"Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

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"Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

Postby Silvers » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:05 am

I'm not associated with the VGC event except as a shooter and thus this is just a personal suggestion.

For those of you who will be at the upcoming Vintage Gunners Cup let me suggest you look at the Pigeon Ring and try it out. This is the closest you'll get in almost all states to a real box bird ring as in the days of yore. I had a chance to shoot it last Saturday while at an invitational event at Hidden Hollow and before the ring gets moved to the first field on the access road, just before the rock quarry operation. Any SxS that's suitable for Trap or FITASC will do and you don't have to bring one of those Live Bird guns we see once in a while here on the site. Although that would be nice.

The "box birds" are actually thrown from a rotating and oscillating clay bird trap that's hidden behind a barrier so you can't see its carrousel or the position of the throwing arm. Then on call the clay is released and it can fly anywhere in 360-degrees and at varying elevation trajectories, same as live birds. 10 "birds" per shooter/round and with full use of the gun on each clay. Bonus points if the ribbon that's nestled inside the concave surface of the clay drops inside the perimeter ring fence.

Lots of fun and it certainly will be so for my friend and our Exec Director "Tool Man" who's been hyping it up on pigeon guns and FITASC shooting as long as I've known him. Hey Flambe man, I'm looking forward to seeing you dust off your "Special K" or any other long legged vixens or that Pahkaah double-trap gun you just got. Or that "Brand X" double-trap gun from a year or so ago. As they say, it's time to fish, no more bait cutting …… :lol:

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Re: "Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

Postby TOOL MAN » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:47 am

I'm there, Bogardus!!! My kind of Poker. Tell "Rock Mountain Man" my FITASC Bermuda's are being pressed as we speak!!

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Re: "Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

Postby Silvers » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 am

Pic of the ring with only 3 shooting butts on Saturday and while still set up in the regular/close parking area. Click to expand pic to see the trap barrier, ring/fence and part of the rotating trap from this angle but not visible from the butts.

Looking forward to see "Hard Driver" in action. :D

Mountain Mike will probably use his Crescent 34" double-trap, maybe his N.R. Davis “Special Pigeon” gun ??? :lol: :lol:

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Re: "Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

Postby Researcher » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:54 am

Just for comparison, the real deal, a well known double gunner getting his bird --

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Re: "Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

Postby longshot » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:49 pm

I would say the gauntlet has been thrown.
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Re: "Pigeon Ring" at the VGC

Postby TOOL MAN » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:16 pm

[quote="Researcher"]Just for comparison, a well known double gunner getting his bird --

Whoa......is that Rolla "Pop" Heikes from the infamous Oakton Gun Club???? Great form!!! :D :D
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