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  1. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Speaking of follow-up reports, I remember trying to tell a story about a new record for breaking clays but I couldn't remember the numbers. I've looked it up.

    On May 16, 2015, Dave Miller set a Guinness world record for most clay pigeons broken in one hour. Using 30 shotguns, each equipped with a 16-round extended tube, and 24 volunteer loaders, he broke 3653 thrown targets in 1 hour, firing every round from the hip (so as not to tear up his shoulders) and alternating sides when his hands got tired.

    Now, if I could just remember precise numbers like that when I'm actually telling the story, I'd sound a lot more believable. :(
     


  2. Glockster69

    Glockster69 TGT Addict

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    One clay every 1.0147 seconds for an hour? Amazing.
     
  3. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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  4. Glockster69

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    Our 1st few threads were in the Houston section but we moved 'em to Other Areas trying to attract more members.
     
  5. Rebel

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    Now lets see Mr. Miller do it with a .22 rifle :)

    ::EDIT::
    Ninja'd!
     
  6. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Uh, Curtis, check your arithmetic.

    60 minutes X 60 seconds = 3600 seconds.

    3600 seconds / 3653 broken targets = 1 target every 0.9855 seconds.

    What amazes me is that he did it without ever shouldering one of those 30 shotguns. I tend to laugh at movie characters who wipe out all the bad guys with a shotgun while firing from the hip. Maybe I won't laugh so much any more.
     
  7. Glockster69

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    If my math is wrong the phone calc sux. ;)
    Either way, still amazing.
     
  8. benenglish

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    I feel like Ad Topperwein's record holds up a bit better, but I'm being snobish. Both feats are absolutely incredible, and in my dreams I hope to be 1/100th as good as either of those men.
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Thanks Ben, except I have tried to reload before.
    I might get them just to have the brass though.
    I found 5 or so individual boxes online for sale as well.
     


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