I am a bit confused , after coming back to FT after a 16 year break I have found it takes a while to get settled with gun etc and you dont automatically go straight back into A grade.I now have my left handed stock and learning my kit etc. After starting back after a couple of shoots I went into B then after the regrading missed it by .3 % and went into c then shot the whole of the gp series, euros and just finished 1% off B. I am totally confused I have people telling me to move to B, as that is where i deserve to be (excuse the punn) and others telling me that to stay in the grade of C which is where the grading system has elected me to be in and because i have done all the big shoots its a true reflection of my grade and will make a mockery of the grading system if we all decided to move up etc.I finished 6 in my first MFTA B grade winter league last year and 5th in the gp series in c this year , confused I am . Either way I love my shooting and I will get there in the end, and i have loved it all and your kind help , but views would be appreciated please[/QUOTE]
Sue, I`ll try and explain the idea behind the thread.
Firstly, its optional for any shooter to voluntarily upgrade if they feel their grade is incorrect.
Now this may happen for several reasons.
lets take you as an example..... You have missed out on B by just 1% over 20 shoots. Now that not much is it? Maybe just one or two more targets here and there would have got you into B by merit. Now you say that during this last rolling twenty earlier on you have been getting used to your new stock. Maybe this fact alone was the reason your early scores were lower than your ability actually is? Were you under the weather for the odd shoot and put in a really low score? Maybe a few poor scores after using a new stock for the first time have pulled you into C. However, now your confident with your new stock your current scores may or should reflect your true grade which is B.
Another reason maybe that a shooter as significantly upgraded their kit in the last few month and is now putting in higher scores for that reason but are currently in C after months of using an inferior gun or scope. Once again they would be in the wrong grade for the start of the winter league.
Hope this clears up your confusion,
MFTA Comp man.