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A message for those shooting at EBR and RMAC this year

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    Centercut
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    United States
    Accuracy: +178

    Just do your best and have fun.  That's really why we all attend and compete.  None of us make a living shooting airguns.  Give it your Maximum Effort both in practice and then at the competition.  Have no fear, and never quit. 

    If you place or even win, that's great!  But if you don't, and the vast majority of us won't, remember this:

    Own your failures, because they are the true measure of your integrity. Every success is shared with someone, a parent, teacher, coach, someone; but in your failure you stand and are judged alone.”

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    SorenSD
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    Denmark
    Accuracy: +6

    Well said, Mike "Centercut" 👍🙂🙂

    Would love to be able to go visit EBR some day 🙂🙂

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    JimNM
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    United States
    Accuracy: +82

    The journey IS the reward… 

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    pesty3782
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    United States
    Accuracy: +4

    Funny when I started into this rabbit hole and went to my first competition with Centercut (Mike) my whole intend was not to be last.  I came in the middle of the pack….When my wife started, her whole intend was not to be last and she was 3 from the bottom in her first competition.  The two of us have a great time going when we can and the best part is not the competition, but the people……Everybody is willing to help and give you pointers if you ask.  Mike took the wife and I "under his wing" and we have learned a lot.

    THANKS MIKE!!!!!

    Shoot straight and have fun.  Having fun is the key to me……

    Tony P.

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    RusBear
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    Russia
    Accuracy: +17

    Everything is correct, Mike. 

    Every time I go to any competitions I realize that I will be happy, if I'll be ably to say: I've done everything I could and can't do better. That means that I have overcome myself and that is the main thing for me here.

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    Motorhead
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    United States
    Accuracy: +71

    ALL the shooting sports honestly require this mind set …. Tho will state that the AIR GUN COMMUNITY is far less Hostile and Clicky than the powder crowd.

    You will never learn a thing about your shooting abilities until your really pushed.  If you can keep your want and desires in check being humble in the face of such challenges you can and will up your game !!

     

    Have fun #1   Never be afraid to ask for assistance / guidance from those around you or who you may wish to shoot like etc … It is a GAME and learning it takes time and effort.

     

    Scott S

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    dan_house
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    United States
    Accuracy: +2

    You will never learn a thing about your shooting abilities until your really pushed.

     

    And that is why I drive 16 hours to shoot a FT match….. you can shoot dead nuts at yer home range, or back yard, all day long, but when you get to a course that youve not seen, that someone else has set up, terrain and wind youve never encountered, yea you will be tested :) 

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    Centercut
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    United States
    Accuracy: +178

    Motorhead

    You will never learn a thing about your shooting abilities until your really pushed.  If you can keep your want and desires in check being humble in the face of such challenges you can and will up your game !!

    Scott S

    Scott, I couldn't have said it better myself. 

    I've said it before, until you actually Step into the Arena, you will never know how good you are.  You can shoot MOA groups all day long at 100 yards, but until EVERY shot counts, you just won't know where you stand.  And until you overcome adversity, and work through those issues during a match, you'll never realize what you are truly made of… 

    I was shooting 100Y BR EBR style this past weekend, and on my fourth row (18th shot of 25 total), my gun threw a horrible flyer, down below the 4 ring, totally missing the target for a "3".  "Pissed" doesn't even begin to describe how I felt.  But I took a deep breath and decided to finish strong, and the last 7 shots went 8, 9, 8, 10, 10, 10, 9.  Was it a great score due to the  "3"?  Nope.  But if I had just said "screw it" then it would have been much worse…

    Sometimes S%$# happens beyond your control and you just have to deal with it in the  most positive way possible and be satisfied that you did your best, like @rusbear (Nicolay) said above..

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    Scotchmo
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    United States
    Accuracy: +26

    I signed up for RMAC and EBR. It will be all new to me and with guns untested in competition. My plan is to do as many events as possible and not worry about my placing in most of them. I'm not a speed shooter but I signed up for the speed events anyway. I'll likely have fun and hopefully learn some things.

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    steve123
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    United States
    Accuracy: +20

    Concerning the animal silhouettes they use at RMAC for the speed event, does anyone know what size they are and where to buy them?

    Thanks

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    Centercut
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    United States
    Accuracy: +178

    The ones we used recently are the 1/5th scale animals (RMAC and EBR Speed)  I think the Welch's (Dave and Justin) can make ones just like those on the swingers 5 per frame.  Dave W (Oregon) ordered a set from Dave (Cali) last weekend.  Give him a call.  The ones normally used for Benchrest Silhouette (BRS) at 1/10th scale…

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    Scotchmo
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    United States
    Accuracy: +26

    Concerning the reactive targets at the EBR and RMAC slug events, does anyone know the size of the hit zones for the far targets at the various distances? For instance at 200yds and 300yds?

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    steve123
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    Accuracy: +20

    Centercut

    The ones we used recently are the 1/5th scale animals (RMAC and EBR Speed)  I think the Welch's (Dave and Justin) can make ones just like those on the swingers 5 per frame.  Dave W (Oregon) ordered a set from Dave (Cali) last weekend.  Give him a call.  The ones normally used for Benchrest Silhouette (BRS) at 1/10th scale…

    Thanks Mike!

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