I didn't get one the first time around but I took this earned 2 yard reduction in less than a heartbeat.
95 percent of the average shooters can't shoot competitive scores from the 16s that would be a threat to the top shooters in the game of handicaps? Who's BSn who about being a long yardage shooter, not me. Earning cheap yardage and changing the rule for easier angled targets thrown shorter has brought about this "free" yardage reduction cycle.Kickin the can so to speak.
It's to move the good shooters up to a yardage that they are competitive at, at least once. It's the purpose of handicapping. if you can't make it harder for the best shooters, then you make it easier for the lesser shooters.
After White Flyer's composition problem, whether it was a formula or curing issue , it was obvious scores dropped at some shoots. I would think they could come up with a composition that was 15%-20% harder.
It would take more pellets to break, and create a distinct disadvantage to long yardage shooters.
And, it would affect 1 - 3 manufacturers and no one else. No more concrete, no changes in shells or speed, not trap machine changes, except for maybe 2-3 cranks on the spring to make up for the added weight.
The bird manufacturers wouldn't even have to change their molds, unless it was cheaper to do it by thickness rather than composition formula.
BTW..How did they come up with today's formula????