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Are camo attire or guns allowed for ATA shooting?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Diamond Bruce, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. Diamond Bruce

    Diamond Bruce Member

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    A boy I know who is shooting in the youth ATA events and will be shooting at the Grand was told he could NOT wear a camo shooting vest or shoot his camo gun because ATA rules prohibit it. Has anyone heard of this rule? He cannot afford a new gun and he paid a lot for it.
    By the way - the camo on his gun is actually cattails.
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely no rule against either.
     
  3. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    As long as he doesn't camo paint his face,,,,,he should be ok....; )
     
  4. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    You're allowed to read the Rule Book.
     
  5. Fish Springs

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    I did not find prohibitions of camouflage nor did find a dress code. Likely some buddy ruddy having a bad day.
     
  6. Diamond Bruce

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    I went through the rule book and I saw nothing on any type of dress code. Since this is for the youth league, I thought I would ask - perhaps there was some new code of standards. I do not understand why the person in charge would tell that to a new, young member and he was very upset about it. He was told camo gear was disrespectful to other members and would make people think he was military. I wish I could tell him to go to another group, but there aren't any other ones in this area.
     
  7. UtahYork

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    I would think military gear would make people think you were in the military? Camo gear makes me think someone is a hunter. Go figure.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Just don't paint the camo on your nude body and shoot neked. There are some cat tails on the grounds so don't put that shotgun down............you may never find it again! {;o)
     
  9. trapshooteraa27aa

    trapshooteraa27aa Well-Known Member

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    Now sometimes I might wear my camo thongs but no one really knows.
     
  10. slide action

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    There is always somebody who is a "self appointed" rule reciter that never read a rule book in their LIFE! Years ago I was at an ATA shoot There was a guy shooting an 870 with a "Poly Choke". Some old dude told him "Poly Chokes" were "prohibited" by ATA rules and he couldn't shoot it. I told the old guy I would bet him a hundred bucks that wasn't in the rule book! He said FINE he would show me. Funny thing is, he left and never showed back up!
     
  11. gdbabin

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    I'd be in trouble if that were the rule!



    Guy B.
     
  12. BigBadBob

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    The only dress code I know of is in the SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) Shooters must shoot in shirts with sleevs, short sleeve shirts are fine, tank-tops or sleeveless "muscle" shirts are not. No open-toed shoes or sandals, shorts must be longer than fingertips when arms and hands are held at the shooters sides, toe-pads or resting a gun on one's foot is also prohibited.

    Hope this helps, BBB
     
  13. docbombay

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    Most interesting thread.

    Perhaps it is time the ATA takes a look at cross-dressing before it becomes an issue. I expect more "exposure" for this issue at the Cardinal Center after the "grudge match" takes place and the loser puts on a dress.

    Rumor has it that Longshot has the legs for it so this issue may be moot.
     
  14. shot410ga

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    Only for Rednecks.....
     
  15. Aussie Dan

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    Camp gear is frowned upon here in Australia at the trap range, not sure if it's banned but the officials think it gives the general public the impressions that trapshooters are gun mad rambo's!
     
  16. dkarre

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    Camo is legal in ata....it is not however in the events governed by ISSF which is the olympic events
     
  17. Oscar Ray

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    Several shooters at clubs I shoot at, shoot their camo hunting guns and I am glad to see them on the line. They are at least participating

    Oscar
     
  18. Rick Barker

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    Sometimes, looking down the lines in the Summer, I wish there was a dress code. I would like to see a rule where men over 170 lbs, must have their torso covered down to and including the waist, preferably the shirt tucked into the pants.
     
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    At last year's Grand in Sparta, I watched a competitor who was shirtless and barefoot with bib-overalls but he has a nicely well-worn straw hat. He was shooting just fine. I was kinda hoping he got into the $100K shoot-off and be on TV. That said, shooting attire these days is quite different than that seen in the old-timey photos posted on here...suits, white shirts, ties and three-piece suits. So, camo guns and shirts should be just fine. Regards...and watch out for the fashion police. Ed
     
  20. bcnu

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    You might try asking him to show you that rule. As said above, no ATA rule against it but his youth league may have a rule about it but I doubt it. He should be able to shoot what he has. John
     
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