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Bob Pekaar
03-29-2010, 07:03 PM
Sanctioned Maches, under the old rules, bench rotation occurred if you pre-registered and at the the Nationals. Now we come to a definition:
What is a sanctioned match?
SANCTIONED MATCH
A club must be sanctioned to hold an officially recognized USRA-IR50/50 match. Sanction dues are $20.00 per current year. Match dates and starting time for matches must be sent to USRA-IR50/50 thirty (30) days in advance of first match date. Sanctioning by USRA-IR50/50 of a club's scheduled matches will be forfeited by that club if matches are not held in accordance with the Official Rules stated in this rule book.

Now, new rules have been enacted by someone:
BENCHES
Drawing for bench and relay is required at every sanctioned match. Computer software approved by USRA-IR50/50 may be used for bench drawing.
Multi-day or multi-match events are allowed the option to draw bench and relay for each match or draw bench and relay once. If a single drawing is implemented, benches shall be rotated after each class such that a competitor will traverse the entire firing line over the course of the event as far as mathematically possible. An example of one drawing would be a 2 day state championship event at a range with 20 benches. The competitors would draw once and rotate 3 benches each class over both days. (20 benches divided by 6 targets = 3 with an unusable remainder.)

I wrote to Wilbur asking for an explanation and received an e-mail. I got an answer that I truly don't understand. It seemed to me that we had to rotate even on a local level, since they are sanctioned matches. The Crawfish is coming up and I , personally comply and therefore will not shoot this type o0f match, except at the Nationals, with help.
Where did this rule come from?
The above are pasted from the current rule book.
I'd rather pay dues and have a say rather than be dictated to.
I'm sorry if I've offended you but I'm tired of the system and feel that it has to be changed ASAP
Sincerely
Bob Pekaar

tim
03-29-2010, 08:53 PM
Virtually every form of benchrest competition has had some form of bench rotation dating back several years. IR50 does not require it at normal SOTY matches but does for big matches because it's fair and tends to even out any bench advantages real or percieved. Why would this be an issue???

Kent Owens
03-30-2010, 12:12 AM
"Drawing for bench and relay is required at every sanctioned match. Computer software approved by USRA-IR50/50 may be used for bench drawing.
Multi-day or multi-match events are allowed the option to draw bench and relay for each match or draw bench and relay once. If a single drawing is implemented, benches shall be rotated after each class such that a competitor will traverse the entire firing line over the course of the event as far as mathematically possible. An example of one drawing would be a 2 day state championship event at a range with 20 benches. The competitors would draw once and rotate 3 benches each class over both days. (20 benches divided by 6 targets = 3 with an unusable remainder.)"

Bob, Looks to me like the key word there is OPTION. Looks like if you drew for each day or each match, rotation would not be required, or the way I see it, that's what it says. I'm assuming you're referring to double 3 gun or UL matches shot on the same day?
I've only been the the Crawfish a couple of times, 2007 and 2008, missed 2009, great range, great folks, but I recall rotating benches both times.


However, we have a 15 bench range with about half the benches actually be used due to poor turnout. We do shoot double -3gun matches and from the rules we'd be required to redraw for benches for the second match, which we have done in the past. Everyone hates it, and it's stupid on a 15 bench range.
This wasn't a probem until we were allowed to shoot double matches. I had hoped the rule would be changed to keep folks from having to move all their equipment. But, hope and change just don't seem to get 'er done.
I'm tempted to go back to basket weaving and crocheting.:confused:

Doug
03-30-2010, 07:08 AM
Rules are an attempt to level the playing field and rotation is one such rule.
Every Range I have ever shot at has some benches that are an advantage to shoot from and some a disadvantage.
For State, Regional & National matches a level playing field is paramount to a fair competition.
However Club & SOTY matches tend to be self policing due to their size, the nature of the shooters & their relationships. So Rotation becomes less important.

An example of self policing:
The better Range Masters that I know will set up the range based on the number of shooters they expect. In general they utilize the center of the range & not the ends where there might be a “Honey Hole” or a “Tornado Pit”. Thus in effect they have leveled the playing field without rotation.

