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Shooting Bull

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I know this has been asked and answered but I’m having a senior moment so please indulge me.

 

Stage instructions call for ten rifle. During the course of fire shooter jacks a live round out of the rifle thus only firing nine rounds. Shooter chooses to simply move to the next gun without reloading the 10th round. 
 

He’s obviously earned a miss. I’m thinking also a P for not following stage instructions. Someone else suggested also a Spirit of the Game. What’s the call?

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Can't say I've ever seen a shooter forced to reload a jacked round, but most do. But that doesn't answer your question! ;)

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I'm going to go with, he engaged all ten targets, so just a miss.

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shooter's handbook, page 21

"5-SECOND PENALTIES Misses are 5-Second penalties.

Revolver, rifle, and shotgun targets must be engaged with the appropriate type of firearm.

A MISS is defined as the failure to hit the appropriate target type using the appropriate type of firearm and includes:

- Each missed target.

- Each unfired round.

...

Double Jeopardy applies- a miss cannot cause a procedural."

 

A miss for the unfired round.

No "P"

--Dawg

Edited by Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329
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22 minutes ago, Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 said:

shooter's handbook, page 21

"5-SECOND PENALTIES Misses are 5-Second penalties.

Revolver, rifle, and shotgun targets must be engaged with the appropriate type of firearm.

A MISS is defined as the failure to hit the appropriate target type using the appropriate type of firearm and includes:

- Each missed target.

- Each unfired round.

...

Double Jeopardy applies- a miss cannot cause a procedural."

 

A miss for the unfired round.

No "P"

--Dawg


 

What about Spirit of the Game? He intentionally skipped the reload to save time.

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7 minutes ago, Shooting Bull said:


 

What about Spirit of the Game? He intentionally skipped the reload to save time.

Reloading was optional.  The stage instructions did not specify that he had to reload so no spirit of the game earned.  

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15 minutes ago, Shooting Bull said:

What about Spirit of the Game? He intentionally skipped the reload to save time.

A shooter "may" carry extra rounds, only rounds carried to the line are legal; nobody can hand you an extra round. Nor is there a requirement to have any extra rounds.

 

So just a miss.

 

But what if the shooter did have an extra round which could have been put in the gun? No requirement to do so. Still just a miss.

 

If the shooter got a competitive advantage by jacking out a round (leading directly to a 5 second miss penalty unless replaced with legally acquired ammunition), that is one slow shooter. I'm not sure I would want to hang my hat on a SOG call giving me an advantage in standings over this shooter. It is still just a miss.

 

This hypothetical shooter beat me fair and square. Even with the miss.

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