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FTF or NO Bird?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Mark V, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. Mark V

    Mark V Member

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    Scenarios:
    1.) it's the shooters turn to shoot, doesn't call for a bird, discharges his gun.

    2.) it's the shooters turn to shoot, calls for a bird, BUT DOESN'T GET A BIRD, discharges his gun.

    Off the top, I'd say these are "No Birds", simple because no bird emerged on a legal call.

    thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

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    Some guys just like the recoil, but if there are no targets in the air, you really can't call it trapshooting.
     
  3. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    no target ------- shooter just practicing shooting dragon flys.


    Gne J
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    No target.

    Failure to fire is when a legal target is thrown on command but the gun doesn't fire or fires a squib that leaves the wad in the BBl.
     
  5. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Sounds like about as "no target" as it gets?
     
  6. at_trap_89

    at_trap_89 TS Member

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    In order for it to be "no target" the shooter would have had to made a clear call for a target and not received one.

    That's why scenario 1 would be nothing other than a negligent discharge and not require any call from the scorer/ref.

    Scenario two would still be a no target - whether he discharged or not - because a target was called for and none appeared. The negligent discharge doesn't change anything about the ruling.
     
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