Re: World Vintage Skeet/SxS /July 12
Posted by Les Riehl on May 8, 2012, 3:42 pm, in reply to "World Vintage Skeet/SxS /July 12"
Clinton Co Farmers and Sportsman's Assoc is only about 45 min from my residence, and I have attended at least three of these vintage skeet shoots in the past. In case you haven't noticed, these shoots, or at least the ones at CCF&SA, are organized by Hal Hare. Hal is well known in the SxS shooting fraternity and used to compete in registered American and Int'l Skeet with a SKB SxS. He was good enough that he drew national recognition. Now "retired", he shoots for Galazans and I think it's fair to say promotes their products. He puts a lot of effort into these shoots and does a very commendable job. He also takes home most of the top accolades. |
The shoots I attended were well organized and definitely fun. If you haven't shot with the old rules of low gun and delayed release, you're in for a new experience! By standards such as the Southern SxS, the Vintage Skeet Shoots are small. Perhaps fifty shooters would be an excellent turnout. But as you can see by the program, everyone has a chance to win something. I've never heard of any of the current SxS associations participating as a group, but perhaps that will change. I don't know how Hal does it, but he gets medals from the NSSA that are exactly like those awarded to the big winners at the World Skeet Shoot. He also is good at soliciting sponsor prizes.
The facility itself is probably spartan by some shooter's standards, but the people are friendly and always helpful. The only complaint I've heard from friends who shoot registered skeet there is with the tree background. I'm not a good enough shooter to use that as an excuse with any credibility. Bring a shooting buddy or two, and I'm sure you'll have a great time. If I can be of any help, please let me know.