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Need Info.--maximum range of trap loads

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ntgr8, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. ntgr8

    ntgr8 Member

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    You are in big trouble! Start looking for another property.
     
  2. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    IIRC The rule of thumb is 200 yrds from the point of fire. This is based on a standard 3dram shell with 7 1/2's.

    ss
     
  3. dmarbell

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    http://www.rangeinfo.org/resource_library/facility_mngmnt/design/how_far_will.htm

    There is another site with a lot of ballistics info, and the shot fall for 7.5s is a little over 200 yards.

    Sorry.

    Danny
     
  4. ivanhoe

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    You might want to read the information at the above website. The recommended shot fall zone is 900 feet from the firing line. Also I wouldn't tell the property owner next to you that or he might file suit to get you to clean up the lead on his land.

    Bob Lawless
     
  5. loop02

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    Why shouldn't they clean it up, they put it there didn't they? Or are they exempt because they are a trap club?
     
  6. ivanhoe

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    "Why shouldn't they clean it up, they put it there didn't they?"

    Did I say not to clean it up? I would however avoid a law suit at all costs as it might cost more than is necessary.

    Bob Lawless
     
  7. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Does, "Call in the dogs, piss on the fire, the hunt is over" mean anything to you?! Tom Rhoads
     
  8. gun1357

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    Any chance of buying or trading a few acres? That might be the cheapest way out. Ron
     
  9. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Shot curtains may be your only option if you can't purchase the land needed for a shot fall zone. Also, he can close you down at any time, horses or not!
     
  10. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    All of the above are correct. We recently tested our soil for reclamation and most of the shot was 200 - 250 yds out, some at up to 300. We own enough property that we dont worry about it falling on others land. However as a precaution we give Turkeys to farmers who live in the area and will be donating $$ & food to the local senior center that helps the poor in the area. It is good to stay on everyones good side. We live in a time where the left is ever present and they are radical
     
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