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"You cannot have shooters deciding that every slightly deviant target is 'irregular' under the rules and turning it down. This would begin to resemble some trap shoots!"

King Heiple, "What's Your Call?" column in "Skeet Shooting Review", February, 2009
 

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I must be shooting with the wrong (or maybe right) people - I almost never see a target turned down, and when I do it's rarely if ever because someone didn't like the looks of it.

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"4. Regular Target
A regular target is one that appears after the shooter’s
call and within a period not to exceed one (1) second, and
which passes within a three-foot circle centered at
a point fifteen (15) feet above the target-crossing
point. The target-crossing point shall be measured from
the level of Station 8. The target, in still air, must carry to a
distance equivalent, on level ground, to 60 yards from the
skeet house when passing through the center of the
hoop, with an allowance tolerance of plus or minus
two yards.

If it's not one of these, I guess you don't have to shoot. Frankly, it doesn't seem all that different from trap.

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Must be something wrong with me.

When I call for a target and it womes out in one piece, I go into brain death. I just want to shoot it. Very seldom am I smart enough to turn down a goofy target.

Unless it hits the ground before I can shoot.

HM
 

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HM- I also have your problem. I shoot several targets that really should be turned down. I see more bad target shot than refused.

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I have to agree with Scott Calhoun.....I hardly ever see that happen. Never to a degree where it seems obvious. I think that comment from the skeet shooter was meant to put the needle to us !!!!........Uncle Sam, Pa.
 

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it used to happen a lot before voice releases- some of the abuse I would see pullers take or the stuff just a small percentage of the shooters tried to pull was shocking

voice releases cured most of this in trap

regards from Iowa

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"If it's not one of these, I guess you don't have to shoot. Frankly, it doesn't seem all that different from trap.

Neil "

NO, that is not correct. Only the referee in skeet can call "no target". If a skeet shooter withholds his shot without the referee calling "no target" first it is a lost target. No appeal. Tony J.
 

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Tony- Thats not quite correct. Even if the referee does not call "no bird" (not enough time, ect) and you don't fire, it is the sole judgment of the referee if it was a legal target or not, and if he rules it was not a legal target, you shoot again. If you do withhold your shot, and he rules it was perfectly legal, then you are out of luck.
 

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I know of a prominent skeet shooter who used to let the first high one go by & then tell the ref, he was slow on that pull, so as he could get a good look at it. When he went to the World, he was told, no sir, the target was on time, option high house.
 
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