoot. You can't beat the fish fry in Spartanburg and Bill Parsons, Jr. and the Bama crew put on a great shoot.. Both are small but fun fun fun!
May not be what your looking for, but have had the most fun at the smaller clubs. The big shoots are OK if your looking for vendors, but something special about small club shoots. More interaction between shooters...