Will Orion score wet targets?

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Will Orion score wet targets?

Yes and no. Targets getting wet and subsequently drying will not effect Orion's scoring accuracy; however, the targets must be dry when they are ran through the scanner.


Most Orion targets are not designed to be used outdoors and must  be protected from the rain and inclement weather. Orion does offer weather proof targets for 25, 50 and 100yds. These targets are read / photographed using Orion's mobile app.


The important items to remember are:

1.Targets have to be dry when they are fed through the scanner. This is a practical requirement. Because Orion targets are so easily torn, when they are soaking wet or even moist, simply running wet targets through the scanner can cause problems.

oRunning wet or damp targets through any scanner can also cause hardware damage to the electronic components inside a scanner.

2.Once the targets are dry, even if they are slightly warped due to the drying process, there is no discernible loss in scoring accuracy.

3.If barcode labels are used, the match director should ensure that the printer ink on the labels does not smudge due to rain or moisture. It may be necessary for the athlete to write his or her name, along with the position and series number, on the target with an ink pen as a redundant measure in case the barcode label becomes unreadable.