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ata target distance ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SEWER DOG, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. SEWER DOG

    SEWER DOG TS Member

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    A target set to ata rules,[ speed and height] what is the distance from the 16 yard line is the target at the top of the ark? No wind, good conditions.
     
  2. hmb

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    47 yards. HMB
     
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    16 yards in front of trap house, 16 yards to trap house 32-34 yards ?
     
  5. targetbreaker

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    ATA rule 48 to 52 yards total flight from the arm on trap. for singles.
    they ask at 10 yards stake 9.5 feet high, set to above 48-52 yards tot.
     
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  6. Pat McKean

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    From Remington's Trap Shooting Fundamentals handbook, page 4, it's 31 yards to max height, so 47 yards from the 16 yard line.
     
  7. Ed Y

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    Your question can not be answered the way it's asked.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  8. mag410

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    If you are asking the distance to the target once it has reached its highest elevation, there is no definitive answer as the height of the machine in relation to the 16 yard line varies, the air density varies, the target speed varies, the targets themselves vary. The distance Pat quotes from Remington is probably a close enough answer for 9 foot targets.

    As an aside if you are shooting at the target at its peak, your are way late. 34 yards is the distance most folks say the target is broke my most shooters.

    Michael
     
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    I like targets set at 48 yards and height at pole 10 feet
     
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    Assuming no wind conditions, where do they set targets at 48 yards? That would be against the rules, wouldn't it? Maybe just club shooting.
     
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    Straight away with no wind target should land at 150 feet from center of trap house.
     
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    To close!!!!! They are way to easy.
     
  13. targetbreaker

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    if the target is set to 48 yards with no wind it might stay @ that length, but as the wind changes through the day is could be 49 -52 yards but no less than 48, that's why the 48-52 set from the target on the trap @ that range, different traps, some with springs' some with rubber bands, warm up through a bit longer bird, when I set them I am @48 yards as they warm up they fall right in front of 50 yard stake with in inch's. At 10 yards the bird is set @9.5 ft . if you are having trouble with that,
    place a bird on the trap ready to release, run a sting out to 10 yards level it to top of stake in the ground @ that point, then when you put your 9.5 high poll on top you will be getting a 9.5 ft high bird @ 10 yards, then see how far a strait away fly's 48-52 yards. your now have set a great bird, break them all!
     
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    Where does it say 48-52, or no less than 48?
     
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    I would guess that depends on how big of an ark you have.

    This one here is 51 feet tall so my answer is 51 feet. What do I win ?

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  16. $$$SHTR

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    Hey Brady,

    Have you ever shot at a target at Odessa with no wind??

    Tom
     
  17. targetbreaker

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    well my old brain is wrong now, in the old way in 1970 -1985 it was 48-52

    new rules say 49 min. no longer than 51 yards. ATA rule book opt hight is @10 yards 9.5 ft.

    info on page 46 ATA rule book!
     
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  18. bubbasdad92

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    I know we like to complicate these things as much as possible. But the Remington Trapshooting Fundamentals has what you are looking for, I think.
    It is, as they say, "Close enough for the girls we go with."

    Here's a link directly to the info: Trap Shooting Fundamentals Handbook
     
  19. SEWER DOG

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    Thanks to all for the great advice. The Remington trap shooting fundamentals handbook is what I was looking for.
     
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    I am sure you do. That would be the softest legal target you could throw.
    MG