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Olympic Shotgun ????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Skeetbender, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. Skeetbender

    Skeetbender Active Member

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    For any of you who watched the shooters in the Olympics. There were a few threads about different parts of their guns but nothing came up about this.

    Came up at our club the other day.

    Anyone notice some of the competitors had what looked like a wrap of white tape around their barrel and rib just behind the front bead?

    Holding the rib on?

    A cross eye dominance aid?

    Why is it on there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    Skeet or trap event? I don't recall anything like that on the trap guns but did not watch the skeet that closely.

    Tom
     
  3. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about barrel stickers?
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Used to shoot with a guy that did that, (40 years ago) he had NO beads on his gun just the white tape, would move the tape forward or backwards depending on the wind. Said he never saw the tape consciously just looked at the target and when that white streak passed the target he pulled the trigger, he was a good shot and seemed to do better than average when the wind was blowing. Ross Puls
     
  5. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Helps you gain better visibility of your barrel against the background. I saw pics of a few people using them in london, who I'd never seen pics of doing it before. I'm guessing the background in london gave some shooters fits.
     
  6. dead on 4

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    The reason for long pipe sights as used in sporting.

    Surfer
     
  7. 5 Stand Dan

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    Yes, Yes

    9.4.2.7 Ported Barrels and Ported Interchangeable Chokes

    - Ported barrels are permitted, provided they do not extend
    back further than 20 cm as measured from the end of the
    muzzle.

    - Ported interchangeable chokes are permitted, provided their
    porting plus any barrel porting does not exceed 20 cm as
    measured from the muzzle end of the interchangeable fitted
    choke.
     
  8. Skeetbender

    Skeetbender Active Member

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    Makes sense on visibility, weren't they shooting against shot screen?
     
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