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hermit5
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Re: Survey

Post by hermit5 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:36 pm

That’s because we are Old.
You can’t shoot silhouette at night.
The season is over for now.
I don’t have tv.

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Re: Survey

Post by atomicbrh » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:07 pm

I guess everybody went to bed. They stopped posting.

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Re: Survey

Post by dustinflint » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:50 pm

Jeanne,

I very reluctantly vote a very soft "no" on this.

I have been a big proponent of this change for years. I would love to get rid of two days of shooting and the practice day in between (two now, apparently) and turn a 10-11 day trip into a 7 or 8 day trip. However a few things have made me reconsider.

First, 60-shot matches are harder physically and mentally than 40s. The national championship week is tough as it is (that last day can put you straight to sleep!) and I believe moving to 60-shot matches will make it harder and less pleasant for many shooters. The scores will drop and that is always less fun than higher scores.

Second, more shooting in Raton afternoon weather means more of an affect the weather will have on the championships. That's no good.

Third, in 2017 I brought this up at the competitors meeting in Ridgway. After the meeting, Eric Boos pulled me aside and explained to me that the difference between the national championship and a state or regional championship is that the national champion is the shooter that can bring it every day and be consistently the best shooter over three days. I realized that, while I had lots of good reasons that changing to two 60s/day is a great idea and more efficient, sometimes efficientcy isn't the most important thing and I probably need to listen to a guy like Eric that has been doing this a lot longer than me and has seen more than me. I think Eric had a perspective that I didn't have and understood better than me what the national match course is and how it has to be handled.

So, while I've liked the idea a lot for a long time, I don't think it's the way to go.

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Re: Survey

Post by lijeboy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:38 am

Thank you all for well thought-out opinions.
~Jeanne Ring

It's always something.

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Re: Survey

Post by DavidABQ » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:33 pm

Disregard
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Re: Survey

Post by bigmike6970 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:44 pm

My Vote is for 40's

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Re: Survey

Post by Pagunner » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:17 pm

So I dont become long winded like some others. Yes for small bore, no for high power. Seniors and super seniors can shot 40's and we can adjust the scores for a 60 match.

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Re: Survey

Post by dustinflint » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:35 pm

Pagunner wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:17 pm
So I dont become long winded like some others.
I see what you did there...

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Re: Survey

Post by Snake » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:34 am

I prefer 40's both as a match director and a competitor. I even liked the bad old days of a 40 round warmup match before the start of the Nationals. Having experimented with 60 round matches at our club we found no particular time advantage. In fact folks complained about fatigue....and I tired of hearing them ( thus fatigue x 2) ;) So we'll continue with 40's.

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