Having been an SO at the Nationals also, please do not put all of us into that catagory. But I know what you are talking about.On 2001-05-07 15:09, Dane Burns wrote:
Call would typically be to the shooter if the SO/RO is a fair enough guy. Problem I see is that the guys who generally end up being SOs aren't interesed in fair per say :roll:
With respect to the question, would you have gotten the call from me, more than likely. Would I have been put out with you for pulling out the rule book that says I have to go with your call because that is best for you, more than likely.
Being a SO/RO is about two things, being safe and being fair. That applies to you and to all the other shooters. I do not use templates, I use my and everyone elses eyes around me. When I am running the clock, I do not pay a lot of attention to the targets. I am watching you, the shooter, more specifically your weapon. Only, after the weapon is safe will I look at the targets. When I am scoring, I can be pretty sure if you had a "double" or a "miss". Everybody gets the same call, not calls by who you are or what you are.
To appeal a decision by an SO/RO, your only recourse is the Match Director. He can let it stand, give it to you, or reshoot. He made the decision, you had to reshoot it.