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 Post subject: Newish PITA shooter needs help on options.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:03 pm 
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Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster. I started trapshooting in 2005ish...shot seriously for about 2 years and then..well, crap happened...I got away from the sport and just got back into it this March...a month before our lockdown. Long story short....I am hitting any competition within in decent distance just to get some shooting in and some targets registered.

I am still at the 20 yard line...I average about 90% singles and a lowly 71% doubles. Last cap I got 87. My gun now fits me better, thanks to rollin oswald... I had two 25s in my last practice....only 1 before, 13 years ago with my BT99...now I'm shooting an XT.

My question is....which options to play...or. ot to play. I know to play the lewis....and probably not the magnum...but what about 25/50s?

Thanks for your patience...I feel like I won't get trolled as much here as ...well....ahem...another site....tho I love that other site...imma bit hesitant to post. Heh.




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 Post subject: Re: Newish PITA shooter needs help on options.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:42 am 
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Playing options is much like gambling at a casino. Thinking clear about your chance of winning is important if care about your financials. Anyone can win at the Lewis with the only certainty at the top. A true gamble. Playing 25's and 50's, jackpots that pay 50-30-20% etc , is about doing well at the championship level. Category and class purses is about being at the top of your game levels.

So......you average is 90 in singles, but you have been shooting better than your average. A vet category dominating the other old boy's. Options focused on class and or category while at the top of your game. These would be a good bet.

If you have plenty of money and playing the money regarded as part of the fun....play the ticket. To many of us traditionalists, trap is a money game.

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 Post subject: Re: Newish PITA shooter needs help on options.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:35 pm 
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Thank you so much for the advice...

I realize most of what I do put in on options will go to someone else....I was pleased to get $31 back on my last tournament.

But think I will just stick with Lewis until I find my true avg.

Thanks so much for your input!


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 Post subject: Re: Newish PITA shooter needs help on options.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 pm 
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the problem is nobody plays the class purse or the 50's options.
unless there is some added money, you and the one other guy's 10 bucks don't go too far.

the Lewis class seems to be the one everybody plays now days, they seem to feel their 96 will hold up a lot better in the Lewis than a 99 in B class.


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 Post subject: Re: Newish PITA shooter needs help on options.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:12 am 
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For you right now, just play the Singles and Handicap Lewis. Doubles I don't think you are in the bottom Lewis range. Study the pay out sheets at the shoots you go to.

Handicap is where the money is. If you can be competitive at your yardage, play that. 50s may be worth playing when you begin to put 50s together. If I remember the PITA Magnum, when you start to getting a few 50s you should then start playing those.

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 Post subject: Re: Newish PITA shooter needs help on options.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:47 am 
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There are 2 different mentalities in trapshooting. The money shooters or those that enjoy and can afford gambling, and honor shooters. Those that shoot for the honor and enjoy awards. Then again....once you have a room full of trophies, awards and reputation. They become less important, but money seems to always stay relevant.

There are shoot programs that attract money shooters and or honor shooters. If management is making an effort to attract both, the shoot will tend to be a bigger success. There are far more money/merchandise shooters than honor shooters in the trap game.

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