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    Default Another Legend Passes Away - RIP Tom Knapp

    Found out that Tom Knapp died today after losing a battle to lung cancer. That's really sad to hear. He was a big inspiration to me and his tips helped out a lot with my shotgunning. I always enjoyed watching him bust a handfull of clays while holding his shotgun over his head upside down. I even saw him shoot aspirin out of the air with a .22 once. A great man and a great shooter. RIP
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    Bummer for sure. Wonder if the all the shooting and breathing all the fumes was part of the lung cancer cause? Makes ya wonder anyways!

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    I'm pretty sure he was a smoker
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    Got to shake his hand at SHOT one year. We talked for a good two minutes about duck hunting before going to the next guy...he was an amazing talent with a scattergun and from what I saw a real gentleman. RIP Tom.

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    Yep...great man for sure...RIP Tom
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    Good man for sure and I figure George possum Jones will be singing to him on the way up.
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    Hell of a shot and always found his stunts amazing. Talented guy.
    RIP Tom.
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    My son and I always enjoyed watching him on TV RIP Tom
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    Sad to hear...A shotgun legend for sure, enjoyed watching him in the past years, he will be missed......RIP Mr. Knapp !!!

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