Rid us of the unnecessary info and "marathon targets" are simply shooting one discipline one after the other. Id est a 500 bird Singles or doubles Marathon is just that; a day of shooting up to 500 singles or doubles....Bob Dodd
Ok when I first got with my girl friend back in 93 she went to work the next day and when I went to her job site that night all her girl friends was calling me a Marathon Man and they said she was smileing all day.
What ever that means so I have shot a few marathon's also.
Shot 500 singles marathon at Airport Gun Club in Ohio and most fun I ever had shooting. Since I was a new shooter, it was great practice and shot with some really good shooters. I was the only lady to finish. As I recall one shooter broke 499 that day. We had 12 minutes after finishing 100 before we started again, now, that's a marathon. But to me, I was simply elated to have finished.
Janet, wasn't that one of the nicest places to shoot? Used to travel at least twice a year to Airport to shoot their marathon. Surprised this is the first time anyone has mentioned that gun club on here. Have some team 1st place buckles around here from one of those shoots.
A "marathon" for me is having the guy on station one mount his gun 4 or 5 times before he calls. Then the guy on two doesn't know you can load his 870 thru the OPEN ejection port instead of putting one in the magazine and racking the slide. He IS safe though, he puts the safety on after every shot and sometimes forgets to take it off. The shooter on three takes a step backward after every shot and has to reposition himself before he can call for the target. I shoot. The guy on five has an o/u and can't quite figure out which barrel is working better so he switches the selector back and forth and ......well you get the idea. lol
I know, shoot with people that understand which end the shot comes out of and you won't have this problem. Sometimes you just want to shoot a few rounds of practice at the local club and you don't want to sound like some kind of big shot so you jump in on and open squad. That is a marathon.
I shot with the same 4 guys for about three years. We could shoot the whole 100 in less time than one of these squads takes for 25.