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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SMOKEIT, Apr 8, 2012.

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  1. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    Shooting handicaps at a registered shoot the other day. On one field I was 24 straight and missed the last bird. When I approached the scorer at the end he said to me"I saw a chip on your last bird as it was going down". I did not see it--none of my squad mates said anything. I accepted the bird--would you?....SMOKIT
     
  2. UtahYork

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    Did the squad say nothing because the scorer did not call "lost bird"? I know one time I thought I shot 4 of 5 on a post, but when we changed the scorer call 5 for me. I questioned it as we rotated to the next post, but the scorer say I did hit the bird. OK - my vision isn't the best, so I trusted the scorer. I say you are fine.
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I would trust the scorer. he is the score keeper, he may have seen something none of you saw because of his vision from the scorers chair.

    Gary Bryant
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  4. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    I wear double hearing protection (I have Tinnitus) so I generally cannot hear whether the scorer calls lost or not....... SMOKIT
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    The scorer is official. That being said, chips seen and verified by squadmates usually are accepted.

    Generally, the shooter is in the least qualified position to see chips.

    Often when shooting NY targets against trees the black rim chip may be seen by squadmates on the opposite posts, while the scorer may not see the black pieces off the bird.

    Make sure you center the next ones...
     
  6. superxjeff

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    100% ok
     
  7. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Why would you NOT accept the decision of the scorekeeper?

    GneJ
     
  8. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    I agree... 100% OK..

    As a squad member I don't even watch my fellow squad members targets most of the time...I have other things to attend to...concentration.

    Plus its the primary scorer keepers job...he's supposed to be carefully watching all the targets.

    Most of our score keepers have better vision than the shooters anyway..

    Stan
     
  9. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    Hippie--The question that ran thru my mind was--Since I was 24 straight was the scorer trying to help me out a bit.......SMOKIT
     
  10. Jason Hassler

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    I've actually had a time when a scorer didn't call a target lost when I KNOW I didn't get anything off of it and I told her to mark it lost. The way I looked at it was if I did hit it then I should have missed it. I just find it refreshing that you are honest enough to be concerned about it. This sport needs more shooters like you. A lot of people would keep their mouth shut and take the target.
     
  11. oz

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    whine when they take one away, whine when they see one you didn't. there's no whin ing in trap. that's for skeet.
     
  12. trapshootin hippie

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    SMOKIT, if it were me, I may wonder about it too, especially if we were friends. Most scorekeepers, it seems to me, are just wanting to call em like they see em, no matter who the shooter is.

    GNeJ
     
  13. Old Cowboy

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    If the scorer said he saw a chip, yes I would accept it.
     
  14. Chango2

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    I've had that situation; scorer said I broke 25, I said 24. Other squadmates that I had only met for the first time and didn't know me told me that they saw the chip come off a side impossible for me to see...it all was good.
     
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