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Just looking at the payout for event #15 at the Dixie Grand, it seems the payouts these days are not very exciting. Looks like a lone 98 played all the money and if the shooter hit the max payout on all the purses and options, the check would be around $2333.00. Not exactly chump change but nothing like the good old days and after you deduct your expenses it looks even worse. For one full week of shooting out of state, a shooter would have to win a couple of events like this just to cover costs. I was never good enough to do that but that's another story.

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The game has changed. Shooters are now very aware of the AAA shooters who consistently win. The Internet posts the info for all to see every week, one would have to be foolish to bet on beating these shooters when their average score is higher than most shooters ever break! Lewis purses are still played and some class and yardage ones. I see a trend of lower numbers of shooters in calcuttas, high gun and jackpot purses.

My 2 cents worth! Bob Schultz
 

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Bob,

I see the same things. I been away from registered shooting for several years and am just getting back into it, but not for the money. I remember the old days when several shooters in the calcutta would got for $2000 to $3000 each.

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Ah..The Old Days...Dad used to Talk about a Big Shoot in Ohio..Think it was called the Grand American...Ah..The Good Old Days..LOL.
 

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smsnyder, you had a pair of 93's in two of the handicaps on tough targets. You were'nt far off another fancy trophy, nice shooting.
 

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How about the fact that there was less than 400 shooters in that handicap and less than half play any money. I would say that was a fair payoff. How about we blame the economy and the fact that many shooters are spending what little extra income they have on something more important than shooting , instead of blaming it on aaa shooters. That argument is getting very old.
 

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Go on RJ Stuart and see who the winners were in caps. It wasn't the AAA/27 yarders. This sport is so screwded up right now, it may not survive.

You have people who were on the 25 yard line 4 years ago shooting on the 21, 23 yarders shooting on the 20, and 23-27 yarders who have a legit 90-91 averages that have to shoot against legit 20-23 yarders, sandbagging short yardage shooters, and the BIG DOGS that average higher scores on caps than most others do on 16's.

Would you play the money?!!!!

and for some reason the ATA can't figure it out....DUH
 

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Rick n targets were tough to see with that black ring and the wind didn't help. Allmost won a few trophies. Payouts in Florida are normally low. Retired people don't play the money.
 

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The late Pat Ireland told me "don't play the options & you can afford to shoot new factory ammo". gave up reloading.

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Our Franklin Co league has a $5 lewis. Cathy sells box of Nitro 27's for $8. If you win the lewis you get $1.25. I add $3 & not play the lewis, so after 10 shoots I end up with a flat of Nitro 27's for $30. ;-)
 
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