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5-STAND HELP

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Willus, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. Willus

    Willus TS Member

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    Would like to use skeet,and trap field as the start of a 5-stand, has anyone

    seen this? We would make the other throwers portable. The shooting stalls

    would be made of something that could be moved, with minimumal effort.
     
  2. highflyer

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    I have seen it at more than one club. It seems to work fine. They even use the existing machines, sometimes with a few adjustments, as some of the throwers. I wish my local club would do it.
     
  3. Tron

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    A Skeet field with a superimposed Trap house is a perfect set up for a club on a budget. The only concerns would be that if the field would still be used for Skeet and Trap, not to have the 5 stand traps be a distraction....this can be a problem for some shooters.
     
  4. Jerbear

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    Here is a 5 stand pic from Island Lake Shooting Complex in Brighton MI.


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    You may want to call them for some answers.



    Jerbear
     
  5. traploader

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    We did this at the Courtenay Fish and Game Club in BC. There's a combo skeet field with a trap house that contains a modified western wobble trap. There's a rabbit machine and a number of modified Western handset traps in the field. Pictures are on my website. There are a number of controllers on the market to control the machine. The club made their own.

    Ian Brotherston Western Retro Products Ltd.
     
  6. Willus

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    All this information looks good, I think if we can keep the information comming, it would be easer to show our BOD the good side of a 5-stand. Thank You
     
  7. dmarbell

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    Here is an old diagram of our 5-stand at Durham County Wildlife Club. We now have 18 traps.

    The green boxes are the shooting stalls, made from PVC pipe. They are located on about the 25-27 yard line of the trap field. They are light, and can be easily moved around. Traps 5 and 8 are the high and low skeet houses. We now also have a springing teal coming out of the "trap house," not shown on this diagram, and an incomer not shown here. As you can see from 2 and 9, wobble traps can be used for heinous variety. We also have a wobble-double machine, not shown here.

    Danny
     
  8. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    Our Sat. night (trap) shoots have dwindled down to next to nothing over the last few years. We incorporated 3 traps into 2 five-stand courses and our Sat. nights have become successful the second half of this past summer. Make some interesting presentations and it will work. Be inventive, back the trap springs way off to throw some off-speed targets and the shooters will come.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
    Logan Co. Fish & Game
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
     
  9. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    100% agree on making machines portable. 5-Stand can get boring if you can't move machines.

    Three clubs in the region use combo skeet/trap fields. One of the clubs has 12, maybe 13 machines. Two of the clubs have a short tower behind the field.

    Hopefully, you will use an end field so you can place one or two machines well off to the side for long crossers or angled incomers.

    The best 5-stands are those not on combo fields, as you don't have to worry about an adjacent trap or skeet field. You can spread out the machines.

    Many clubs have had to back off on the difficulty setting of the 5-stand, as the more serious shooters had set the fields so hard, clubs were losing shooters. A special time can be established for setting the course hard, or if you have three or four extra machines (and the land) set up a parcour for those who wish more difficult target presentations.
     
  10. RunGunIPSC

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    Missoula,MT uses the skeet houses. Hamilton,MT uses an ATA Pat trap. Very easy to set up with both. Missoula & Hamilton Both have towers behind the shooters.
    Set up a small storage shed for the remaining ground machines,have small carts to move them to & from & around the field. Best thing is to get advice on this from the mfg. that sell these type of machines.
     
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