Checklist for Skeet Shoot after GCO lunch

Discussion in 'GENERAL EVENTS' started by Sharky, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    I thought it would be a good idea to have a checklist of items neeed to bring for Skeet Shooting! I have neevr done it before so this would be a list to be built upon. Please add anything you wish to the list. As a "newbie" to Skeet I am sure we all want to look and feel confident in having all the proper equipment and needs.

    1-Shotgun (dont make fun! You would be amazed)

    2- Ammo for said Shotgun (I have been directed and read on some other forums for Shotgunning that Winchester AA Target loads work well. I use 12g, 2 3/4 shell size, 1 1/8 oz, 8 shot loads. I have seen some sites listing a 9 shot load as well, however I was able to find 8 shot in stock. I like the patterning I have gotten at the range with the 8 shot.)

    3- Hearing and eye protection. (does anybody know if the range has covered stations or are they pretty much fully open to the sun exposure?) Per tony218 bring the sunblock!

    4- It's going to be warm so I would wonder if they allow bottled water.

    5- Method for holding shells at the firing line. (vest, ammo pouch)

    Per USMC's Additions

    6- Shooting Gloves (to keep sweaty hands from sliding around)

    7- Sweat towel to keep you dry and comfortable!

    Just some thoughts so everybody shows up prepared and not wishing they had something they do not. Please add to this if anybody else has ideas, especially you GUNNY!!! or anybody else that has shot skeet!
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    You do not need a single thing on that list. It is all available there. Even the shotgun.
     

  3. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Sweet then! Thanks MP

    I just thought for those that wanted to have such things, it would be out there.
     
  4. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    :p
     
  5. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    i have 2 extra ammo pouches that somebody can use.
    stations are not covered so, sunblock may be a good idea.
    this is going to be great fun.
    anybody got a head count on shooting, i'm going by the
    range to day after work and let them know we are coming
    just to give them a heads up.
    they may need to bring in an extra puller if we have a crowd.
    i get off at 6:00 pm so, if i can have some idea how many by
    then that would be great.
     
  6. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    well obviously I am attending!

    Also Tony if you can make sure of the range price, just so we all know. I saw the website but might be nice to double check and put up here for everybody to know the price going in.

    Thanks for the help Tony!
     
  7. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I have a skeet pouch, too, if anyone wants to borrow it.
     
  8. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    I was hoping on shooting, but appearently my wife has other plans for my afternoon. I have a sinking feeling that I'll be spending my afternnon cleaning out the garage.
     
  9. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    Two things I never go to the skeet range without (especially on hot days) that are not on your list.

    1. A golf towl to wipe sweat.

    2. Shooting gloves to keep sweaty hands off my gun and give a positive grip.
     
  10. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Thanks Gunny, I have added them to the original post above!!

    Tony I also added your sunblock suggestion! As my bald head would benefit from that!

    Anybody else feel free to add anything.
     
  11. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    Well as long as your at it a billed cap helps keep the suns glare out of your eyes...
     
  12. kkennett

    kkennett New Member

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    They also have trap and 5-stand at the Tom Lowe shooting grounds. I have been there a few times and it certainly is a nice facility. Some of the shooters there can be a bit snotty. It's definitely the place for the 'pretty folk' to shoot. You will find several there decked out for the Olympics shooting the latest DT-10 or some other $8K+ shotgun.

    Their ammo, shotgun rentals, etc. are generally pretty expensive. If you're just going for the enjoyment and not to make money on heavy side betting, go by Wal-mart and pick up the $17 Federal promo loads of 7 1/2, 7/8 oz shot and that will do fine.

    If it's your first time at skeet, bring a semi-auto or over/under if you have it. Pump guns are tough on the doubles.
     
  13. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Well....since Smith and Snake chickened out and I have to drive up by myself...I'll be going to this.

    I'm not a shotgun kinda guy so this'll all be new to me.
     
  14. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    so, this is all thats going?
    i thought we had at least 10-20 people going.
    speak up.
     
  15. mmmTang

    mmmTang New Member

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    I'll be there with an Remington 870 and a Saiga 12. It should be fun!
     
  16. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I REALLY need to take my mind out of the gutter.
     
  17. b8fish

    b8fish New Member

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    I plan to be there with my 18" tactical Benelli semi-auto - might upset any snoots.
     
  18. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Yea, pretty much.
     
  19. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    I laughed for so long after reading that.
     
  20. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I almost typed "I just use a sock" but didn't think that's appropriate.