why do people think that they can't compete with people with expensive guns and scopes?
expensive kit or cheap kit if you aim in the right place it will go down
You can't buy success , you have to put in the trigger time, you have to learn he rules and your kit and get yourself a solid system to range find every target on the course.
be honest with yourself ,idenyify your weakness's and work on them.
that will work far better than making excuses.
The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.