KHGS wrote:I would think that (the 95+%" they would be better served to train for Australia???????
If Bisley style takes off here, they may well be training for Australia
It hasn't happened yet & I would lay odds that it won't, except for isolated matches such as this one.
The main reason they do it at Bisley is in order to cater for the numbers. With an entry for the Queens at Bisley of around 1000 to 1200 & 100 targets on Century (short range) & 50 targets on Stickledown (long range) & eliminating as they go, all shooters but 100 are eliminated after the shorts 3/5/600yds. If they didn't do this they wouldn't get through the numbers. I suspect Canada & South Africa do it because that's what they do at Bisley, certainly not because of the numbers.
We have bigger numbers than any of the "international" countries but our numbers are spread over a large country & we don't have the concentration of numbers as they do at Bisley which is the only Queen's Prize they shoot, we shoot a Queen's Prize in each state! Another reason for the lower concentration of numbers here. There are shooters who shoot the Imperial meeting at Bisley and that is the only time they shoot for the whole year.
If you shoot in one of these countries, you shoot in the manner that they do, I don't see the need to change what we do at home just to fit in with what "they" do, only my opinion of course!!!!