The Lost Target website is a web-based news service that strives to post news of interest for gun enthusiasts. The webmaster for the site resides in upstate New York and shoots registered Skeet, Trap, and Sporting Clays in the states and Canada. By no means a top gun, a shooter just out to have fun...
Without getting into details.... other then stating health issues! The LostTarget.com news portion of the website will continue to see daily updates, but sometimes later in the day then normal or even seeing a day or two skipped. For the time being I'm not able to travel, to include visiting clubs in my region.
Two local shoots upcoming but have to pass....
For those who look forward to the photos and/or videos of the dozen or so clubs I visit each winter in Florida, not happening this winter as not traveling south.
Club de chasse, pêche et tir de Farnham inc. (Farnham, Québec)
Sunny, warm day!
You bring your firearm and the club furnishes the ammunition (included in the price of the shoot). Don't know if the club is receiving a deal on ammunition purchase (Challenger) for the shoot, but instead of 1 1/8 shells I suggest 1oz shells (less felt recoil) especially with the number of gun fit issues I saw.
By my count 14 trap squads....
All level of shooters from beginners to the more accomplished. Class shoot so all had a chance on taking something home.
Skeet had a slow start, but picked up in the PM.
Hot dogs and fries for lunch. One order of fries can feed two...
The wife and I shot both sporting clays courses. Only had issues with a rabbit machine. Targets not thrown from this machine deducted from the target counter when we checked out.
Front course is overall a skeet/IC choke. Features the tower (four machines). A number of stations have four machines. Tower choke may vary depending on the height of the tower. We shot the front course using LM.
The back course is LM. The second station and the last station have seven machines each. Station #1 is the hardest. Your not doing anyone a favor if you take a new shooter to the back course.
Not a club you can just drop in and start shooting. Private club. A fee is imposed for guest and visitors (limits on number of visits). Best to go with a member for the best rate if not interested in joining or wait until the club is hosting a shoot.
My stamina has not been what it should be this past summer. Thankfully benches at every shooting station and I can take a break when needed.
Club chasse, pêche et tir de Farnham inc. (Farnham, Québec) is having a trap/skeet fun shoot this Sunday and I'm going to shoot my first trap targets since opening day at Club Huntingdon at the beginning of summer. We'll see how it goes....
Using a jarring image to blast increased diversity on a children's TV show, a National Rifle Association online show depicted characters from "Thomas & Friends" in white, Ku Klux Klan-style hoods on burning train tracks.
Host of NRA TV's "Relentless," Dana Loesch went after the classic children's character Thomas The Tank Engine after its maker, Mattel, joined forces with the United Nations in efforts to increase gender diversity and representation on the program and include new characters from around the globe.
Loesch, a conservative spokeswomen for the gun rights group, specifically called out one new character – Nia, a steam engine from Kenya.
THE CLAY SHOOTING CLUB L'ACADIE IS ACQUIRING THE CLUB LA ROUE DU ROY
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Club La Roue du Roy. Our two sites will allow us to offer you a range of hunting activities and unparalleled shooting. We look forward to introducing you to this beautiful 260-acre site with a choice of nature trails, a well-established tower and of course a variety of fine hunts as well as the famous “Roue du Roy”. , a 5 star kennel and much more! Thank you to Gabriel Gagnon and his team for the tremendous work they have done in recent years. We can not ignore this vision and passion for shooting and hunting. We have only to think of all the new shooting facilities, the shooting simulator, the modernization of the buildings, everything was done as latest state of the of art. This heritage is precious and we sincerely believe that no one could have done better ... Thank you and you are welcome at any time
L'Acadie clay Shooting Club
It was L'Acadie's most interesting option for us as it assured us that the Club would keep its identity. The respect of Mr. Luc Ouimet and Robert Trahan for the Club, as well as their qualities as directors and managers, will ensure the continuity of the Club for the years to come. We also knew that it allowed the greatest number of shooters to continue practicing their favorite sport at one of Canada's finest shooting clubs.
I was losing focus on targets and thought it was time to change lens color. I ordered a color that I thought would do the trick. Also, upgraded and ordered the polycarbonate lenses with anti-reflective coating.
About a week later I receive a call from Decot asking why I (a long time customer) was changing lens colors?
