Just started 3 Gun

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Just started 3 Gun

Post by Precision » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:30 pm

Hey guys, First 3 gun match in the bag.
I managed to not get a DQ, not be dead last on any stage and have a really good time.
With each stage I got better. The shotgun was definitely my downfall, but running a low capacity pump...not unexpected.

I forgot until the last minute to check my stash of birdshot and ended up making a run to Dicks (I know) never again and paid retail with poor customer service for the privilege. Side not, I had a friend's 10 year old tripplets with me. The cashier would not let the kids carry out the bags of shotshells. Store policy...really not going back there.

But to the point. Where do you all find to be the best place - online or IRL to get your shotshells?

Most likely looking for Winchester AA in 7.5, But not that sure yet as I will be using a different shotgun next time and need to see what it likes to eat.
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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by BDK » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:43 pm

Usually Academy runs some specials this time of year. Stock up during the run up to dove season.

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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by First Shirt » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:23 pm

Walmart has pretty good prices on low brass 7-1/2 shot, especially this close to dove season.
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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Congrats on the successful first match.
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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by Precision » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:13 am

Thanks.

Looks like Academy has the best price in super X. Looking or some cheap AA but now I know where to look.
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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by Rumpshot » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:13 pm

Check the shelves at WalMart too. Different stores carry different quantities of ammo and locally they are very competitive.
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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by BDK » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:53 pm

Oh, and congrats on taking up crack

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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by Precision » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:24 pm

BDK wrote:Oh, and congrats on taking up crack

Hey now, it is more like a good tasting scotch.
yeah already in the market for a replacement shottie. The 870 pump SUCKS. I gave up a SHITTON of time due to it and user errors because of it. Don't get me wrong, I would still have been far from competitive, but I estimate 75 seconds of stupid, slow and errors rest directly there.
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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by BDK » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:36 pm

Shotguns suck. I broke 3 in one day at a match

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Re: Just started 3 Gun

Post by blackeagle603 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:49 pm

What was it about the 870 in particular running those courses?
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