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Scoring a Target
Oct 10th, 2017 at 11:34pm
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Hi guys I am running a target shooting comp in the weekend, as part of a bigger event.
I have targets with bullseye being 10 and then 9 more circles with the outer being 1.
My question is if a bullet is half in 8 half in 7 what is it scored. Or if it is almost fully in 8 but just Knicks 7 what is it scored.
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Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 5:36am
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There are two schools of thought with this - inward and outward scoring.

Inward scoring is what most competitions use (including NZDA). NZDA typically use 8mm gauging to "level the playing field" between competitors using a .224" bullet versus a .300" bullet - so an 8mm diameter circle is centered over the bullet hole in the paper and if this circle cuts the line then the higher score values is awarded.

Outward scoring is what smallbore shooting does. As small bore is all done with 22LRs there is not gauging used. If the bullet hole cuts the line then the lower score value is awarded.

Unless your shooting is going to be extremely precise I would recommend using inward scoring.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:17am
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Thanks for that Gillie, It is all with my .22.
I presume 99% are amateurs some may have never shot a gun before. But there maybe some who are professional shooters. I would like to go inward scoring method as it sounds more positive.
If the line is broken to the higher value they get that.
Do you ever get sheets come in and you know the shooter was good, they fired three shots but you can only find two? Or is it separate target for each shot.
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:25am
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Again, with a real precision event like smallbore they are one shot per target. Benchrest shooting is 5 shot groups but they have multiple target backers to identify the 5 separate shots.

NZDA typically do 5 shots per target and it is extremely rare to have one shot pass exactly through the hole of a previous shot such that you can't find it. In more than 25 years of target shooting I have only seen that once and the competitor was given the benefit of the doubt. Almost always the hole looks like there is two shots through it.
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 6:46pm
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Thanks Gillie I thought if I went with a bit of knowledge I would be able to run a better event.
  
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