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As a clay shooter, I found this funny and thought I would share:

On the Perazzi web page (in their rather poor translation from Italian to English), at the very bottom of the shooting disciplines list:

AMERICAN TRAP
This discipline is hardly known in Italy but very popular aborad, particularly in the United States. It employs a single trap machines and the targets never exceed the dinstance of 45 meters. It is relatively easy to obtain high scores even without much practice.


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:lol:

I will have to agree with it though. The single trap is the simplest of all the skeet formats.
 

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I shoot alot more skeet than I do trap and the reason is trap just got to easy. Now skeet has gotten that way too so maybe it's time to switch to five stand...
 

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I completely agree that five stand and sporting clays are the way to go. The funny part was that in their long list of every kind of clay shooting, this was the only place where any mention of the relative difficulty or scoring was made. Paraphrased: "Silly Americans do this flimsy one trap sport to make themselves feel good with high scores." The great thing about Europeans is they don't really like each other either. I'm surprised they didn't add: "At least here in Italy we shoot something. Ever hear of a fine French shotgun? Dropped once, never fired!"
 

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i have to disagree. i don't see how anyone can say trap is
easier than skeet.
in skeet you know exactly where and when the pigion is
going to be.
in trap all you know is where it's coming from.
skeet is very easy to shoot once you've shot a few rounds.
(except "8" pos. ialways have trouble with it)
 

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Tony,
Shoot a box of shells on station 8 and you'll never miss it again.
 

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arter shooting trap & skeet for 30 + yrs. i still have a problem
with that d&%m station. it just wears me out.
 

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Come on down to Albany and we'll go to my club and I'll get you on it in no time.
 

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i may just do that. my dad and i used to go to wolf creek here in
"THE ATL". but he got in bad shape with his legs and feet. we
don't go so much now. we've been shooting a long time.
my dad was president of the georgia chapter of the ATA
way back in 1976. wolf creek was the site of olympic shooting.
after the games were over they would let the public shoot on
the international traps (man that was great) but now it's a training
facility for pd. and fd. they sold the trap machines (illeagley) on
ebay. but thats another story. the tax payers were told that this
facility would become hq for american olympic shooting.
IMAGINE THAT, THEY LIED TO THE TAXPAYERS.
but anyway, i will pm you if i decide to take you up on that
it does sound like a good idea.
 

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I'd be happy to coach any member here. I'm actually a better skeet coach than I am a shooter, seems every time I coach someone they get better than me... :oops:
 
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