I do not think the Rule on Benches was ever meant to require Rotation at the Club Level.
It was meant for State, Regional & National Matches.

TangoTwo
03-30-2010, 07:29 AM
I think Kent hit it. If you draw benches rotation is not required. That will cover all your local matches and a lot of state matches. For a two day match drawing for both Sat. & Sun. will eliminate the need to rotate. Fair?, depends on the draw. I am a firm believer that if you rotate benches, you should also rotate relays the second day. I know some believe this can't be done because of computor input problems changing relays. My answer to them, don't change the shooter's relay number just the start times. Relay one shoots at nine on Sat. followed by relay two. On Sun., relay two shoots at nine followed by relay one. Competitor number and relay stay the same so it doesn't mess up the computor.

One other thought, If you have separate drawings for Sat. & Sun., draw the Sunday relay on Sat. pm. That will speed up the Sunday shooting and allow shooters to set flags before the meters practice on sat. Anyone that shows up Sun. am can draw then.

Ken Henderson

William Smith
03-30-2010, 09:36 AM
After much discussion with other match directors, shooters, and our leadership concerning the pro's and con's of bench rotation and the way the rules are written, I know that not all competitors are going to be satisfied with the decision that I, as a Match Director, am going to make. As Kent and Ken have addressed it, the operative word is "Option" and I choose that option. At the Florida State Match this year, we will NOT rotate benches. We will draw twice, once for Saturday's yards competition and once for Sunday's meters competition. Drawing will commence on friday the 16th of April at 3:00pm. I know that this decision will please some competitors and will be the displeasure of others and I accept that responsibility without reservation. I also know that this is the first big match of our season and that it will set the precedence of how our season is to be run at other up-coming State matches. We, at Gateway Rifle and Pistol club will continue to offer the best possible start to our season of IR50/50 Rimfire Benchrest Competition. We will have the range open for practice thursday and friday at 8:00am until sundown. This year we will have coffee and donuts for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Free water and soft drinks will be available for both the practice and competition sessions. We will have some beautiful plaques for the winners and door prize drawings for the competitors. On Saturday for the lunch feast we will have all you care to eat, Crawfish, Shrimp, coleslaw, chips and drinks. I would appreciate an early head count so I will know how much shrimp and crawfish to order, so let me know if you plan to attend. If you plan to put up a tent, let me know so that I can assign you a space. We will have diagonal parking across from the firing line so that we can accomodate a larger number of tent spaces. We now have 4 handicapped parking spaces and a wheelchair ramp for accessability. If you want a campsite/RV site let me know and I will make a reservation for you, all have water and electrical hook-ups. These are my contact numbers, Hm-904-276-1008, cell-904-534-1219, Wk.-904-790-6112. E-mail, william.l.smith2@navy.mil. Hope to see you real soon. Bill

TMiller
03-30-2010, 10:12 AM
Bill,
Thanks!
From my point of view as a SHOOTER, and you as a MATCH DIRECTOR, you just did the most important thing. You told us how it is going to be run! That is very important. I think a Match Director needs to let the Shooters know how they are going to run a match, and then, RUN IT THAT WAY. There is not any need in changes after the shoot has been setup or started.
Thanks Tim

Fiddler
03-30-2010, 10:17 AM
it's your show, it's always been run Top Notch. Either way some will not be happy, that's just the way it is. I'm ready to have some fun, see old friends and eat gooooood seafood. If there is any bitching, lets hope they keep it to themselves and don't try to ruin it for others. Essayons!:D

Kent Owens
03-30-2010, 10:41 AM
I haven't shot RBA in a couple of years. Does RBA require you to redraw for benches if you are shooting a double club match?



I'd like to see an option not to have to redraw for the double club matches. Something as simple as taking a vote of the shooters and if one guy wanted to redraw, we would redraw for the second match. Sounds reasonable.

TangoTwo
03-30-2010, 02:12 PM
Kent,

I think that is almost an unwritten rule now. My not be to the letter of the law but, it does seem to happen all over the country.

