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Singles Average Impacts Handicap Reduction?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Laserwizard, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Laserwizard

    Laserwizard Member

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    When looking at my "printer friendly" report in the shooter info center I noticed an entry that the ATA had written in on 6/22 that said:

    "Singles average too high to allow reduction shorter than the 22 yardline".

    My current yardage is 23 so I'm not really concerned about that, but I did not know that the singles average had an impact on yardage at all.

    Does it state this somewhere in the rule book?
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is in there. Available online. I keep it on my phone ...
     
  3. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is in the rulebook. It is in the 1000 TARGET REVIEW SYSTEM SUMMARY which starts on page 65 of the rulebook. I have included a link to the on line rulebook above.

    It also tells you that a shooter that doesn't shoot singles, only handicap will not receive a reduction

    Bob Lawless
     
  4. Laserwizard

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    As much as I've read this book, I keep finding areas I've skipped over.

    Thank you gentlemen!!
     
  5. FRedmon

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    I wonder how many singles averages were checked before the 2 yard giveaway?

    FRedmon
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    As you already know, NON!
     
  7. jim brown

    jim brown Well-Known Member

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    FR, they didn't need to be checked. The two yard reduction wasn't a 1,000 target review so it wasn't required.


    jim brown
     
  8. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago some "ROCKET SCIENTIST" in the ATA decided this nonsense! I know people who shoot from mid to long yardage and have "NEVER" won a handicap event but, they do fairly well from the 16 yd. line. These guys would have been forever stuck at their yardage because of this rule if they hadn't gotten a reduction when the 2 yd. reduction was given! I Do believe the 2 yd. reduction was a fair thing for "them". I don't much like shooting 16 yd line targets anyway but do it for two reasons. If it is the ONLY thing to shoot because of limited time (since I have to drive well over a hundred miles to any shoot who throws ATA targets) or on days only 16 yd. target are thrown, and to get enough in (because of this stupid rule) in order to keep my review current! I bounce back and forth from one yardage to another because, on a rare occassion, I might win a small handicap shoot. Comparing Handicap to 16s is like comparing trap to sporting clays or skeet--Apples and Organges!
     
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