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HNCP 21 to 26

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Old Cowboy, Mar 21, 2009.

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  1. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    In another thread someone referred to the yardage from 21 to 26 as the "dead zone", got me thinking??

    Are we ALL capable of attaining the 27 yard line? Or do factors beyond our personal control preclude some of us from ever reaching and being competetive from 27?

    John C. Saubak
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    John MOST of US will never get to the 27 yard line and half that do don,t belong there . One of the bigger blocks to handicap is the guy that makes the 27 only to fall flat . He will be on the 26 yard line untill old age then move up .

    ALF
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    John, yes, to answer your question, age, injuries, loss of good eyesight etc.etc. will always prevent a lot of shooters from ever being competitive from the 27 yard line. Matter of fact, some of those same shooters 16 averages can't come close to comparing with the elites average from the maximum yardage? Would some actually think these shooters don't enjoy shooting for the sake of shooting enjoyment?

    In my view, that dead zone mentioned may not be as dead as portrayed? It's those in that "dead zone" that foot the bill for the most part in ATA registered shooting across the country? Invite only the 20 yarders and the masters from the 27 and see how that shoot goes? I doubt you'd have enough show up to even start an argument, let alone have a good shoot!

    Change got us to this point in registered shooting, it's up to our delegates to determine exactly how good, for the organization, that change was? So far, I haven't seen a lot of foresight or sport growing thought from that department either. The electing of future delegates will be the determining factor for future success of our organization. IF, they happen to be more interested in the future of our sport than their own high averages.

    Hap
     
  4. rick979

    rick979 Active Member

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    If you get punched to the 27 on scores of 94-97 be assured you will be VERY lucky AND TALENTED to continue getting honorary punches. It is just a fact. 98% of the shooters must enjoy this sport for what it IS....not what we dream it can be. The top 1% will continue to dominate so if you want to go home happy at the end of the day compete with YOUR most recent high scores. That is where the satisfaction resides.
     
  5. phirel

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    If the dead zone is really 21-26 yards wouldn't that mean that a 21 yard shooter would never shoot a high enough score to get to the 22 yard line?

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. stanky feet

    stanky feet TS Member

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    Lord have mercy on you Pat!
     
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