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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Uncle Screech, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Uncle Screech

    Uncle Screech Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    This past Saturday was a fun day.

    My first 4 rounds scores were as follows:
    1 - 25
    2 - 24 *
    3 - 25
    4 - 24

    Not bad for a relatively new shooter, eh? Well here's my question. About the 17th bird in round #2 I clearly saw the bird only get a glancing blow. It shifted in flight but no chips. I said a bad word quietly and kept going. The gentleman who was with me (just us 2 that early in the morning) said "Congratulations". I know it didn't break, but I trust this gentleman implicitly. But in my heart I know I didn't shoot my first 50 or 75 straight. I am NOT upset, it was the best 4 rounds I've ever had and I know my first 50 will come sooner or later. Hence the question, what would you do in this situation?

    Just curious and thanks in advance for your opinions.

  2. SilverShooter

    SilverShooter TS Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I have "pushed" the bird many times in all directions with not even a dimple or a chip. I call them lost but that's my personal preference, others will call them dead.

    Once in an ATA shoot, I pushed one and it was called lost. Looked lost to me. One of the squad immediately challenged it and said she saw a very small chip. He corrected it and gave me the bird though I did not see a chip. I thanked my competitor profusely!

    Though I've never had to, I would do the same for others if I saw a bird that was called incorrectly.

    KEYBEAR Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    If I see (realy see) a chip I call it If not I don,t .

    If you did,t break it you don,t deserve it and should not take it .

    This is something you will think about a long time .
  4. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Scottsdale, AZ
    What's the question?
  5. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    You lost the target but you gained the confidence needed to run 100.
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