dawg: Well thank you for that boost of confidence. Yes I haven't cut my teeth in the ATA realm, yet, but have done very well locally. When I get up to your level you'll have to teach me some new trix. Dave T
Dave, even I understand my limitations. 4 years of sitting on the ATA member bench, watching Leo dominate and here you are, a future legend, just chomping at the bit, awaiting your turn making history. How I admire your patience!!
Surprising as it may be to you, far the majority of the best shooters in the world, competing in the most difficult shotgun games, use what are pretty much unadorned, factory stock Perazzis. No mystery to me there. Judging from your list of performance squashing mods you feel necessary to a Perazzi, I would suggest that you enlist the aid of a really competent coach to assist you in what looks to be a misguided quest for improvement.
Or just get a Mossburg bolt for the obvious gun of your dreams.
BTW - I have often seen K80'ers dialing away mid-round. I have to admit that I admire their adventuresome maroon spirit hahahaha
Roger, I will start lifting weights so I am ready for spring, I'll start with some 2# dumb bells and work up from there. And when I get all bulked up and "if" I can get a real tall chair I may bonk you right on the nose, but it will have to be a tall chair. ha ha ha Scott
I wanted to buy a new TMX in the early 80's so I phoned a big name dealer in PA and asked about them and they told me that Dan Bonillas did not shoot the DB-81 he endorsed in Trap & Field because he thought he was shooting off the barrel instead of the rib especially in low light. In 1987 I tried out a used TMX and shot a good Handicap score with it on the trial so I bought it and have used it ever since. My TMX shoots about 9" high at 40 yards and I see a little rib between the beads. I also have a conventional rib MX-3 single barrel for my Doubles gun and the stock fits about the same and it has the same POI as the TMX. I do think the MX-3 is a little more intuitive to shoot but my scores are better with the TMX so that is my go to gun for Singles and Handicap. I am reluctant to buy a new high rib Unsingle because I think I am one of those guys who cannot shoot an Unsingle so I stick with Top Singles. Every time I have tried raising my comb to get a higher POI my scores have gone in the tank. I personally don't feel a need for an adjustable rib.
Scott, I am a two eyed shooter who struggles with occasional not consistent cross-firing. I admit that in bad light I can see right through that virtually transparent rib with both eyes open and shoot off the end of the barrel instead of the rib. With more practice I could probably shoot the conventional rib MX-3 just as good as the TMX.
I was two eyed went to one. Get a straight away to the left off station 5 and miss it bigger than Dallas, took me a little while to figure out I was cross firing as everything looked good. Went to one eye to stay competitive and never looked back. With this game of one bird, you cannot afford to give an easy one away if you can help it. If poormemory serves me well, D. Bonillas shot an MX-3? Scott