Why am I nervous?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by diderr, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    "Prepared" nervous is good!
     

  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Man if you didn't get excited, it quit being fun and it's time to stay home.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    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.:(