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Target Management?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, May 2, 2011.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Not sandbagging. Is target managenment in handicap part of the sport? I remember KOhie saying you should make $1000 per yard you gain in his video.
     
  2. Shawn

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    Earl

    You will need to supply an exact definition of "Target Management"
    I am sure some lively discussion will follow.
    Excuse me as I go pop some corn and crack a cold one.

    Shawn McNeil
     
  3. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Shawn McNeil. Did you get your beer? LOL Ok, Lets say someone is shooting well but is a short yarder. Shooter has required ATA targets in for the year. Does it make sense to shoot at small Ata shoots and chance getting yardage before the big shoots are comming on. ( Yardage management.)
     
  4. smsnyder

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    I disagree, yardage manangement is not sandbagging. Its also money saving management. Would you rather spend $30.00 fee plus travel etc. on a small shoot with 50 guys or spent it to compete against 1500 guys. Which rewards are better? Sandbagging is dropping targets on purpose. That's not me. Know ability has is proven by averages. Got my pop and popcorn out. LOL
     
  5. Twinbirds

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    All you are managing is the limits of your perceived ability. To do so you cheat yourself more than anyone else. If you are under the perception that you'll get rich shooting trap you have been deceived.
     
  6. smsnyder

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    Making money in trap is usually a looser position unless your a big dog. I only suggest that short yarders who have talent play money at the big shoots only.
     
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    You may call it what you want,(CHEATING IS CHEATING)
     
  8. smsnyder

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    Very Interesting. What person on Tv said that. Lol
     
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    I know some AA27AA shooters who will not shoot in high wind or bad weather of any kind. One, who lives in the Northeast, won't even shoot registered until after Memorial Day. Is that target management? I know other shooters of lesser ability who will shoot in every kind of weather and consequently their averages and yardage is less than it might be. Is that target management? JRM
     
  10. missed

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    Should have been at Maywood for the Northern Illinois Indian Northern Zone shoot. Would really know what target managment is like, had my worst day in can't remember how long.
     
  11. bigben

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    Mr. Snyder as # 1 said recently, the "target management days " are gone, as for Kay, and having shot with him, he is a great shooter, sometimes a little pompous, but great!! his "target management thoughts" are of a different era, in Florida his 100 straight from the 27 made him a staggering 379.00, a far cry from yesteryear, I have yet to see a "target management " shooter always strike it big, it seems to me that God looks down and says, you cheated and you will not win today! I have seen that on too numerous times to mention, my advise is to shoot at your best ALWAYS! the money and the accolades will follow! incinerate em!
     
  12. porthos

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    so,EARL with all your new talent; you are going to become a "target manager" and save your handicap skills for only the bigger shoots in order to collect a large amount of 20 yd line trophies. we all look forward to the pictures that you post on this web site of yourself (your the only shooter in the country that does this) wonder why???? perhaps, because the rest of us have too much self respect to do so. good luck on your quest
     
  13. smsnyder

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    Gaining yardage at the big shoots is the only way as far as I'm concerned. It's more rewarding and in forces ones ability.
     
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    The big dogs make their money by giving lessons. HMB
     
  15. smsnyder

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    HMB, you haven,t look at the payouts lately. Heck, Ricky Marchel had a $4000 day at the Southwest Grand. Not bad for 1 hour of shooting. Lol
     
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    Earl--Mr. Marshall had more than just one hours time tied up in that shoot i can assure you.
     
  17. smsnyder

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    Porthos, there is a huge difference between common sense and sandbagging and target management. In any game of sport there are options that many teams take to get the job done. Not all options seem fair or right but all are within the rules of the game. Is winning 6 yardage group events in three states and getting no punches fair to other shooters. No, but that's the rules. I tried my best to get yardage. Hopefully at a big shoot. It takes a 96 or place in the top three or four scores. The cards were not there. Maybe for the $100,000. Grand shoot. LOL.
     
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    Hey Ive only been shooting registered targets for about 2 years and i just now got my targets in. I shot at small shoots and at big shoots as I could afford to go. now that I have my birds in and will start at the 20 Ill be damned if someone will call me a sandbagger, when the ATA reviews my targets I will not take a reduction. Im trying to claw my way up to the top or back to the fence which ever. Ive been to small shoots where we had to beg someone to shoot caps to make it an event why would anybody be jealous of a 20yard newbie, I doubt you started on the 27 but I bet it felt pretty good cashing YOUR check and getting YOUR trophy on the way back to the fence. beni
     
  19. smsnyder

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    Waiting for a positive post from BigDon and Penguin. Come on guys let's hear it. Give me your best shot. LOL. What fun.
     
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    Beni good job keep shooting and your ability will guide you. If you are at the 20 at the Grand and win great for you.
     
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