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Pulling triggers

by John Geiger   |  August 12th, 2011 0

If you like pulling triggers, this is a good place to be.

I just shot 10 shells at clays on a 5-stand course using a Remington VersaMax. I like the gun a lot and actually took a Missouri turkey with one earlier this year. The Promatic traps set up for the occasion were excellent. The clays were only broken when the shot hit them, as opposed to some traps that are tough on the pigeons before they are even airborne.

Kenny Darnell of Murray, Ken., also shot clays and like the VersaMax. “I didn’t even feel the recoil,” he said. “But I did feel the turkey loads!”

The National Wild Turkey Federation has targets set up and offer shots from Mossbergs with field loads or 3-inch shells at targets 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 yards away. The 40-yard target canbe humbling, and show how difficult a 40-yard shot is.

For bowhunters, the National Archery in Schools Program has a 3-D range set up.

“I shot a bobcat!” said my son who is attending the even and is enjoying all the kid-friendly options in the 105-acre Outdoor Village.

Off to demo more products.


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