I could only find that one old score sheet, and the bottom was cropped. There were 89 shooters. But far more X’s are shot now. If I can illustrate with Larry B, our present Texas state Long Range champ, who’s both shown above and shoots now. Larry shot 49 X’s out of 100 shots at 1,000 yards this past April. 1/2 MOA X ring at 1,000 - not 600. (Amazing Larry, only one person shot 50) In 2004 above, Larry shot 19 X’s out of 45 shots. At 600, not 1,000. Larry was great then too, if you’re wondering. And yet they STILL reduced target size. I can’t find 1,000 yd. scores from back then, but I am certain guys didn’t shoot more X’s at 1,000 than they did at 600, and we see what they shoot now. I think the poster’s point is that X’s and 10’s are way more common now, despite the fact that targets have already been reduced, once, by 1/2 the diameter of the old score. Why that is doesn’t really matter. Should X’s at 600 be more frequent than 10’s, because they basically are. It’s poker with Jokers, 4’s and 9’s and Jacks being wild. Yes, there are ways to solve a tie, including a coin flip several tiers down, according to the NRA. No one regrets the 2006 size reduction. Sure enough the leaders were spread out after that, .... for a while. The scores are at that same point again, is all that is being observed.