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What is your non-ATA average?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Shooting Jack, May 2, 2007.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    I am pretty new to trap and often wondered how I stack up against the average trapshooter. I haven't had the priviledge of shooting in a ATA sponsored shoot yet due to health or family outings. I average 92 from the 22 on the trap field and 90 with a 410 in skeet and 92 with the rest of the guns. My trap scores improved with the 32 inch full choke barrel I got from Jack/MIA. Some things you just don't ask and hopefully this is not one of them. Jackie B.
     
  2. bcnu

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    That is a pretty good handicap average. My singles is 94 plus change just coming out of winter and handicap is 88 and change. Doubles the same as handicap. But I am not in the winners circles. One thing that you might want to keep in mind though, is that ATA registered shooting in events of 100 targets is a whole lot different than a round here and there. You have to be able to string the scores together all at once, which as you can see I have some difficulty with lol. If you really want to see how everyone shoots, get an average book and spend some time. The numbers are astounding. John
     
  3. garykatfish

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    98% from the 27 non-registered. 81% from the 20 on ATA registered birds.
    Gary

    ps I'm from Ky
     
  4. Dennisw

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    Gary, sounds like maybe you need to change Chokes or something......
     
  5. nomderf

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    garykatfish - you said it I didn't:)


    PS - do you wear a Perazzi Cap and a Perazzi vest and shoot a Perazzi?


    38-01615
     
  6. garykatfish

    garykatfish TS Member

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    win 1200
     
  7. bcnu

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    Oh, I forgot to mention, you will get very few answers to that question. Serious ones anyway. Welcome to trapshooting. John
     
  8. garykatfish

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    You also forgot to tell him about using the "S" word
     
  9. Ken X

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    Non ATA means only practice, where we know it doesn't count for anything, therefore we may not be as serious, be kidding around more, and just thinking "oh well, its only practice." Also, when you are shooting 100 at a time, you have a lot better chance of getting in a "groove and shooting better. Shooting along side better shooters also make you shoot a little better, many people say!
     
  10. $andbagger

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    "Non ATA means only practice, where we know it doesn't count for anything"

    OH, PLEASE!!!

    I win a fair amount of money on non-ATA (practice) shoots. I show up at a club and shoot several rounds breaking 17 or 18, all the while bragging profusely about how great I am. I'll tell them how I usually break all the targets, and how I once ran 800 straight at the Grand to win it, all the while breaking 17 or 18. Someone will eventually get annoyed and tell me I ain't crap, at which point (or sometimes a little later) I challenge them to 100 targets with the bet being that the loser will pay the winner $10 for every target difference in their scores. (ie. I break 90, you break 95, I pay you $50) At that point my 17 and 18 turn into 25, and I usually run my 100 (except when I know I have a real sucker on the line, and then I'll drop some targets to set up a bigger payoff). My only problem is that I have run out of local clubs to pull this at, because they all know what I do. But boy do I have fun when I travel! Sometimes I can find 3 or 4 shooters to take me on at the same time. I have considered showing up some year at the Fall Handicap with my 20 yard handicap and 80 average and cleaning house. But I'm from Montana, and that routine is pretty much exclusive to Kentucky shooters. For me it's all about taking the (your) money.
     
  11. FarmerD

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    FISH ON!!!!!!
     
  12. Shooting Jack

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    Hi MrkSLC, I tried to email you to get the spreadsheet as that sounds like fun and easy to get organized. Our club only has one trap field and two skeet fields but owner has layout for four trap and skeet fields but won't finish them until we can stir up more interest.


    I haven't shot against PROFFESSIONALS and didn't want to embarass myself when I did. I usually do better when I am competing against someone. At any rate I just wondered what peoples averages were in the real world so to speak. Jackie B.
     
  13. garykatfish

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    Hey Nomderf, name me one Perazzi shooter with an 81 avg in handicap.

    Gary

    PS I haven't shot in years and was just kidding about the 98%
     
  14. bcnu

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    16 replies and only one answer. It is pretty much a don't ask thing, get an average book. John
     
  15. recurvyarcher

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    My current ATA average is 76.80% for singles and 72.62%, but everyone that knows me knows that I shoot much better than that during practice...in the high eighties for both. I shoot from the 19 yard line, and only started registering targets right around Christmas time.

    The advice I got was true...you don't know how you are going to perform in competition until you show up for the big shoots. You can practice all day long, and shoot smaller shoots (leagues and such), but the pressure really is on when you are at a satellite shoot. Can you handle it? I'm learning to.
     
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