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Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

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Will Hewland
28 minutes ago, David Pettigrew said:

Yeah, but that guy is a real AA shot .:cool:

 

 

Err.. yes he is. AAA actually. Was there something else you were trying to say?

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23 minutes ago, Will Hewland said:

Err.. yes he is. AAA actually. Was there something else you were trying to say?

Oh, sorry, I looked him up on cpsa and just seen AA and loads of massive scores:D

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Will Hewland
38 minutes ago, David Pettigrew said:

Oh, sorry, I looked him up on cpsa and just seen AA and loads of massive scores:D

No, AAA. But yes, loads of massive scores. They tend to do that

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matt s

David’s obviously a AAA shot and that’s why he can poke fun at your averages Will.

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Turkey

Westfields tommorow.......What will happen???

 

 

 

 

 

TBC........

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matt s

Westfield for me today.great shoot,i started badly and continued badly!finished on a very poor 80.highlight for me was saving a fiver shooting birds only.?

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Doug Pinnegar
16 hours ago, Turkey said:

Westfields tommorow.......What will happen???

 

 

 

 

 

TBC........

Well.....

 

I missed quite a few! 

 

It felt like a firm shoot and quite quite a few different presentations than normal which was interesting. Didn’t cover myself in glory, 72/100. Shot some of the trickier stuff well though which is good.

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Turkey
16 hours ago, Turkey said:

Westfields tommorow.......What will happen???

 

 

 

 

 

TBC........

 

Not much!

 

 

Shot a 84 (83 on the card..but was robbed one)

 

 

It was a tough shoot ... I never performed to my best

 

 

But a good a good set of targets , some new stands,as well as good company!

 

Until next time....

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GlawsterOldCodger

Westfield also, gang of four, me, Bunter, Stew & Tiptop.

Now refrained posting earlier as one was still incandesant with inner rage at my own shortcomings, yes it was a firm/tough course you dont help yourself hitting at start all only then to start dropping targets aplenty on the 3rd & 4th pair ? 

Ended light, as did Tiptop, Stew 80 and big hand to Bunter 80 in B, fair few As would have taken that score today

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Bebo

Horne for me today.  Started off poorly, with the platform my worst stand. Two on report low incomers, only managed 3 from 8.  Overcomplicated things - should have just shot straight at the bloody things.  Picked up after the first four stands and three straights towards meant I was able to retrieve a 76.  Enough to take ladies today.

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Sian

Grange Farm and Garlands for me.  I never shoot well at either and that didn’t change today.

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P1Fanatic
13 hours ago, Bebo said:

Horne for me today.  Started off poorly, with the platform my worst stand. Two on report low incomers, only managed 3 from 8.  Overcomplicated things - should have just shot straight at the bloody things.  Picked up after the first four stands and three straights towards meant I was able to retrieve a 76.  Enough to take ladies today.

They had some fiddly targets there yesterday and a lot were edgy or coming in from distance. I managed a slightly better 5 on the platform finding the 2nd bird only once. I hit a 4/10 on stand 10 and only managed 2 straights. The rest was just sloppiness. Finished on 76 same as you and wasn’t unhappy with that the way I was shooting.

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Bebo
5 hours ago, P1Fanatic said:

They had some fiddly targets there yesterday and a lot were edgy or coming in from distance. I managed a slightly better 5 on the platform finding the 2nd bird only once. I hit a 4/10 on stand 10 and only managed 2 straights. The rest was just sloppiness. Finished on 76 same as you and wasn’t unhappy with that the way I was shooting.

Stand 10 was the sim pair of teal and midi crosser?  Got an 8 on that - missed the first teal rushing it and shot over the top and second to last crosser (think I was behind - fractionally slowed the gun up).  My husband shot it the other way around (crosser first, then teal while it was dropping) and also got an 8.  Showed the difference in our techniques, I hate dropping targets, he loves them. 

