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World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby allaboutshooting » October 4th, 2011, 8:52 am

The 2011 Still Target World Championship was probably the most competitive that I have participated in or witnessed. It was just plain tough competition and every class was hard fought. My congratulations to all of the participants and winners.

12 Gauge Open Class


Steve Conover - Indian Creek Choke

12 Gauge Hunter Class


Bobby Sears - JEB's Choke

20 Gauge Lady's Class


Doris Bush - Truglo SSX Choke

20 Gauge Open Class

Kari Scott - Indian Creek Choke

20 Gauge JAKES Class

Caleb Gilreath - Indian Creek Choke

12 Gauge Muzzle Loader Class

Brian Sloan - Indian Creek Choke

All shooters won with Hevi-13 Shotshells with #6 shot. The 12 gauge shells were the "Bronze" shells with 2 oz. of shot and the 20 gauge shells had 1.25 oz. of shot.

Just a little background information on this shoot may be interesting. We shoot 2 days, beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day, shoot until 6:00 p.m. the first day and then until the winners have been determined on the 2nd day. That was about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday and half the day on Saturday are "qualifying" days in which you earn seats (positions) in the semi-finals which begin on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. You may bring "Open" seats to the event by earning a win or second place in state or regional competitions but all of the "Hunter" seats must be earned at the championship event.

In the semi-finals, all winners are put in squads and winnowed down until there are only 4 winners. That becomes the "final four" and those shooters compete against each other until one shooter has won 2 times. That shooter is the champion.

It's a tough competition. There are 2 very long days, shooting fully power 3" turkey loads each day. At this shoot the wind blew constantly and the temperatures varied a good bit from the 40s to the 70s.

We had as many or more JAKES than at any shoot I've been and that was a great sign of things to come.

For the first time, 3 of the 4 finalists in the 20 gauge open were women and a woman won that class for the first time.

We had a brand new choke company, JEB's chokes take the Hunter Class.

We had a great shoot, great food, excellent prizes and I'd invite anyone who has an interest to come and compete next year. I'd also encourage you to look for an event that's close to you and give it a try.

Lastly, we were told that the NWTF intends to have more shooting events next year than ever before and not just still target shoots. I'm sure there will be more information about all of this forthcoming.

Again, my congratulations to everyone who participated and to those who won their class.

Thanks,
Clark
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Re: World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby Turkeybuster » October 5th, 2011, 8:56 pm

Thanks for the info. Clark and Congrats to Doris on her win. The way she shoots I wouldn't want to try to steal her chickens. Good to hear ya'll had a good time.

Jon

PS. Not sure if you remember my question about the Browning Full Strut choke tube I inherited when I got the 24" bbl. for the Browning Gold but it worked out great, not quite as tight as the Bansner .665 but a very nice even pattern. Killed two birds with it this past spring.
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Re: World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby allaboutshooting » October 7th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Turkeybuster wrote:Thanks for the info. Clark and Congrats to Doris on her win. The way she shoots I wouldn't want to try to steal her chickens. Good to hear ya'll had a good time.

Jon

PS. Not sure if you remember my question about the Browning Full Strut choke tube I inherited when I got the 24" bbl. for the Browning Gold but it worked out great, not quite as tight as the Bansner .665 but a very nice even pattern. Killed two birds with it this past spring.



Hey Jon,

Congratulations. I do remember your question. It's a very good choke and thank you for the kind remarks. I'll giver your regards to Doris.

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Clark
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Re: World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby Steve_In » October 8th, 2011, 10:54 am

What are the rules for the muzzle loaders? I have damascus barrels on mine and will not shoot anything but lead and bismuth thru it.
Steve, I love "smoked" turkey

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Re: World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby allaboutshooting » October 8th, 2011, 6:08 pm

Steve_In wrote:What are the rules for the muzzle loaders? I have damascus barrels on mine and will not shoot anything but lead and bismuth thru it.



You can shoot up to 2 oz. of shot, currently everyone is shooting #6 Hevi-Shot and 100 gr. of real black powder. There are no barrel length restrictions like there are on the fixed cartridge guns and of course you can use any type of choke tube, if your gun accepts screw in chokes.

The distance is 40 yards from the muzzle. You shoot at a 3" circle and only the pellets within that circle count.

Some of the state and regional shoots offer the muzzloader class and some do not, so you'd want to check with the shoot organizer if you'd like to give it a try.

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Re: World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby Steve_In » October 9th, 2011, 12:41 am

Thank's Clark. 2oz of shot would be about my max. I do shoot more powder though. My jug chokes seem to like a bit more powder than conventional chokes.
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Re: World Championship Still Target Shoot

Postby allaboutshooting » October 13th, 2011, 9:37 am

Steve_In wrote:Thank's Clark. 2oz of shot would be about my max. I do shoot more powder though. My jug chokes seem to like a bit more powder than conventional chokes.


Hey Steve,

You're welcome. It would be good to see more shooters in this class. Unfortunately, it's always had very limited participation.

If there's a shoot in your area, you might want to give it a try.

Thanks,
Clark
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