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Best Radar Gun to measure target speed

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  1. gunner2

    gunner2 TS Member

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    Looking for information on the best Radar Gun to measure target speed. Maybe the brand that the ATA uses.

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. setter

    setter Member

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    Here's the one used at the Grand and a number of other places.
     
  3. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    As setter provided, the Decatur Prospeed CR-1K, with 3 digit display. An advertiser here, Rocky Mountain Clay Sports carries them.

    Edit) After further review, Rocky Mountain's ad directs you to the same link that setter provided. Rocky Mountain's ad is still very informative.
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    I like the versatility of my Prospeed. It was a bit pricey.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Check with Bob Schultz Target Shotguns. He has several models. Jake
     
  6. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Here's a section from the September 2007 rulebook, the one that will cover the 2008 target year. It covers the difference, in part at least.

    "F. Rules for the use of Radar Guns and Chronographs
    to set Target Speed


    There are two types of radar guns, high-power and low-power. The
    practical difference between them is that high power guns work reliably
    from the 16-yard line and low power guns don’t.


    High power guns (Decatur, Stalker, most “police radar guns” and similar)
    are to be used at the 16-yard line. The trap oscillation is stopped, and the
    target measured is a straightaway. The gun is pointed horizontally. The
    correct speed for a singles or handicap target is 42 MPH with a tolerance
    of plus or minus 0.5 MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a
    doubles pair is 39 MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 MPH.


    Low power guns (SportRadar, Bushnell, and similar) are to be used at
    the back of the traphouse and at the level of the top of the traphouse.
    (Holding the gun higher than that will lead to a target which is too
    fast.) The trap oscillation is stopped, and the target measured is a
    straightaway. The gun is pointed horizontally. The correct speed for a
    singles or handicap target is 42 MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus
    0.5 MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a doubles pair is 39
    MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 MPH.


    When a radar gun is used from inside the house, the correct speed for
    a singles or handicap target is 44 MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus
    0.5 MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a doubles pair is 41
    MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 MPH.


    A chronograph is to be used as close to the trap as practical and tipped
    up at approximately the same angle as the flight of the target. The correct
    speed for a singles or handicap target is 67 ft/sec. To set doubles with a
    chronograph, set a singles target to 76 ft/sec. and then switch the trap
    to throw doubles without changing the spring tension.


    Note: target speed may be set by distance as above or by speed as
    determined by a radar gun or chronograph. Target must be set by
    measured speed or distance but not both."

    Neil
     
  7. joe kuhn

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    Thanks Neil. I wonder what kind of gun we're using...
     
  8. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    Also, thanks to Neil. '08 should be the most 'consistent' year ever between clubs.
     
  9. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Paladin; that's what we are after.

    And Joe, if your club is using a low-power gun, remind them of this, which is referred to in the rule above.

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    Neil
     
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