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Big 50 Punches?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mark425, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I have been told to many variations of the punch system for the "Big 50" program. Help me out if you know the answers.

    For a handicap punch I have been told all of the following:

    1) Shoot a 50 in singles AND handicap (doubles not mentioned)

    2) Shoot a 50 straight in handicap only (again, doubles not mentioned)

    3) Be the sole high gun in the handicap event with a 50 straight.

    Which is it?

  2. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Punches are awarded for handicap scores only.

    ATA Big 50 Program, page 69 of the ATA Rules:

    "For purposes of applying the earned yardage table only registered shooters
    will be counted. If yardage is earned under the table only the high
    score among registered shooters will earn yardage, regardless of any
    non-registered score. A score of 50X50 will earn at least ½ yard regardless
    of the number of shooters."

    The earned yardage table is on page 24 of the ATA Rules, Section VI, D.

    The link to the Rules is above.
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