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Should I Play The Options? (Newby)

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jollytrapshooter, Aug 3, 2008.

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  1. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    Hello all, I am currently in Sparta for the national SCTP shoot. I figured while I'm here for the school team, I might as well stick around and shoot the first day of the Grand. Since I've only shot in a couple of shoots, I do not have the 1000 target requirement, which means I will be classified as a B (normally D) class shooter for singles and handicapped at 25 (normally 20) yards for handicap. Understanding the fact that I have absolutely no chance at getting 1st in any of these, do I have any reason to play any of the options? Sorry if this kind of sounds like a stupid question, I just have a little bit of difficulty understanding how the monies/options work. Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated, Josh.
     
  2. Jollytrapshooter

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    Thanks, didn't think there was much point...I was planning on just having fun and seeing how bad I could shoot, LOL! Thanks again, Josh.
     
  3. 1Trapshooter1

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    Also by not playing options, you can opt to shoot for Half Price. You will still be eligible for trophies, except you won't play the options
     
  4. starshot2b

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    No. If you end up shooting a score that's out of this world, you will then be labeled a sandbagger or worse. (I'm not kidding). Listen to those wise gentlemen, just go enjoy the experience and buy a few souvenirs. Have fun!
     
  5. Jollytrapshooter

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    I read about the half price entries in the program booklet. Just clarifying how the options worked. Just going to shoot and have fun. Josh
     
  6. glenn mcleod

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    How is the lewis divided at the Grand? because of the large numbers is it by classes or strictly by all scores put together and split? glenn
     
  7. slide action

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    In your case I wouldn't. The odds are against you(as in most gambling). If I were you, I would hang around and gain more experience. Also you can shoot for 1/2 price on targets and still be eligible for "trophies". If you play one dime of the opptions that is cancelled out. When I first stared shooting there was an investment banker that I shot with on occassion. He was a pretty good shot. When the subject of "playing the money" came up, I will never forget his advice. "Son, every time you get the urge to play the options, just take that money out of you wallet, and put it in your pocket. Then on Monday go down to the bank and invest it". " If you do that every time, at the end of your shooting days, you will have a lot more money than you will by playing the money"!
     
  8. phirel

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    glenn- Lewis winners at the Grand are calculated the same way as they are at smaller shoots and the pay outs are about the same as they are at smaller shoots. At a smaller shoot the total purse will be smaller than at the Grand and if you get lucky, you may divide part of the purse with one or two other shooters. At the Grand, you would divide the purse with 20-30 other shooters.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. geneleroy

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    Listen to the majority, NO OPTIONS!!! Unless you are in the same league with Leo, Ray and the other great shooters, save your money. The odds are against you. Shoot for the prizes and have more fun!!Been there, done that!
     
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    Save your money and spend it wisely at the practice trap!!
     
  11. fearlessfain

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    trying to win money is what's wrong with trap shooting.
     
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    Belt buckles and shell bags are hard on the teeth-provided you have them!
     
  13. fearlessfain

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    trying to win money is what's wrong with trap shooting.
     
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    "Listen to the majority, NO OPTIONS!!! Unless you are in the same league with Leo, Ray and the other great shooters, save your money. The odds are against you. Shoot for the prizes and have more fun!!Been there, done that"

    So NOBODY should play the options unless they can compete with the big boys?

    Me thinks josh knows how many he can break in the 16's and from the 25. josh, if you think you can break 100 in the 16's and a mid to high 90's in the caps, and your dad or mother wants to put up the money, go for it. Better yet, tell them you will pay them back by working it off around the house the rest of the year and into next. That way you can get the same feeling most of the guys that play the money get.

    AJ100
     
  15. SR1

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    DONT DO IT use the money you would spend on options to buy more shells.
     
  16. shannon391

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    And don't go to the casino buy lotto tickets or play poker or bingo.
     
  17. Bruce Specht

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    options are very high risk buy blue chips
     
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    If you have to ask the question then you should not be doing it.

    Its kind of like asking the young lady for a little romance on the first date just seconds before her father throws you out of his house for asking a question you should already no the answer to but ... now ... if its a few years later and you already know you can run with the big dogs and score well then its a no brainer and get as much romance as you can.
     
  19. dverna

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    If you do not play all the options you are just a club or league shooter.

    If you do not play the options, you will have more money to spend to become a good shooter.

    Seriously, if you can run 100 play the singles - you might get lucky. If you think you can shoot 96+ in Handicap - play the options - you might get lucky.

    I have been shooting ATA for two years. I was in D/C last year and high B low A this year - I do not play ANY options in singles. I am a 22 yarder and play SOME of the Handicap options - but I have lost more than I have won.

    Don't piss your money away. Take the funds you intend to spend and, rather than feeding the "big dogs", get some value by taking clinics from them.

    Most of them give a great class and you will enjoy it much more.

    Don
     
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    Donations being accepted !!
     
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