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Is 2 yards that big of a deal????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by over the hill, May 17, 2012.

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  1. over the hill

    over the hill Active Member

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    This weekend is the Ohio zone shoot and my second registered outing this year.

    I'm now back on the 20 yd. line where it all started in 1974.

    After reading the numerous threads on this yardage change I'm wondering if this yardage thing is overrated.

    I usually shoot the same lousy score regardless of whatever yardage I'm on.

    I shot buddy shoots back in the 70's which a lot of shooters said "Not good".

    Also, shot penalty at the Grand as well as some State shoots and zones.

    I really never gave it much thought and never changed anything.

    I remember one old Trapshooter saying ....Its all the same back to the 25.

    Not to beat a dead horse again, what are your opinions?



    Regards....Gerald
     
  2. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    I'm new, just been at this a year and was at the 20 but took the reduction and wish now I'd stayed where I was. I don't see any difference and it was easier to get squadded at 20 than at 18. My 11 yr old grandaughter just started and of course she's at the 19 - old grampa is at the 18 - embarrassing. Should have turned it down - the way I shoot I will be there forever.
     
  3. hmb

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    Yakimaman is alliterative. HMB
     
  4. Hammer1

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    I took the 2 yard reduction and ended up on the 14 yard line.

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  5. Animal

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    "I took the 2 yard reduction and ended up on the 14 yard line."

    Don't let em fool you, that is called a firing squad. Make sure that you wear an orange shirt so that they can clearly see you out there past the "FEBA", and also cover yourself in talc powder for visual effects.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Subject: Is 2 yards that big of a deal????
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    I'm new, just been at this a year and was at the 20 but took the reduction and wish now I'd stayed where I was. I don't see any difference and it was easier to get squadded at 20 than at 18. My 11 yr old grandaughter just started and of course she's at the 19 - old grampa is at the 18 - embarrassing. Should have turned it down - the way I shoot I will be there forever.

    Yaki, why don't you talk to your delegate? I think they would move you back to her...


    3. ASSIGNED YARDAGE INCREASES
    a. A member may appeal an assigned yardage increase by writing
    to the ATA office, to the attention of the Executive Director after
    having shot 500 targets at the assigned yardage. After receiving a
    reduction based on such an appeal for any further reduction 1000
    additional registered Handicap targets must be shot.
    b. There will be no yardage increase by shooter request beyond
    25 yards. Subsequent to a shooter receiving an increase in
    yardage by request he/she will be ineligible for reductions from
    that yardage assignment based on 1000 target reviews for a
    period of 2 years.
    c. The only persons authorized to increase a member’s handicap
    yardage are member(s) of the Central Handicap Committee or
    voting member(s) of the Executive Committee.
     
  7. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    BigM - thanks for the suggestion - will do that.


    HMB - that's a perfectly preposterous personal point of view. I'm not alliterative at all.
     
  8. OldGoat

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    I am all for the reduction...makes the shooting and discussion "livelier". Just hope they do another reduction again next year! Who do we contact to do so? Best Regards, Ed
     
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    Anyone? Anyone? Regards, Ed
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

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    Your delegate...
     
  11. Hill topper

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    I am likeing my reduction.

    Just returned from the Mo. Shoot and shot better handicap than I have in years.

    I noticed that Mike Hampton is shooting from the 25 now.

    ed
     
  12. John Galt

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    I'd like to know if a 2 yard reduction would matter. Since I didn't get one, I'll never know- sigh.
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

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    My avg is up 8 birds since my 3 yd reduction. Now it's just fine tuning to get tbem back.
     
  14. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Handicap from the 24 was too easy and targets appeared to look like long Singles. 200 targets, back to the 25, and it's Handicap again!!
     
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