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New Traphouse: Birds Don't Throw the Same

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by miketmx, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    When the Grand was held in Vandalia and they just ordered all new automatic Pat Traps, they had to raise the roofs on the trap houses to allow room for the tall carousel that holds the targets. Your new trap house could have either the trap too low or too far back or could be as good as it gets with whatever type of trap you have.
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    I've never been in on the measuring and concrete forming for a new house for a Pat Trap, but I've filled Pats many many times at several clubs. The distance from the bottom of the concrete roof to the top of the stakes is about 2 to 3 inches. It appears your roof is way to high, or the trap is way to low.
     
  3. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    The target when sitting on the plate ready to throw should be at the same elevation as the shooting pads. It sounds too low with 12-18" above the top of the carousel. You could always add some filler under the machine to raise it. Pat recommends 43 inches from the pedestal to the ceiling. That's what we have in ours, it gives you enough room to fill all but the front 3 or 4 stacks and those you can only put 1/2 a stack of targets in at a time.

    Scott
     
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