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What Options do You Play

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by blade819, Jul 4, 2011.

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  1. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Starting to shoot better (after 5 years and a Nora clinic) and will start playing the options. Any advice as to what ones to play on singles, caps and doubles?

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  2. warpspeed

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    I play the Lewis and Perfect 50's if they are offered in Caps.
     
  3. tumbleweed

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    None. I just pay for my targets.
     
  4. hunter44

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    Tough to win much in singles unless you can shoot a perfect score with consistency. I play the yardage & perfect 50's in caps.
     
  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Keep track of what you spend to play options and how much you win for one season. Unless your skill ranks in the top 10% of the shooting population, you'll save money by just paying for the targets.

    Ed
     
  6. pdq

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    Unless you can consistently shoot 98s or better in D class, save your money.

    I never play the money. I guess there's a chance I could have won a little, but it would have cost me a lot to do so.

    I have no need for those bragging rights.

    Pete
     
  7. KOKA

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    I play them all dont know why dont even understand how they work I've won a little in skins and won a mag once
     
  8. Rick Barker

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    I always play the Lewis. Couple weeks ago, had a really bad day on handicap, shot an 86. Went home discouraged, two weeks later, got a check for $65.00. There were higher scores in my yardage, but my score was highest in second break of scores and only one to hit it.
     
  9. 3357

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    I do not play any options. The savings pay for factory premium ammo for all my registered shooting.
     
  10. Jawhawker

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    This is a regional/class/yardage/average question. It may also depend on individual club. If your just playing for fun and have the extra to spend view payouts and keep track what your findings show you can get the most bang for your buck. If your playing them to make money, start with alot of money.
     
  11. leadvail

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    If your feeling lucky, just play what you think you can win.. Calcutta if you think you can do at least 3rd. I get in at the last to get a feel on how I am shooting. Uncle lewie is just a shake of the dice unless you think your going to be top gun. When I was on shorter yardage, I always played P 50"s and did very well.Bob
     
  12. Browning Boy

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    In the Northeast I'll play lewis in singles. Handicaps I play lewis and 25's. This year I seem to be making money. I'm not quite sure how?



    George Ware
     
  13. cunninmp

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    Blade,

    For Singles I always play the Lewis. Caps I play the Lewis
    and Team Draw. For last years targets I came out a little
    over $125 to the good.
    Out here the blind team runs me $5 per cap when it's offered.
    I was real lucky and got three of them last year.
    I've also seen a lot of money paid out on Perfect 50's.

    Mike C.
     
  14. W.P.T.

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    If you walk around a trap shoot and don't see any fish, thats because you are it, same thing goes for a poker game ... If you think you can compete with the Top Guns play it all and be ready for a dose of reality ... If by chance you get lucky and beat one of them, everyone will be surprised ... The record books do not lie and are a good reference to use ... Good Luck ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  15. Dr.Longshot

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    I only play lewis classes that pay 50-30-20, do not play 60/40 lewis classes.

    I do not play 25s that pay one money, I like 60/40 there also.

    I like the 50s that pay 50-30-20'

    I like the Great Eastern Purses on Hdcp pays the top 6 scores.


    Gary Bryant
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  16. missed some

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    I always play something....depending on size of shoot, not to play anything would be, to me, like going to the dog track and reading a magazine and not betting...BORING!
     
  17. bobdog

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    Depends on how you shoot, I guess. Most of the time, I end up between the first and second breaks unless I'm having a good day or a really bad one.

    I gave up on options.
     
  18. 1oldtimer

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    At the large shoots I play at least the lewis. You feel bad when you break a good score and didn't play anything. 1 OT
     
  19. AveragEd

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    I can relate to what OT said. Been there, done that. But in 17 years of fairly active registered shooting, my biggest payday was a 200 in our state shoot singles championship - I played it all and won $486, including $100 added money. The following year, I played all the options in another state shoot's singles championship and won a little under $200. Most of the time, I ponied up $45 or so to win nothing or maybe twenty bucks. I'm the kind of shooter who can play a $5 Lewis option at a club shoot, have my score hit and "win" $4.

    I know the "big money" is in handicap but I guess I either wasn't good enough or bad enough to win it.

    Ed
     
  20. stokinpls

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    Lewis - these numbers may vary depending on the "locale".

    Doubles - If you can shoot at least an 87.
    If the cost is $5 play it everytime.
    If the cost is $10 it had better be the state shoot.
    If the cost is $20 it had better be the Grand.

    Singles - If you can shoot at least a 93.
    If the cost is $10, consider the attendance.
    If the cost is $20, it had better be the Grand.
    If it's being divided 60/40% or worse, consider the attendance.

    Handicap - If you can shoot at least an 87.
    See singles.

    Not enough people play the 25s, 50s, etc unless it's at the Grand(or equivalent). Only the Big Dogs play the other stuff so plan on shooting well.

    Good luck.
     
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