Ole Ben

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Ole Ben

#1 Post by steve voss » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:49 pm

We were wondering about him this year. This is reposted from 16ga.com
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L-R Ben Felton , Scott Cutter , and Myself in Nov. 2007 , On Standing Rock .
Two of my long and Dear Friends and Mentors , I shall forever be greatful for knowing them.


For those of you that had met Ole Ben , I would like to let you all know he passed away the first of the month with a Heart Attack , on his way to come back up here to the lake to shoot a round or two .

For those that do not know , Ben Felton is the reason that I fell in love with the 16 bore and built the DR 16 because of this love of the great 16 bore that he fostered .

I shall miss our long conversations about fancy guns ole friend .


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Re: Ole Ben

#2 Post by Stackbarrel16 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:27 pm

Damn. RIP Ben.
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#3 Post by Joe Cool » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Ben was a most interesting and friendly character and I'm sure he will be greatly missed by one and all. He got me shooting a hammergun (along with Mikeee Bonner) at Flatwater and it was a real hoot!
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Re: Ole Ben

#4 Post by Pancho McTavish » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:39 pm

One of the good ones gone. Godspeed Ben.

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Re: Ole Ben

#5 Post by postoak » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:51 pm

Mr. Ben, it was so good to know you, Rest in Peace.
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Re: Ole Ben

#6 Post by Larry Brown » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:02 pm

Sorry to hear about Ben. Yet another Flatwater alum passes.
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Re: Ole Ben

#7 Post by mbonner » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:22 pm

RIP. Ben, a real hoot it was trying to get Atticus to shoot a rabbit eared gun!

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Re: Ole Ben

#8 Post by Joe Cool » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:38 am

That really was an interesting station. One high crosser and a curve out away breaking bird. Larry set the targets in a most interesting and fun arrangement. Mike, you will no doubt recall that between pulling hammers, opening that strange LeFaucheux action and working double triggers, it took a few tries to get me into y'alls groove!! :oops: :lol: But once I got fully adjusted to the "newfangled" gun/shooting arrangement, that old Husquvarna was a "dead on" shooter. You just could not miss with it! :wink:
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