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Question Are men really better shots than women?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tinmanofkent, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent God

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    So at work today we are talking about the Olympics and the conversation turned from separate competitions for male and female athletes to separate shooting competitions for men and women.

    We could understand a man being inherently faster at running than a woman but couldn't see why it would be thought a man would naturally shoot straighter than a woman.

    Does any one know why this is?
     
  2. SteveO

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    My niece is only 17 and is naturally a better shot than I am, she'd never fired an air rifle before last summer and within a few shots was hitting a 30mm spinner at 30 yards consistently with a Hatsan Mod 60 springer.

    I was well impressed!
     
  3. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent God

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    Right, so why shouldn't shooting competitions be unisex?
     
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    SteveO Top Poster

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    Why not! my niece is a hammer thrower for an athletics club - training hard to qualify for the next commonwealth games, she doesn't just beat the lads in her age group but wipes the floor with them!

    More than a match, I think there should be more equality.
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    Bell target is, and in the two leagues I shoot in, in one the top shooter this year is a woman (form our team), and in the other two of the top three shooters are women, one of whom is the top in the first league I mentioned.
     
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    Because women are more or less better at everything than men except displays of physical strength and abject stupidity . Females allow men to exist in our simple little world , like air gun forums .Trust Grumps as soon as synthetic designer sperm is available on ebay we are obsolete ! Trust Grumpy on this . Grumpy was once young and handsome :eek: many many moons ago women fell in lines at grumpys feet with a charming line or a flash off big brown eyes :D had my fun :up::up: was described as a handsome charming bar steward . Grumps has no time for females these days , So in short the long way round . Naughty boy, Grumps! :up: . Yes Grumps is orrable and politicly incorrect . but hey
     
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  7. Wynne G Oldman

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    In my experience, even thought there are different rules for Ladies and Gentlemen in ISSF competitions, there's really no need for them. At my club, some of the best shots are elderly Ladies.
     
  8. Elk hunter

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    My daughter thinks I'm awesome whatever I do!

    Pitty my three year old is going to grow up, hope I'm not too much of a disappointment !

    Andrew
     
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    My Mrs has kicked my arse twice in hft ! :eek: :D
     
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    in this case why don't they put all women on front line army!!!!!!!!!! in wartime ...
     
  11. edtwozeronine

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    Splitting men and women in to separate shooting groups must be down to tradition since everything else is that way in the Olympics and other such events. Certainly that blond teenage girl did well for us by all accounts.
     
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    If you really looked into it, I bet it has roots in archery - where women were discouraged from such behaviour.

    I can't believe Grumps was ever handsome, a bar steward, now that I can believe! :D You got snow up your way?
     
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    Women can't judge distances. Look at parking.
    Their eyesight is crap. Can't see what's in front of them.
    Blinded by new shoes and catalogue special offers.
    Aren't they lovely though! :D
     
  14. Elk hunter

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    Although my good lady doesn't, but women are very good anglers but particularly with the fly rod.
    But I will say this I've seen many women rifle shooters when I used to shoot on the ranges, I did notice they could concentrate far better than a lot of the men. Giving them the ability to gain better groups.

    Andrew
     
  15. tinmanofkent

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    I imagine slaughtering large amounts of women makes repopulation slow after war.
     
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    my girlfriends mum used to be a cracking shot so im told... Shotgun and center fire.

    I was at mileks house shooting some targets in the garden from the kitchen. His daughter asked for a go and she used my rifle. 3 shots later she went ... hit them. We checked the target and she got the bull every time. Not bad for a girl who had only ever shot a few pellets before and never shot my rifle in her life
     
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    I'm sure most women would be equally as good as men. I am reminded of a radio conversation I heard a while ago about women and parking cars. One of the participants was Quentin Wilson formerly of Top gear and Fifth gear etc.
    He maintained that it was all rubbish that women were bad at parking, and that his wife could park their Range Rover in very tight spaces just as well if not better than he could. He postulated that the typical gender enforcements of childhood were to blame for a lack of confidence on the whole in women. He cited that little girls played with dolls and toy cookery sets, and little boys were given toy cars and skateboards etc. (he's probably right on the whole?). And as such, boys were reverse parking their matchbox toys at a very young age, understood a little of oversteer and understeer through whizzing them across the floor...... etc. etc.

    I think he had a point? And it makes me wonder whether many guys on here have daughters who they have introduced to shooting, who might well be very good shots? Any way you look at it, this is a very male dominated pastime/hobby/sport?
     
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    my wife is a better shot than me if im honest, she is in the military and is pretty good with both sa80 and slp , been to Bisley a few times with success, puts me too shame:D
     

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