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Post by Olde Pilot on 2/26/2018, 7:33 pm

Way back in the early 1970's, I had a Bullseye Master card shooting irons (of course). I didn't shoot at all for the next 39 Years! Anybody know or remember when and how the minimum scores for Master were changed? Do I remember that it went from 92 average or some such to 95 average? Thanks.

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Post by john bickar on 2/26/2018, 11:11 pm

Master was 95% when I started in 1990. I made Master (also with irons) in 1992. 

The High Master classification was introduced sometime in the '90s, I don't recall exactly when. Jon Eulette remembers the year, and has told me (publicly), but then again I have CRS.

The current targets date to 1985, I believe, so if there was an adjustment it's possible it was then. That was before my time.
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Post by Jon Eulette on 2/26/2018, 11:55 pm

My CRS kicked in. I'll have to find my card.
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Post by Wobbley on 2/27/2018, 8:48 am

High Master first showed up in High Power Rifle in the 1980s.  Pistol, in the 1990s IIRC.  I’m not sure what the rationale was except that there were always “the few” that would trade off winning the match then taking “first master” .  When I got HM in rifle I knew that I’d be very likely unable to win much except at local matches.  At the regionals p, I was up against people like Mid and Nancy Tompkins, so winning was unlikely.
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Post by Ed Hall on 2/27/2018, 9:40 am

I believe Pistol added High Master while I was out of the country, between 1993-1996.  Prior to that, the Matches already, were adding a "2600" class in a lot of places.  Whenever a Master entered, they were asked if they ever broke 2600 and that would put them in the "Master 2600" class for the match.  NRA formalized the class as High Master with a 97% cutoff.  This is all based on my memory.  What was I saying...

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Post by james r chapman on 2/27/2018, 11:33 am

97%, just think about what that is.
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Post by BE Mike on 2/27/2018, 11:42 am

Olde Pilot wrote:Way back in the early 1970's, I had a Bullseye Master card shooting irons (of course). I didn't shoot at all for the next 39 Years! Anybody know or remember when and how the minimum scores for Master were changed? Do I remember that it went from 92 average or some such to 95 average? Thanks.
I got my first Outdoor Conventional Pistol Classification card in November, 1971. I remember that the classification averages changed not long after that. Unlike you, my first card was Marksman and that was with the .22 only. I struggled to get through all of the classes, finally reaching Outdoor Master. Being self-taught, not living near a club with bullseye matches and on a very limited budget is the hard road. "The Pistol Shooters Treasury" was a big help back then.
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Post by LenV on 2/27/2018, 12:46 pm

I got my Master card in 73. Lifetime Master in 74. I remember being happy when I broke 855 and shot Master scores. I don't know when it changed but I hope it was before that or my memory sucks..possible.

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Post by Tim:H11 on 2/27/2018, 1:30 pm

LenV wrote:I got my Master card in 73. Lifetime Master in 74. I remember being happy when I broke 855 and shot Master scores. I don't know when it changed but I hope it was before that or my memory sucks..possible.

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What are the qualifications for “Lifetime Master”?
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Post by dronning on 2/27/2018, 2:34 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:What are the qualifications for “Lifetime Master”?

I don't believe the NRA gives that out anymore.
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Post by Wobbley on 2/27/2018, 3:07 pm

They don’t.  It was an opt-in classification.  You just sent the NRA a letter stating you wanted it.  Nw the no lompnger accept the letters.
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Post by Jon Eulette on 2/27/2018, 7:20 pm

My High Master card is dated 2/28/1994.
Just showed up in mail and I was magically a High Master. Had been High Master since 1991 (well shooting 97+%).
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Post by LenV on 2/27/2018, 7:21 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:
LenV wrote:I got my Master card in 73. Lifetime Master in 74. I remember being happy when I broke 855 and shot Master scores. I don't know when it changed but I hope it was before that or my memory sucks..possible.

Len

What are the qualifications for “Lifetime Master”?
Be 68 years old and when they send you a letter asking you if you want your classification to be permanent (so they didn't have to keep track anymore) then send back the letter and say "yes". Be sure it is postmarked before 1980.
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