I wish I could afford to give free t-shirts away right now that would be great. The bad economy has hit me hard too. Sales 3 out of the last 4 months just covered the cost of my Trap & Field add. That is a bit strange as using the chart in tough times is a great way to stay sharp and save money. I think we need some lower prices on shells and shot to get the shooters back.
A big Thank You, Terry! I've got the Spartan 10 footer. I stand 24' back with plenty of lighting in my basement. It looks real. I hold just below the roof, look out over the house, call "pull", raise my eyes, zero in on the aiming dot, THEN, make a smooth move to it. I only do 50 or so a day, maybe a few more, now and then, and it's really helped my stamina. At first 25 moves, (good moves, that I would call a hit) seemed to put a little stress on me.
Some advise to Wall Chart users would be to not call for your target, then IMMEDIATELY move to the aiming point. Move your eyes to the dot first. I shot a few practice rounds recently (after it warmed up to 27 degrees), and found myself moving the gun right after I called. A real mistake. But when I waited untill I saw the complete target, focused in on the leading edge, and made a smooth move. it was hard to miss. Or so I thought. This was from what I thought was 27 yds., as it was not cleared off of snow and I had to paced it back from the 16 yd. line.
Another thing that I do is after the "shot", don't just drop the gun and "reload"... dismount slowly, not "ssllooww mmoottiioonn", but just not dropping the gun to reload.
Terry... a question... Why did you chooose Trap 2B for the poster? Maybe something from Shakespear?
I am glad you like it, there are 1075 shooters using Wall Charts. With SCTP. teams and several users in some families there would be closer to 1500 shooters or more working out on charts. 620 have the older Vandalia style and 455 have the new Sparta models.
I agree, recognize the angle then move to it. That slight hesitation allows your eyes to move to the target properly.
Thanks I never thought of that deeper meaning for it. That 2-B was the trap we ended up shooting most of the first Grand at Sparta on. I took pictures of a few fields and that one turned out the best. It does make good sense, 2B good you have to work on your chart regularly.
I have found by using TJ's chart it saves me a lot of money. I can shoot 25, 50 or a hundred rounds anytime I want too. My time is my only limit. Don't need to buy shells, drive the car anywhere, pay for targets, buy reloading components, spend time reloading, etc. Then when I want to go shooting, I have more money available and (this is real important to me) I shoot better scores. TJ, I did pickup a class runner-up trophy at the Dixie. Had not shoot a target since the end of August. I put everything away for a few months. A few weeks before the Dixie I started on the chart again. When I got to FL I felt like I had been shooting everyday and was ready to go. Best money I have ever spent on anything in the sport of trapshooting!! If everyone had a chart, I wonder how much better all of the scores would be. Some folks would want the targets set in the 4 hole. See ya a FL during march.
I sold the two seconds about 6 pm. the first day that I put them up on the site. I had a lot of people that e-mailed me late that afternoon and ever since that were disappointed.
I will sell a couple more of the 8 footers for $125 US. shipped by normal mail. That is still free shipping. They are normaly $150 by express post. I will add free shipping on 10 footers for awhile too, they are $150 US.
Terry, I think you just saved me another $40.00. I just shoot 100 on the wall. I shoot 50 yesterday. Just about got my chart paid for in the last couple of weeks. As best as I can tell, I broke a 100 straight! We got 15 inches on snow on the ground and it is snowing again. It's cold and if I really went shooting, I would develop some bad habits that might take all summer to cure. See you at the shootoff's in FL.
In 2005 I had both shoulders totally replaced. Terry's chart became an invaluable tool and great physical therapy throughout my recovery. I was very weak and practicing on the chart really helped me strengthen up my pectoral muscles. As you may know, to make room for the proceedure, it requires cutting through those muscles.
If it worked on an old cripple like me imagine how it'll work for you. Best 150 bucks you'll ever spend.
Thanks for the comments. I knew you were missing for a while from the tournament scene but I did not know why. I hope you are getting back to your old form and hitting them all. I have had a lot of shooters tell me they used the Wall Chart to come back from all kinds of surgeries and it worked great. I am glad to hear those kind of stories they cheer up my down days.
See you later this year, are you going to Florida?
I have had a few e-mails from customers wondering where their Wall Chart are. I shipped all of these orders by Expedited Parcel USA. which is normal mail for small packages from Canada. Delivery time is 12 business days not counting the day I sent it.
Some arrive faster than others but most of these orders have been very slow taking over two weeks. I don't understand if you are paying $17 each for shipping how it can take two weeks or more to go from Ontario to Michigan or Ohio but it does.
We were wondering where you were. Nancy wants to know if you are going to be at the Southern Grand and if you need any more of your liniment? We are looking forward to some good weather it has been a long winter.