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Author Topic: If you shoot trap or skeet please don't rest the barrel of your shotgun here  (Read 364 times)

SupportThe2nd

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Used to see it all the time when I was an avid trap shooter. Mostly from over and under folks with the breech open, but in any case. I didn't post the picture here since I wasn't sure how it would be received being a new guy and all. But the article and picture is here:

Not for the feint of heart:

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/trap-shooters-stop-resting-the-barrel-on-your-foot-nsfw/


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    Ballistic Therapy

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    I rest my barrel on my foot all the time when clay and trap shooting.
    Mine doesn't have any shells in it though.
    I only load it when ready to shoot and only 1 or 2 shells depending on how many clays will be in the air.
    And I always look down the chamber when done shooting.
    My actions are always open until ready to shoot.

    GTGallop

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    HOLY MOTHER!
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Casswick

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    No no no no no no no no no no
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    ben

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    I never understood why they did that.

    DClayton

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    How is deemed an acceptable thing to do? Replace shotgun with literally any other firearm and people would rip you a new one.

    “I was at shooters world today. I pointed the pistol I was shooting with against my head as I leant against the wall. It’s comfy, I always do it. So do others. It’s ok. I know it’s unloaded”

    Ballistic Therapy

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    I have been around professional trap and skeet shooters my whole life.
    This is a very common practice.
    Go to any trap and skeet club and your will see people doing this.
    They have been doing it ever since the clay pigeon was invented.
    World skeet champions do this all the time.
    When not on the line all guns are unloaded with the actions open.
    They even make special shoes with built in saddles to rest the barrel on.
    « Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 06:21:50 am by Ballistic Therapy »

    GTGallop

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    Yes but just because it has always been done, doesn't make it a good idea.

    Don't forget we use to throw virgins into volcanoes and the common remedy for sick people was bleeding them out.  We learned from our mistakes and moved on to better stuff.

    The practice of foot resting a shotgun has always skeezed me out but even more so now.
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Mr. Nobody

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    Well, he won't be able to just walk that off...

    Can't fix stupid in this guy's case, but you can obviously put holes in it.

    Wow...
    There is nothing more deceptive then an obvious fact. - Sherlock Holmes

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