I posted this on a Face Book SASS group and received enormous response. Folks said it should be posted over here....
What ever you call them, we need to talk. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems calling misses and hits has become quite bad. Not sure why. At Winter Range this past year I witnessed some of the worse spotting I ever saw. This past weekend I saw folks losing top ranking at a state shoot due to questionable spotting.
Here is a rule to live by....if you even think the words “ I Think”...it’s a hit. If you say the words “ I Think”...it’s a hit. If you would like to go down range and inspect a target...it’s a hit. If you have no idea what the heck just happened...it’s a hit. The DOUBT...ALWAYS goes to the shooter.
Stop looking at the other spotters fingers. Call them as YOU see them.
If you are a questionable spotter, DONT spot! It’s not a dishonor to not spot. Especially at a state and above shoot.
If you are an RO and have someone that is not a capable spotter, ask them to man the loading or unloading table. Or expedite the line. Don’t embarrass them. Simply give them another job.
I don’t mean this to berate anyone, just an observation ..