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Old 23rd September 2012, 08:21 PM
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I can see it from both sides Dave. On one hand we need to encourage new comers and give all the advice we can (guilty of this a couple of times this year at GPs when shooting with lower grades). On the other hand we want a level playing field at the shoots, especially when the top places are won and lost on single targets. The last thing we want is newcomers to the sport leaving because they are not being encouraged to become better shots....maybe this needs to be done more at club level, and the basic rules explained at the same time. I know that I gladly received all the tips I could get when I first started, especially from Andy Calpin, Ian Taylor and quite a few others I could mention. I remember shooting at at Frayed Knot at Emley when I was C Grade and a very nice Russ Spencer was teaching me to shoot in the wind, I never forgot that and it made me respect the guys who are a lot better than us mortals.
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