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16s vs handicap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    At what point do they get bumped in yardage if there 16s scores are higher? I found several shooters who have 93 0r 94 averages in 16s but they are shooting handicaps on the 18 or 19 yard line? It'a ATA rule?
    97.0% or higher cannot be reduced below 24.0 yards
    95.0% to 96.9% cannot be reduced below 22.0 yards
    93.0% to 94.9% cannot be reduced below 20.0 yards
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    That's the good ole boys in action. They make the rules, then violate em with a reductiion.

    GneJ
     
  3. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    Earl -

    You have to stop reading only part of a rule and trying to take it out of context and turn it into something else.

    What you quoted is part of the entire verbiage that explains the review process. The review process is for granting reductions, not adding additional yardage. There is nothing in there about moving someone back if their singles average is too high. This portion of the review process would only come into play if someone had attained a yardage greater than the yardages you listed, and would only serve to nullify their reduction.

    The entire portion of what you excerpted from is below.

    Scott


    Only those shooters who have registered 500 or more singles targets in the current or previous target year or obtain Delegate and Central Handicap Committee approval will be reviewed. If a shooter has insufficient singles targets registered, and has not been approved, his counter will be zeroed and he will be printed on the summary until sufficient singles targets are registered. At such time the most current 1,000 handicap targets will be used in the review. The following table is used to determine “relative 16 yard average”:
    16 yard average shooter cannot be reduced below
    97.0% or higher 24.0 yards
    95.0% to 96.9% 22.0 yards
    93.0% to 94.9% 20.0 yards
     
  4. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Thanks