Now, bear in mind that I'm only an "average" shot (usually score 12 to 20 on trap, lifetime high 24), and that I have several basic shooting issues that I've been working on for about a year, namely, cross-eye dominance and follow-through issues. Oh yeah, and I've never shot trap with a 20 gauge before.
So four of us went down to Loch Raven for a few rounds and the club members were hospitable as always. It's a great "middle-of-the-road" facility, offering $5.75/round ($15 to $50 for 2 rounds is typical around here), a modest clubhouse, and snacks, drinks, cigars, and shells for sale (and they take plastic). And it's 15 minutes from home.
I took a really low-stress attitude and tried to get used to the little gun. Of all things, I found myself shooting significantly behind the clay. Worked really hard on keeping my face right on the barrel, which I think is why my shooting improved each round. Results? Drumroll.....
Wobble w/20 gauge, improved choke - 1st time.
5/25 (holy schnykes!)
I need a lot of work on this but it could have been worse, and the gun was like a dream! After 3 rounds we packed up and got some grub at Andy Nelson's BBQ. Got home, watched my Hokies win the ACC Championship, and it started snowing. Sound like a fine December saturday? It was - you shoulda been here.