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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: South Fayette Twp., Allegheny Co, PA; From Latrobe/Greensburg,PA Area pre 2012/
Re: Would you attend a shoot like this???
I've been shooting at shoots since 1978, but not as much over the last 2-3 years. I was a member of the Loyalhanna Longrifle Association out of Latrobe PA which ceased operations around the mid 1990's. We'd always have 30 to 50+ shooters at our monthly shoots and well over 80 participants at our yearly rendezvous. Our main draw was the fact that we never shot the same targets or distance in consecutive months. We had 20 shooting positions with 3 to 5 targets at each one. We'd have 15 shots at the monthly shoots and changed targets at each station monthly. We had short (10-25 yd) medium (20 to 50 yds) and long (40 to 80 yds) rangge targets and their sizes varied. By having a different course every time out it was a challange to every shooter. And all shooters felt on even footing with everyone else. I, for one, dislike shooting the same target, at the same distance and rotation every time I go to a particular shoot. At rendezvous we added a novelty match, smoothbore and other competitions. Another target that will be enjoyable is an air tank gong at 150+ yards, if you can swing it. Yes, I could find myself coming to your shooting event once or twice. But more if there is a variety of challenge.
'Mad Irish' Jack O'Donnell
I started hunting as a youngster. Yeah, I saw BAMBI. I got over it!