Timothy Poole

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History of Clay Pigeon Shooting: The Origins of Trap and Skeet Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting has been a favorite sport of many hunters since it was introduced. Because of its ever-increasing popularity, its rules and the equipment used went through a lot of changes throughout history. Invention of Trap Shooting: The Early Years Trapshooting is one of the most enjoyed clay pigeon shooting disciplines. When hunters felt …

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What to Wear Clay Shooting: 5 Tips for Trap and Skeet Shooters

What to Wear Clay Shooting: 5 Tips for Trap and Skeet Shooters

Clay shooting, a popular activity in the summer, needs freedom of movement. It is a smart idea to be prepared for all changeable conditions, and in this article, I will be discussing what to wear and some clothing tips regarding trap and skeet shooting. Keep reading for the essential clothing items you will need on …

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What is the Best Shotgun Barrel Length for Clay Shooting?

With years of consistent practice in clay shooting, I have learned that for many novice clay shooters it’s unclear how the length of a shotgun’s barrel holds critical value in this sport. This article is about the importance of barrel length for clay shooting disciplines and the factors you should keep in mind while choosing …

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Which Barrel to Use First for Trap Shooting: Top or Bottom Barrel?

As a clay shooter, it took me a while to decide whether a top or bottom barrel works perfectly for trap shooting. In this article, I will share my experience with you and let you know the functionality of over-and-under shotguns with regards to clay shooting. Trap Shooting Singles: Top or Bottom? According to one …

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The Grand American

1924 to 1935 Pennsylvania Trapshooting Hall of Fame 1924 H. C. Deck Plymouth, OH 97 from 16 yards 1925 E. C. Starner Ithaca, NY 98 from 17 yards 1926 Sparrow Young Springfield, OH 100 from 23 yards 1927 Otto Newlin Georgetown, IL 98 from 20 yards 1928 Isaac Andrews Spartanburg, NC 95 from 20 yards …

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History of American Gun and Powder Companies

I. FOUNDING DATES AND LOCATIONS OF THE MAJOR GUN AND POWDER COMPANIES. 1802: DuPont Powder Company (Wilmington, Delaware) 1816: Remington Arms Company (Illion, New York) 1832: Parker Gun Company (Meriden, Connecticut) 1835: Hazard Powder Company (Hazardville, Connecticut) 1837: Colt Firearms Company (Hartford, Connecticut) 1848: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company (Hartford, Connecticut) 1852: Smith and Wesson (Springfield, …

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