My scope isn't capable of Accurate ranging beyond 20yds .... but folks still whine if my scores are "TOO HIGH". I wanted to prove I could use my judgment in guesstimating ranges, holdover, and hold-off by using a fixed 10X scope, yet you guys get all semantic about bipods an tripods. But I sure as hell don't see you trying out Garvey's perfectly legal setup to see if you can do as well as he does! An he already DID the hard (innovative) part.
Now about shooting skill.
- I feel SKILL is finding the target and picking a good sightline.
- I feel SKILL is judging the wind in any manner possible, then holding off and shooting so the pellet hits where you want.
- I feel SKILL is not making foolish mistakes that cost points such as shooting a wrong target, firing with no pellet or with the bolt open, not over-rotating the scope turret, and not shooting with not enough pr too much air.
_ I feel TALENT is exceptional offhand shooting despite minimal practice.
I do NOT feel being in great physical condition is either talent or skill ... its a condition, just as being young, short, or tall is a condition.
Being able to get wrapped up in a low sitting position on a square of carpet with buttplate on one knee, fore-end on the other, and both knees drawn up to near shoulder height is NOT skill, its conditioning and luck due to good genes.
Now, conditioning CAN be greatly affected by training and practice, but adding flexibility and losing weight are NOT skill-related, but rather, conditioning related.
Conditioning can allow a guy to avoid decisions ... he can sit on the ground, or a piece of cloth, where a guy less conditioned might come up with a seat or other aid to afford himself a similar comfort to the first guy ..... whatever, I look at this as genes versus brains.
Thing is .... the final step in the aiming process is the real point .... can you hit the target or not?
This message has been edited by lhd on Apr 17, 2011 10:45 PM
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