Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jan 10, 2015 @ Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm

We dropped in on the Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm  annual Member Appreciation Day.  We're not members but found from past visits that non-members are always welcomed and encouraged to enjoy the provided meal!

A nice gesture by the club, giving something back to members! Members shoot at a discount and also receive a free lunch.  Besides hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixings, fried venison was offered.  A home run on the venison, really tasted good!  By the way, lunch was all you can eat.

Both owners were out and about!

A cool start to the day, only in the upper 40's, but little wind and sunny skies.  When we departed it was 56 degrees.

I shot both the west and east course, the wife just the east. 

Walking down the east course road we had three deer cross the road on the run in front of us.

We shot three hundred shells out of a pair of 1100's and only one failure to feed. 

Was using factory RIO shells, 1210fps.  Something I don't remember happening in the past, was after shooting a report pair I literally had a flame shooting out of the open chamber.  It startled me and caused me to drop the shell I was attempting to insert. I gather unburnt powered igniting.

No target breakage (no bird calls) and no machine breakdowns.


I was last at the club in March 2014.

The road between the club and the main road has seen major work.  No more wash board driving and looks like a major effort was made to improve drainage.  

It looks like the road around the west course has seen improvement.

Several shooting stations on the west course now have covered shooting stands.  No short cuts on the build, they look professional built.

The Promatic system on the west course is new.

A the host many shoots, as well as the state shoot from time to time.

Each year the club holds the Florida Challenge, a major NSCA sporting clays shoot.  This year the shoot is  February 26 - March 1, 2015.

The shoot includes FITASC, 5-Stand, and small gauge events, as well as a 200 target main even.

Several shooters that I know just come in and shoot the prelim event and pass on the main event. A few others just shoot FITASC.

Video and Photos from the 2014 shoot!

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