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what is lewis class ? (new to trap shooting)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kevin a., Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. kevin a.

    kevin a. Member

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    i just started shooting trap -last sunday in a travel league.

    in 40mph winds w/ a little rain and snow mixed in - shot 23 out of 50.

    was talked into puting a $1 in for lewis class- and have no clue what it is ?

    by the way i had a blast-and not knowing much going into this was a little scared- shooting a beretta 391 (no shell catcher- a big no/no-one is ordered)

    cant wait to shoot again in two weeks.

    kevin
  2. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Lewis class is a way to win a few bucks without necessarily posting a good score. The actual caclulation for the pay points in a lewis class is more complicated than you probably want to know. What is important to know is playing the lewis and winning is a bit like gambling in that you won't know where the paying scores are (other than the top score) until the event is over and the payouts are posted. Most Lewis buy-ins are more than a buck, usually it is $10 per event. The more shooter that play the lewis, the bigger the pot and the more places are paid. So you just have to ask yourself Do I feel lucky?
  3. kevin a.

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    its only a dollar - because it tallys up till the banquet at the end.

    and there are alot of shooters-each shoot runs sat and sun - which ever is more convienient for you.
    this is all area clubs have many shooters(teams) and should be a hoot ?
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    cp--Care to explain to me how Target Management relates to Lewis? Can you explain to me how managing your targets would in any way help you win Lewis?

    I do know what "Target Management" means.
  5. OldGoat

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    It is basically a "lucky number" game...if your score (number) is drawn (based on its sequence in all scores posted) based on other scores, you win....just a matter of luck...actually designed by comedians Jerry Lewis and Joe E. Lewis as a cruel joke on trapshooters who want to win something...anything! Ed
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    The Lewis class is there to give the trapshooter hope once they have dropped a target (or two). If you don't play, usually one "LOST!" and you're shooting for pride.

    Is the Lewis class money a representation of your trapshooting skills? NO. It's sort of like playing the Lotto.

    Is the Lewis class a chance to go home better than empty handed? Most definitely.

    Is there a "threshold" for the Lewis class? Yes. If you can't break at least 85-87% of the targets in the event you don't want to play the Lewis. If you play the Lewis and you've missed at target or two, you know that at least all of the targets left, still have some importance as far as a pay out goes (at least until you hit 84 - 86). If you didn't play the Lewis, 1 or 2 lost birds and you're done.

    Watch the Lewis scores where you're shooting and when your personal scores become good enough to hit them, make your decision whether to play. Good luck.
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    In Lewis class, participating shooters bet that they will be lucky enough to achieve one of the few scores determined by the organizers after the shoot is over. Selected scores rarely represent the range of scores shot during the competition; most winners are in the upper range of the scores. Since winning at Lewis is purely a matter of luck, some will win while most will lose.

    MK
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    It also pays the top one or two scores. At most large shoots, the Lewis is the biggest pile of dollars of all the purses. At the smaller shoots it may be the only option. It is not just the mid level shooters hoping to get lucky that put money into the lewis pot.
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