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Do all trap ranges face north?

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  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    I guess I never thought much about this but I guess it makes sense. Some guys around here were looking into building a trap range and said it must face north but I don't remember reading that but it makes more sense than facing west or east I guess.
     
  2. gdbabin

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    If only they all faced north...

    or south for our more southern inclined.


    Nothing much worse that shooting into a setting sun.



    Guy Babin
     
  3. John Thompson

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    Due to the arc of the sun, you get much better light on the target if you throw to the north. I have shot at clubs which face every direction. In Atlanta Ga. you shoot to the east and if the wind is from the east, you have a fine aroma from the land fill. I remember years ago, the club hosted the state shoot and recommended all the northern shooters squaded early so they could get home, ha,ha. A club in Maryland shot to the west. You did not shoot there after 4PM if you wanted to win.
     
  4. bodybuilder

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    Does the rulebook say for ATA regulations they have to face north?
     
  5. gdbabin

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    rule book--nope
     
  6. lbshootin

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    Yes, as far as the three main ones I have shot at here in San Diego...P2K, Miramar, and Lemon Grove...
     
  7. $$$SHTR

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    Only if you're lucky!!!
     
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    The old Remington Gun Club in Bridgeport Conn was on a piece of land on Long Island sound that only allowed shooting East-South & West and the old Lincoln Park Traps in Chicago faced Lake Michigan so you shot facing East.


    Eric
     
  9. Mark425

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    I wish they did.! My clubs face South and in the winter forget shooting in the morning or afternoon.
     
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    Wish that was possible my club faces SxSW so as John T. says after about 3:30 PM your looking into the sun at my club in winter not quite as bad in summer after DST. But we still have FUN..Ross Puls
     
  11. mx8dave

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    I've shot at a couple or so that faced east ,,,don't want on an early squad there again ..mx8Dave
     
  12. bodybuilder

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    It seemed I was told wrong. Just called the ATA and they said there is no rule like that that they are aware of. Thanks everyone
     
  13. Rastoff

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    The Oak Tree faces West by South West. The North Hollywood Gun Club faces West by North West. Both clubs shoot into big hills so the setting sun really isn't an issue.

    The Barstow club faces due East. You can't shoot there until about 10AM.
     
  14. squirrelkiller

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    I was thinking that Range Info suggests North East. I'll have to check.

    Rod
     
  15. BIGDON

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    You can tell the non trapshooters by their answers.

    Don
     
  16. OGC Director

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    A lot of the clubs I shoot at face east or north.

    Rich in Indiana
     
  17. ric3677

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    Lewistown Mt. and Billings Mt...both are in the early morning sun. Tough places to shoot early squads.

    Rick in Mt.
     
  18. SilverShooter

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    There is a MD club that faces East. My first time there, I was happy to get on an early squad (since i have young and active kids, my wife expects me to get my shooting done fast on the weekends). Needless to say, shooting into the morning sun reduced my scores. When shooting there now, I register during the last registration hours and get on the last squads.
     
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    The trap I shot on today faces southeast.

    Of course, we're a little south of the equator here.

    At my club in Kansas, the traps face northeast.
     
  20. Chugiakshooter

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    YUP and you can see Mt McKinley too.
     
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