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View Poll Results: Were you happy with your performance at the Worlds>
Yes, I was happy with the way I shot. 12 33.33%
No, I shot like a muppet 16 44.44%
I did my best, but my kit let me down 2 5.56%
I did my best, but my rangefinding was poor 4 11.11%
I am Pete Dutton and I am fairly happy... 2 5.56%
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Old 25th April 2011, 06:34 PM
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Default Were you happy with the way you shot at the worlds?

After a great day at Cambridge yesterday, I was speaking to a few shooters about their experience at the WHFTA at Kelmarsh.

How many of us expected to go there and be in with a shout and how many of us did better or worse then we expected. For those who did badly was it the course that beat you or equipment malfunction or hangover?

Personally, I was unhappy about the way I shot at 3 of the targets, but the rest just beat me and I am happy with my 109 for the 2 days.

What do you guys think?

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Old 25th April 2011, 07:16 PM
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I went there wanting a top 50 place, I ended up 61st (I think) got 106 (2x53) with a zero both days, overall I was very happy with my shooting, killing all but one of my discipline shots (shot over the top of a supported stander on lakes). I ended up joint top BSA score so I'm happy with that, although I know I could/should of done much better! Looking forward to the rest of the UK's now and hopefully achieving something there!
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Old 25th April 2011, 07:25 PM
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Nope, definitely shot like a muppet. I think Beaker was in charge of my rangefinding decisions.

Was fine for the first day... happily lobbing pellets with a sense of blissful optimism but no great expectations.
Then I discover (with a mix of glee and bewilderment) I'm in joint first position for the .22 class and my mind decides this could be quite a big thing...

Managed to get about 20mins sleep Saturday night, bizarre and horrifyingly realistic nightmare of every shot being an inter-range reducer with a kill zone smaller than my pellet.

Was unable to face breakfast Sunday morning as my stomach was doing its best impression of a blender; imagine a small child who'd just been told their parents had bought a sweetshop and they were moving to Disneyland.

Bizarrely I got the first 6 targets down; those were the ones shot whilst I was still feeling physically sick.

It was when I reminded myself that I was a grown adult of *cough!* years, and that I really shouldn't be this nervous about lying in a field trying to knock brightly coloured animal shapes over that I started to calm down...
It was then that my brain just turned to porridge.

"Hmmm... looks like 30 yards... just shoot it at 30 yards"
*get into position, load pellet and sight through scope*
"Hmmm... probably more like 40 yards isn't it....maybe shoot it at 45 to be safe.... mind you, looks a bit big for 45 yard... might it be 20 yards? Tell you what... just shoot it at 15 and see what happens..."


Never mind.... always next year eh?
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Old 25th April 2011, 07:48 PM
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made up with day 1

missed some shots on day 2 that I wouldn't normally miss and I think nerves got to me slightly...

but generally happy overall
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Old 25th April 2011, 07:50 PM
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Really happy with the way I shot over both days, & honestly was left wondering why I missed two targets each day ! (& those shots will stick for a while )
Day two I had dropped three targets within about seven pegs IIRC & then stayed clear the rest of the way to finish with 114 over both days with two 57's
I went with top 25 in my head & bettered that so can't complain really
If it had been windy it may have changed things though
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Old 25th April 2011, 07:50 PM
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Happy overall, 53 on day1 could/should have been 54 which i'd have been pleased with.

55 on day 2 but should/could have been a 56 which i'd have been very happy with.

So 108 for 2 days,( better than last year).

A cracking weekend, courses, weather and company(shooting lesson from Larissa until the last half hour of day 2 while me and Colin had a close one both days).

Me Dad enjoyed the Sunday as well, he was well impressed by the organisation, surprised by the number of shooters involved and enjoyed the friendlyness of the event.

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Old 25th April 2011, 08:09 PM
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How can you not be happy with a weekends shooting? It beats being at work no matter how bad the score.

If people aren't happy with how they shot, is it due to thinking they're better than they are because they've come out with a lower score than they've scored a few times before? Lots of people crumble on the big stage and I spoke with a load of people who were putting a hell of a lot of pressure on themselves. You only had to watch people swearing and beating themselves up after a miss to pick up on it, the difference between the blokes at the top and the average shooters is the top blokes aren't bothered by missing and it doesn't get in their heads.
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Old 25th April 2011, 08:39 PM
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Kit was faultless, missing 3 standers was poor on my part which was enough to make the difference.
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Old 25th April 2011, 08:43 PM
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i was more than happy with my shooting, i thought to myself i would be a happy man getting into the top 25 after crashing and burning so badly last year ( i didnt get close to top 100 ) but scoring 112 this year and a pb at the worlds i was a very happy man ........ yeah a extra point wouldve got me into the trophys but to be honest the confidence finishing on 112 has giving me far exceeds what a trophy could do for my shooting this year.
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Old 25th April 2011, 08:50 PM
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Quite happy with my final score over the 2 days, Just missed out on a trophy place due to count back but thats life. Great weekend and looking forward to the rest of the UKAHFT shoots, just great to be competing again.
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