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Ninety Five straight and looking for your first 100. Only five to go. It's getting harder to breathe. Can you suck it up and break the last post or will you miss a bird to relieve the pressure......Or are you just approaching the seventy fifth target which you have missed three singles events in a row? Try not to think about it.

The big guns seem immune to this pressure but even they stumble now and then. Several years ago, if memory serves, I read in the trap and field magazine where one of the better shooters in the western USA (I won't mention his name) missed the 100th target in doubles seven times before he ran the 100. Hard to believe but pressure visits all shooters at times.

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Fun, Always. Pressure, always. They co-exist. Their levels go up and down. Fun up until the 98th bird, pressure for the last 2, then fun again once it's over. Dave T.
 

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Booger: It does happen to all of us, it's part of the game.

grnbertcj: I think you read too many comic books.
 

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Oh. The answer to your question. No. I can't handle it. I've won many local tournaments. I was more relieved than excited and it wasn't fun. So I putz around now hoping I can find away to overcome the pressure. Dave T.
 

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I've had my underwear up around my collar quite a few times. Dropped my 100th bird for a 99 in South Dakota a few years ago. Still havn't gotten my 100 straight from the 27. Now have 5 99's. lol
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For me it is no more pressure to break #100 as #1. I really thought I would be shakeing like a leaf in a windstorm when I got there the first time but all I could think was "Don't let this be a straight away". It was and I cracked it in two pieces. The next didn't seem any different than the first bird out of the house...............Roger
 

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I love shooting just for the fun of it. I do all my practice with a 20 gauge. But I also love winning a competition. It is fun knowing that on that day you were the best. It is a high.
 
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