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#1843109 - 02/14/11 10:17 AM The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread
Yellowhammer Offline
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Registered: 02/07/02
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Loc: Huntington, Texas
For the 2011 hunt we again had an eggshoot, this time we had it at the public range near Las Crueses.

There were 24 paid shooters for this years event, and as you know Specialized Dynamics donated the first Prize which was a Custom AR in .223 and Foxpro donated the second prize of a Foxpro Firestorm.

The shooters were:

Robert Christenson
Bill Tinsley (Old turtle)
Terry Bates (220 swift)
Mark Warden (reb8600)
Travis Kiels
Chris McFarland
Tom Austin (Predator Strikeforce)
Gregg Chancellor
Jeff Preston
Christopher Smith
Steve Dillion
Al Morris
Stu Farish
Billy White (WMS Buck)
Dennis Parrrack
Chris Crawford
Tony Tebbe
David Stroud (Venatic)
Matt Nix
A.J. Duran
James Murk
Rick Robbins (bearmanric)
Leon Rodgers (NMLeon)

The first order was to get the range set up. Myself, Venatic and Chris Moddisette took care of that.



For this shoot, there were to be 5 flights of shooters, with 5 each except for the 5th which only had 4. The eggs were set up at 150 yards, and shooters had 5 minutes to fire 5 shots. If their egg was not busted in those 5 shots, they were eliminated. The second round was to be 3 shots in 3 minutes, and each round after that was a one shot elimination.

Before we could get started, all guns were weighed to be sure they were below the 13.5 weight limit. None really even came close to being over weight.

The eggshoot always seems to generate a lot of interest because everyone likes to see what the other guy is shooting and stand around and talk guns, equipement and loads. I can tell you there are some fine rigs there and many are topped with much finer glass than I can every hope to afford.







The video guys were real interested too.



(Kerry Carver and Big Al Morris)

However, the part that really seems to generate the interest is how a guy shooting a stock rifle, with nothing fancy for a scope and factory loads might shoot better than the guy with the top of the line equipment. The shooting sticks, and the shooter's form on the line is the great equalizer!









How the shooters take their shooting position is as varied as the choice of equipment.



Edited by Yellowhammer (04/04/15 02:31 AM)
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#1843111 - 02/14/11 10:18 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Yellowhammer]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Loc: Huntington, Texas
I was the range caller for this event, and after guns were weighed, scopes checked, instructions given and shooting positions drawn for, we got started.





The first round of 5 shots in 5 minutes to break the egg, produced 13 broken eggs. That means that 11 people were eliminated in the first round. Almost half!

The first round breakers were:

Robert Christensen
Mark Warden (reb8600)
Kris Modisette
Travis Kiels
Tom Ausin (Predator Strikeforce)
Jeff Preston
Stu Farish
Tony Tebbe
David Stroud (Venatic)
Matt Nix
A.J. Duran
James Murk
Leon Rodgers

That left a few guys shaking their heads and looking for a crying towel. cry


Steve Dillon


Tom Austin (Predator Strikeforce)
After those thirteen shot the second round (3 shots in 3 minutes), the field was again cut in half! Down to six.

The second round breakers were;

Kris Modisette
Tom Austin
Tony Tebbe
David Stroud
Matt Nix
A.J. Duran

This took us to a one shot elimination. If you break, you are still in, if you miss you are out.

I really put the pressure on A.J. (who happens to be one of our active duty service men!) by making him shoot on the line by himself since he was the 6th shooter. A. J. was a good sport about it, but he didn't let me forget about it at the banquet that night! laugh

After the dust of the third round had settled, we were again cut in half! ohmy

The final 3 shooters were:

Kris Modisette
David Stroud
Tom Austin.


Edited by Yellowhammer (04/04/15 02:32 AM)
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#1843113 - 02/14/11 10:18 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Yellowhammer]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Registered: 02/07/02
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Loc: Huntington, Texas
Now that we are down to the final 3, lets look a little closer and give a little lowdown on the shooters and their equipment.

Kris Modisette , who hails for my home town and travelled to his first PM hunt with David and myself, was shooting a Stevens 200 .223 topped with a BSA Cat's eye scope and was being fed one of Kris' pet hand loads firing a 60 grain Hornady v-max.

Kris also killed his first 2 coyotes on this trip, so there were a lot of first for him. Kris was using my chair and stoney point crusader shooting sticks.

David Stroud (Venatic) was in his second eggshoot finals (placing 3rd in last years shoot), and was the odds on favorite if I was picking. David was shooting his latest D-tech creation of Mike Milli, this particular one in 6mmDTI shooting a hand load of course with 75 grainers I believe. The barrel was a 22 inch shilen, a PRS stock, and one of those snazzy Giesel (sp.) triggers.

Tom Austin (Predator Strikeforce) was also at his first PM hunt and eggshoot. Tom also was shooting Dtech creation, this one a .223 with a 20 inch 1/8 twist barrel topped with Lepers scope.

First shot in the finals was Kris Modisette- mmmmiiss!

Second shot, Tom Austin - mmmisss!

Third shot, Venatic - (Kris is sending out some bad vibes) - mmmisss!!

