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CIRCUS WAS IN TOWN (ILL CENTRAL ZONE)

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wopahoe, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. wopahoe

    wopahoe Member

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    The shoot started on 10 am on Sat. and was delayed 15 min. on Sun. because of rain showers. I was on squad 2 on Sat. if you want to argue about the starting time. The outlaw targets for the yrdg. shootoff were both broken, as I had a friend in the 3 man shootoff and was watching the complete thing. When there is a 26 mph wind blowing there is always a chance a target may deviate from a nice soft target, no matter where you are at. Too bad you had a bad shoot, but not any club that I know of can control the weather, especially the year of wind and rain (2009). Again I'm sorry you had a bad shoot, maybe next year at Decatur you can win something.
     
  2. Harv Shell

    Harv Shell TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Levi, here's the rule right from the ATA book on radar guns and chronographs, so you can quit whining about that. I'd like to see you set targets in the wind without one. There's alot of people that can, I doubt you are one of them.
    I'm sure if you ever ran any ATA shoots you wouldn't come on here all the time and say the things you do. Earl and the crew at Peoria probably have forgotten more about setting targets than you know.<br>
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    F. Rules for the use of Radar Guns and Chronographs
    to set Target Sped
    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. The correct
    speed for the right target of a doubles pair is 39 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 must be a minimum of 42 MPH. The correct
    speed for the right target of a doubles pair must be a minimum of 39
    MPH. When a radar gun is used from inside the house, the correct
    speed for a singles or handicap target must be a minimum of 44
    50
    MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a doubles pair must be
    a minimum of 41 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.<br>

    Harv Shell 01-11535
     
  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Check your private messages.

    sissy
     
  4. 2 kluk

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    Levi391... are you sure you attended the Ill. Central Zone shoot?

    I shot all the events and everything ran on schedule except for a short delay Sunday because of rain. I'm sure the scores were negatively impacted by the changing weather conditions... wind, rain, no wind, gusting wind, severe overcast, and even occasional sunshine. The really good shooters posted some impressive scores considering these conditions. Was the shoot perfect? Probably not, but is there such a thing?

    Had the privilege of shooting with a sub-junior who shot 194 in singles and a 98 in caps. He seemed to have a good time. Maybe he doesn't understand the game well enough to know that he's supposed to bitch and whine and not shoot well unless everything is perfect.

    Are you the same Levi391 that posted a whiney report on an Indian coin shoot a couple of weeks ago? Have you considered another sport? This one's got to be tough on your blood pressure.

    Dennis Kerns
     
  5. buckwheat

    buckwheat TS Member

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    I attended the zone on Sunday. Shot a crappy score, ate soggy chcken for lunch. Got a little damp while shooting.

    I didn't mow a 3+ acre lawn, finish a kitchen remodel or perform any other chores assigned by my lovely bride to make productive use of my leisure time.

    The terminator won runner up in the junior division singles on Saturday with an incredibly crappy score, and was presented with a nice trophy.

    Hell, I had a good time! Thanks to Peoria Skeet and Trap for a great weekend! I'll be back.
    Dan
     
  6. BT-100dc

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    Gee, I thought you were talking about the Illinois State Legislators. BT-100dc
     
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