Scores depend on the course. I try to set a course so that the top shooters can hit 90% if winds are light. So 90%+ on easier courses. More like 70% for a match like the recent Nevada State match.
Amen,"one more KZ than everyone else" Like it!
Maybe rifles get better, more accurate, more dependable? Maybe not. What really matters though is how much one shoots and practices. Especially the forced positions and shooting in the wind. I think that if you look at the good scores in any give match, those shooters will have spent a considerable amount of time practicing the forced positions and shooting in/reading the wind.
.....UNLESS our semi-psyco match director gets a wild hair....then all bets are off..If a percentile number was any indicator ... talking averages, most of the seasoned and wind educated shooters are more times than not shooting at 80-90% give or take.
At our monthly club matches ( SVFTC ) we generally run @ 28-32 troyer. In this way many of our shooters can somewhat weigh there progress by looking at there % or total shots hit to taken over a season or year to year compared.
Our average shooters run from 30 to 60% with the mid field @ 50 to 70%, the best shooters generally at or above 80% of course pending winds on any given day.
Darn wind !!!!!!