Re: the skeet and trap shooting thread
believe it or not, if you want to amaze yourself, shoot a round or two and go in the clubhouse or wherever close by and take a nap, 30-45 minutes, no more than 45. Then when you wake up, go straight out and shoot a round, you will almost always do incredibly better! your body is waking back up and focuses on the task at hand, less chance of your mind wandering. you've broken every single target many times so the possibiliy of a 25 is always there with enough rounds.
i used to do that at Camp Perry during my service rifle days, a short nap before (wasn't very often but when there was a chance) and I would have the guy before me wake me up and get up to the line and I would always shoot very very well compared to before.
hydration is crucial too; everyone I shoot with will spend 3-4 hours straight out on the field without a drop to drink. I bring at least a water bottle and usually fill up at least once. Your eyesight is one of the first things to suffer but your entire body will be 'under par' unless you hydrate. Drinking tons of water (keeping electrolytes in there too) makes you feel so much better and function better it's not even funny but is often overlooked.
so chug some water, have a snooze, then wake up and shoot your 25!
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."