Originally Posted by nemesis
How do you mean,make up the numbers?I think that's a defeatist comment.When you participate you do so in your allocated grade so you shoot amongst others of same ability,all the top AA shooters weren't gifted,they've achieved their status through hard practice and dedication.If you're prepared to put the practice and effort in the trophys will soon come.
Sometime its worth a realistic approach,it is true to a point that extensive practice can improve(and does)results,but there comes a time when you realise that you will not progress beyond a level no matter how much practice you do!
Practice in itself has a greater impact when directed in a competitive and structured atmosphere in an environment of perhaps competition to compare abilities and have the best advice and help.
It would be interesting to see if the top AA shooters generated to a club of like excellent shooters which drove and honed their inherent abilities,and had scalps to take
Top shooters have a drive to win,something general club shooters don't have at that intensity.
Shooting is fun but you have to know your limitations,anyone can and do win,but not on a regular and extended time frame,and the rest of us just enjoy the sport.