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RE: Hunter Shooters

August 7 2017 at 3:13 PM
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Response to Let's have a discussion about AAFTA Divisions/Classes!


Good discussion overall. You presented the arguement well.

It's not of any consequence to me how the Hunter Class handles itself. That's for you all to decide. My opinons ( worth only what you're paying to get them) are as follows:

1.) Comparing classes based on scores is a pleasant waste of time.

2.) Overall high scores, especially with pistol scores rolled into them, are meaningless. But they're fun. They provide topicality from which needed "press" can be generated to present to the public.

3.) As discusssed with my good friend Libertyman several years ago, there's no reason that the Hunter shooters should not be cleaning the overall high scores at many matches. At the time, and even today, I'm still puzzled why many Hunter shooters don't make effective use of their ballistic advantage blended with an appropriate scope height to minimize their perceived ranging disadvantage. I believe that Phil Eakley is using that method to his advantage, and i don't think it's too long before the word gets out.

4.) Hunter class isn't a "beginners" class. (That's where UK Hunter FT really shines.) It's a class where people can start FT without undergoing the displeasure of learning to shoot from the seated FT position. If you ask me, the seated FT position is the sports single most glaring holdback to growth and the most misuderstood and under trained aspect for beginners.

All the best Jim. Hope to see you soon somewhere. It has been a while.


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