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When a FT shoot starts at 9:am, rather than 10:00, how early are

August 12 2017 at 1:35 PM
Don Armstrong  (Login doninva1)
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you willing to get up. I realize why matches are started at 9:00 AM in the summer, to try to miss as much heat as possible. I have found if I have to drive over 3 hours to a shoot, getting up at 4:30 AM, I lose concentration about half way through a shoot and have a hard time staying awake on the trip home. I am sure some of it is the heat but it's just not fun when you are wore out. I have decided to skip the shoots that I have to get up before 5:30 AM till they start shooting at 10:00 again. I could get a room close to the shoots but a one day shoot doesn't warrant the expense. Am I just an old guy or is this common. Thanks, Don

 
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Chris Corey
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When we had matches at Chris B's

August 12 2017, 10:20 PM 

I would leave the house @ 3:00AM, stop for breakfast @ IHOP in Rocky Mount, and that would put me at Chris's about 7:30AM. His house is a 4 hr ride. When I shoot @ DIFTA, I leave about 4:00AM. Stopping for breakfast puts me there about 8:30AM. But I get up everyday for work about 2:30AM anyway. Heck I got up @ 1:00AM and left @ 2:00AM to go shoot at Mike Harris's course in PA last Sunday and drove back the same day. Lol! Maybe I'm crazy. . Go figure. Lol

 
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Paul Porch
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And for me it was out the door at 3:30 AM for Chris Berry's arr at 7:30 and fiot

August 13 2017, 10:51 AM 

the Mike Harris match in PA, I left my house at 11:30 pm Thursday, to meet Chris at his house at 1:45 AM Friday morn.

Guess we are die hards Chris! Lol

 
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Raymond Hawkins
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August 12 2017, 11:14 PM 

Hey Don,
It was really hot today and extremely muggy. Its just that time of year and not sure there's an answer for dealing with such heat. Starting earlier rather than later seems to be the norm. Schedules are changing across the country to avoid the hottest times of the day. I remember the discussion coming up at a match in April or May and those present voted on it. Traveling from Lexington to Raleigh is about a two hour drive for me but I choose to get up earlier and stop along the way while taking my time. It's about an hour to Gerald's club (Central Carolina Gun Club). Registration is open now and the match is next week. Maybe that will work better for you. Hope to see you soon.

Raymond Hawkins


    
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Don Armstrong
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Raymond, Gearld's club is a little ove two hours so I will be there

August 13 2017, 12:50 PM 

That drive is just right for me. I can get up at a decent time and have a good day without fighting sleep. I thought I was a die hard FT shooter like Chris and Paul but I must be a big puss. I like to relax and enjoy my day instead of feeling like I'm at work LOL. Thanks, Don

 
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Raymond Hawkins
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Glad You Will Be There

August 13 2017, 10:49 PM 

Don,
It's great that we have several opportunities to shoot different venues here in North Carolina. I'm like you and would love to do more but have to pick and choose what's best for me and mine. Instead rushing off after the match perhaps someone could suggest a nice restaurant where we could all meet for a little lunch. That to me makes for a better ride home and a good way to end a day of shooting with friends.

Raymond Hawkins

 
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Chris Corey
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Don, I don't blame you one bit

August 14 2017, 7:10 PM 

My location requires me to drive long hours to shoot FT. Until we started the TCRC course the closest matches were Chris B's & DIFTA. Both are 4 hr drives. TCRC is still 40 minutes from my house. If we keep shooting at the Ball Farm outside Raleigh, that's only a little over 1 1/2 hrs. for me. Gerald is 2 1/2 hrs so that's not a bad ride.It would be nice to get a match going in Virginia. That would be another reasonably close match to make.

 
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