Ken

Kent Owens
03-30-2010, 03:09 PM
This has been a very reasonable discussion. Mr. Pekaar brought it up and I'm glad that he did.
As far as rotation goes, we all know that rotation is the only fair thing to do at some ranges. On a couple of ranges in particular, your scores can improve depending on where you are. All you guys who shoot know what I'm talking about, it ain't the same everywhere when you have berms blocking wind from some benches, and not on others.
So, all that said, I prefer rotation at some ranges for regionals, Nationals, etc., because it's the only fair thing to do.
But on a 15 bench range or 10 bench range with 8-10 shooters shooting a double 3 gun or UL match I don't see the nescessity of it.
I'd like the option of taking a vote of the participants of that match and if even ONE wanted to rotate, or change benches after the first match, we would redraw for the second match.
So far everyone has acted semi civilized, what do you shooters and MD's think? Go ahead and chew me out if I'm out of line, but I'll chew back too:)
One thing I've never been accused of "is having good sense":) I may be way out of line. But I like the game and the people, and shooting's ok too. But, working on rifles is the most fun!

DOUG MILLER
03-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Kent,

I have to concur with you. It is range specific, because at some ranges there are 'tough' benches to shoot from, and who wants to be saddled with the worst bench for a Double Event?

I also agree with TangoTwo (Ken): it is kind of an unwritten rule to draw for different benches at a two event match.

That said, time is another factor to consider. Moving flags and gear is a hassle; it takes time, and effort. At Hagerstown, MD (where I was an IR 50/50 MD for many years), I found if the two events were run back to back, starting in the morning, time was not a problem. Folks could change flags, and move their gear to a different benches during the lunch break.

However, if the matches started in the PM and ran until after dusk (we have lights at Hagerstown), time could be a factor. This was especially true for the folks who came from out of town. If the match ran too late, they might have to stay at a lodging facility.

Why shoot at night? Because folks liked to shoot UL after dusk, when the conditions were terrific. But it was not worth the candle to spend a night in a motel; because a one day event took two days, not to mention all the extra expense for meals and lodging. For that reason alone, we changed to SOTY morning matches, and UL starting after lunch. Usually we were done and packed up by 2:30PM.

All ranges are different, so I think the idea of asking all the shooters, if they are willing to take a bench for both events is an excellent idea. However, if you get just one shooter who wants bench rotation, a drawing is in order.

Just my two cents, Doug Miller

Dave S
03-30-2010, 05:27 PM
At our range, when the shooters sign up I ask each shooter if they want to rotate benches. Seeing that we are only shooting two target ARA matches this year, so far all the shooters have said "no". If one shooter says "yes" then we will rotate....

Dave

Bob Pekaar
03-30-2010, 05:45 PM
Virtually every form of benchrest competition has had some form of bench rotation dating back several years. IR50 does not require it at normal SOTY matches but does for big matches because it's fair and tends to even out any bench advantages real or percieved. Why would this be an issue???
Well, first of all, you haven't read the rules recently. See what a sanctioned match is. Then, the next big match you go to see how many of those shooters are over 65 or 70- I have friends here in Jax and at Kettlefoot with medical problems that make it difficult to move flags and equipment and hang their own targets. The "level the playing field" is a misnomer. If you can't figure out how to shoot one bench after the first target then you deserve the score you got. It's like the old saying:"A good carpenter can work with any tools" IMHO, a good shooter can read the conditions at any position and shoot well- my example is Bob Collins- take a look at the South Georgia scores. IMHO, bench rotation is a joke and sneaking it into rules is a bigger joke. Sure, there are no dues, but it seems IR 50/50 is mimiking the way the Federal government is run.
Bob Pekaar

Carp
03-30-2010, 09:28 PM
Bob Pekkar,
Tim said it right...in most forms of benchrest competition that bench rotation is the norm. There is a reason for that. It has nothing to do with older shooters or their health. Please listen. There are some ranges that even with drawing (which is required by ARA for benches) doesn't allow for a fair chance without rotation. I'm a match director at a range that if rotation wasn't directed......it would not be fair. Rotation allows for fairness. But, I've seen some match directors have an exception for those that are disabled. They draw for benches and rotate around the person who has a physical difficulty of doing so. But fair is fair. Does it matter that your young, old, able, or not? Fair is fair.

