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Top Shot TV Show

Anyone catch the History Channel show Top Shot? 16 shooters competing with various weapons. Pretty embarrassing for one pro shooter. Shot over 30 times at a 100 or 200 yd target and couldn't hit it even with a spotter. Then got eliminated by a kid.

http://tv.yahoo.com/show/45741

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It appears that some can't perform under pressure. If I remember right when he was shooting the 200 yd target (I believe) he hit it in the top left corner at 11:00, and his spotter told him so. Then from that point on he didn't even hit it. It seamed like it would be a simple correction of point of aim to of hit the disk with the next shot if not within a couple more shots. Now the kid that eleminated him kept his cool after his target was covered by the smoke of the exploding target. He then went on and did his job.

The big problem that I can see with shooting with an untrained spotter is that all the spotters are trying to do is see where the hits are on the target are without tracing the bullet path to the target to give the shooter the correction.

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Having watch various gun and shooting related shows on the history channel I've come to the conclusion long ago that the History Channel does not really get a lot of real credible experts on their shows. They simply lable them as such. I can tell just by knowing what I know about guns, ammunition, reloading, hunting, and shooting that many of their so-called experts are phony. Not saying I'm the top expert or anything, but I can sure tell by listening to or watching some of these so-called experts that many of them are not well clued-in and often mix up facts. I've heard and watch some real BS on those shows. Granted there are a few regulars they use who are very credible.

Haven't watched the new sharp shooter shows yet, but I wonder just how much of it is for drama or entertainment purposes. Much like Ice Road Truckers, etc.

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This is an entertainment show along the lines of Survivor or Biggest Loser, but with contestants competing in shooting competitions.

I enjoyed it for its entertainment value.

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Yeah I hear ya. It makes for great entertainment, but lets think about the impact stuff like this has. I just think it disgraces the sport when you have incompetence being displayed in our sport to the genarl public. It casts our sport in the wrong light to the general public. I mean what would people think of the NFL if they had a bunch of over ambitious but terribly under-skilled ball players playing games on TV all the time for everyone to watch? Sure, it might make for great entertainment, but it would cast bad light on professional ball. We live in a time now where PC is everything and anything to do with guns or hunting is terribly taboo to the general public. Today our sport is regarded by a great many folks as a deviant subculture instead of being viewed as a right-of-passage like it was once regarded. Our sport needs all the spit-shine it can get in the public eye these days, not knuckle heads demeaning our sport or displaying lack of skill.

I'd just be happy if these channels, History Channel included, would get back to scope and air programs that are the subject matter of the channel. I see a lot of programs on the History Channel that have absolutley nothing to do with history at all and a lot of those shows belong on Discovery, Outdoor, or Science channels. I see a lot of shows on Animal Planet that belong on something like the Discovery Channel. And why did National Geographic take up all this gang, inmate, prison, and penetentary related stuff as their subject matter? Whatever happened to the stuff that Nat Geo used to do best? All that prison and gang stuff needs to be on Investigation channel or some law justice type channel. Seem as though the networks have gotten a case of A.D.D. and focus now on all types of sujects that have nothing to do with what they exist for. They have completely lost focus.

Anyway I think some of the earlier sharp shooter shows that came out about 4 years ago were pretty good. At least they had some old names on there demonstrating thier abilities and we all know they are the real deal.

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I'm not sure what sport your referring to? I mean this is just a shooting competition that uses varies weapons. It is not a hunting show.

We may very well see some excellent displays of markmanship on the show. The teaser for the next one suggests that we will and the very young student excelled in the competition showing. He is a very clean cut and respectful young man (with a hint of immaturity at times) that is an excellent long range rifle competitor.

Really no different than some of the network shows that take atheletes from different sports and have them compete in a fun competition. Sometimes the atheletes excel and sometimes they falter which is human.

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Was refering to the sport of shooting just in general, not nessesarily hunting. I suppose your right, maybe I just got off on a rant. I suppose it's just like any other competition in the real world where even the best sometimes don't alway come out on top.

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it was only the first episode, so they still have plenty of time to do something stupid that will make any gun owner/shooter look stupid, but hoping they won't

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Watched the show once and I will not be watching it again. What a waste!

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I watched it last night. They were using pistols and it was pretty entertaining especially if you DVR it like I did and skip through all the fluff.

It is light viewing.

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Saw the first episode and thought it was entertaining and will look for it again. The guy who lost, the Marine shooter, I did feel bad for missing that 100 yard target, but don't you guys think after his first four or five shots that barrel would start heating up so much it would be throwing rounds all over the place. If he would have waited two or three minutes to let it cool instead of throwing thirty rounds at it he might have hit it after his first four misses.

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