Rance - SASS # 54090 Posted September 4, 2011 Share Posted September 4, 2011 Our local annual True Grit match.. Ya shoot 2 rifles.. 4 pistols and anywhere from 8 to 10 shotgun every stage.. . The call happened on stage four.. pistols, rifles, and then shotgun.. shooter silver senior.. fast shooter.. Got thru his pistols with 4 misses.. shot his rifles clean... got to his shotgun.. the shotgun order was 4 knockdowns any order til down and then when all are down.. engage the 4 swingers Shooter grabbed his shotgun..mowed down the first three.. shot the 4th.. still standing... shot again.. still standing.. shot again.. still standing.. finally on 4th. shot it fell. and he went on to the swingers... Lot of time and 4 misses... next shooter... all 4 shotgun knockdowns went down.. next shooter.. same 4th. knockdown.. stayed up... took 2-3 shots.. went down.. The RO felt that something was wrong with the 4th. shotgun knockdown.. announced that there might be a problem with the 4th. shotgun target.. and if they see a good hit.. they will call it down.. He then asked the first 3 shooters if they wanted a reshoot... Silver Senior said yes.. next 2 shooters said no.. we'll take what we got.. I was not RO.. I was brass shagger and loading table officer.. When silver senior came to the loading table to do his reshoot.. he told me that he'd better be clean because he already has 4 misses against him... What??? He said the RO told him that his misses would carry over... We had 2 RO's on the stage.. I called one of them over and told him that misses didn't carry over for a reshoot.. only "P's" and MSV's and such.. RO told me.. "What if he blazes away and has an excellent stage... the problem came with the last of the shooters stage.. the shotgun.." I'm thinkin'..(I know.. that's scarey) that has nothing to do with this.. I again explained that misses don't carry over.. They didn't buy my call..I told them to ask the Match Director when we were finished.. Shooter took his reshoot.. had 4 pistol misses again.. and maybe bettered his score by a second or two.. still had trouble with shotgun knockdowns... (Oh by the way.. no one else had problems with the knockdowns.. some folks were just missin' them) The RO's went to the score keeper and give her the shooters time.. and said add 8 misses.. 4 on first run and 4 on second run.. I again said that misses didn't carry over.. I told them they again need to keep the scores separate and ask the Match Director.. still not buying my program.. They made reasoning that since he took the reshoot they carried over... I said "When you gave him a reshoot.. all misses are erased.." I was told .. "We didn't give him a reshoot.. We asked him if he wanted one and he said yes" I gave up and said take the matter to the Match Director.. Rance Right call or not? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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