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Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Chris Scoones, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

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    Those are amazing photos-really creative! Thanks for posting them! So many greenheads! Reminds me of hunts in the Wahluke 10 or 15 years ago! Rick
     
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    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Rick, if you head to Sunnydell this year and want a tag-a-long, let me know. That place was great. A few years ago I went over there alone. I shot a case and a half and had the best gun instruction imaginable. It really boosted my confidence, helped me with my success, and gave me a new way to look at shotgunning. And I've been shooting a shotgun at birds for 55 years.
     
  3. wet line

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    Nice shotguns are truely a thing of functional beauty! I started hunting birds almost 50 years ago and have learned a few things. About 14 years I picked up a Remington 1100 Special Field 12 guage. I seemed to shoot OK with it, about the same as with my OU. One of the club members where I was shooting thought that I was having to work to keep my head down on hard left and right birds and suggested that I get the gun fitted. At the time I was shooting around the high teens and occasionally get into the very low 20's. I took his advice and got the gun fitted. The stock length was fine but the butt pitch was off just a bit and corrected. The difference was absolutely amazing. I went from mid 70's out of a 100 to low and mid 90's out of a 100 birds shooting trap. The result in the field was also very noticeable. I took the OU in and had it fitted too with the same results.

    You can have the best shotgun in the world but if it doesn't fit correctly it won't point right. When a shotgun is properly mounted it should point where your eye is looking. If you have to aim the gun then something is wrong and needs to be corrected.

    Dave
     
  4. Rick Todd

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    I agree-Sunnydell is too much fun! Every year the Bellingham Chapter of DU has a fun shoot there-$100 for 100 targets in the morning, a BBQ and prizes included. Then in the afternoon the area is open for shooting where ever
    you want-a really fun day! I'll let you know when it is going to happen! Rick
     
  5. Rick Todd

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    Dave-where did you get the gun fitting work done? I totally agree with gun fit. It is nice that the new Benelli and Beretta autoloaders come with a set of shims so you can set LOP, cast off, and drop at comb yourself! I had a beautiful 20GA Winchester SXS Model 23 in Pigeon Grade. I loved that gun except I couldn't hit with it. I struggled with it a couple years and then went back to my old B-80 and suddenly my shooting improved a lot! I also have a Beretta Onyx in both 12 and 20 GA. I shoot the 12 way better than the 20! Rick
     
  6. wet line

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    Rick,

    I had the work done at Bakers gun shop in Lake City. I have no idea if he is still there or not. But any good gun smith should be able to do the job. A few phone calls should tell the tale.

    I am not a big believer in self fitting. It is almost an art form. Many times I have watched shooters play around with adjustable fits and most often to their detriment. They will get something working one day and then the next time out they are off again with the same set-up. I think what they did was compensate their style to the new fit but it in fact did not fit.

    For what it is worth I would ask some better shooters at a club who they had fit their guns for them. I would stay away from the those who did their own fitting. First off you cann't see yourself mounting and swinging a shotgun. Secondly if wood is being trimmed you only get to do it once. It is really surprising what even a sliver of a cut can do. If I recall correctly the pitch of the butt was but an 1/8" to 0 cut on the 1100.

    Dave
     
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    I'm wondering if there is another bottle of wine and make-up-------------
     
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