John M. Carper

tim
03-30-2010, 10:49 PM
Mr. P frankly you're being cranky for no reason...none. First, I know of no club that I have ever shot at or heard of that does not have an abundance of guys that would move flags, equipment, anything, for anybody that needs assistance. Secondly, I don't care where you are, there are often conditions, benches, anything that will help or hurt a score on any given day....real or percieved. Thirdly, How many times at how many matches will somebody end up where they prefer to be [absolutely coincidental], and rotation of some sort will even up the playing field, you think every bench at every range is identical and/or level you'rte kiddin yourself.

Fiddler
03-31-2010, 07:16 AM
To know him is to love him! Doc ifen you need any help I'll be glad to help in anyway. Just don't try and match Bob C with 14 to 18 flags.:D

tuna921
03-31-2010, 06:31 PM
Well I shot the last match in Jax and it was my first and I wasn't prepared with everything I needed.I was loaned a stool ,a sporter and different lots of ammo to try among many other things I need. Did i shoot good no, but It was a learning process for me, I was told maybe you want to watch the first time but no I always just jump in and learn. Funny thing is what I remember is people telling me I drew a tuff bench and was told later if you ever get the one over there the wind will come thru the fence so be careful and if you get to this end the wind does this and that. So with all the helpful people around why moving stuff is such a big deal is news to me. I found that everyone I talked with was more then helpful and pleasant. So in my one time shooting a match I had a great time to say the least and thank everyone that helped me. That being said changing benches should be a given unless everyone there lied to me about what bench you drew. Can some people shoot great no matter what bench ,yes they can. But others will stumble ! You want new shooters to join in but does a fair game ever enter into it ? Seems to me if the nationals change benches to be fair why wouldn't they all ? It's seems for the little I know the rules change from range to range,who does that help ? If you are going to have rules make them apply everywhere and stick with them. So I say either rotate or don't and make it fair across the board. Another example is the sporter class it says wood grain must be showing on the stock. Well I bought a sporter and painted it to the color of my choice and was told you cant do that, guess I didn't read the rules good enough. But when I was at my first match shooters had blanket stocks that were all fancy looking so hence painted mine, so can you see the wood grain in those no. Now I will spend a couple of days sanding mine for what ? You can't see the wood grain on those but my is illegal by your terms. What gives ? I asked if I could sand just the butt and forend and was told no,just to prove it was wood. It seems the rules apply to the choosen.

So the bottom line is if you want more shooters to join have rules that apply to everyone and everywhere and stop the bickering ,who wants to get into a sport where protests are abound ? Make the rules and change them as needed but make it fair for everyone.

Thanks to everyone that helped me to the rest one day you might find yourself shooting alone

Jim

Pete Wass
03-31-2010, 07:19 PM
that there should be full rotation at every sanctioned BR match, be it RF or CF. It is the most fair way for everyone. It is also good practice for the NATIONALS or any events that require full rotation. Might as well be use to doing it.

jackie schmidt
03-31-2010, 07:44 PM
By full rotation, do you mean after every group, (or target in score). Surely you jest.

I would say thast would insure that we would have no shooters in attendance in short time.

I am an avid Benchrest Shooter. But, if we were required to rotate after every group, I would quit.

At Tomball and Denton, we rotate after each yardage. If shooters do not want to, I will volunteer to take one or two for the entire weekend. At Seymore, New Braunfels, and Midland, the range is considered "nuetral" so we generally just stay on the same bench for the entire week end.

