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Handicap system is not working for me

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by oleolliedawg, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Ask a few 21 yd. wannabees. They usually have all the answers!!
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    Why do you want to go back to the porch? I have always thought shooting was easier at the back fence.
     
  3. hmb

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    The ATA started the Big 50 inorder to solve your problem. HMB
     
  4. grntitan

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    I was also wondering where a 82 wins Handicap routinely enough that you don't get a reduction. I haven't seen it around here. Not even at the small shoots and clubs.
     
  5. Jawhawker

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    He's in Alaska.
     
  6. Highrise

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    I actually agree with the original poster.
    Many of the smaller ATA shoots around here where the conditions are no where near ideal and peolpe shoot cause they love to shoot, I have seen a mid 80's score get a punch numerous times.
    People are being sent back to a point where they are not able to compete at their yardage.
    Isnt it often that at a state shoot (in a state that dosent have the stature of a PA, FLA, etc) where a short yardage new shooter usually wins. But the reality is that if you go to any big shoot they are dominated by 27 yard shooters. The guy that worked himself back by shooting a 90 at a shoot with 35 people getting punched for his local effort can not compete. period.
     
  7. Chugiakshooter

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    Come on YUKON its not that bad, a girl beat you from the 27!!!
     
  8. happytrapper

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    Maybe you should quit shooting HDCP targets and just shoot 16 YD targets . that way you won't have anything to cry about. I don't think you get any yardage in the Big 50 program unless you break all 50 targets
     
  9. warpspeed

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    Even 50 target events are subject to the earned yardage table ; see Section VI D8
     
  10. Coyote 270

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    I have found out that if you quit beating Kaiser at Cribbage he is alot friendlier (I think that is a word).
     
  11. Chugiakshooter

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    Kaiser shot a 197 in singles.
     
  12. Jeff P

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    Ah, come on Jim...its not that bad.

    First: fix the crooked rib on your Browning.

    Second: Quit shooting in November and December - wish I took my own advice there, I sucked up a 74 shooting in November. Hurt my average.

    Third: Quit shooting the handicap in the Big 50s...you don't need the cheap punches...they just reset your clock.

    Fourth: spend some more time practicing caps. You typically shoot 4 or 5 rounds of singles when you practice, but usually only ONE handicap, or maybe two. I typically flip that ratio.

    I've seen you shoot really good scores in caps. You can again.
     
  13. otnot

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    I agree with Jim. I think that unless you shoot a 95 and above you should not get punched even if you win the event. I see too many people shooting long yardage (myself included) that are not competitive from their yardage. I would venture a guess that 98% of the 25- 27 yard shooters don't carry a 90 average.
     
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