April 10, 2011 Skeet Shooting Day: (13 Photos)


13.   With the snow gone here on the East Coast and the sleds put away, the crew and I decided to take advantage of a beautiful sunny Sunday morning and head to the St. John's Rod & Gun Club for a day of skeet shooting.


12.   French, Justin, Janes and I left town and met Monty Petipas from Whitbourne at the Gun Club.


11.   Since the trap machines are not yet set up for the shooting season, we took French's Do-All quarter cock manual thrower to send up our clay targets.


10.   This is a fantastic thrower that is infinitely adjustable, and it has the optional wobble mount, which let us instantly change height and direction of the target being thrown.






7.   We had an awesome morning, Justin finally got to break in his new Shotgun, a Benelli Super Nova 12 gauge pump, and is identical to mine.










2.   Janes was shooting his Mossberg pump, while French and Monty brought their over/under trap guns. Sooley came out later in the afternoon, arriving just in time for soup that Monty brought for our lunch.


1.   Throughout the day, one person would be the primary shooter, while a second shooter went for missed targets. At the end of the day we threw up seven and three quarter cases of clay targets at around 135 targets per case, and fired roughly 1300 rounds of target load ammunition.


Cheers, MIKE

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