Well, sometimes. Two years ago, at New Braufels, the decision had been made to not rotate. John Jones and I shared bench three, and we came in first and second in the first 100. All of a sudden, (with the urging of a few shooters), the decision was made to rotate for the next yardage...........jackie

Bob Pekaar
03-31-2010, 07:47 PM
I guess I have to agree with you to a degree. Personally I find rotation difficult. I think that a good shooter can adapt, i.e., do you think it would matter which bench Harry Duneen, D.J. Hepler, Bob Collins, Rod Collins, Kent Owens, etc. shot from. I think not . They are inherently good shooters who adapt to the new condition. I am not against bench rotation, my 70+ year old body is. My major complaint is that rules are made and put up on the web site; but who goes to the rule book for information, as they assume it will be posted by Wilbur on the Rimfire board. Nuff said. See you in August.
I'm done and ready for the Crawfish. Thanks Bill Smith, for your post.

Kent Owens
03-31-2010, 07:58 PM
"You can't see the wood grain on those but my is illegal by your terms. What gives ? I asked if I could sand just the butt and forend and was told no,just to prove it was wood. It seems the rules apply to the choosen."

First of all, welcome to rimfire BR.
The rules are easy to find, but not always easy to understand. Amen? Not enough folks read them and understand 'em, kinda like golf;)

The paint on stocks was kicked around many years ago. like great wood so my sporter stocks are just that, clearcoated wood.
However, if I recall the rule it says the burden of proof is on the shooter to prove the stock is made from wood. Looks to me like if you're willing to take it out of the stock or remove the buttplate, and prove it's wood you'd be good to go.

tuna921
03-31-2010, 08:07 PM
What does age have to do with it ? I would and I'm sure others would help. So age is not a factor. Other then that what's the issue ? i as a new shooter doesn't seem to see an issue. Make the rules even at every match

Jim

tuna921
03-31-2010, 08:09 PM
The paint on stocks was kicked around many years ago. like great wood so my sporter stocks are just that, clearcoated wood.
However, if I recall the rule it says the burden of proof is on the shooter to prove the stock is made from wood. Looks to me like if you're willing to take it out of the stock or remove the buttplate, and prove it's wood you'd be good to go.[/QUOTE]So if the butt end shows wood and the fore end shows wood Im ok ? I was told No !

Pardon my question but if I do ever win a match wouldn't want to be thrown out due to my painting

Stock must be made of wood and must be designed to be shoulder fired. Laminate wood is allowed and the action area may contain bedding material. The action may be glued into the stock. Proof that the stock is made of wood is the competitors responsibility and must be accomplished to the satisfaction of the referees when requested. Visible wood grain over the entire surface of the stock shall constitute proof. so do I have to sand the whole stock for proof ?

Kent Owens
03-31-2010, 08:33 PM
Depends on who the referees." I look at the rule that if you can prove it's wood you're ok, and if wood grain is visible over the entire stock there is NO DOUBT or REASON to even question it to begin with.
However, ten people could probably read that rule and end up argueing about what it in all actuality says.

Put it this way, if I was a referee and if you took the buttplate off and or removed the rifle from the stock and showed it was made of wood--I'd darned sure vote it legal. "Course the other 2 refs might not.

tuna921
03-31-2010, 08:46 PM
Depends on who the referees." I look at the rule that if you can prove it's wood you're ok, and if wood grain is visible over the entire stock there is NO DOUBT or REASON to even question it to begin with.
However, ten people could probably read that rule and end up argueing about what it in all actuality says.

Put it this way, if I was a referee and if you took the buttplate off and or removed the rifle from the stock and showed it was made of wood--I'd darned sure vote it legal. "Course the other 2 refs might not.


Kent I agree with you and I would be willing to do what makes it right, but suppose I was in the finals and had this issue ? A tracker stock doesn't show wood grain but also mine doesn't, I can prove mine and they can't . I guess my point is have rules and enforce them. It seems like there is rules for some and not others. If you can agree my stock is wood why wouldn't others ? Is it worth the problems ? This is just a point and nothing to do with you, I want to have fun and enjoy but I also want it to be fair........

I don't care if I win or lose just wanna have fun

Thanks

Don Stith
03-31-2010, 08:49 PM
The wood sporter stock has been a rule in IR 50/50 since it's inception-- for 15 years that I know of. Some thought it a leap to allow birch laminates, but that has been allowed for at least 10 years. One of mine has a 3/4" wide decorative racing stripe painted down the center. Some match directors have criticized that. Show wood grain over the entire stock and save yourself a problem.