Straight on Stands 11, 8 and 5.  Dropped 4 on Stand 1 and 4 on Stand 3 (the other sim pair).  Everything else was either one or two away.  Was pleased with only dropping one of the incomers on 7.  Had a strategy going in to the stand of taking it further out before it started to drop, which worked for me.

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chippy

You know things are bad when you shoot your highest score for months, and when you look at the scores it wouldn't have won C class.

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balltrap
10 minutes ago, chippy said:

You know things are bad when you shoot your highest score for months, and when you look at the scores it wouldn't have won C class.

chippy is talking from experience :angel: 

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Salopian

Therein lies the problem with classifications . Sandbaggers and a good pen can work wonders at most shoots.

Shoot for enjoyment , and hope to improve week by week.

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matt s

I’d have done a lot better with a pencil at Westfield.?

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Will Hewland

Salopian is stirring the pot with talk of sandbaggers; its fairly rare on a routine basis I reckon. (Progressing beginners is the usual issue with high C class scores). The pencil works fine until you get caught, like a certain Parrot owner did, hence he is too ashamed to be seen on here or in the flesh.. Allegedly..

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schmokinn

Knew i'd seen a parrot with a pencil somewhere!

I get accused of sandbagging lightheartedly...for me the difference between whether i find focus or not!

Focus that illusive thing like will o the wisp to me couldn't find much in the sporting on Sunday but found some in the Sportrap.

Bought the mind vs target book but i think i need a book to translate it...can't seem to focus ;)

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Salopian

Actually Will , I am not stirring the pot . Just being a realist , I think we all know certain individuals that possibly haven't shot the score they have been credited with , but does it really matter ? Who are they kidding apart from themselves .

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schmokinn
4 minutes ago, Salopian said:

Actually Will , I am not stirring the pot . Just being a realist , I think we all know certain individuals that possibly haven't shot the score they have been credited with , but does it really matter ? Who are they kidding apart from themselves .

if they are saying they shot more than they did but it didn't affect the outcome of the shoot they are just cheating themselves for some undefinable reason as it is pointless as it will only bump you up a class where you will win even less!

If you are putting in artificially low scores that is full on sandbagging but it costs you money to go down a class to win money so that doesn't really work.

My scores vary massively 20+ targets sometimes....am i cheating myself? I can assure you it is not deliberate the thought of cheating is abhorrent to me.

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Will Hewland
1 hour ago, Salopian said:

Actually Will , I am not stirring the pot . Just being a realist , I think we all know certain individuals that possibly haven't shot the score they have been credited with , but does it really matter ? Who are they kidding apart from themselves .

Sandbagging (a sort of strategy over many shoots)? Or cheating? Two slightly different things.

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chippy
1 hour ago, schmokinn said:

if they are saying they shot more than they did but it didn't affect the outcome of the shoot they are just cheating themselves for some undefinable reason as it is pointless as it will only bump you up a class where you will win even less!

If you are putting in artificially low scores that is full on sandbagging but it costs you money to go down a class to win money so that doesn't really work.

My scores vary massively 20+ targets sometimes....am i cheating myself? I can assure you it is not deliberate the thought of cheating is abhorrent to me.

I've known my scores to vary by 30 targets. And I've no idea why.

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wynno

We all know sandbagging happens...... some do it to move up a class, others to go down.

And I think that shooting grounds turn a blind eye to what happens. Last Sunday at Westfield there was NOT a master scorecard in sight, and to cap it off the majority of scorers were very young children.

There was only one lad who was on stand 6 ( a simo pair ) who actually called out whether you had hit them or not.

BTW. why, if it’s a registered shoot are the scorers NOT WEARING EYE PROTECTION.

over to you Steve.....

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Westward
2 hours ago, wynno said:

There was only one lad who was on stand 6 ( a simo pair ) who actually called out whether you had hit them or not.

BTW. why, if it’s a registered shoot are the scorers NOT WEARING EYE PROTECTION.

The old fart on stand 11 did Wyn...

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