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I hear and read about the really good silhouetters. I mean the best of the best. ie. The Winsteads, Lawtons and Tubbs. I have always wondered what makes these folks so much better. It might include of course natural ability. I have improved my shooting the past few years. I attribute it to follow-thru. I am very curious what everyone out there thinks their most valuable shooting attribute might be??? Lets all compare notes and learn from each other. Then just maybe we can bring out the best in all of us and we can all step up one more notch. And maybe we can also learn how we might get young people involved. And keep silhouette shooting alive and well for the future.
 

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Shooting matches, as many as possible. Lots of folks can shoot great scores in low stress practise sessions but lose their head during a match.
 

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eroyd said:
Shooting matches, as many as possible. Lots of folks can shoot great scores in low stress practise sessions but lose their head during a match.
I hear ya, the provincials are still a month away, and I already have the jitters!
 

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Yep, shooting matches. We are blessed at our club with a tireless match director (and assistants) who put on a smallbore match every Wednesday through the summer in addition to our monthly match. Frequent, THOUGHTFUL practice, where you work on the fundamentals as opposed to just shooting a lot, is also necessary. That last part is more complicated than it sounds and I'm not saying I've got it yet.
We were talking last night on the way home from Winnsboro about how this sport seems to dangle success just out of reach. I'm defining success as a step up from your current average. The trick is putting together four, solid banks of animals, whatever "solid" means at your present level. I was real proud of my nine turkeys Saturday 'til I shot five pigs. I wonder what that was telling me? "A master is a shooter who has finally grasped the fundamentals." I'm not there yet but I still enjoy trying.
 
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