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My toughest yard was getting from the 26 to the 27 the second time I did it. took me 3 years........Dan Thome Trap2
 

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The longest hang up I had was on the 25, but the 27 was no cake walk when I came back to reality after making it there! I still have problems on the 25 sometimes, but not nearly as bad as when I first got there...thank goodness!
 

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Throughout my trapshooting career, the most difficult yardage was the one I was shooting on at the time.

Pat Ireland
 

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21-22 It was a mental thing, shot a bunch of 94s & 95s and couldn't get punched. I was my own worst enemy.

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I was stuck at 25 for 6 months. Seemed like forever earned 2.5 yards in a week six months later finaly got off that darned marker. At least I broke a 96 at the Grand to break the Ice and 3 weeks later I was at the fence. Jeff
 

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Looking over my records, on my way to the 27 I gained yardage on average every 500 targets. My longest stretch was spent at the 23 yard line, and that was 1000 targets spread between September '06 to June '07. I was shooting mostly upper 80s and low 90s, but I sure felt like I was struggling. In early June '07 I skipped a bigger shoot that was a couple hours away from home and instead went to a small local shoot with just barely enough shooters to hold a shoot. Chipped and chopped my way to a 97, and moved to the 24 yard line. Right after that I switched from a Briley Light Full to a Briley Full choke, and 1100 targets later I finished my season in October on the 26 1/2 yard line. I think tightening that choke up helped quite a bit.

Took 4600 targets for me to go from the 20 to the 27. My best score along the way was a 98 to move me from the 25 1/2 to the 26 1/2. Two 97s along the way, four 96s, a 95, and two 93s (one of which got me a yard). Will be interesting to see how things go at the 27 yard line in March when the snow melts away.

~Michael
 

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What Pat said. Quite true.

25 was tough for me. This fall I just got the dreaded "Dear Sir, We regret to inform you that you suck at the 25 yard line. Please try again at 24."
 

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26.5 - shot thousands of targets there and just could not get that 96! Then picked up 2 yards in my first three events at the 27, go figure!
 

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As noted on a previous post, one my friends now gone once said he was on the 22 yardline so long he knew the shooters, their addresses, their wives, kids, and dogs.
 

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Spent 3 long cold years on the 25. (hit the wall and I was miserable) Finally shot a 99 in the Nitro 27 Handicap the 1st year at Sparta and got to the 27 and I ain't going back!!!!.
 
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