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Building a Skeet Field of Dreams Part 3

This is my 3rd update of our Field of Dreams. Our Mec 300E Sporter Skeet set has finally arrived! Although I’m sorry I missed pictures of the uncrating, I just got so excited that I didn’t even think of taking any. It was like Christmas day for me! 
One of our coaches Joe Hayes and I couldn’t wait for everyone else to help unpack. We went right to work getting the machines unboxed and set in place in the houses. We had called before and got all the specifications on the machines, so we had already built the bases. We set the machines in place roughly in alignment and bolted them down. Although I thought the small, minuscule adjustments would take hours to do, with the easy adjustability of my MEC Machines we had them set and throwing targets at the perfect height and angle in no time. We are having our local MEC dealer come to do the fine tuning of the machines so they will be ready to throw registered skeet targets. 

Coach Joe Hayes and I couldn’t stand waiting any longer to shoot, so as soon as we got the machine set, we shot our first round. Sorry guys, but we just wanted to make sure they were correct for the rest of you!
Next, RBS, our local rock quarry, donated a load of gravel. Lynch Construction did an awesome job getting the field on grade and they put down a nice base. 
Now, we are topping it off with some crusher run stone. We have all the stations laid out perfectly, so once we get the gravel down, we can start shooting! Unfortunately, the weather isn’t allowing us to get a concrete truck on the field, but we can’t wait!
Our Scholastic Clay Target Team is coming together way better than expected. We have already had 20 kids signed up for our first West Virginia SCTP team. We have had a couple group practices, but right when we planned our first official practice and sign up meeting, the Corona Virus shut everything down. I can’t wait for this thing to pass! We were initially hoping for 15 kids in the first year of our team, so passing that number before we’ve even had our first meeting is absolutely amazing! 
Before (we formed Mountaineer Clay Crushers) our team, West Virginia had NO SCTP teams and NO High school teams. The kids of WV were missing out on HUGE opportunities for school, college, and even their future careers. I cannot thank MEC Outdoors and CZ-USA enough for making this dream come true and growing the opportunities for me and all the youth in West Virginia. I hope to change some kids lives through this team. It was such an amazing feeling to watch kids that had never shot a gun go through their safety training and break that first clay on our field with the help of our coaches.

I will keep you all updated on the field and the team! As soon as we get the skeet field ready, we plan to try and redo our trap field. We’re hoping to get our new SCTP Team to the SCTP Nationals in Marengo, Ohio in July to compete for West Virginias spot on the podium!

by Makayla Scott


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