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Average Books

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Recoil Problems, Oct 26, 2009.

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  1. Recoil Problems

    Recoil Problems TS Member

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    I have nine ATA average books 1998 to 2005 to give away to the first collector that send his/her email address. You pay the postage and you
    get the books. Once I have an address I get an estimate from Canada Post.
     
  2. Joe Woods

    Joe Woods Well-Known Member

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    What part of Canada do you live in .


    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  3. Barry

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    Hi - I used to have a full set of average books from the very first. I lost them all in the CA wildfires in 2007 along w/ my house and everything else.

    I would love to get the ones you have if they are still available. My email is dedapr@aol.com

    Barry
     
  4. Barry

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    BTW, I live in Ramona, CA

    Thanks -
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  5. vpr80

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    Here is a dumb question....what's fascination with having books full of other people's scores?
     
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    I would guess the same as the fascination for books telling us what happened 200 years ago....it's history.
     
  7. vpr80

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    Little over simplified don't you think? Unless the ATA book has a page profile on each shooter, not really comparable to a history book.
     
  8. jhoward

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    It is still a history of what every ATA shooter averaged that year. In some cases the data might not mean much. In some cases, say after a rule change, the data might have considerably more meaning.
     
  9. ivanhoe

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    A little over critical for someone that said he was asking a dumb question to begin with.

    Maybe after a couple of years of ATA targets and wondering what your buddies averages are. You might see it differently. Most people I know that have average books keep them for looking back at their own scores many years down the road and find out how you progressed.

    BTW it isn't required that you order a average book it is an option for the shooters convenience.

    Bob Lawless
     
  10. Barry

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    There's actually lot's of reasons. Sometimes someone tells me their dad or grand dad used to shoot and I could tell them when and what his average werre. Then there's always the old guy at the club that says he used to be thebest there was and I can look up what his averages were or how many targets he registered and then have him explain why the official records are different.

    I also like to trace back the averages of the present shooting stars to see how many years it took them to make 27Y and how long they have been shooting before reaching All American status & stuff like that.

    Just to name a few reasons I like to have them for reference.

    Barry
     
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    I enjoy having mine ,I have my PITA year books back to 1967 with a smattering of ATA books to present ..As dedapr states every once in a while some one will show up and you can look them up ,,,or look back and see what you've done..D.Lang
     
  12. Recoil Problems

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    Sorry folks . a gentleman from Virginia is getting these average books. Today is the first day I have re-checked this thread
     
  13. Charles.F.Phillips

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    I'm curious, not having seen an average book, is this something that must be filled in while shooting (like after every shot), or could it be filled in later at home (just the scores for each round)? Just what all gets recorded? I ask because it sounds like a project I could build for the computer if it doesn't need to be immediately recorded.

    R/s,<br />
    Charlie
     
  14. SPORTALLURING

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    In the early years they did profile the shooters. First printing of an organized trapshooting yearbook would be 1913. A tough find, happy collecting.

    Sportalluring
     
  15. vpr80

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    On a different Average Book question....are there special books that I can get to keep track of my own scores? Where do you guys record your own scores?
     
  16. jhoward

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    Charles, the average books that they are referring to above are published by the ATA after the end of each target year and contain the averages of all ATA members for the target year that just ended.
     
  17. Charles.F.Phillips

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    jhoward,

    Thanks!

    R/s,<br />
    Charlie
     
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    From the ts.com home page at "fun stuff", a spreadsheet to record your trap scores. Other than your average card, this is convenient as you can add notes, etc.
     
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    Charles.F.Phillips the average book is a complete record of every shooter that shoots ATA targets in that year. There is a new book published every year.

    The book lists all information number of targets registered, averages, yardage, state, they even list address and shooters number. The book also list high average by state the top 100 averages in ATA competition. There is a wealth of information in the book and is well worth the money.

    That would be the reason that the books that Bryn has would appeal to others and not just the person whose records would be entered into it. This is actually amusing as those that know what an average book is for take it for granted that everyone else knows. Which as I and now other are beginning to realize, is not the case.

    In this case my ignorance is showing because as I said I took it for granted that everyone new what the average book was.

    So if you have an average book as long as you know the name of an ATA shooter. The state in which he/she resides you can look up there name and averages for that year.

    Bob Lawless
     
  20. Charles.F.Phillips

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    Bob,

    I still have much to learn! :)

    Actually, the thought of people seeing my scores is kinda frightening! :)

    R/s,<br />
    Charlie
     
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