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AA-27-AA pin requirements?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Gavin, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. Gavin

    Gavin Active Member

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    What are the requirements for the AA-27-AA pin WRT the minimum number of targets in each discipline?

    Thank you

    Gavin
     
  2. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    for the 2007 target year, the numbers for men were 3,000 singles, 2,000 handicap, and 1,000 doubles. The average breakpoints match those in the ATA rules for Five Classes. That would be 97 in singles and 93 in doubles
     
  3. Justin L.

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    Gary's right, but I think you also need to have at least an 89 average on handicap? Or is it you couldn't have been offered a reduction in that target year?
     
  4. Express

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    What percentage of shooters do you think earned their pin? Pretty tough requirements.
     
  5. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    pretty tough for the normal working man to get that many targets in and hold the averages. especially up north where we have a short season. 30 singles events (unless you shoot a lot of 200 bird events)in 20 weekends, May thru Sept.
     
  6. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Justin L.:

    The requirements may have changed but the rule at one time was the shooter had to finish the target year on the 27 without turning down a reduction that would have taken him/her off the 27.

    It is possible to have a reduction earlier in the target year and still qualify. Timing is critical.

    Situation #1:

    You are on the 27. Your scores are such that a reduction is offered just before the end of the target year. If you accept, your on the 26. If you turn it down, you stay on the 27 but either way you aren't eligible for the pin.

    Situation #2:

    Before the end of a target year, you earn your way to the 27. Maybe you've been there for years. Maybe you got there for the first time in the 'current' target year. Maybe you ratchet back and forth between the 26 and 27 every 1000 targets including (earlier) in the current target.

    It doesn't matter. If you are on the 27 at the end of the target year and didn't turn down a reduction to stay there, you have met the 27 yard line requirement.

    To the best of my knowledge, there is no minimum handicap average requirement.

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    express asks an interesting question. Does anybody know how common or rare AA-27-AA pins are??

    sissy
     
  7. Kent

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    The ATA will only send you one the first year you qualify. Maintaining it is not awarded. The ATA Average book has listed the shooters for several years and it would seem that 50-70 names appear each year. I got mine the same year that I reached the 27 yard line. Even though I have not maintained a very good handicap average since then, they have not asked me to send it back.
     
  8. Gavin

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    Thank you for the info.

    Gavin
     
  9. Gavin

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    Thank you for the info.

    Gavin
     
  10. Flench

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    I got mine last year. I was offered a reduction and turn it down. I then shot well enough to get a punch or two and ended up with an 88.99 Handicap average.

    Doyal kirby
     
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