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I'm all for changing the current system. 

 

1. RM calibrates every popper with 115-120 PF ammo before the match starts.

 

2. If there is a FULL DIAMETER hit within the scoring ring and a popper fails to fall during a COF, the shooter goes directly to chrono.

 

2.1 if shooter fails fo make minor PF, give shooter the "no score" in PS. If shooter makes Minor,  call REF, adjust steel as necessary, and reshoot. 

 

 

I think this whole deal has been blown waaaaaaaaay out of proportion.  Some days when you're dealing with 30mph winds and steel, nothing is going to be perfect. Do what you can, try to be fair,  and have fun. 

 

 

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And lands in the calibration zone as a normal diameter hit?
 
Give it to the competitor for sure.
 
 

How do you measure the diameter of a steel hit?
Since you think a ricochet should count, what if I ricochet off a rock and hit the A zone on a target? Should that count too?
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13 hours ago, Chills1994 said:

At your local club matches, do the RO’s :

 

A.  Stay at the same stage all day long and run multiple squads through

 

B.  Stay with squads and move from stage to stage with their squads.

embedded RO's, on an informal and ad-hoc basis. But we have a fair amount of certified RO's and good shooters with major match experience, so we do our best to keep stuff running correctly and maintain competitive equity.

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1 hour ago, RadarTech said:


How do you measure the diameter of a steel hit?
Since you think a ricochet should count, what if I ricochet off a rock and hit the A zone on a target? Should that count too?

if you ricochet off a rock and hit the a-zone, it looks to me (from reading the rulebook) that it counts, all day.

it's pretty easy to see if a hit on steel is full-diameter or not.

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1 minute ago, motosapiens said:

if you ricochet off a rock and hit the a-zone, it looks to me (from reading the rulebook) that it counts, all day.

it's pretty easy to see if a hit on steel is full-diameter or not.

go read 9.5.5...

 

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24 minutes ago, RadarTech said:

go read 9.5.5...

 

this is a fairly common misunderstanding of the use of the word 'ricochet', and it often brought up (incorrectly) when discussing bounces of barrels. it is unfortunate that they used that word instead of just splatter.

 

to make it more clear, if your whole bullet bounces off a rock, or popper, or prop, or barrel and hits the a-zone, it's generally a hit. if it looks like the bullet came apart and only part of the jacket (or the rock) hit the target, then not a hit.

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Been my experience at level 1 matches clubs that only allow certified RO's to run squads seem to have less problems with the steel/calibration/rules than clubs that allow non-certified RO's to run the squad.  I realize & shoot with clubs that didn't have enough certified RO's to go around so I do understand.  Even if our squad has ONE RO it would be tiring to run an entire squad without a break for the entire match.  The only time I had a minor problem with calibration was at a level 1 with a non-certified RO.  I won.

 

Level 1 matches that use the old knuckle test on steel is fine with me.  Level 1 matches around here don't have a chronograph anyways.  I'm sure its probably the same elsewhere.  The Pepper Popper steel I've seen around here are built like they could withstand a RPG hit (not like the old days where they bow).  Getting rid of them would cost the club money (or cutting them).   So maybe the idea of Pepper Popper use at a level 1 would be OK, but level 2 & above would not??  Dunno...just a thought.  

 

Level 2 matches around here have been on it!  Dedicated & friendly RO's, chrono, mag gauge, scale, calibration gun/ammo & etc....

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