Looking over my records, on my way to the 27 I gained yardage on average every 500 targets. My longest stretch was spent at the 23 yard line, and that was 1000 targets spread between September '06 to June '07. I was shooting mostly upper 80s and low 90s, but I sure felt like I was struggling. In early June '07 I skipped a bigger shoot that was a couple hours away from home and instead went to a small local shoot with just barely enough shooters to hold a shoot. Chipped and chopped my way to a 97, and moved to the 24 yard line. Right after that I switched from a Briley Light Full to a Briley Full choke, and 1100 targets later I finished my season in October on the 26 1/2 yard line. I think tightening that choke up helped quite a bit.
Took 4600 targets for me to go from the 20 to the 27. My best score along the way was a 98 to move me from the 25 1/2 to the 26 1/2. Two 97s along the way, four 96s, a 95, and two 93s (one of which got me a yard). Will be interesting to see how things go at the 27 yard line in March when the snow melts away.