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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Traders, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Traders

    Traders Well-Known Member

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    Approximately how far and how high should the trap house machine throw a clay. Assume no wind or other factors.
     
  2. Tim Earney

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    The target should be ~10 feet high, 30 feet in front of the trap and travel 50 yards assuming that these measurements are from the same elevation as the trap field.
     
  3. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    ATA Rules, Section XIII, E. FLIGHTS AND ANGLES: "Singles targets shall be thrown not less than 49 yards nor more than 51 yards. Distance measurements are on level ground in still air. Targets shall be between 8 feet and 10 feet high, when 10 yards from Point B. The recommended height is 9 or 9 1/2 feet. The height at a point 10 yards from Point B is to be understood to mean height above an imaginary horizontal straight line drawn through the post and Point B. (See Diagram II) (See also the alternative to setting by distance - setting by speed - in Section F, following.)

    Target height may also be set based on the height of the target at ten yards as measured above the level of the trap arm in the house rather than the height as measured from the number 3 shooting station. This is the recommended procedure at facilities where the installation of traps in the houses is inconsistent as to height...."
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    It's not rocket science. if the club won't set them , then walk away. eventually they might get the idea. because you stay, they don't think it's an issue.

    JC
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    So, where is the clubs that are throwing targets set at 12-13 feet?
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Joe, ask for some videos of high targets? Along with the same of rule set targets.

    Hap
     
  7. glenn mcleod

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    With doubles do you check the left bird or the right bird for speed 38-39 mph?
     
  8. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    Section XIII, F:

    "The correct speed for the right target of a doubles pair must be a minimum of 39 MPH, maximum of 40 MPH."
     
  9. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Scott, your quote is spot on. We shot doubles at TT&S and the right bird couldn't hardly make it 10 yards out due to a tough tail wind.We did in fact increase that right hand bird to the max speed but it didn't help much at all. No one wanted to increase beyond that max but it would have helped the averages immensely if we could've. That rule needs a tad of tail wind common sense attention?

    Hap
     
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