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Why am I nervous?

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:57 PM
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Why am I nervous?

Doe rifle is only 10 days away here, but I've been preparing all year for long range hunting. I've practiced out to 1450 yards with success, I've developed a handload that will launch a 210 vld 2900 & shoot under 1/2 inch at 300 yards, I've shot over 1,000 practice round, I've got all the good equipment I didn't have last year (leica 1200, exbal, exct.) but I still feel nervous, and excited. I don't know why.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:02 AM
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Re: Why am I nervous?

"Prepared" nervous is good!

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:04 PM
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Re: Why am I nervous?

Man if you didn't get excited, it quit being fun and it's time to stay home.
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:41 PM
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Re: Why am I nervous?

Shooting targets is one thing....shooting live animals is completely another.

Nerves and anxious anticipation are normal. Find a way to settle your mind....breathe, hold, squeeze, boom!
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:21 PM
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Re: Why am I nervous?

Its a good thing.

I slept fitfully last night and all I was anticipating was shooting where other people could see my results. It was kind of like the "first day";)

but that wore off when my first shot was a miss by a wide margin.:(
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