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« on: August 28, 2017, 02:57:47 AM »
 

Jaeger

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I'm 45 and from St. Louis (currently and originally).  I've been shooting, hunting, and reloading all my life.  I'm an NRA lifer.  I take firearms safety deadly seriously, and have zero tolerance for anyone who doesn't.  I have never competed in any kind of rifle competition.   

For the past couple of years I've really wanted to try a PRS style tournament.  I love shooting, and it looks like fun.  I don't have a 6 or 6.5mm.  I have a .308 and a .300 Win Mag set up for distance shooting.

I can shoot, but I'll admit I'm a little intimidated never having even been to a tournament.  The Boss is going out of town that weekend and I got a liberty pass, so I bought a ticket to the BWRS match at Vapor Trails.  Maybe I should have just come as a spectator, but I jumped. 

There it is.  I consider myself an accomplished gun nut, but don't know nuthin' about PRS competition but from reading on the internets and watching the YouTube.  I hope I don't choke and/or make an idiot of myself.  I'm gonna need some help and patience from my competitors. 

Thanks for having me...I guess...like you had a choice. ;)
 

Re: New to PRS
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 06:53:03 AM »
 

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Everyone had to start in the same position as you. Don't worry about the word competition yet. Everyone would like to win but only a few feel like they have to. It's more about enjoyment to most folks.
 

Re: New to PRS
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 09:23:52 PM »
 

Jeff M

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Welcome aboard. For now, don't look at it as competition, look at it as paying for education. It'll be much less disappointing that way, trust me.  :)

The competition community, for the most part, is a great group of folks. They'll answer questions, loan gear, help you out. You'll do fine.

Come back after the match and let us know how you did, and we'll help with any questions.
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Re: New to PRS
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 09:40:31 PM »
 

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At the end of the day remember it's just a game.  A very expensive and rewarding game.  If you've learned something while at a match and everyone goes home intact, it's a successful match.

Your attitude can really make or brake the experience.  I noticed a marked drop off in my performance when I started "shooting to win" rather than shooting to have fun.


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Re: New to PRS
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 02:19:46 PM »
 

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Welcome to the forum!