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What impact will 2 yard reduction have?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    ideas? Will it effect the big dogs. etc?
     
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    Yes, because of the increase of better shooters at 24-25 yds.

    Might serve the same as 30yds and angles and birds...
     
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    Yeah, it'll water down the already meager payoffs!!
     
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    I think it will definitely affect results and big dogs.

    Using myself for an example. I was bull-headed but last year took a reduction to 26 yards. Move me up to 24 yards and I'd like to think I'll be able to shoot some pretty good handicap. My pride will be wounded shooting from there but realistically I was over-handicapped at 27 yards. I had never gotten a punch from there and broke very few 25s much less 94+ scores.

    I think it will be very interesting to see how it goes.
     
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    I agree with Rick ,,I live in Washington state where I have a 26 yard handicap in the Pacific International Trapshooting Association ,I spelled it out so you could recognize" PITA" I have a 26 and a half yardage in the ATA ,Which now is listed at 24 and a half,I would not be able to shoot the ATA yardage as you half to shoot your longest in any Association ,,I will turn the advancement down as it would do me no good,,I think this was not thought out very well .
    Thanks for letting me vent ,
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  6. smsnyder

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    Taking the reduction. I won handicap yardage groups but never won high overall handicap event. Should be interesting.
     
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    Yes rick, I did also...
     
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    I talked to the Delegate a few days ago, and he says that some of the shooters that are eligible are talking about not shooting any handicap until the State Shoot.

    I doubt that this is what Kiner had envisioned.

    Rick in MT
     
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    It will make the "special events" more interesting...
     
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    Is there a hidden clause stating 27 yd penalty for not enough targets???
     
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    Is there a hidden clause stating 27 yd penalty for not enough targets???
     
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    Is there a hidden clause stating 27 yd penalty for not enough targets???
     
  13. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    This may bring alot of shooters back into the game i expect.
     
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    I heard that quite a few of the "Big Dogs" are going to quit playing the money now.
     
  15. smsnyder

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    I expected that. It gives us guys who don't shoot thousands of targets a year a chance to win a few bucks. This will bring more handicap shooters into the game. I expect the purses will increase because of this change. Good decision.
     
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    I'm sure Phil and the EC have all the Data on this ask them. I'd like to see what increase in shooting is forcasted. Brad
     
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    Is there really a lot of money in sandbagging?
     
  18. smsnyder

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    Brad i really think more money will be put into the purses due to this change. Guys like me who don't normally play the purses may do so now. We really have a better chance against the big dogs now. I expect handicap shooting will increase. You will see many new faces on the leader boards now.
     
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    I think the 2 yard reduction (which was offered to practically everyone) is a great idea. I will take the reduction and plan to shoot more.
     
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    Haven't received my letter yet....but if shooting from the 25 will get my average up, I'm all for it. I can't any longer rationalize shooting scores in the 70's from the 27....
     
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