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Low scores-Earned yardage

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DON1911, Jan 12, 2012.

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  1. DON1911

    DON1911 Member

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    Just food for thought.I earned a half yard for a score of 88 at a small shoot, Now if I shot nothing but 88's I would be getting reductions from the ATA,I think a rule change could be made that no score below "TRIGGER POINT" should earn yardage. Would like to read what others think. thanks DON1911
     
  2. RWT

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    I don't think there should be any punches for any score below 96.

    96 or 97 punched only if it is the winning or tying score.

    98 1 yd punch 99 or 100 gets 1 1/2 yard punch.

    Robert
     
  3. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    The earned yardage table needs changed. To many punches for low scores at small shoots.
     
  4. JAAS

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    RWT,

    I like your suggestion. Way too many shooters are punched back with meaningless scores.

    JAAS
     
  5. Ron Burdick

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    I watched a shooter receive a 1/2 yard punch today at a big 50 shoot for a score of 46.

    Now who thinks that is fair?

    Ron Burdick
     
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  7. Dr.Longshot

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    Nope not fair

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  8. Twinbirds

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    woohoo I got an ideal! once we all our reductions, we don't earn any yardage until we gain All American points lol
     
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    Of course it was fair-if he shot from the fence!!
     
  10. GoldTrigger

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    Well DON1911 I usually try and stay out of these opinion type threads but I will give you this one... You have a winner... It makes sense to me. No punches for scores below 96..

    This idea just makes sense
     
  11. ntgr8

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    Good idea. 94 or 95 only if top score 96 and up is automatic punch. 93 and under no punch period. I've gotten 1/2 yard at shoots with only 20 or 25 shooters. I go to the line hoping I don't do to good but still try my best, not a good thing.
     
  12. Ross

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    As per oodawg depends where he (she) shot from, that still equates to a 92. not too shabby if from the 27. I can't do that. Ross Puls
     
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    "hope I don't do too good"????
     
  14. DON1911

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    Exactly what I'm talking about. My 88,1/2 yard earned, was at a shoot with 15 shooters. If I maintain an 88 handicap average until my 1000 target review I'll get a YARD OFF. That makes alot of sense. lol DON1911
     
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    If you're at a shoot with say....75 shooters and it's rainy, windy & miserable conditions and the high score is 93....then no punch?? (been to that shoot by the way) IF the rest of the field shoots in the 70's, and mid 80's I'd have a hard time not awarding the 93 a punch. Winning handicap scores in situations and conditions like that should receive a punch. Punching for 96 or better just means you'd have a ton of folks that'd never get off the 20 and would become frustrated and leave the sport. There has to be some incentive to compete in handicap. A punch is the number 1 reason many short and mid yardage shooters continue to participate. It sure ain't the money or the cheesy trophies that brings folks back.
     
  16. Ron Burdick

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    The shooter that received the 1/2 yard punch was on the 20 1/2 now he is way back on the 21.

    It won't be long and he will be on the 27 yard line and Kicking A$$ and taking names.

    Ron Burdick
     
  17. Shooter R

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    I've won most of my "move back" or "make back", yardage with low/mid 90's at small shoots. Once on the 27, it's just learn, and go to the pay out window.
     
  18. ljutic73

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    I got punched 1/2 yard to the 27 about 20 years ago with an 89 shot in the rain and wind at the old Lethbridge (Ab) Trap Club....and I worked hard for every target that day...
     
  19. Old Cowboy

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    Well said daddiooo

    John C. Saubak
     
  20. perga1

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    There is no logic to punching a single score that is at or below the trigger point and then go out and shoot 1000 targets, some above and some below the trigger and then get a reduction. JRM
     
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