We went back in forth (mostly me listening) and he recommended ColorMag (a purple lens) in Lt Med. The broacher says the lens color utilizes spectral isolation to provide unbelievable color contrast.
Reds and Orange really pop. I didn't know my red van was so red! A stack of targets really catches the eye.
Been out one time and happy with the results.
Also, for years I've used the Decot finger print size (bottom of the lens) bifocals. This time I opted for "no" bifocal in the right lens. I no longer do a lot of scoring and for the amount of reading I do with my shooting glasses I thought I could get away with just a bifocal in the left lens. So far no issues.
With rare exception I won't be participating in any formal shoots for the remainder of the summer.
I've gone out several times this year feeling under the weather and having a hard time making it through 25 targets, let alone 100.
Attended a shoot today and had excellent AM results (was feeling good). In the PM (second part of the match), not so excellent and it cost me a top spot. Not fun when you go out and your not physically at 100%.
I had already skipped a couple of shoots I was planning on attending this year and after today better to cancel the season and work through what ails me.
Still do practice, as I can take a break when needed.
I have several shoots on the calendar that I will be attending with camera in hand. Saying that, I was having a hard time keeping my energy levels up while running around with camera at todays shoot.
I've been having a hard time getting a sharp focus on targets using my V-Lite 1 lenses when less then full sun conditions (really noticeable in trap). I'd start out with a good focus, but then the target would turn into a blur. Certain backgrounds would also effect what I was seeing (or not).
I have a second lens color (Gold lite 10) that is excellent on dark cloudy days, but not comfortable to wear on sunny or partial cloudy days, as I find myself squinting because of the sun.
Time for change....
A trip to my Ophthalmologist before I ordered new lenses found that I needed a prescription update (less then two years from my last prescription change).
So, as well as changing out the V-Lite lenses for another color that would give me more latitude in regard to sun and partly cloudy days, I also needed a new set of Gold lite lenses to go along with the new prescription.
I also upgraded to Polycarbonate lenses and Anti-Reflective Coating.
Today, I receive a call from the Decot company asking why I was changing lens colors (been using them from when I first started shooting) from what I ordered the last time. I explained what was going on and a suggestion was made in regard to lens color and shade.
I won't have my new lenses for most likely three weeks, but will do a follow-up after given them a workout.
The Laporte Family is really proud that Discovery Channel chose our Laporte clay target factory in Formerie (France) as a perfect example to show "How it's made".
It is a great honor for us since Discovery Channel only features the very best in each industry. Stay tuned, the show will air in a few weeks in Northern America (Canada and USA).
Our targets are going to be thrown in some of the biggest events in the World in the next few years, when our Laporte traps remain the highest reference all around (sporting, trap and skeet): 2018 World Skeet Championship, 2018 World FITASC Championship, 2018 Nationals, 2019 World Skeet Championship, 2019 NSCA Nationals and US Open, 2020 Tokyo.
New format this year..... No pre-squading. You show up and if none of your friends are in attendance you run around trying to get squadded.
Personally, I despise no pre-squading, but I'm sure I'm in the minority.
Backups on the course. Two brand new machines acting up. I was told they leave the factory set to throw White Flyer targets. The club throws Lawry targets and machines were not "burned in" prior to the shoot to check for issues. I was informed knife edge adjustments is the cure in regard to Lawry targets.
The two machines were not the only reason for backups. A couple of squads were doing more socializing then shooting before each station and while shooting. And, some obviously not aware the time to change chokes is when you see the show targets, not when its your turn to shoot.
One station (two report pairs) could of seen more imagination in target presentation. Basically outgoing straightaway from the same machine. Point the gun in the general direction with skeet choke and pull the trigger. As one shooter was overheard saying, not sporting clays targets.
In a wooded area on the course the use of a chain saw is recommend before the next shoot.
OK that was the downside.
Overall nice target presentations and seasoned shooters who moved the shoot along at a good pace (except for the couple of squads mentioned).
A sunny day and for the most part the targets popped.
Registration went smoothly.
Lunch was included in the shoot fee and the two "girls" working the kitchen did an outstanding job.
Unlike my previous shoot the weather was comfortable. Saying that, my bedroom closest had been transferred to my vehicle and I was prepared to shoot even if the temperature dropped well below freezing.