Breaking Clay & Geeking Out
A client of mine took me Skeet shooting in late 2014 and again this spring. I have to say I’ve really gotten into it.
There’s a really nice range no more than 10 minutes from my house so it’s pretty convenient to go down on the weekend to make some noise and break some clay (as they say).
I ended up getting my own shotgun and everything! Like any “hobby” there are many accessories you can get. I’m slowly starting to get all the bits and pieces together & fit in with the regulars. Still need a vest though…
Pro Tip: Wal-Mart has the BEST prices on Ammo! 25-50% cheaper than everywhere else.
If you know me you know I’m kind of a geek (true story). When I bought my shotgun it came with a rebate. It wasn’t a cash rebate it was a TECH rebate! The rebate was a “TactaCam” that mounts on the barrel of the gun & lets you shoot HD video of your hunt (or skeet in my case).
The Tactacam can also be setup to automatically takes pictures at a rate of 1-frame a second so it works perfectly as a time-lapse camera. Here are a few videos from our first outing:
The camera had slipped to the side and we didn’t notice it for a while. After this outing we determined we needed to change the mounting point as well as use the closed back to cut down on the noise of the firing mechanism.
The TactaCam has a 4x zoom that’s equivalent to a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera. That means what you see is what you get. It’s not a wide (fisheye) view that you get with the GoPro and the picture quality is pretty amazing.
Pretty neat toy to play around with and we’re looking forward to finding other uses for the TactaCam. Might be a good additional camera when we’re out shooting with the GoPro.