Actually the 9th thing was 2 months ago. In general I try to wait a reasonable time for ALL targets I know are in the mail to arrive. We have at least one shooter from across the pond. so Im waiting for his target to arrive before I score. To be clear, I would do this for ANYONE who indicates they sent it before the deadline that is the last day of the month for the shoot. The rules indicate your target is good as long as it is postmarked by that day, so if snail mail really is snails pace, I want to wait for the snail. hope that helps!