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Field Layout...The machines are on their way!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by MGeslock, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    I need help in laying out a trap field.
    I have looked in the ATA rule book and I have a copy of the A.T.A. Definitive Trap Field flyer.
    I know that post 3 starts 16 yards from the BASELINE.
    My question is
    1. Is the baseline determined by where the clay comes off the machine?
    2. What is the spacing distance from the centerline of post 3 to 2 and 1
    (and so on)?

    I know where to dig post 3, but I am unclear about the rest of the posts.
     
  2. grunt

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    Check with Golden West. They can get you on the right track..
     
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    MGeslock

    Check the ATA rulebook on the website again. Point B is the intersection of the centerline of the trap house and a point 1 foot 6 inches in from the front outside vertical wall of the traphouse. In other words, it should be a straight line through the 10 yard stake, the center of the trap house, and post 3. The "baseline" is supposed to be the line 1 foot 6 inched in from the front outside wall (the front being the side the targets come out) but this is a softer number. You should try to keep all your houses set up the same in this regard, and if it has to be a different number from the 1.5 feet, I understand that is preferable. Point B should be level with post 3 if possible, again, it is probably more important to have all you houses the same than to follow the measurement to the letter.

    You might find better info on this site by doing a search. I know that Neil addressed all of this some time ago.
     
  4. AdamsRibs

    AdamsRibs TS Member

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    According to the old Winchester/Western Trap Machine
    manuals, the stations on the 16 yard line are 9 feet
    apart on the arc. The remaining Handicap stations line
    up on the 16 yard station and the Centerpoint of the
    Trap House. Maybe that Centerpoint is actually Point
    B? The layout picture just calls it the center of the
    Trap House.
    As previously stated, Neil could probably make it more
    precise, down to the Millimeter.....

    AdamsRibs
    PS: I'll email you a copy of the picture. Hope it
    helps.....

    AR
     
  5. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    I have looked at http://www.rangeinfo.org/resource_library/resLibDetl.cfm?CAT=Facility%20Management&SubCat=Design .

    I know that the distance between stations at the 16 yard line is 9 feet.

    Does anyone know the exact measurement on the rear arc at the 27 yard line? I want to confirm before I call to get them certified.

    PS the SuperStar machines are still not here!!
     
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