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What is a "Punch"

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  1. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    I read of good trapshooters who win an event and earn a "punch".
    what is a punch?
     
  2. FlaLagarto

    FlaLagarto Well-Known Member

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    What is a

    What your wife does to your ribs when you start snoring in church..
     
  3. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    What is a

    When you earn yardage your card is "punched" to indicate your new yardage.
     
  4. 4EVRYOUNG

    4EVRYOUNG Member

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    What is a

    You must be New to the ATA,
    A "Punch" is what one wins when breaking the winning score in a Handi cap event Or a score of 96 and above.
     
  5. John Galt

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    What is a

    You don't have to win anything, just meet the regulatory requirements for a punch.
     
  6. Fritzboy

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    What is a

    A type of drink usually served in a large bowl
     
  7. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    What is a

    Fritzboy,
    Very informative. I'm really slapping my knee!
     
  8. Fritzboy

    Fritzboy TS Member

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    What is a

    Forgive me, but I've been drinking a bit. Crown Royal Black.
     
  9. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    What is a

    When you win or place in an event, they may take a paper hole punch and punch out the new yardage on you average card. The next time you go to a shoot, the registration desk will see that you are now shooting a new yardage and assign you with an applicable squad for your yardage.

    When you get a punch, it's an honor. Unless your a sandbagger, then you'll have a frowny face.
     
  10. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    What is a

    You will also hear the term in sporting clays.
    Those punches are awarded when winning your class in a registered shoot.
    Accumulating a certain number of punches moves you to the next highest class.
     
  11. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    What is a

    jmac,

    Have a look at the www.shootata.com website. They have a link to the ATA rule book in pdf format, and the subject of "punches" is described there.

    Shoot well, and Merry Christmas,

    Tim
     
  12. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    What is a

    "What is a "Punch""

    The #1 reason for sandbagging. ;-)
     
  13. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was called a "Chad". Oh, that is the little piece that is hanging from the punch.
     
  14. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    In the Wisconsin area, a punch results usually at a money shoot where the winner of the event is slapped and punched until he's unconsious by other participants of the shoot.

    Since 1970, I have shot in numerous money shoots around my state but have thought twice of ever winning due to the beating I would receive.

    So in conclusion, should you ever shoot in a big money shoot, weigh and measure the amount of money you could possibly win to the brutal physical beating you might receive. Suggest keep this bit of information at the back of your mind as you shoot.
    Good Luck to you,
    Steve Balistreri
     
  15. Jim Bradbury

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    Jon,

    I like that.But I thought that only happened in Florida.
    JIm Bradbury
     
  16. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    I now know what a punch is. It is what that 13 year old $100,000 shoot
    off winner is going to get!
     
  17. Calcutta John

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    What is a

    My ex-wife..
     
  18. leadvail

    leadvail Member

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    Short for punishment if you shoot better than others!
    Then a prison sentence when you get to the 27.
     
  19. Chipmaker

    Chipmaker Active Member

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    What is a

    round usually metallic rod used to drive out pins or parts...................
     
  20. mette56

    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    Where I come from (KCTA)...

    An honor!

    milt
     
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