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Bullseye & Booze (1956)

Discussion in 'Training & Competition' started by MikePotts, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. t-astragal

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    I’ll be shooting a bullseye match tomorrow at Austin Rifle Club. The bottle of Aquafina might be Hendricks gin. Who can say?


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  2. Big Green

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    Interesting thread, not only for the information discussed, but Ben replied three times in one thread!

    All joking aside, it is an interesting topic.

    Anyone ever played pool sober vs with a few drinks? I know I play better with a few. So much so, that a friend of mine used to bring me drinks to get me beyond the point of beating him and usually he was the better player.

    When first in the Marines, with iron sights, I would try to avoid caffeine on range days to lessen my jitters. I can see where something that slows the body can assist in being more controlled. As it also lowers inhibitions and may make you a little more cocky and focused, it’s an interesting topic to ponder. I have wondered about this before though never looked it up to see if my thoughts have manifested into actual results. Thank you OP and Ben for the references.
     
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    Younger. Before they start thinking they know something.
    Really, even if they have experience is ok. The biggest key is getting them to relax and learn. At any age.


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  4. jrbfishn

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    It is not so much inhibitions as it is just to relax and NOT CARE about ANYONE else and what they are doing or how good or bad they are doing. Nothing in the world matters but the next shot.
    As far as jitters.....
    I don't care who you are or what kind of gun you shoot or what sights you have.
    Or what power scope.
    You have sight wobble. Period.
    It might wobble 1/8th inch or a foot. If you use a scope, the wobble is just as bad at 4x as it is at 10x. You just don't see it as bad. Put it in perspective and use it. Fighting it is useless.

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    Col. Askins, Jeff Cooper, Elmer Keith, Skeeter Skelton, Ray Chapman, these guys were bigger than life and wrote books and articles that would really grab your attention. Sadly, no one came along to fill the shoes of these gentlemen.
     
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    I’m a terrible golfer, however I’ve noticed that I hit the ball better after a couple of drinks. It quiets that faint voice of doubt during the swing.




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  8. t-astragal

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    My 45 shooting wasn’t stellar today. Maybe I needed a nip of bourbon. My 22 finally settled in for the last 40 shots. Picture is of the target backer. A new target face was stapled up every 10 shots. 25 yards 5 shot strings timed and rapid fire.


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