OK, we are all back to even! w00t

Kris is back up and he is cool as a cucumber. He fires- BREAK! thumbup

Now the pressure is on the others. scared

Predator Strikeforce goes snake eyes - Miss! cursing

Venatic cracks his neck, lays down on the stock and slows his heart beat down like one of those yoga contortionists-- Mmmiss!! blushing

And we have a WINNER!!!! Kris Modisette!

But, we still need to duke it out for second and third place.

Tom is back up, and does the snake eyes thing again - BREAK! thumbup1

Now all eyes are on Venatic. Can he do it, or is he destined for a third place finish again? He settles in, takes aim- Miss. cursing

There we have it!

1st Place - Kris Modisette winner of the Specialized Dymanics AR

2nd Place - Tom Austin winner of the Foxpro Firestorm

3rd Place - David Stroud winner of the ...third place trophy lol



(Venatic, Kris Modisette, Predator Strikeforce)


Presentation of the eggshoot winners was done at the banquet that night.



(Kris Modisette, Scottmilk9, Jeff Mock)


(Venatic, NMLeon, Predator Strikeforce, Kris Modisette)



(Venatic, Predator Strikeforce, Kris Modisette)

Many thanks go out to Kris and David for helping set up the eggshoot. David did most of the work for the eggshoot before it got started, and I took over so he could shoot.

We also need to thank our great sponsors Specialized Dynamics and Foxpro for the eggshoot prizes.

There was also a lot behind the scenes stuff handled by mods and directors to make it happen again this year. If you have never been to a PM hunt/eggshoot, you need to start making plans now for next year!




Edited by Yellowhammer (04/04/15 02:33 AM)
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#1843136 - 02/14/11 10:37 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Yellowhammer]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Posts: 16026
Loc: Michigan
Looking good.
Sounds like some dang good fun too.

Pretty funny the guy that Won is not on the paid list ! lol

Hmmmm kinda fishy....
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#1843178 - 02/14/11 11:12 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Tim Neitzke]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Loc: Huntington, Texas
Kris did pay ahead of time when he registered. There were also several who registered at the shoot at least 11.
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"No prize is greater than the effort taken to acheive it"

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#1843187 - 02/14/11 11:18 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Yellowhammer]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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I know he paid, just pokin alittle fun ! laugh

He wasn't on the list. lol

Nice job on report Sean . thumbup1
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#1843220 - 02/14/11 11:44 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Tim Neitzke]
ohioyotehntr Offline
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Registered: 02/14/08
Posts: 5312
Loc: Chillicothe,Ohio
What a great show we missed. Congrats to all the shooters. Takes a little bit of nerves to even set in the first round in front of all those people.
Maybe I can take my BRAND NEW SAVAGE 17 HMR next year and tear them up lol
Sorry Tim. Had to throw that in there


Edited by ohioyotehntr (02/14/11 11:46 AM)
Edit Reason: I'm retarded and didn't read
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#1843226 - 02/14/11 11:49 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: ohioyotehntr]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Loc: Michigan
Dustin,
I got a Cooper 17 HMR and I anit afraid to use it. wink

That would be fun, a rimfire shoot aswell.
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#1843234 - 02/14/11 11:51 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Tim Neitzke]
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Loc: Utah
Congratulations again to Kris. thumbup He had a grin all day long that you couldn't wipe off with a shovel! lol LOL! Already looking forward to next year. 1st place is in my crosshairs... sneaky2

Also, a huge thank you to everyone that made this event what it was. AMAZING!
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#1843238 - 02/14/11 11:53 AM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Predator Strikeforce]
Tim Neitzke Offline
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Posts: 16026
Loc: Michigan
Congrats to all !!


I just got to know......

Who is the guy that has his shooting sticks up his nose ? !!
Well it looks that way ! laugh
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#1843356 - 02/14/11 01:47 PM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Tim Neitzke]
Yellowhammer Offline
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Loc: Huntington, Texas
Quote:
Who is the guy that has his shooting sticks up his nose ? !!
Well it looks that way !


Don't be jacking with Bearmanric, that is a new ritual the goes through before he shoots. Sacrificing a chicken didn't work too well for him last year, so he was trying something else.
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#1843532 - 02/14/11 04:24 PM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Yellowhammer]
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Actually I think after missing the egg a couple of times he was checking to see if his sticks were crooked. wink
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#1844141 - 02/14/11 10:15 PM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: venatic]
GRIZZLYONE Offline
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Posts: 3686
Loc: So Cal
Stevens 200, BSA glass, I love it! What does that tell ya.
Better hope he don't show up next year with some good glass on that SD, Grizz.
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#1844257 - 02/14/11 11:12 PM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: GRIZZLYONE]
Jeff Mock Offline
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Originally Posted By: GRIZZLYONE
Stevens 200, BSA glass, I love it! What does that tell ya?


It tells me to "BEWARE OF THE MAN WHO SHOOTS ONLY 1 GUN"

My hat's off to ya Kris...NICE shootin! thumbup1
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#1845022 - 02/15/11 04:31 PM Re: The Official 2011 Eggshoot Thread [Re: Tim Neitzke]
RJM Acres Offline
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Registered: 10/07/09
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Originally Posted By: Tim Neitzke
Dustin,
I got a Cooper 17 HMR and I anit afraid to use it. wink

That would be fun, a rimfire shoot aswell.


I'll 2nd that rimfire idea.

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