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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2013 01:29 PM
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Twice now I have blown matches by taking my prescribed medications the morning of a match (different meds). I am of the opinion now, that anything stronger than Tylenol will lower your match scores. :shameon:



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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2013 02:39 PM
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now i know why i can't hit the side of a barn.



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swampshooter wrote:
Twice now I have blown matches by taking my prescribed medications the morning of a match (different meds). I am of the opinion now, that anything stronger than Tylenol will lower your match scores. :shameon:


You might want to drop the Tylenol. According to "current wisdom", it's hard on your liver and kidneys..



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 Posted: Tue Dec 10th, 2013 03:25 PM
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You haven't discovered vitamin I? Ibuprofen. I don't know how we ever got by before that stuff was available over the counter.



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I used to not eat before matches--just light snacks. When you eat a lot the blood goes to your stomach muscles plus there is that unconscious movement there to try to compensate for. When running I would "carb up" the night before with the traditional spaghetti. But before matches it was light soups/etc the night before. Even making love the night before calms you...LOL. Leave those meds alone for one day--you will make it OK. You should be so relaxed that you almost go to sleep on the firing line(not really--but you get the point). Better shooting to you and "keep 'em in the black".



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I'm keeping them all in the black, it's just that a few of them aren't quite close enough to center of the black. More than two nines and your chances of winning are somewhere between slim and none. Mid-range F/O (600 yds.) competition is getting very tough, even at the smaller matches. At the larger matches your normally out of it if you drop more than one point even when conditions are bad.



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LOL, my bud fired expert on Okinawa in a near typhoon---but he was drunk enough to sway with the wind.



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Back many moons ago when I was shooting PPC competition the best score I ever shot was with a roaring hangover. So bad I had to whisper, but the pistol just laid there perfectly still until I pressed the trigger. Myself and my teammates were amazed at my score, but don't recall it now, although it was almost clean. I won 1st. place and we won 1st. place team that day as I shot about 15 points higher than my average.



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VA prescribed me Valium to calm me down before going to bed or napping during the day...I dont take it...cant stand it...I only breathe about every 5 minutes on the stuff...might actually HELP my score if I went competitive LOL



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I don't think that taking valium would be legal according to the rules and might even create a dangerous situation.



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I have to take pain meds everyday for chronic pain issues. If I tried to shoot bullseye without taking it, withdrawal would be so bad I might shoot myself !!!!



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bstark wrote:
You haven't discovered vitamin I? Ibuprofen. I don't know how we ever got by before that stuff was available over the counter.

We pharmacists called it Vit M (Motrin). Motrin was the first brand named ANSAID on the market, after aspirin.

As to drugs and shooting.. What about alcohol, from the night before, to caffeine and wonderful vasoconstrictor--nicotine??



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