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OK, I know that in cases of conflict of rules/language, <i>NORMALLY</i> the flyer's language will govern ... but I found a genuine curiosity.

I have a round-body game-gun in 28ga I'd like to shoot Doubles with at Sparta. 'tis 5# light and an unadulterated joy to the eye, hand and psyche.

ATA Rules (p.50) say:
<blockquote><i>"... Guns of smaller
gauges are permissible in registered and tournament shooting, but
no competitive consideration shall be given in recognition of that
fact for handicap and classification purposes. ..."</i></blockquote>

While, on pg.19, The GAH Program states:
<blockquote><i>"Only 12-gauge and 20-gauge shotguns may be used in the competition. ..."</i></blockquote>

Supposing ... Just.Supposing ... I was able to catch lightning in a bottle and ran 100 at doubles this coming Friday, then another 160 ... 220 .. and everybody else sits down shaking their head ... and Gary Sherrod is fixing to hand me my Ring ...

Should a complaint from a crushed, crumbled and humiliated competitor about illegal gun & shells be heard?

Since I paid my money & popped the 1st cap, I have accepted the T&C of the Program, and 'know' that 12 or 20, only, is required ... should I belly up to the bar and DQ myself?

How say you?


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GAH event, GAH rules.
 

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I believe the statement in the program is left over from the time when shells were purchased at the time of entry and then picked up at the ATA shell house. The ATA shell house only carried 12 ga and a limited supply of 20 ga shells. Each year when a new program is developed, the starting point is the old program and not all of the intended changes get recognized.

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I don't know what his posting will be but if you do that with that gun,you deserve the ring. Sure,you can shoot 1 oz of factory 7 1/2 or 8's & that would even the shot thing up,but the recoil!!! Ouch!!! I agree with Pat Ireland and what about the 16 if you can use a 20. Several decades ago it used to read 12 ga only.
 

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<i>Would they not.... call that cheating? </i>

I'm not sure - but I can sure see how it might irritate some folks. I'm still interested in hearing opinions.

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Bob...I beleave the 12 and 20 ga. rule was in place because that's all the shell house supplied when we were required to shoot factory shells.

The rule now is for singles and doubles, you can shoot reloads, so I'm guessing that a 28ga. would be well within the rules for singles and doubles....
 
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