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    Question BASC Head Measuring?

    Please can anyone tell me why the BASC have gone off on their own tangent with their head measuring service?

    They have started issuing PLATINUM medals insted of the old gold standard, going away from the internationally recognised CIC system which is recognised all over the world. Do they expect the rest of the world, or even just europe, to follow suit?

    Do those lucky, or skilled, enough to shoot medal heads send them to both organisations?

    Yours confusedly, Simon

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    The Basc service is surely not recognised by the CIC so why can't Basc make their own? Things evolve and change as time goes by as you will soon see when CIC change their formula for scoring roe heeds to accommodate age related scoring and to raise the bar for Munties,or so I hear. Change isn't a bad thing and instead of bickering all factions should just get on with their own thing and the world would be a better place. Amen.
    All mine go to the CIC to get measured because it is THE recognised organisation and I'm pretty happy with them but it doesn't mean Basc are any worse at judging the merits of a heed.
    Last edited by sako751sg; 12-04-2013 at 20:38.

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    By this then I presume medal class heads will probably fetch more of a premium in revenue etc... Where will it end...

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    The BASC scheme is ok for English people to have heads measured but in my experience dealing mainly with continental clients these all want CIC as BASC is just not recognised abroad
    Regards Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    Please can anyone tell me why the BASC have gone off on their own tangent with their head measuring service?

    They have started issuing PLATINUM medals insted of the old gold standard, going away from the internationally recognised CIC system which is recognised all over the world. Do they expect the rest of the world, or even just europe, to follow suit?

    Do those lucky, or skilled, enough to shoot medal heads send them to both organisations?

    Yours confusedly, Simon
    The platinum award is for high scoring heads its an extra award not instead of gold , under the BASC scheme you have bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

    Scoring seems to be much the same between BASC and CIC. no more than about 3 points of difference between the two systems which is about the same as you could expect from different measurer's using the CIC system apart from the platinum award and I can't remember of the top of my head how many points you need for it.

    Was there a need for a British measuring system BASC seem to think so though I can't really see the point of it myself.

    Oh the other thing they are doing away with the 90 day drying out period.

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    I am sure the CIC suggested that some heads be recognised for being special eg 200 points etc. But not sure if they ever did anything about it.
    Anyway for me the CIC system is good and is not to expensive. I don't like the you need to be a BASC member crap that always comes out to get something done or get a special price.

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    Money. No other good reason for doing it. Same as setting up a deer section, setting up DMQ, trying to expand their training course options........ it all brings in income for the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Money. No other good reason for doing it. Same as setting up a deer section, setting up DMQ, trying to expand their training course options........ it all brings in income for the business.

    Rgds,

    Ian
    Totally agree, there will be somebody at BASC dreaming up ideas to screw money out of members right now,It`s just jobs for the boys, why they feel they have to be different beats me


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    I beleave the man who started the BASC measuring sevice used to by a cic judge but fell out with them and went to BASC and offerd his services as he is well known in the stalking world, there measuring service would have probably have not got off the ground without him at the helm

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