Not directed at you Brad...June 16 2017 at 6:14 PM
|JimC (Login 22Jim)|
Response to RE: Really!!!
we posted almost simultaneously. But in looking at your response I do have a couple of comments. You mention that Hunter class wins overall score a lot of the time. Our local experience is quite different even though we typically have 3 times as many Hunter shooters as Open/WFTF. A hunter class shooter has high overall score in perhaps 1 or 2 of about 21 local matches a year. I did look at some of your matches and I noticed that on average you have 10-15 Hunter shooters and 1-2 Open/WFTF shooters per match. Considering you have some of the top hunter shooters in the country participating in your matches I can understand why your Hunter shooters have many high overall scores in local matches.
I looked at the AAFTA Grand Prix scores since 2015 (when the hit % started to be indexed off the top score.) I found only 3 of 29 matches where a hunter class shooter shot or tied the highest score. Once by a shooter who has been banned from AAFTA competition for ethics issues and twice by your own Bob Dye at the ROT match where he had the highest score once and tied for highest score once. I think the perception that Hunter class is nipping at the heels of Open/WFTF shooters is somewhat exaggerated.
I do share your concern that continuing trends are causing matches to be set with higher and higher Troyer ratings, however I believe it is because of the advances in rifles and scopes in the open/WFTF classes. Who do you think was impacted most by the new AAFTA requirement that 30% of all targets in GP matches must be set at 40 or more yards, Hunter Class or Open/WFTF?
Jim in Sacramento