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What is your preference: 100 or 200 singles

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 548, May 20, 2013.

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  1. 548

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    What is your preference for singles, 100 or 200 bird events?

    I always enjoyed the 200 bird events. But now with gas at $4.25 and shot at $40 a bag, I would rather shoot 100 bird events. A lot of the weekend registered shoots are 400 birds a day because of the 200 singles event. I wonder, given prices, if clubs would have greater participation with 100 bird singles events.

    What do you think?
     
  2. coyote4

    coyote4 TS Member

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    I like shooting 300 targets a day, better than 400.
    100 singles /100 HDCP /100 DBL's
     
  3. Shoot-at-em

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    I all but stopped shooting singles last year. I'm not using my $30.00 lead only to be replaced by $40.00 lead to shoot singles. Sure wish more clubs would shoot caps for the 1st event of the day and singles 2nd. I'd probably shoot a little more often.
     
  4. grntitan

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    So you would drive all the way to a shoot to shoot 100 singles birds but 200 singles birds would be too much? Wouldn't you get more bang for your buck(or gas) if you shot all you could in that one day? You've already put the gas in so you may as well make the trip count.

    Personally I like the Registered Marathon target days Rend Lake has every month. I can shoot 500(or more if you want) targets and get my moneys worth out of the trip. This is especially important since my truck gets 13mpg on a good day.
     
  5. 548

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    As I said Matt, the difference becomes 300 targets per day versus 400 targets per day at the localized weekend registered shoot. I'm not talking about state shoots and satelite grands where it takes until dark just to get the 200 singles event completed. The big shoots are a different story.
     
  6. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Save time and money, make the events miss and out. HMB
     
  7. grl

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    I and several of the guys I shoot with, much prefer 100 singles. Yes, it getting more expensive, and I understand it may be a better test of ability, but not being an A or above shooter, if you tank the first 100, the second gets to be a real drag and seems like a waste of money.
     
  8. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    I'd vote for 50 targets. A little warmup for the caps.
     
  9. red hammer

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    I would like to see 100 singles 200 doubles and 100 handicap 200 singles is boring sorry just my thoughts
     
  10. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    200 every time for me. The way to get the most targets per mile of driving (and with 200 and a reasonable crowd and skill-level, it's not miss-and-out anymore.)

    Neil
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

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    I like the option of 200 but as mentioned 100 is the normal......I would like to see more Big 50's available during the week though.

    Sticking to the question I would shoot the 200 more if given a chance. For me I think it helps with target concentration knowing that it is a long run event.
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    200 Handicap ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have the 100/100/50 program.
    Don't really care for a 200 bird event.
     
  14. himark

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    I agree with Neil on that one. You can really sepearate the shoot offs with a 200 bird event. To prove that this year the Nebraska kids shoot went to 75 targets to pick up time....Just think of ALL the 73's 74's and 75's! So my vote is the 200 events.


    ***btw, Perfect time for a cheap plug...Beatrice Nebraska is having a 2 day shoot this Memorial weekend and Saturday will be 200 singles for all that like the 200 events. Sorry couldnt help it:)
     
  15. Avaldes

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    I like 200 singles events too. It makes the event into more of a contest. It is surprising how many people can run 100 but can't shoot above 190 in a 200 bird event. It takes some endurance to make it happen. I have never shot a 200 straight, but felt pretty good about the 198's I have shot.

    Redlands is shooting 200 singles and 100 doubles on Saturday. Since I can only make one day that is the one I am going to attend.

    At the end of the day, I have fun at every shoot I attend, so it wouldn't make any real difference to me:) Burning powder is the name of the game.
     
  16. John55

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    All of the local shoots in my area hold 300 bird programs, have for many years. Only time a 200 singles event is held is for the zone or state championships. I am not a fan of 200 singles events except at the top level shoots, 300 birds in one day is plenty for me.
     
  17. Dr.Longshot

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    100 singles tells the tale, 200 targets is not skill it is an endurance test.

    That add'l 100 does nothing but fit the shoes of big money motor home driving shooters.

    Try shootoffs with the #5 hole targets on 16 yd line, hell you already are close to them, widen em up and make a real challenge out of the 16yds.

    Neil with his graphs, and lap top computer on the line he can dial them in.


    Gary Bryant
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  18. The Stive

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    I like the 200 singles at the bigger shoots. I have cut back on the number of
    targets per day. I try to limit my shooting to 200 a day. A 200 singles event
    works for me. John
     
  19. fast gun

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    I like 200sgls or marathon shoots. Whats the idea of the big 50 It takes 4 shoots to get 100 of each
     
  20. Bob Schultz

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    50 Singles. 5 hole targets thrown 55 yards. Same folks will win...it just won't be so boring! Reset traps to 2 hole 50 yard targets for 100 caps and then 200 doubles. Just a thought....


    Bob Schultz
     
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