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Buckets on the trap line

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by NintyT, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. NintyT

    NintyT Member

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    When I saw the front cover of the Feb. '09 T&F, my first thought was, "I hope this doesn't catch on". One of the photos shows shooters on the line, with a 5 gallon plastic bucket in front of each shooter for their discarded hulls. This may be fine for practice, leagues and such, and makes clean up much easier and less expensive, but for registered shoots, I say, No way!

    What say you?
     
  2. IM390

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    We do it now. Our club has a mandatory pick-up rule. You shoot and you clean up after your mess. Most people will put them back into their vest. I suppose a bucket isn't bad either.
     
  3. tdahlke

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    Personally if it bothers you that much just move it behind the line when you go to shoot problem solved. Just my 2 cents.

    T.J.
     
  4. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    This decreases trap help payroll. I hope our Club begins this too in order to keep the field cleaner with trying to reduce overall costs of operations. The shooters are first to complain about simple things like this and also when the shooting cost must increase to pay the bills. Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. puablo

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    Don't care for them at all because a lot of shooters, dont know the ettiquete, that the shooter by your side should not toss their empties in bucket while shooter next to them is shooting.

    If the club wants buckets to save labor time, why not have a rule that at the end of each 25, shooters who are tossing shells, dispose of them in the bucket all at once...it achieves same purpose, but causes no pain in the butt to others.

    And I dont believe the deal...that if you're a good shooter it shouldn't bother
    you. I've seen some awfully good shooters come unraveled with this situation.

    JMO, puablo
     
  6. Ron(Oh)

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    I think the buckets look terrible, Whats wrong with the shooters carrying a shell pouch like the ones people use that save the hulls and throw them away at the end of the round
     
  7. whopper1

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    We have buckets at the club where I shoot and I hate the things. It does not take much to distract a shooter be it the noise of the empty shell hitting the bucket or even the motion of the arm throwing the shell. It is very similar to professional golfers not wanting to hear the sound of camera shutters just as they are putting. MY vote-get rid of the buckets.

    Dave
     
  8. DBax

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    Ive seen shooters throw the empty in the bucket and set off the voice release while the next shooter is mounting his gun ,
     
  9. Big Jack

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    We keep a couple of target boxes in the club house for disposal of unwanted hulls..serves two purposes..helps keep the range a bit cleaner & provides a source for folks to look that want hulls to reload . The remnants get thrown in the trash and no one had to pick up after the "kids" I understand the reasoning of the buckets but it's just another source of irritation on the line for those that are easily annoyed..another excuse for their misses. The shooters all have pockets or shell bags & with a little reminder, maybe, a little sign on the field,
    "Please, pick up your empties" and they will all use them.

    Big Jack
     
  10. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    Not a big deal? Definitely does bad things for the harmony of a well run shoot.
    puablo.
     
  11. K-GUNS

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    I have had voice release targets set off by the guy to my left tossing empty hulls into a cardboard box ( empty target box ) every time I was ready to call for a target. This was just practice and was so annoying I did not shoot a second round. I can't understand why anyone would use a 5 gallon plastic bucket as it would make even more noise and set targets off..........
     
  12. AveragEd

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    Crab, I agree wholeheartedly. Several clubs in this area went with "bucket brigades" a few years ago but the shooters complaining about the noise quickly put an end to them.

    Ed
     
  13. Fireball

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    I don't mind them as long as the club has put some carpet or other sound dampening insert into the bucket otherwise they do make some noise. I also wait until the shooter next to me has shot then I toss the enpty into the bucket. A little common sense goes a long way. Dave
     
  14. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Buckets make it easier if shell clean up is mandatory.
     
  15. overbored

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    We put buckets at our little club but no one could hit them!!!


    OverBored
     
  16. hmb

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    The buckets are great, especially when they are full of once fired AAs or STSs. HMB
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

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    Just don't kick the bucket!
     
  18. jeffprigge

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    all the clubs I go to have the little plastic shopping baskets on the line instead of buckets , far less noise , and some of the lazy a$$es still can't hit them .
     
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    Those are for shells? No wonder people got upset when I pissed in one.
     
  20. RLC323

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    They are for empty hulls? I thought maybe they were big spitoons.
     
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