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Old October 10, 2015, 06:08 AM   #1
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Olympic rapid fire targets

Question....since I have been unable to google up an answer. The rapid fire pistol event in the olympics uses a bullseye target (B-38/39). Years ago, though, the target was a stylized silhouette of the human body.
When was the change made?
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Old October 10, 2015, 07:59 AM   #2
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rapid fire targets

Originally a 6 foot tall stylized human shape, the targets were changed first in the early 1908's to a rectangle with oval score rings then to the current round format around 1989.
Political change...can't shoot at a target remotely looking like a person...
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Old October 10, 2015, 01:58 PM   #3
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Political change...can't shoot at a target remotely looking like a person...
I don't know about that. For starters, it is more about marksmanship than defensive shooting, correct?

Second. Some countries outlaw silhouette targets. Probably made the event unfair.
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Old October 11, 2015, 03:40 AM   #4
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Thanks. Is that meant to say "early 1980's" or was there a change in 1908?
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