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Bunker: shell in gun when switching stations

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ESMDHokie, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. ESMDHokie

    ESMDHokie TS Member

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    With the constant moving from station to station in olympic trap/bunker, are O/U guns allowed to keep a shell in the barrel when open if you get the bird on the first shot?
     
  2. BunkerGuy

    BunkerGuy TS Member

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    It is permissible to have shells in your open O/U when moving between stations 1 - 5. It is a Red Card (disqualification) safety violation to have a shell(s) in the gun when moving from station 5 to 1 -- just like it is in ATA/PITA. There is no warning/second chance with this: safety is taken extremely seriously.

    The 2009 rules covering this are at www.issf.tv. In the upper left hand corner, click on rules. Warning: this is a 5mb (pdf)file. Alternatively, www.usashooting.com has it in a Microsoft Word file.

    For a description on how a round is shot, see www.bunkershooting.com/tyro.html

    - - Bill
     
  3. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Ho boy...expect a lot of crap on this (but it's true). Now before everybody gets started...remember the question was posed for BUNKER...not ATA, and not "your individual club."
     
  4. Loyac

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    NO!!! Be safe! Make others around you feel safe! John
     
  5. ec90t

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    This rule is one of the reasons why the UGB25 was developed.

    ec90t
     
  6. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Generally, Bunker is shot by experienced shooters. The rule allows a shell in an open gun as stated in an earlier post.

    When in Rome,,,,,
     
  7. mike-israel

    mike-israel TS Member

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    I have shot Bunker since i moved to Israel in 1974.

    I did find it strange to move from stations 1-5 with a shell in the unfired chamber. But by now thats the way I do it like everyone else.

    Of course station 5 move t0 1 empt chambers.

    Thats the way they do it...natural now.

    Back in NA have to remeber its differant.

    MIKE
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    Bunker Guy has it correct.. 1-5 is OK.. 5 to 1.. you're off the line..
     
  9. waverider

    waverider Well-Known Member

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    Bunkerguy is NOT correct that ATA & PITA rules are the same as bunker. Gun must be empty when moving between any stations/posts. For singles and handicap shooter can only load 1 shell.

    Jason
     
  10. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Another reason the Bunkers tell trapshooters how great their sport is on here all the time.

    Don
     
  11. ffwildcat

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    What's the matter lildonnie - you sound bitter. Bunker shooter got your goat?
     
  12. webley

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    Bryce,

    I didn't realise that when shooting DTL in New Zealand you moved position after every shot. I assumed you shot 5 from each stand & then moved - as they do for DTL in the UK & Ireland. Why do you think the rules in NZ changed? What about in Australia?


    Bigdon,

    The replies to the original post were reasonable answers to a question. I don't think anyone passed a comment about how much better or worse Olympic Trap is compared to ATA (or DTL for that matter).


    ESMDHokie,

    Back on subject - the same rules as regards changing position after each shot & cartridges in the OPEN gun when moving from 1 through to 5, also apply to Universal Trap (a 5 trap version of OT); Double Trap & ABT.


    Regards
    Russell
     
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