Ronnie, I hate to rain on your parade, but.....April 6 2017 at 12:47 PM
Mark Kauffman (Login Mark.in.AZ)
Response to you make some good points
....winning a match is a nice aside from the friendly competition and camaraderie that makes up this sport. It is nice to win, but it is not all-encompassing. We are not making big bucks or depending upon this for our livelihood. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy winning as much as the next guy, but I also enjoy seeing someone excel that has done their homework, and practiced to get better.
Sharing what we do and how we do it helps this sport continue to grow. If it were not for the sharing aspect, then why bother writing a match report?
As match directors, reporters, photojournalists, enthusiasts, designated scribe or whatever else folks want to call us, we have a responsibility to our club members, if not all the forum readers, to help them learn the sport to become better shooters. What better way than to relive the match through the eyes and ears of someone who was there, and for the enjoyment and entertainment of the reader.
Other shooters like to see what equipment is being used. Sponsors and manufacturers like to see if their equipment is being used and how well it is being used. Shooters get to know each other, across the country, through the pages of the various forums. It is all good and helps to expand the sport and entice new shooters to want to try this "game".
If all of this secret information is held close to the vest, it will die with us when we die.....and so will the sport. Besides, when new shooters start to edge past our scores, it gives us some incentive to get better ourselves.
Just thought I would offer a slightly different viewpoint.
.....and to Bill in Oregon, thank you for noticing.
Secretary, Airgunners of Arizona Field Target club
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