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27 Yard Shooter who shoots in Class D Singles

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  1. blackfoot

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    Have been noticing a few back line handicap shooters who shoot Class D singles and shoot high single scores at the important big shoots. Is this a common occurance? I would appreciate your opinion on this. Thanks
     
  2. Cherokee Kid

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    A 27 yard shooter should be classed no lower than A.
     
  3. Cherokee Kid

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    He either doesn't belong on the 27 or in D class.
     
  4. Ahab

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    If they are in a Calcutta....buy them!
     
  5. smsnyder

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    D CLASS. OH NO NOT AGAIN . i am staying out of this one . lol
     
  6. slide action

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    OK Here is a possibility. Just because someone shoots from the 27 DOES NOT MEAN THEY NECESSARLY BELONG THERE. With the current punch system it IS possible to get to the 27 without much ability. For instance, at small shoots I have seen many punches for scores in the 80s. Remember high score on 15 shooters or more(regardless of what that score was) gets a punch. I have even got punched for scores in the low 70s . The only real test is to look up their average. If the guy is a rock e'm sock e'm handicap shooter then there is probably a skunk in the wood pile, however if he rocks on in 70s to 80s he probably does not belong at the back fence anyway. The figures will tell the tale. I know if I was doing the classifying I would be checking his card very carefully. If he shoots really good scores in 16 on occassion, then seems to run low ones at small shoots it is a real clue that something is rotten in Denmark.
     
  7. grammie

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    There are a lot of shooters in Arizona that are on the back fence,,,a lot,,,but not all of them can shoot singles!!! Matter of fact,,,singles is their weak game,,because they do not shoot them!!

    But they generally are in B class,,and to them "singles" is something you do at a State Shoot,,and thats about it!!

    In anwser to your question,,,,No... it is not common!!!! Matter of fact,,,it is "odd"!!!! But there may be a reason other than bagging......

    AKA Grammie..........
     
  8. trap_shooter2000

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    I know a AAA singles shooter that broke a 185 in the singles yesterday at the Cardinal Classic. lol Me Tony W.
     
  9. 27 yrdz

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    someone call a game warden ....he's over the limit for 1 days catch......
     
  10. blackfoot

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  11. country gentleman

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    I cant believe I actually took the time to read this. Life is too short to fish on a stupid website. Go to the pond dude. Catch something you can eat. You know.........something........whats the word here.......TURDWORTHY. Thats my word for the day. TURDWORTHY.
     
  12. phirel

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    Tony W. did make a revealing post above. Tony is a top shooter and a good person. The good people have problems on some days.

    Back to the original question. I know two shooters who because of infirmities, can now only shoot a few singles targets, and they have difficulty with them. Their last handicap and doubles targets were shot many years ago. Both of them, based on their current card and last doubles scores, are properly classified as D-27-A. They cannot get a 1000 bird handicap review if they do not shoot 1000 handicap targets.

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. Over-the-Hill

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    This same question came up at a recent event. How could a D class singles shooter be at the 27 yard line. I was told that this person had in his past had the "uncanny" ability to run 25 straights from the 20 yard line and win the magnum purses and then miss enough birds not to gain any yardage. He did this in enough events that he was "awarded" a 10 year stint at the 27 yard line. True or false?? I don't know. But a good story.
    OtH
     
  14. bas

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    But Pat...a shooter, who due to infirmities that cannot shoot enough targets for a review - CAN ask for a special review....that is, if they want off the 27 yard line.
     
  15. blackfoot

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    Washington State has a couple of these "sportsmen"!
     
  16. jackaroo

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    just because someone is a good handicap shooter does not mean he can shoot great from the 16 yd line.
     
  17. smartass

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    yea, sure, jackaroooooooo- that really makes sense.
     
  18. phirel

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    Betty- Yes, a shooter with special problems can request a special review, but if the shooter has not shot any handicap targets for 6-7 years and only about 300 singles targets each year, there is no advantage to the special review. These people I referred to have essentially quit shooting because of their physical problems.

    Not every shooter has the fortitude that a good friend of yours and mine has to continue to struggle through physical problems and keep shooting. I don't know if I would be that strong but I greatly admire others who are.

    Pat Ireland
     
  19. Cherokee Kid

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    So a guy who doesn't shoot any HC targets for 6-7 years can still stay at the 27? That is plain Rules foolishness.
     
  20. cdconley

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    I know this is going to sound like a stupid question but why on earth would someone that has made the 27 be interested in a D class win? The way I look at it if a new shooter tells me that he or she won the D class I congratulate them and tell them to keep at it and soon they’ll be winning the AA. But if a long yardage shooter tells me that he won the D class, with a puzzled look on my face I’d say “so fing what”. I remember how discouraged my wife was when she first started shooting. She’d be happy coming off the line with an all time best in the high 80s only to have her bubble burst when a mid or long yardage shooter with a K80 and a few 100 straight patches beat her out for the win. But like all new shooters I told her not to worry and eventually she left the sandbaggers behind as her scores improved and she moved up in class.
     
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