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swehrman
January 16, 1999, 01:30 AM
First of all I'll admit that I don't know jack about IPSC. What always catches my eye is the argument of minor vs major. What exactly does that mean?

Matt K
January 16, 1999, 03:35 AM
major and minor are what is called Power Factors the IPSC measures your bullet. It if bullet wieght times velocity divided by 1000. For example 180gr bullet x 1000 FPS =180,000/1000 so your PF is 180. For major you need 175 and most people go for 180 so they have a slight buffer for varying conditions, chronos etc. The advantage to shooting major is that if you drop a shot out of the A zone you get more points than minor.

Major
A = 5
B&C = 4
D = 2

Minor
A = 5
B&C = 3
D = 1


Matt

Ray VanderLinden
January 23, 1999, 08:32 AM
Almost right Matt
its:
MAJOR
A=5
B=4
C=4
D=2

Minor
A=5
B=4
C=3
D=1