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Do you shoot warm-up rounds the day of a shoot?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by r2d1robert, May 15, 2013.

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  1. r2d1robert

    r2d1robert TS Member

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    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are regarding shooting a round or two of practice prior to the start of a competition (if that's allowed by the organizers). Any thoughts?
     
  2. Trap2

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    I usually shoot a round of singles just before I go out, a round of handicap before the event, and a round of doubles before that event. I find that it not only helps me get in the groove, but, it also relaxes me to the point that I'm ready to go when it's my turn to compete.... Just my experience... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  3. Tripod

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    No, but my first trap in competition is usually my worst, so I probably should.
     
  4. The Stive

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    No John
     
  5. In Clay We Crush

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    I think as long as it doesn't get in your head. If that practice is a poor one. Then it should be fine.

    Good or bad warm ups always seemed too relax me. And remind me it's all about fun . When shooting becomes a job. And everyone and or thing around you is the reason you are missing targets.

    Then it's time to find something else. I got away from competitive shooting. Because the grumpy not as good as they think they are . Shooters seemed too out number the really good people. And there are some truly good folks.


    Shoot well....
     
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    I might now that I have one new knee and think I can tolerate it...
     
  8. Dr.Longshot

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    No

    Gary Bryant
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  9. chemist

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    Most sports allow a warm up event. Our club does not usually have the trap field open for this. At the NJ state shoot last year I was able to shoot a wam up and it took off the first shot jitter as i like to shoot in an early squad. Even 5 shots would help. Maybe the top guns are ok without warm ups.
     
  10. Shooter R

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    I miss the old days when you could fire a shot over the house prior to the start of a registered shoot. That was the late 70's, and maybe the early 80's when you could do that. I would pick a broken clay on the ground, keep my eyes open before, during, and after the shot. Literally watch the piece get ripped to shreds. Then... I was READY!!!
     
  11. Al391brown

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    NO! When I get to the shoot I'm in the game, hyper and excited to smash clays. One bird at a time!
     
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    David Kelly said in a interview, always shoot a practice before an event so I follow his advice. Just about every pro sport or event has practice before game time. Why wouldn't you do the same for clay target events....................

    Surfer
     
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    Yes, whenever possible. Regards, Ed
     
  15. Texshooter

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    I liked it when I started, but I hate that often (VERY) the practice trap is not set the same as the competition traps. That really screws up the beginning shooters and I think a rule should require the same setting. It doesn't really effect me much now if I shoot before or not and at the cost of shells and poor prizes; why waste money! AJ
     
  16. Border Bandit

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    Go to the practice trap, that's where you'll see the best shooters. "The harder I work, the luckier I get"...

    best....mike
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    Trapshooting is nothing like sex, therefore you do not need to warm up ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  18. 391 shooter

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    sometimes
     
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    Never.I would rather have the mental energy saved for my event over the warm up targets.Tournaments are just what you shoot to show how hard you worked on the off weeks.
     
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