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What is your preference: 100 or 200 singles

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What is your preference for singles, 100 or 200 bird events?

I always enjoyed the 200 bird events. But now with gas at $4.25 and shot at $40 a bag, I would rather shoot 100 bird events. A lot of the weekend registered shoots are 400 birds a day because of the 200 singles event. I wonder, given prices, if clubs would have greater participation with 100 bird singles events.

What do you think?
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I all but stopped shooting singles last year. I'm not using my $30.00 lead only to be replaced by $40.00 lead to shoot singles. Sure wish more clubs would shoot caps for the 1st event of the day and singles 2nd. I'd probably shoot a little more often.
 

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So you would drive all the way to a shoot to shoot 100 singles birds but 200 singles birds would be too much? Wouldn't you get more bang for your buck(or gas) if you shot all you could in that one day? You've already put the gas in so you may as well make the trip count.

Personally I like the Registered Marathon target days Rend Lake has every month. I can shoot 500(or more if you want) targets and get my moneys worth out of the trip. This is especially important since my truck gets 13mpg on a good day.
 
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As I said Matt, the difference becomes 300 targets per day versus 400 targets per day at the localized weekend registered shoot. I'm not talking about state shoots and satelite grands where it takes until dark just to get the 200 singles event completed. The big shoots are a different story.
 

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I and several of the guys I shoot with, much prefer 100 singles. Yes, it getting more expensive, and I understand it may be a better test of ability, but not being an A or above shooter, if you tank the first 100, the second gets to be a real drag and seems like a waste of money.
 

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I like the option of 200 but as mentioned 100 is the normal......I would like to see more Big 50's available during the week though.

Sticking to the question I would shoot the 200 more if given a chance. For me I think it helps with target concentration knowing that it is a long run event.
 

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I agree with Neil on that one. You can really sepearate the shoot offs with a 200 bird event. To prove that this year the Nebraska kids shoot went to 75 targets to pick up time....Just think of ALL the 73's 74's and 75's! So my vote is the 200 events.


***btw, Perfect time for a cheap plug...Beatrice Nebraska is having a 2 day shoot this Memorial weekend and Saturday will be 200 singles for all that like the 200 events. Sorry couldnt help it:)
 

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I like 200 singles events too. It makes the event into more of a contest. It is surprising how many people can run 100 but can't shoot above 190 in a 200 bird event. It takes some endurance to make it happen. I have never shot a 200 straight, but felt pretty good about the 198's I have shot.

Redlands is shooting 200 singles and 100 doubles on Saturday. Since I can only make one day that is the one I am going to attend.

At the end of the day, I have fun at every shoot I attend, so it wouldn't make any real difference to me:) Burning powder is the name of the game.
 

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All of the local shoots in my area hold 300 bird programs, have for many years. Only time a 200 singles event is held is for the zone or state championships. I am not a fan of 200 singles events except at the top level shoots, 300 birds in one day is plenty for me.
 

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100 singles tells the tale, 200 targets is not skill it is an endurance test.

That add'l 100 does nothing but fit the shoes of big money motor home driving shooters.

Try shootoffs with the #5 hole targets on 16 yd line, hell you already are close to them, widen em up and make a real challenge out of the 16yds.

Neil with his graphs, and lap top computer on the line he can dial them in.


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