Bob
I am a few months younger than you and will help you move flags if you need it

Kent Owens
03-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Don,
What are you doing up this late? Please give me a call tomorrow, after I wake up:) Or tonight if you're still awake. Its' to your advantage....maybe.

tuna921
03-31-2010, 09:01 PM
The wood sporter stock has been a rule in IR 50/50 since it's inception-- for 15 years that I know of. Some thought it a leap to allow birch laminates, but that has been allowed for at least 10 years. One of mine has a 3/4" wide decorative racing stripe painted down the center. Some match directors have criticized that. Show wood grain over the entire stock and save yourself a problem.

Bob
I am a few months younger than you and will help you move flags if you need it


So what your saying is a painted or a tracker type stock is illegal arrcording to the rules ?

Pete Wass
03-31-2010, 09:02 PM
By full rotation, do you mean after every group, (or target in score). Surely you jest.

I would say thast would insure that we would have no shooters in attendance in short time.

I am an avid Benchrest Shooter. But, if we were required to rotate after every group, I would quit.

At Tomball and Denton, we rotate after each yardage. If shooters do not want to, I will volunteer to take one or two for the entire weekend. At Seymore, New Braunfels, and Midland, the range is considered "nuetral" so we generally just stay on the same bench for the entire week end.

Well, sometimes. Two years ago, at New Braufels, the decision had been made to not rotate. John Jones and I shared bench three, and we came in first and second in the first 100. All of a sudden, (with the urging of a few shooters), the decision was made to rotate for the next yardage...........jackie



and I have never found it onerous to rotate benches. I guess I can see if folks are infirmed then ok, it is a hardship but with 10 or a dozen folks showing up to shoot at most matches, there isn't going to be a lot of hastle simply moving the number of benches required in the rotation. so yen, full rotation. I just don't see it to be a big deal.

At some ranges and in fact, most ranges, on any given day there will be at least one Honey Hole. I think they should to be shares.

jackie schmidt
03-31-2010, 09:03 PM
Flags????.

At Nationals, we shoot on a flag rotation. But, at Region Matches, I shoot over MY flags......jackie

Kent Owens
03-31-2010, 09:11 PM
tuna,
If you're talking about the Indian blanket baby Tracker stocks and the checkerboard red/black one, or white/black one, if you look really close you can tell they're made of little geometric shaped pieces of wood. Makes you wonder how they glue all that together! As much glue there as wood. Guess that's why they're so pricey. Best to luck to you shooting. Hang in there. It's a very nice bunch of folks to shoot with!

Don Stith
03-31-2010, 09:13 PM
So what your saying is a painted or a tracker type stock is illegal arrcording to the rules ?

You better look closer at the Tracker. It is laminated obeche with controlled lamination to give the various patterns when the stock is carved. The pattern is not painted on. Look at Brookside Veneers Colorply website

Don Stith
03-31-2010, 09:18 PM
Kent was faster than me. Gentler too. He is obviously a better mentor to a new shooter. He is also a better shot

Pete Wass
03-31-2010, 10:36 PM
Flags????.

At Nationals, we shoot on a flag rotation. But, at Region Matches, I shoot over MY flags......jackie



to shoot over the flags that were on the lane I was shooting on rather they be mine or someone elses. Adds another dimention to the Sport I think.

Wilbur
04-01-2010, 01:37 PM
Bob Pekaar made an assumption and an inference that the rotation rules (as they exist) we're somehow "snuck in". Yes, it was "snuck in" about 5 years ago and been that way ever since. Bottom line there is the Rangemaster has a choice. For the near future, rotation will be mandantory at a national event.

If you can prove your stock is wood or laminate wood, it's good to go.

Fred J
04-01-2010, 02:44 PM
This comment may be out of place, but why is it a problem to follow the rules. I'm over 70, and if the rules say rotate, I have no problem with it. I vote to rotate at every match, but at 70, they think I'm senile, and pay no attention to me.

