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Old 7th August 2012, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by thesmokindog View Post
I find it very hard to believe sometimes just how far some of you can shove you're head up you're own arses. the original question was how to speed GP's up, and straight away we got into making things easier, harder and slagging each other off. We even had reference at one point that GP's where for the top shooters only..., complete and utter bollox. If some of you where to spend more time pushing our chosen sport forward by encouraging newer shooters to attend a GP rather than trying to justify spending all that money on your kit and still not getting into the top 10 then the sport would benefit.
The top 10 will always be the top 10 and each year someone will break into the top and someone will fall out of it regardless of how easy or hard a course is.I've only ever shot a few GP's and from what I've seen the GP's are fine as they are so leave them alone. the fact that someone will travel ridicules mile to attend should tell you that you are sitting on a format that works. However, please stop this elitist crap, at the end of the day we are only trying to knock down a few tin chickens...

Based on your posts my answer to the original question is simple - GP's should be for AA shooters only, screw the rest they're not good enough, they slow things down, they don't have the ability so they're not welcome

from a shooter with a good gun, good scope but very little ability who should try to shoot at a standard no higher than club or winter league - apparently
Some fair points made, not so much aimed at one person but a general attitude, and one we should counter, that the GP series is for the elite, no its not, it is for all. The way I see it shooters shoot the winter league, when the bug has bitten then they look at shooting the GP's, if they do really well they may win something and QUALIFY for the showdowns, THIS shoot being aimed at finding the best of the best!
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