The August 2011 match allowed the shooter the option of standard ACTS scoring or putting 5 hits on paper targets for no time added penalties. Hits are normally scored on paper and add time to the shooter’s score.
I believe I shot faster with volumetric scoring on the move. The fact that hits outside the zero zone add a full second at ACTS makes me slow down more than I normally would for those shots. Maybe its just a psychological effect and I feel more comfortable pushing my speed when I know I can get 5 hits on a target rapidly on the move and have it neutralized rather than have a couple seconds added if I went too fast. Ironically most of my 5 shot groups were in the 0 zones.
After watching my videos I think it was probably a wash between firing two shots and getting two -1s, or firing 5 at targets past 25 yards. Obviously someone getting double 0s with only 2 shots would be faster. Firing 5 has the most benefit to shooters that would get at least one -3. If you’re not hammering them out, firing 5 is a waste of time even if you would have gotten at least one -3. I’d like to experiment on my own shooting stages both ways to see which is faster.