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What options do you play?

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    Just out of curiousity- what options do you play @ shoots?

    Matt
     
  2. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    All but lewis. If you don't play you can't win money.
     
  3. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    otnot, Why do you not play Lewis?

    Matt
     
  4. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Small shoots lewis, Large shoots such as a state shoot, I play it all, for all events.

    GS
     
  5. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

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    I look for BIG Perfect 50 payouts!
     
  6. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    Lewis in Doubles.
     
  7. Colonel Reb

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    I can't even get out of D class, so I play no options.
     
  8. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Sometimes I play 'em ALL, sometimes just the Lewis......depends on the mood I'm in?

    ALWAYS play the Lewis!

    John C. Saubak
     
  9. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    During the last many years, I did not play any options, but I have changed this year. I am playing many Lewis options and I am donating all of my winnings to the ATA Hall of Fame. The H of F would be happier if I would just sent my option entry fees, but that is not as much fun.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. gdbabin

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    At ATA shoots, I always choose the option to play no options. At the local fall/winter/spring leagues I play all the options.

    If an ATA shoot would ever come up with an option to monetarily reward shooters whom suck as much as me, I'd be all over it!

    Guy Babin
     
  11. mixer

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    All Lewis, all the time. Because it's fun.


    Eric
     
  12. zzt

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    Nothing.
     
  13. Mike Michalski

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    None except at the Grand. Then I play Lewis, yardage, and class. The odds really don't change (way not in my favor) but the occasional payoff really does. I never could understand winning $8.00 for a $10.00 entry fee. That's not winning $10, it's loosing $2.
     
  14. RogerNRA

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    "Play all the money and keep your head down". A good friend of mine gave me this wisdom years ago. It has not been perfect but has been fun playing..Roger
     
  15. Pugs

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    At large shoots I always play the Lewis. I've been lucky (the lewis is pure luck) and walked away with my entry fee and shell money more times than I think the law of averages should allow. Small shoots just don't pay..I've played the lewis at small shoots in the past, $10.00 to get in and "won" $8.00 or maybe got real lucky and "won" $12.00. Too much risk and not enough return. At large shoots, $10.00 or $20 to get in and walked away with as much as $140.00. Same risk, much better return. Other than that it's a day by day basis.. sometimes I play it all, sometimes nothing.
     
  16. mixer

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    At our last shoot 3 shooters tied with 100 and 3 tied with 98. I believe they got paid $25 each for the 100 and about $17 each for the 98. The next group down there was 1 shooter with a lone 88 or 89 that got $75. That's why I always play the Lewis.

    Eric
     
  17. Neil Winston

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    None, with the exception of the HOF Lewis offered at some big shoots which is a donation, basically. I've taken courses in statistics and believed them so I don't bet or go to casinos either.

    Neil
     
  18. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

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    All of them at the club I shoot at, without fail.

    I take the 'winnings' (or at least what they pay me back) and put it in an envelope in the gun safe and use it to pay for my state shoot. 1,400 targets at our state shoot with all the options runs about $950. I've had no trouble the last 3 years paying that amount out of my 'winnings.'

    I keep putting winnings in quotation marks because, like Pat, sometimes I would be better off if I put my option entry fees in the envelope.

    However, its' a WHOLE LOT of fun to watch the envelope all year long and see how I'm tracking towards my goal of having $1,000 in there by the first of july.

    OTNOT doesn't play the lewis because John Farner kicks his butt in the singles and I kick it in the handicap...and he can't make a dime finishing 2nd, LOL.
     
  19. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    I used to play the lewis class all the time. Our state shoot it became 25 dollar lewis. Won back 10 one day and 30 the next. I believe all we are doing is feeding the big guns in the first lewis class because the second and third lewis class is split so many ways. I would gladly play a 10 or 15 dollar lewis but the 25 is getting steep. If you played all the lewis classes' at 25 each. for the 4 main days that would be about 150 to 175 dollars. if you shoot an 87 to 89 you're probably in the money but break a 93-94-95-96 and you might be out. Probably win about 15 to 20 dollars each time so you're trading dollars or making a loss. Put the money in your pocket and shoot the targets. Great self satisfaction if you break a good score. motordoc
     
  20. economan

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    I recenly won my first dollars ever shooting at the LA State Shoot - $20 from the Lewis purse. My wife was really impressed to see a return on the thousands of dollars spend in pursuit of this bonanza. Greg
     
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