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Discussion in 'General Muzzleloading' started by Rifleman1776, Jan 20, 2020.
I don't understand this statement; please explain why it might be a double. TIA.
Would explain the score of 56, but I am not familiar with six shot match rules.
The hole at the 10 o'clock position in the 10 ring appears slightly larger than the other holes.
The scorers at my gun club always mark each hole with the score.
Would typically be a five shot match and with six holes in the target the shooter would forfeit the highest scoring hole. Least that's how it's done in my locality.
When we're scoring N-SSA Individuals, the targets get sorted by Class, and then by where the "cut" is for awards. The "cut" is low enough to allow for any gross errors to be caught easily. All those above the "cut" get looked at a second time by another person and the score is verified by that person. In the event of a tie, those go into another pile to be reviewed by the top dog in the Stat shack. This insures something like what happened to you can't happen. We still make mistakes, but with this method, they're fairly rare.
We also don't score based on whether or not the bullet cut a ring. Since there can be multiple calibers, our scoring is based on the center of the bullet hole and we use transparent templates with the bullet center marked for a number of calibers.
Only if it was possible to score more than 50 points, otherwise it would be a penalty.
I've been to matches that were scored differently, The target says "NMLRA" on it but we don't know what rules were used, Only Rifleman does and he's not telling us anything.
So, All we can do is speculate. One guess is as good as another.
The point in my story above was that sometimes people make mistakes scoring or recording.
Always keep your targets and always keep an eye on the leader board. Had I not, I would have been robbed of a win that was undeniably mine.
There is one thing about Rifleman's target that no one has mentioned.
What was scribbled out ahead of the 56 ?
Another issue I have if it were mine, who did the scribbling, who scored it, who verified it. We have to sign off on all targets in contention.
I think maybe not. I count only five holes, all single bullet holes.
Guessing a grizzled veteran like yourself would not ask the question without knowing the answer. Time to let the masses know and end the speculation.
Open sights? Your age?
around age 40 I did the same thing. Was getting a “ghost” around the rear sight and alighting the front sight with the top of the “ghost” instead of with the top of the rear sight. Solutions, either move the rear sight further forward, see an ophthalmologist or wear an aperture on your shooting glasses.
An 'X' is determined only if the ball is 1/2 it's diameter or more into the higher scoring ring.
I'm sure my hold was off a trifle for the two higher shots.
And, I would have won anyway with the score properly tallied. I'm proud of this win with a light rifle against the big boys.
Thanks for finally enlightening us as to what was wrong.
BTW, I have seen targets scored both ways. (club rules)
Actually, the target says M.L.R.A. It is printed by some target company.
Good observation, and very funny, a knock-off.
Nice shooting! It is obviously a 46. Sometimes people who score think 46, but write 56. It is called a brain fart.
Tell us a little about the rifle and sights. Your target is impressive for a non bench gun.
The rifle is what I call my 'half-breed'. It is a standard TC 'hawken' stock with a Douglas premium barrel and Redfield Olympic sights. It weighs about 10 pounds and has won many matches. It would have won many more if I were a better shooter. My wife has a similar half-breed based on a TC Seneca stock. She has won scores of matches with hers. I'll look to see if I have pics of them.
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