Were you happy with the way you shot at the worlds?

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Were you happy with your performance at the Worlds>

  1. Yes, I was happy with the way I shot.

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  2. No, I shot like a muppet

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    44.4%
  3. I did my best, but my kit let me down

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  4. I did my best, but my rangefinding was poor

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    11.1%
  5. I am Pete Dutton and I am fairly happy...

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  1. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    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?

    Gary
     
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  2. NarkyMark

    NarkyMark New Member

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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!:cool:
     
  3. Mrs H

    Mrs H Narnia Guide

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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..."

    *plink!*

    B*gger.
    Never mind.... always next year eh? :eek:
     
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  4. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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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 :cool:
     
  5. 5teve L

    5teve L STOP ! HAMMER TIME !

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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 :D)
    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 :eek:
    I went with top 25 in my head & bettered that so can't complain really :D
    If it had been windy it may have changed things though ;)
     
  6. w-v-m

    w-v-m Member

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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.

    Wayne
     
  7. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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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.
     
  8. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    Kit was faultless, missing 3 standers was poor on my part which was enough to make the difference. :)
     
  9. griggzy

    griggzy Dop's *****

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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 :eek: ) 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.
    So all in all A CRACKING WEEKEND I WILL NEVER FORGET :D:D:D
     
  10. dave benyon

    dave benyon Spirit of HFT 2009

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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.
     
  11. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Gutted by day one due to making a very simple schoolboy error puting my gun in its bag, cost me 4 to 5 targets but hey was just happy to see everyone again.

    Happier with day 2.

    Was disappointed with the team score, really thought we had a chance to beat Poland, alas they thought they could beat us and they did, easily!

    Always take the positive out of it though and use it as an indication as to the very minimum required for next year.

    Practice makes permanent!
     
  12. peadar_911

    peadar_911 Too old to die young.

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    Was reasonably happy with 57 on Day 1, but it should have been a 58. MK4 went tits up on Sunday and that was that.:(

    Still, every cloud and all that - I was so pissed off I bought a Walther.:D:D:D
     
  13. raygun

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    I would have loved to have shot the "Worlds".

    Not that I would have been any good, but just to have taken part. Unfortunately circumstances say I can't stay overnight and to travel both days was too much to be considered.

    I did however enjoy reading about it and was very interested in the odd progress report and the final scores. I would like to comment that to set two courses, with restrictions placed by the owners of the venue, can only be a daunting task . Given that there was only a couple of days allowed to set these courses says a volume about the people who did it. I know that setting up for a National I started two weeks before the event and then worried like mad that it may not have been good enough.

    We have a unique event and should be proud that we have done it. All praise to the organisers.


    I just hope that one day I can take part as long as the joints last and the eyesight doesn't fail :D

    Be happy you've got it and you can take part.

    At least by not being able to take part I gave others a chance :D

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  14. Rift

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    I agree with the above, and am totally guilty of the "beating yourself up" bit. Scored poorley on day 1 and then did almost the same on day 2.
    We can blame the gun, scope, pellets, wind, sun, the course, the list is endless, but eventually it comes down to us. I pulled the trigger, I take responsibility.
    I just wasnt good enough and will do what I can to improve. My range finding let me down, so there is a good place to start.
    Fantastic weekend though....wouldn't have missed it.

    Alex
     
  15. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    Well i went home happy with my performance.Day one 54 ,had one bad shot that was my own fought on a kneeler:( should of got more comfortable,
    Day Two 57 with a dough nut on the stander,but i am s~~t at standing shots,must practice more and find a good stance for me :eek:
    So 111 for the 2 days happy as a Pig In S~~T :D

    World Ranking 17th
     
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  16. Petervw

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    Happy

    I was happy with the way I shot at the Worlds
    before the Worlds I never shot 50/60 and in Kelmarsh I shot 54 (lake) and 50 (woods)
    so 104 and I hoped te be in the top 100 and made the best 80 :)
    a PB and a better ranking then I hoped for
    I have a lot of work to do but had a great time
    the best part of the Worlds however was meeting the fellow shooters (and Team Belgium beating Team Holland ;))

    Peter
     
  17. Bellerophon

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    Initially I was a bit dissappointed with my scores at the worlds and to be honest in hindsight i was putting my past standards on myself, i did think both courses were extremely clearable and I did expect people to do just that but there was just enough wind to keep you double guessing.

    But now I'm pretty happy with how it went for me personally as I haven't shot HFT competetivley for nearly 14 months prior to shooting the worlds due to other commitments and foreign holidays. But to those who were reallt dissappointed about their scores reflect on this:

    you could think all day about the "what ifs", what if that spliiter had gone down, what if the wind hadn't of picked up and so on, but to be honest lifes a little to short to beat yourself up about missing tin chickens. In reality we're a bunch blokes (and blokettes) that dress in varying degrees of cammo, lay in the woods and shoot tin chickens.

    :shot:
     
  18. RobF

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  19. rogb

    rogb Señor Member

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    Not in the company I shoot in, I was getting stick in 7 channel surround sound on Sunday:D I think even Kieran may have given one of the many knives in my back a twist - ouch!

    Gotta say it was well deserved when you shoot like a cock:eek:
     
  20. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    You were solid Reg.;):D:D
     

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