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#7055990 - 01/28/18 12:46 PM Lets get back to this off hand BS
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Here are the clay turkey heads we used to shoot every year around Houston and Lake Livingston (Onalaska) . First one I went to, I was 10, rode the train with my grandmother to Houston. Last one was around 1990?? I guess shooting was overtaken by Bingo or something to raise money. There were a dozen or so shooting events, There was a "benchrest" stage, shot closest to the "X" @100yd won. Standing Bear life size plywood bear with a "dime" sized hole in the chest, 50 yards offhand, hit it the siren went off and the bear fell over. "Swinging Hams", 25 yards off hand, cut the string, win a turkey. It was great they had huge tents with food, desserts and bingo for the ladies.

$2.00 a shot @ 100 yards, limit 4, then move to 125yards and hit two more, then you were done.




You would look up and down the firing line looking for a head turned sideways. If the shooters were doing too good, they would set the head looking straight at you.


Edited by Buzzsaw (01/28/18 12:48 PM)
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#7061173 - 01/31/18 10:08 PM Re: Lets get back to this off hand BS [Re: Buzzsaw]
ggwill Offline


Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 69
That reminds me of the 70's when black powder shoots were popular. your targets went from playing cards turned sideways to shooting at a double bit axe stuck in a stump and a plate set on each side of it, where you had to split the lead ball into and break the two plates. All shooting was done off hand. I will be 69 next month and still shoot BP, but not off hand. I need a rest now.

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