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Was wondering if anyone could help me understand why ATA officials elected to raise the number of shooters for punches. I am fairly new to trap shooting, but shouldn't they have decreased it to a lesser number of shooters, say a yardage punch for every 5 or 10 shooters. I have noticed fewer and fewer shooters at each event. Why make it tougher?
 

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Harder to take punches and easier to get reductions..........the powers-that-be in ATA in their infinite wisdom seem to want to move everybody up closer. WHY, you'll have to ask THEM.
 

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The number of shooters required to recieve a punch was raised from 15 to 25 at any rgistered ATA shoot. This was in the 2013 rules changes. The reasoning is that many shooters were recieving punches at smaller shoots with low scores. Many down in the 80s, which would not even come close to winning or competing at larger competitions. As before any score of 96 or higher will recieve a automatic yardge increase.
 

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It's no secret.

It's all about enabling shooters to shoot higher scores.

Higher scores = happy shooters = more shooters.

Right or wrong , the ATA is trying to reverse the declining trend of our sport.

Adios, Dirk
 
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