Phil Deese
04-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Most of us like the bench rotation rule and feel it helps level the playing field. At most ranges like Jacksonville and Georgetown that have berms and treelines there are "Sweet Spots" or "Honey Holes", and if you end up on the last five benches at Jacksonville and the wind is blowing from left to right it makes for a pretty long day, but I do understand how Bob and others that have problems walking feel about moving....I really don't like it either!! Last year at Montezuma I drew bench 17 where the wind was mild compared to the other locations and I was able to shoot three great targets, which was great for me but the other shooters were at a disadvantage.... was that fair??? If some like to sit at the same bench all day.....then give them the last five benches at Jacksonville with a left to right wind and I promise you they will agree to rotating next year!!!:D:D I understand how Bob feels and I know it's hard to ask or accept help from others, but I know many of us have always been willing to help anyone if needed. I sure would miss him and others in similar situations that have some trouble getting around like they use to, because they help make our sport worthwhile. I don't have a politically correct resolution for each and every situation, but I have spoke my mind, so pile-on when your ready!! If I come to Jacksonville I'll shoot by the rangemasters rules and keep my mouth shut!!

Don Stith
04-01-2010, 04:38 PM
I volunteer to let Dr P shoot on bench 11 every match at Rocky River barn. That way I would never have to shoot that #%&*&@ bench again. Not real sure if he beat me to 70 or not

Bob Pekaar
04-01-2010, 05:46 PM
[QUOTE=Wilbur;572388]Bob Pekaar made an assumption and an inference that the rotation rules (as they exist) we're somehow "snuck in". Yes, it was "snuck in" about 5 years ago and been that way ever since. Bottom line there is the Rangemaster has a choice. For the near future, rotation will be mandantory at a national event.

Firstly I apologize for starting this thread. I was informed by my rangemaster that the rotation rules were changed and all Regional and State mates had to rotate. I called 2 rangemasters and 2 experienced shooters and got different answers-- so there was no "assumption". Secondly, due to the confusion I reread the rules and I interpreted them as requiring rotation at all but local matches. There has been a change in the pristine wording of the prior rule that defines rotation, but you changed the wording, which I now understand. So, it was snuck in. If you can show me a post on the board that extended the List season and then was put in the rules, I will sincerely apologize. Lastly, I shoot mainly in Georgia because they are great shooters and I've learned a lot from them. My comment was a "Don Rickles" type pun and I think most of these guys know it. Now that I and Bill Smith have been banned from shooting in GA, I see no further need to discuss this. The statement by Collins that I just go there to win was a joke. I have supported GA for years and had contributed to the rebuiding of the Montezuma range.

Phil Deese
04-01-2010, 06:47 PM
I can only speak for myself, but as far as I'm concerned your a great friend and competitor...we have joked with each other for years and I would be insulted if you didn't poke me every now and then. You'll always be welcomed in Georgia as long as you don't bring any of those gator critters across the border!!:D:D:D I wasn't aware Bill had been banned, but if these boys can tolerate me they ought to be able to put-up with anyone.

tuna921
04-01-2010, 06:53 PM
If you can prove your stock is wood or laminate wood, it's good to go.


Thanks Wilbur......And Bob I think your welcome anytime and i will help you with your flags if you need to move.

Pete Wass
04-01-2010, 07:28 PM
are a great way to air one's feelings and should be encouraged. It never hurts to discuss these kind of topics. Even I learn something once in awhile :)

Wilbur
04-02-2010, 12:50 AM
"If you can show me a post on the board that extended the List season and then was put in the rules, I will sincerely apologize."


Well....you can't find where I didn't neither:)

William Smith
04-02-2010, 09:17 AM
Hey "Jarhead"
Long time no hear? Glad that you have renewed my passport and I can still travel north of the border! I would really be missing out a bunch if I couldn't shoot with you, Tommy, Emery, and the Collin's brothers any more! Where else could you have that much fun with your clothes on? See you in a couple of weeks, got your favorite bench just waiting on you. Thumper: