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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mike T, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. mike T

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    What is the angle between a hard right and a hard left target? Is it 45 degrees more or less. I am talking about the current setting of targets.

    thanks
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    Not less than and ideally 34 degrees, but up to 54 degrees is considered legal.

    Adios, Dirk
     
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    Straight away from post 1/5.
     
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    In American Trap the maximum angle is 22 degrees left and 22 degrees right, as measured from a line connecting the trap and the center of post three. Usually a few degrees less though (i.e. "2-hole targets" can be 17.5 degrees left or right).

    -Gary
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

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    It's what Seitz Shooter stated...

    [The trap shall be adjusted so the angle of target
    spread is not less than 34 degrees. (See the alternative to setting by
    distance - setting by speed - in Section F, following.)
    ..........
    The 17 degree angle will appear to be a straight-away from a point 3 1/2
    feet to the right of post 1; the 17 degree angle will appear to be a straightaway
    from a point 3 1/2 feet to the left of post 5. This 17 degree angle
    refers to the flight line of the target from the house to 15 or 20 yards out
    and can be used for singles, handicap, and doubles targets.]
     
  7. GW22

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    Careful, now -- the 54 degrees SS mentioned is incorrect.

    -Gary
     
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    Gary, not if you look at the rule book it isn't...
     
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    I don't have the rule book handy. Isn't it 44 degrees? (22/22)

    -Gary
     
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    The rulebook says,

    "In Singles shooting the trap shall be so adjusted that within the normal
    distribution of angles as thrown by the trap, the right angle shall not be
    less than 17 degrees measured to the right of center (3BF), and not less
    than 17 degrees measured to the left of center (3BF), with a total angle
    between outside target limits of not less than 34 degrees. (See Diagram
    II) Under no circumstances shall a Standard Model 1524 trap be set in
    less than the #2 hole. Any other trap machine shall be adjusted so as to
    throw not less than equivalent angles. Where terrain allows, a visible stake
    may be placed on the centerline of the trap on the arc of a circle that has
    a radius of 50 yards and its center is Point B (Point F, Diagram II)."

    Bob Lawless
     
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    Gary, I can't print the diagram, but, it's 54 * included angle maximum.

    Basically, allows for the old 3 hole targets to be legal I imagine...
     
  12. GW22

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    OK, my apologies. I plead premature senility. Thank you for the correction.

    -Gary
     
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    Big M is this what you want?




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    yep, thanks.
     
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    Great diagram Bob. I used a snap string,(string 45 foot long). Looped it over the center stake, Set a traffic cone both left and right of the center stake and set the targets. Quick and easy!

    Dennis
     
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    "In American Trap the maximum angle is 22 degrees left and 22 degrees right, as measured from a line connecting the trap and the center of post three. Usually a few degrees less though (i.e. "2-hole targets" can be 17.5 degrees left or right)."

    So, this is correct?
     
  17. BigM-Perazzi

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    No Steve, it is not correct..

    Read the rules as posted by myself and Bob and review the picture...
     
  18. Steve W

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    Pardon my ignorance on ATA rules.

    According to the above diagram II, maximum angle is 27 degree left and 27 degree right from the center of station 3 ? Is this correct? Thanks.
     
  19. GW22

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    Yes, they were correct. I was wrong. Sorry.

    -Gary
     
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