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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:55 am 
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John Henry wrote:
J.Fred_Muggs wrote:


A couple great Black Friday/Xmas (2019) deals on #9 ammo left me with more skeet ammo on my shelves than usual. Covid and family health circumstance left it unused 2020. I won't get my Covid vaccination in time to make my traditional season opener in 2021.


There was another poster on here named "Show Me" who once posted the same thing about finding some good deals and having excess Skeet ammo on hand.

You and he are really lucky fellows!

What happened to Show Me? I know he's up there in your neck of the woods.



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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:45 pm 
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Maybe a burnout and covid exodus is what the game needs. The solution to the perfect score "problem" without changing the game.
I remember who you are and I believe that you are correct. IIRC, when you departed, did you ever come back?

Financially, 2008 was almost as destructive as COVID for many shooters.

People will do, as they will.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:28 am 
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I don't see myself shooting skeet again. I have no desire to shoot any clay targets of any kind ever again. We've shot skeet a grand total of once in 11 years, taking a friend to the range who wanted to learn. My wife and I miss the people, and sometimes she mentions wanting to go to a shoot but only half heartedly. To be competitive requires such a commitment of time, I figure I wasted enough heartbeats on a skeet field for one lifetime.

Funny you mention the 2008 financial thing, I was happy to have decided the year before to wind things down. It allowed me to keep an eye on business so we didn't get crushed like some folks. Not burning so much time during the summer gives me the freedom to hunt more and do winter stuff like icefish and ride the snowsleds. Nothing beats riding a sled at 70 mph in fresh powder down the middle of a frozen 30 mile long lake. Feels just as exciting as it did the first time, over 50 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:54 am 
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eiderz wrote:
I don't see myself shooting skeet again. I have no desire to shoot any clay targets of any kind ever again. We've shot skeet a grand total of once in 11 years, taking a friend to the range who wanted to learn. My wife and I miss the people, and sometimes she mentions wanting to go to a shoot but only half heartedly. To be competitive requires such a commitment of time, I figure I wasted enough heartbeats on a skeet field for one lifetime.
Not quite there - yet. I still like to make noise and blow s**t up. :lol:

Don't practice a lot and don't travel to shoot anymore, but shoot 4 or 5 local shoots a year looking for that 200,000 target. Keeps me tuned up for those quackers & honkers - don't cha know. :D

Ice season was good to me this year, but it's done and the new SnowDog is put away. Getting the boat ready for the soft deck in a couple of weeks. And we have our Sporting 6-Club Circuit shoot again this year with a Lewis Class chance of winning a new Browning Shotgun. Life and retirement are good.

To the OP, not gone forever, but slowed down just a tad.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:14 am 
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I still like to make noise and blow s**t up. :lol:


Who doesn't like to do that? {hs# :D

If I was inclined to travel and compete, it would be live birds. No clay target game comes close to that excitement. And I have about 10 flats of ammo left from the pallet I bought in the 2000's, so I got that going for me.

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Ditto on the first part, looking forward to the second in a few years.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:17 am 
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As far as shooters coming back after COVID, the subject of this thread,.....the Triple J, new name for the Blaser, had a higher attendance this year than in the previous 5+ years, even during an ammo shortage!


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:18 pm 
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From minutes of EC Conference call 1/21/21 -

•NSSA: membership down 5%

•Clubs down 5%

•Targets down 32%


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:30 pm 
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J.Fred_Muggs wrote:
From minutes of EC Conference call 1/21/21 -

•NSSA: membership down 5%

•Clubs down 5%

•Targets down 32%


Those numbers are actually quite good, given the Sheet Show known as 2020.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:58 pm 
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Right now my plan for the 2021 season is 0-1 shoots.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:01 pm 
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My 2021 skeet comp plan is one shot already, registered for 3 more out of state, zone 3 shoot, US open, state shoot, three smaller shoot in state, host two shoots at home.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:13 pm 
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Vette Jockey2 wrote:
A couple of fellows in our state dropped out of registered shooting due to COVID fears. Both say they didn't miss it a lick. Whether they will return remains unknown.

Well, I'm taking entries for our first shoot, at our club, and both fellows have indicated they are shooting. We're about 4 weeks out and have the shoot 2/3 full. That's about par for our shoots. If this year is like years' past, we'll be short a couple of slots of being full.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:53 pm 
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I’ve shot 4 already, will have 4 more shot by the end of May! Probably 12-14 total!

Loving it!


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:02 pm 
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J.Fred_Muggs wrote:
From minutes of EC Conference call 1/21/21 -

•NSSA: membership down 5%

•Clubs down 5%

•Targets down 32%


This is the kind of stuff “Show Me” used to post, always trying to paint a negative picture of skeet once he was no longer competitive.

But he got banned back in June last year....you know....right before you signed up........


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:04 pm 
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Skeet_Man wrote:
Right now my plan for the 2021 season is 0-1 shoots.


That’s too bad, wish you could make more!


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:41 am 
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I would expect the same is true for all of the shooting sports.

I’ve dropped out of shooting for years at clip. Life gets in the way: work, family, kids, money, health, loss of shooting partners, other hobbies become more important, moves, etc.

Some people are “all in” for a couple of years and burn out because they can’t get any better or can’t compete. This is true for most hobbies.

With the pandemic, several of the above happen at the same time. Shooting costs time and a lot of money, which may not be available. No ammo doesn’t help things.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:38 am 
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I think I'm done for the year. It has nothing to do with any outside influences, I just physically can't do it right now. I dislocated my shooting shoulder a few months ago and I just can't lift my gun 200 times a day plus every shot hurts like hell. I tried, but I think I need to take some time to heal.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone for a year. Gone forever?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:27 am 
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Snotrub wrote:
I think I'm done for the year. It has nothing to do with any outside influences, I just physically can't do it right now. I dislocated my shooting shoulder a few months ago and I just can't lift my gun 200 times a day plus every shot hurts like hell. I tried, but I think I need to take some time to heal.
I've had rotator cuff repair surgery on both shoulders one year apart. I'm right handed and had the right shoulder done first. Doctor said 'no shooting for 12 weeks.' I AGGRESSIVELY attacked therapy from the git go and was shooting my 10 lb tubed Skeet gun in 410 at week 8. in week 9, I moved up to the 28 and then the 20. Saw the doctor in week 10 and he looked at the progress report from the therapist and said I was good to go now. I then told him how I started 2 weeks earlier. We both had a good laugh.

The next year I had the left shoulder done. It took about 4 month's before I was able to hold the weight of the tubed gun without pain for a full round (25 shots) of Skeet, and a month or so longer before I could do a 100 target event.

Rotator cuff repair surgery is nothing to be afraid of. Recovery will be dependent on your attitude in therapy. A total shoulder replacement will probably take a full year to fully recover from, but rotator cuff repair is a walk in the park. If your ortho guy recommends it, then I would strongly encourage you to 'Git r done!' :D

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:06 pm 
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