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ou can't teach an old dog new tricks.
So sayeth the adage. And when I first
learned about the Bridgeville Rifle
and Pistol Club switching to a new-fangled
electronic target and a scoring system for
long range matches, I pictured some of the
more seasoned veterans of the sport having
considerable trouble adapting to the change.
I imagined technical problems causing long
delays or cancelled matches, and of course,
the cries of "I told you so!" coming from
the purists. The e-target is the HEX System,
created and manufactured in Australia. The
work on developing the system began in
2009 and the first successful trial took place
in 2011.
The adoption of these electronic target
systems has been slow-only three ranges
in the United States have adopted HEX. First,
they are expensive. There is a substantial
investment required for a club to upgrade
to an all-electronic system, and the payback
can be slow. Tens of thousands of dollars in
expense is more than most clubs' officers
can suggest at a member's meeting without

wearing riot gear. But mostly, it is just
because it means change. And change
is generally considered to be bad. But in
Bridgeville, DE, (one of the three U.S. clubs
to own the system) it is looking like change is
good-very good.
The name HEX represents the principle
design of the target system, which
incorporates eight sensors in its acoustical
chamber to achieve precision in isolating
and pinpointing each shot. The acoustical

Targets can be viewed on remote tablets and other
devices within signal range.

The scorer's view is a bit different from the shooter's,
and allows some editing.

Shooter and scorekeeper each have their own screen.
The scorekeeper can do some amount of editing.

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