Over 60

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  1. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    For next season we are considering a veterans class for over 60.
    How many of you come under this category and would you be interested.

    Pete
     
  2. Steve C.

    Steve C. Steve C.

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    Yes Pete:)

    Steve C.
     
  3. raygun

    raygun Non member

    Now you do it :D

    We do it in the NW Gauntlet shoots as a "Class" and get a reasonable number of shooters. It will be far more popular than the .22 class.:cool:

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  4. kong

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    Nice one Pete Gra Cole.
     
  5. Upshot

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    Oh yes, a creaky joint and failing eyesight class would suit me.
     
  6. peter b

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    Hi matey, you been over 60 for 20 years:D:D
     
  7. Waldo

    Waldo Active Member

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    I have been seriously thinking about trying hft and at 66 :eek: it`s a good idea as long as it`s 20 targets and all prone please.;):D Regards Gordon.
     
  8. stillwater

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    Been doing one in the DMHS for a few years now and we seem to get a good turn out.
    More in the vets than the Other classes except for the open
     
  9. KeithW

    KeithW Barn door? Where?

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    Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but I'd be a vetinary as well.
    The thing is, what class do I win when I get the top score overall on the day (us old blokes still have our fantasies you know, but these days they're just about shooting) :D
     
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  10. poth

    poth Whafta old Gits world champion

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    Over 55 would be a good figure to start
     
  11. DreamGenie

    DreamGenie M.A.D. Air Arms HFT team

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    Count me in!!

    I think it should definitely be over 60, the youngsters will get their chance soon enough!! :p
     
  12. dnic

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    I agree with Jean, over 60 to qualify.

    How about using the term "Senior" instead of Veteran, my farthings worth.:)
     
  13. mikeygasbag

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    I'll go along with that Pete.
    It would be nice to know I would be competing against similar creaking and aching bodies, not to mention the fast fading eyesight.
    Mike.
     
  14. rich

    rich Active Member

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    How about a bar system?

    Over 60 = veteran

    Over 70 = veteran and bar

    Over 80 = veteran and two bars

    Over 90 = probably not enough competing . . . . :mad:
     
  15. Fatsnapper

    Fatsnapper experiendum durius

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    Can we have a useless bu £ £er category for the mediocre shooters in life:D:D:D
     
  16. wayne pearce

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    over 60 with a letter of proof from their parents and a copy of their bus pass just for laughs :D
     
  17. GMT

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    Count me in. 60 or for preference 65
     
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  18. herx77

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    If over 60, then why not go for the retirement age of 65;gives you a fair chance before the zimmer frame becomes an essential piece of your equipement on a course, with a nurse in attendance to give you a hand if needed!:D.
    HERX77 .
     
  19. herx77

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    65 is about right any older then you might have a fall off in numbers;any younger too nuch of an advantage.
    HERX77 .
     
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  20. Upshot

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    You might have a valid point there, I have noticed a definite fall off in my shooting ability over the last couple of years. I am fast approaching 68 and the body starts to crumble at the mere thought of physical exertion and as for the brain, it remains in a state of permanent semi-vegetation with the memory span of a goldfish.

    I am currently designing a rough terrain Zimmer frame for future use :D

    Nev.
     

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