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Score keeper to yell "Ready" or to not.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by C-Money, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. C-Money

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    As a kid in Pennsylvania, it was customary for the score keeper to yell "Ready" after the squad leader shot his 5th target on the first four posts, and "out" on post five. This does not happen out west, and I am curious why. As a youngster, I scored like this as it was normal to me, but sure got some evil looks from shooters. I soon realized this was not something to do when scoring, at least in WA. To me, it kinda makes sense to have the scorer yell "ready". What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I have heard "Change" used. I use "Move", but it's after the last squad member, not the squad leader. Mark
     
  3. tanda1

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    A great reason not to squad on post 2.
     
  4. running bear

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    No,
     
  5. 870

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    As you said, it is common in the Northeast at least. The reason it is not accepted everywhere is the fact that many times you find the scorer is just a little slow on the call and it absolutely can interfere with the next shooter, as tandra 1 indicates.

    I'm sure many think it is a good idea, but to me the risk of calling "READY" just as shooter #2 is calling, or about to call for a target outweighs any benefit of the practice. It isn't that hard to keep track of your shots.
     
  6. C-Money

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    I agree with your reply 870, its hard enough to get the scores read promptly. I brought this up, cause I watched a few shooters fail to realize it was time to change at a shoot this weekend. Figured this may help, but the negatives may out number the positives regarding this practice. I leave my shells in the box and keep track that way.
     
  7. Mario in QT

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    Around these parts of PA scorer still yells "end" after the squad leader has shot his 5th target on the first four posts, and "out" on post five. "All move" is also used at the end of each post.

    It helps beginner and intermediate shooters get acclimated to Trap shooting and helps maintain squad rhythm.
     
  8. miketmx

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    I have shot in Minnesota and North Dakota and all over the Northwest and it is definitely Not used anywhere here. I would find it very distracting. Dead/Lost and All Change or Rotate after the last shooter and then call out the scores is all I have heard.
     
  9. halfmile

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    A good ref is smart enough to call ready when the lead shooter breaks or misses the target. "lost - ready" is commonly used here.

    It's not real hard to figure out.

    HM
     
  10. 870

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    Your correct halfmile, the problem is not all scorers are equal. IMO, it simply is more of a habit around here, but the negatives outweigh the positives.
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

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    A simple game, shoot five shots then move to the next station. Why the need for a traffic director when everyone is wearing hearing protection and maybe muffs too??

    HAP
     
  12. The Stive

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    No!! John
     
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    I scored the same way as a kid here in PA (late 80's/early 90's). You would catch grief from some guys if you forgot to call ready/change. Some squad leaders would request that you only call loss from time to time.
     
  14. W.P.T.

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    I have pulled many to, to many rounds and will always ask the sqaud if they want me to call the ready's, eliminates the problem ... Does not matter to me one way or the other ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  15. powderburn

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    I like "readies" and was trained this way as well. And, yes, you have to be quick on it if the squad leader misses his 5 bird out on a post. If there is a delay, it can be distracting so that's why it has to happen eeeeemediately. It helps keep the scorer more alert too. Just my .02
     
  16. Ross

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    Upper midwest Iowa-- Illinois-- READY is very common almost everywhere shooters are concentrating on the target-s not counting shells. When I moved to Ga. in 86 I got some mighty strange looks until the explanation was given, I have learned to keep my mouth shut unless the squad leader asks me to call the ready. Now I'm like C-money I bought a box holder. It's still sort of funny when after the last shot is fired at that post & I say dead-(or lost) unload and change please and 2 or 3 shooters have to unload before they change. We always figured that was the reason we paid scorekeepers,--- to keep track of things. Ross Puls
     
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    5th man, after 1st shot post 5: "Dead or Lost & out." Optional in S. Florida.

    Eric
     
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    To me it makes more sense to call (Dead/Lost)and Change when the 5th shooter has fired his 5th shot. On the 5th shooter's last post last shot (Dead/Lost) and Out.

    Jason
     
  19. dead on 4

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    When I was a puller in SoCal during the fifties the squad leader would ask squad ready? puller? ready?, lets see a target and then ask does everybody like them? if no reply then the leader called for his first target. At each post change the puller called dead/lost and change reading the scores after this anouncement. The last post was dead/lost and out then read the scores. Some where some how these puller/scorer instructions got lost at most shoots I've in recent years.

    Surfer
     
  20. W.P.T.

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    The reason the Ready's are called is so that the shooters do not reload after shooting their shot, after the 5th shooter shoots, the puller (scorekeeper ) should call out move ... I have seen and called shooters on walking with a loaded gun from one post to another because a move was called and they had already reloaded ... WPT ... (YAC) ...