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  1. ZackJones

    classifer times for each division/class

    They are. We are reviewing them all now though.
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    Atlanta Arms - 100Gr. Steel Challenge

    Open gun and two different JP’s so far. It runs great in everything I’ve shot it in.
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    Atlanta Arms - 100Gr. Steel Challenge

    The 115 were from AA so I don’t know load data for them.
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    Atlanta Arms - 100Gr. Steel Challenge

    I continue to use it almost exclusively. I have some 115’s left and once those are gone the 100 is all I will shoot. I’m providing a case to the guys at Leadstar to make sure my new PCC runs it.
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    Rimfire Rifle Build

    Someone makes one better than Allchin? Do tell. Or are you talking about something specific to the Kidd barrel?
  6. Jim, You don't have to do anything to designate one tablet as the master though I name my master tablet (under import/export) Steel Master. I name each of the stage tablets based on the stage they are on. For example at WSSC last week we used 16 iPad Minis as scoring devices. I named two of them Roundabout-AM and Roundabout-PM - that way I know which tablet went to which stage and if it was for the morning or afternoon flight. Is your travelmate battery powered? If so I'd take the master to each stage and pull scores periodically. That way you won't have a delay while the scorekeeper brings the tablet to you. If you have other questions about using PractiScore for steel challenge matches shoot me an email at zack@uspsa.org and I'll help you out. I didn't see this post until a buddy called it to my attention.
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    2019 Match will be at the same range but we are moving it to May 15-19.
  8. Mr. Jones, hi....hope you might be able to guide me. I'm looking for Pistol Action Courses or competition sites like Steel Challenge or Bianchi Cup near San Diego....


    I really appreciate your help.

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    We are having 3 prize tables. Centerfire, Rimfire, and PCC. Walk in order of best finish in each match. By the time I walk I hope to get a Glock keychain
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    I meant it as a joke but if it was incorporated it would be for all levels. Even if you aren’t running the timer or scoring you can still remind them or the competitor to move at any level. This would not be considered coaching.
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    I'm going to make "Time to move." an optional command like "prepare for your next string."
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    I thought about something that happened at WSSC last year. A competitor and RO failed to move after 3 strings and competitor shot 4th string from the first box. The RM (Troy McManus) was called to the stage. The decision was made for the 4th string to be thrown out. Have the competitor move, without penalty, and shoot his last two strings from the proper box. So if the highest rule authority in the land isn't assessing penalties that tells me it's on the RO to make sure the competitor is in the right box. I'll see if we can get things clarified in the rules. When in doubt I refer to Troy's #1 Rule for RO's and that's "Don't be a prick." When it's time to move tell the competitor if he doesn't move on his own.
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    At any point between "Make Ready" and "Range is Clear" the RO can provide assistance. What lead to this rule is something that happened at the Kentucky State Championship last year. A competitor on our squad had recently switched from the BX-25 magazines to the BX-10 magazines and kept forgetting to change mags between strings. It really bugged me that I couldn't remind him to change his mags. [getting on my soapbox] With regards to Showdown - I believe that we, the match staff which includes the RO's, are in the customer service business. The competitors are our customers and it's OUR job to make sure our customers have a pleasant experience at the event. At matches where I'm running competitors or keeping scores I usually say "Time to move." if the competitor shoots 3 from the first box and doesn't initiate moving on their own. At South Carolina State this past weekend I announced during the shooter's meeting that the RO's would help remind the competitor to move if necessary. I recognize there are MD's and RO's that will disagree and say it's all on the competitor and that's fine. We'll just have to agree to disagree on the subject. [getting off my soapbox]
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    Take it up with your Area Director is all I can say. I have tried, obviously unsuccessfully, to get the DQ to be match based instead of event based and I can't get it done.
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    Match DQ Fair or Not?

    I hear about it on a regular basis. .