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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:29 am 
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:53 am 
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It is a good story, but the one target they show (at ~ 1:15) coming back didn't look very impressive to me... It's a bit hard to see, but it looks like an 80/100.

I have to wonder if that was just rushed for the story, or if it's representative of the level of competition she's been facing. I assume it's not a typical target, but then I don't understand why they didn't show a better one.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:05 pm 
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What a ballsy Granny - full marks to her!!!!!

So what if she shoots 80's? Still gives her 320+ average, which is quite admirable for someone her age.
Be critical, but how many 80 year olds in your club can beat that?

Ballsy - you bet.
Look at her cultural background. Men do this, women do that - and don't dare cross over. She did at 65.
Look at her actively promoting pistol shooting to the young women in her village, again stepping out of established behavior.

Cheer her on - she deserves every accolade that comes her way.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:33 pm 
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I Agee!

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:18 am 
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Badly torn holes that look more the work of a pump gun rather than an LP10 or Morini.
Good to see age not as restrictive as some would believe.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:31 am 
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With my LP10 I had similar fuzzy holes and the sound of a shot became a feeble "ssht" over time. The precision did not change however. I sent it to Steyr for repair. They replaced a seal and adjusted the velocity.
It is now slightly more air hungry - still the air supply is good for ca. 140 shots. The holes are sharp again and the sound recovered to a healthy bang (for an air pistol at least).


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:07 pm 
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I gotta admit I was thinking the same thing as Gwhite when I saw the video, not the most impressive target. I'm sure she shot better in her 60's. Impressive she started shooting when she did in the social situations she grew up in.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:16 pm 
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It doesn't matter what her scores are. She has won medals -good for her! How many of us or our parents have the guts to do what she's doing? And she's recruiting young women to the sport, inspiring by example! How many of us can claim to have done that?


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:36 am 
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I did not in any way mean to diminish her accomplishments. I suspect all the medals were back in her younger days, like when she was only in her 60's & 70's... It look like now she is devoting her time to helping younger women get into the sport, which is great.

I just expected the video to show a more impressive target. I suspect they were rushing through the filming & didn't take time to let her shoot at her best. They also must have used cheap target paper. Still a great video, and only those really in-the-know would notice the odd bits.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:52 pm 
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Right; I see your point. I think we all do agree that this lady is admirable. I hope I can be inspiring to somebody when I'm her age.


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