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Measuring target angles/arc

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Voolfie, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. Voolfie

    Voolfie Member

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    How do clubs *usually* measure the maximum left and right angles of their targets to be certain they are within the 34 - 45 degree arc prescribed by the ATA rules? Do they use a protractor?
     
  2. Kingbang

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    44.5 feet from the centered 50 yard stake will give you 17 degrees
     
  3. Mapper

    Mapper Member

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    Our club had a member who is a land surveyor, set on top of the trap house and turn the angles. However, if the center stake is in, it is an easy manner to figure the chord distance, assuming someone understands trig, and where it intersects with 50 yards, set the stake.
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Setter, wouldn't that "4-1/2" post setting actually be less than a two hole target angle is supposed to be? I'd think those may be closer to 32 degree angles than 34? Anyone know for sure?

    Hap
     
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