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SHOULD THERE BE MANDATORY YARDAGE REDUCTIONS?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    When I first started shooting in 1970,any shooter who had reached the 27 yard line and was AA27AA was considered one of the best in the game, and deserved and in most cases received most fellow shooters respect, as it should be. At that time, we had 3 hole targets, and now we have gone to 2 hole targets. I remember a few years back when the ATA went back to 3 hole targets for 1 year. I knew some 27 yard shooters that were offered yardage reductions at that time, and most of them took their reductions, but some felt that it took many years to get to the 27, and they have no intention of giving that yardage up, regardless if their handicap average is not competitive from the 27. What do you think, should yardage reductions be mandatory? Are there any benefits having mandatory reductions?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. trucker1

    trucker1 TS Member

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    NO took a long time and lots of money to get to stand on 27
     
  3. jhoward

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    Why would you force someone to move up? If they want to shoot at a yardage where they are not competitive, that's their choice.
     
  4. jdsfarms

    jdsfarms Well-Known Member

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    No they should not be mandatory but if you don't take them you should never complain about the handicap system.But I do think there would be more options played if they were mandatory because if a shooter is refusing reductions they are probably not very competetive there and not playing many options,but when they do the donations are appreciated.:eek:)Jerry
     
  5. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    NO to mandatory reductions as things now stand! Should there be a 30 yard line somewhere down the road, then yes, but only for those at the 30 yard line if they can't cut the mustard there!! Also no cheap punches to the new barrier, major wins only! That's my thoughts on mandatory reductions.

    Hap
     
  6. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned

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    Why should a 20yd. Class B shooter care where I stand!!
     
  7. federal paper

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    And get rid of that no closer than 24 after 27 to. If i gonna move up i want real up.
     
  8. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    Why would you care if they move up or not? It's not hurting anyone but themselves.
     
  9. phirel

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    They should be mandatory but not in the way most envision. When I start on the 27 and break less than 23 on the first field, I should be required to shoot the next field from the 24. Less than 23 on the second field, up I go to the 21. I could end up on the 19 by the last field. Sounds fair to me. Also if I end up on the 19 and others on the squad are still on the 27, I should be required to squat down while they shoot if the targets are set a little low.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. 682LINY

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    I think I will be up for a reduction,,,Right before the Grand,, what great timing
     
  11. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Same BS different day.

    Don
     
  12. short shucker

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    Jerry,

    Those that move forward better be adept to ducking. Lol.

    ss
     
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