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Re: Big Changes

Post by cedestech » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:56 am

Jason wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:47 am
cedestech wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:37 am
Jason, I have read your novella... here is a link, get some help... I am worried for you.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=snohomish ... =QBRE&sp=2

If you carefully reread your post, you completely Jim Acosta'ed yourself.
Just as earlier in the thread, if you would like to argue, please do so by addressing what I wrote. Personal insults indicate that you can't do so, so you try to change the subject instead. Nice try.
I'm going to try and not reply to this tread anymore. It's clear you can not see the ram line for your focus in on the few blades of grass growing in front of the chickens... do follow the link though. Seriously. Your health insurance should cover a few visits....
Emmett Dibble, Rosenberg Texas. All hail Jason, writer of novellas and destroyer of small pieces of paper!!!

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Re: Big Changes

Post by Jason » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:45 am

cedestech wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:56 am
I'm going to try and not reply to this tread anymore. It's clear you can not see the ram line for your focus in on the few blades of grass growing in front of the chickens... do follow the link though. Seriously. Your health insurance should cover a few visits....
Please address the topic at hand instead of continuing with personal insults.

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Re: Big Changes

Post by Jerry G » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:14 am

It seems to me that some person has been complaining about 'BOOKS' foe several years now but calls out others for complaining. It seems to me this is one disorganized CF and it has been a topic here for several years. You would think the NRA would come up with a good solid 'fix' to the 'book problem' before they stir up the shooters with a bunch of rumors and half thoughts. My apologies to the to the gunny for thinking you were not too well organized. You had your **** together for many years from the mid 80s until you retired.

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Re: Big Changes

Post by jbolt » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:43 pm

You guys are hilarious!

Whether we chiseled our scores on stone tablets or were able to magically think them into the cloud, it has little to no bearing on attracting younger shooters. For most, our sport is difficult to become modestly proficient, which I consider to be a good shooter. Our sport is slow paced. Our sport is repetitious. There is no new technology or innovation to our equipment. All things that I believe most of us who do participate appreciate. That doesn't fit the fast paced, shiny new, instant gratification, hey look at me and my cool stuff firing 3000 rounds per minute the younger generations have become accustom to.

Focusing on attracting younger shooters is a dead end. Oh one will come along now and then and we do everything we can to encourage them and a few stay. I've had more success with the late 30's and beyond demographic who has more time and income and appreciates the challenge of silhouette. How we report scores is inconsequential. If some tweeny or 20 something can't deal with not looking at their scores every five minutes on their phone and posting it to social media while waiting for their turn to shoot, oh wait we don't have free wifi or good cell service at our range, then they are not going to last long anyway.

I was fine with the books. Never thought it was difficult to fill them out as it only took a few minutes.

From the NRA's perspective it makes perfect sense to have all the competitions on similar systems. I don't fault them for that but it is being poorly implemented at the last minute.

I'm sure we will be just fine with the card system and the sun will rise tomorrow. I do believe it will take more time for the MD to report the scores than scribble in books. It will eventually cost more in the long run than the $13 or $26 of the books when the NRA starts charging a fee for each match, if you want your score reported.

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Re: Big Changes

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:52 pm

I sorta miss the score books already. I guess I am getting a little nostalgic for them. :roll:

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Re: Big Changes

Post by psteiger » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Ok, I've got my popcorn ready, ready...........fire. :ar!

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Re: Big Changes

Post by DavidABQ » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:17 pm

psteiger wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Ok, I've got my popcorn ready, ready...........fire. :ar!
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Re: Big Changes

Post by OldRanger » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 pm

jbolt wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:43 pm
we chiseled our scores on stone tablets
I like it! Stone tablets all around!
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Re: Big Changes

Post by Snake » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:51 pm

Regarding a comment that our sport is repetitious, slow, etc. Perhaps one should examine bench rest, across the course, PRS, etc. Most shooting sports are repetitious, slow, lack innovation and defy instant gratification. Our sport appealed to hunters....note the targets....the 'new' games like PRS let one pretend he's a sniper...sort of a video game come to life...and its slow and generally repetitious. In this touchy feely world of animal rights a hunt oriented game is probably not what baby will play. As an example note that the boy scouts can't have animal shaped targets along with no longer being 'boy' scouts; I'll bet shooting will soon be gone too. But I digress, I meant to remark that the electronic recording of scores is a great concept but for the Chinese fire drill attempt at implementation.....

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Re: Big Changes

Post by atomicbrh » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:54 pm

Regarding the comment about silhouette being slow and repetitious, consider this quote by Heraclitus. "No man ever steps through the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man." If you spend enough years in silhouette, you know that no shot you make is exactly the same. You are only as good as the last shot you made for record.

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