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Is there any stats how difficult trapshooting is to master compared to other games? Wonder what the real average is for ALL 16 yard shooters in the ATA is?
 

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No one has ever mastered it. We all miss. Even the best.

You will be happier if you set realistic but challenging goals for yourself and work to attain them.

I think the average is around 90 for all ATA shooters but Neil knows. PM him for the data.

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I shoot year round and my scores in the winter and on windy, blustery days are lower than my scores on bright sunny days with no wind.

That said, I shot 2000 singles in the target year just ended with a high score of 98 and a low score of 81. If I were to factor out my scores from the bad weather days my average would be about 4 points higher and I would be an A class shooter instead of a C class shooter.

I just like to shoot and I let the averages be what they are.

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Compared to...? Not difficult compared to tournament chess; harder than _________ (you fill in the blank). Regards, Ed
 

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This game is easy as pie to learn. To become proficient at it takes a lot of natural talent. It also takes a lot of grit and desire to shoot as much as it takes to get over the pitfalls we encounter. Plain old hard work.

Expert Advise in the form of a recognized top notch clinic, absolutely will get you on the road three times faster than you alone. Harlan Campbell Jr. is my choice. The man sure helped me a bunch.

You get back just what you are willing to put into your shooting program, I haven't been shooting as much as I need to, for getting any further along. I do plan to change that this year. You just got to be hard headed and shoot a lot while applying the basics. Proficiency will come. J.W
 

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Another pointless thread by poster with nothing better to do. I really think you are going for the record of dumb threads.

Don
 

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Pre-pubescent children seem to have no problem with it, so I'm guessing it's not all that difficult.
 

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snydern you went and ruined another topic for a thread. "When should someone kiss my a??"

I can hardly wait for the next stellar topic.

Don
 

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The great golfer Slammin' Sammy Snead once said "A perfect score in golf is 18, but I continue to return"


Does this help????
 

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Mastering this sport would mean a 100% average in singles, doubles and handicap and maintain that average for the remainder of your shooting career. How hard is that?---Matt
 

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Same as any sport, the never ending search for continued perfection. As a human, I know I will never obtain it. As a competitor, I continue to seek it. 'nuff said. HJH
 

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You won't master it! The game runs in a wave action..up & down..and when your down and percever, you'll more then likely end up higher then previously. As stated above, "a never ending search for continued perfection." When you have had a great day and they pat you on the back..remember it, your turn will come to pat a few backs also.

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Earl, here are the data you requested. About one in ten learns to shoot very well, four in ten definitely know how to do it, but a quarter don't.

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I would strongly suggest the same numbers for mid and long handi cap.. and doubles.. If you have a 99% singles average and can't or don't shoot doubles.. you've learned how to turn the car on.. That doesn't make you a driver.. All it means is you've mastered singles..

I agree,shooting is a never ending learning curve..and an endurance conterst..all at the same time.. Often it's a game of last man standing.. This question makes me think of a little old Italian man who shoots in Pontacino.. His average is beyond 90% in bunker.. but he's only strong enough to shoot maybe 2 boxes of shells.. Then.. picks up and goes home..

I was graced by his help and kind words..aided by a translator 2 years ago.. Well up in his late 80's he told me.. passion and sacrafice.. Never quit..And he didn't.. He said a slump was just a chance to readjust from yesterday.. to how you must shoot tomorrow.. How I wished I could spend a month with him..

All Good.. Mike
 
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