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Pistol targets are scored immediately after firing

Another very important use for a backing card is to provide assistance in determining whether two bullets have gone through the same hole in the front where there is doubt about the second shot. Such doubles can usually be seen on the backing card. To find a double, closely inspect each shot hole in the questioned group and see if one appears to have a darker edge than others. A second bullet passing through a bullet hole will deposit additional grease or lead around the edge, showing a darker appearance. A second bullet will also remove additional papers from the edges of a bullet hole, but may be so exactly centered that the hole is not visible enlarged. NOTE: Backers are not necessary in Light Rifle or Position Air Rifle tournaments. When a double is found, it can be identified by use of a spring handle scoring plug. Carefully insert the plug spindle in each hole in the group. The doubtful one should be the last hole tested. While carefully holding the gauge handle in your fingers, withdraw the spindle from the bullet hole and compare the resistance created. Not only can this resistance be felt through the fingers but is shown by the spreading of the spring. If the hole you have selected is actually a “double� there will be appreciably less resistance. The test should be carefully carried out so that as little deformation as possible is caused to the bullet hole, for it may be necessary for the Match Director, Referee, or Jury to make a similar inspection and test later on. After these tests are completed, be sure all information is marked on the target and initialed so it will not be necessary for the scorer to repeat the job. Where to score: Sometimes a club has no pit facilities for high power rifle, but wishes to put on a small 100 or 200 yard match. The targets are framed similar to smallbore targets, and scoring will be done on the line, as in Pistol, or in the Statistical Office. Indoor pistol and smallbore rifle targets are usually scored in the Statistical Office. Use of target carriers on indoor ranges provides a means of changing targets without anyone going in front of the firing line. Separate score cards: One Statistical Office system calls for a separate score card for each competitor in each match. These cards are available from NRA. This system can be used for any type of competition, but is more frequently used where scoring is not done in the Statistical Office (such as outdoor pistol and high power rifle matches). When using this system, the person preparing cards takes a supply of the correct type blank score cards and prepares one for each shooter entered in the match concerned. Entries are taken from the entry cards returned from competitors. The following information about the shooter should appear on each score card: 1) Name


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Competitor Number Classification Whether right or left handed (for rifle only) Category (such as civilian, police, service, National Guard, woman,

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