Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cratz2, Aug 22, 2004.
Reminds me of that West German diver that was all set up for a gold medal and then on the last dive choked and did a bellybuster. This was during the 80s when there were still 2 Germanies and all the East German women athletes looked like men.
"I HATE when that happens"!!
One must focus grasshopper DOH DOH DOH!!!!!!
He was probably looking at the guy in the next lane and in his best Will Smith voice said, 'But that was a good shot, right?'
These things do happen. We still have to remember that these are generally the best .01 % of whatever field they are in... Pressure is probably overwhelming to say the least.
I had something similar occur to me at Thunder Ranch a few years back. We were at the 25 yard line, and the guy on the line next to me (San Diego SWAT, if I remember correctly), kept cussing to himself about his crappy shooting, wondering what the heck was going on. Seems his grouping wasn't up to his usual standards. As it turned out, it was MY grouping that wasn't up to his usual standards.
Been there, done that. Learned a huge life lesson that day.
Yah I would think most people who have been to a range have shot the wrong target one time or another. Even if they haven't realized it.
What an unfortunate name for a competitive shooter
Maj. Michael Anti
I shot the wrong target once myself. Naturally, it was a 10.
I, as well, shot at the wrong target just two weeks ago. Sad part was we were just starting to chrono some loads and were shooting through my buddies BRAND NEW Oehler. I though he had lined up the target where we could shoot at it, and it would go right through the chron. However, I sighted in on the WRONG target and bang, right through one of the pieces supporting the sunscreen. 5th damn shot. It shattered everything on that end.
He was not amused....
Cost me only $35 to replace the parts, hardly a gold medal though.
It happens to the best of us.
I cross fired last year in the JC Garand match at the Nationals on my first off hand round. Cost me a bronze! Should have seen the shocked look on the guy next me when he got an X without even firing a shot.
I once donated an X ring shot on a 300 yard shot. The guy who got it placed above me--he had totally missed one of his shots and counted mine. I didn't win...
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