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POI/Another Question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Can I get a reasonable estimation of my POI by shooting the back of the trap house from post 3?

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    If you were aiming at the gopher that was running in front of you, I would say the POI is 200%!! LOL.
     
  3. hubcap

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    Pat - There is actually a method of determining your POI by shooting the back of the traphouse, but it requires a GPS unit, a protractor, a slide rule, a spirit level, a plumb bob, and a thorough understanding of the Coriolus Effect.

    Most folks just use the pattern board as it doesn't require all the additional equipment.

    hubcap
     
  4. cableguy

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    Were you aiming at the back of the trap house? Did you hit the roof or the back wall. If you were aiming at the wall and hit the roof, then your POI may be a little higher than you think.

    One eye or two?

    7&1/2s or 8s?

    Hubcap has it right although he neglected to mention a compass, a sextant, a map and, a weather report. Which way was the wind blowing?

    That there was funny, I don't care who you are!

    Shawn
     
  5. phirel

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    cableguy- The back of the trap house gives a much better picture of the pattern than the roof. Trying to figure out the pattern on a roof is about as difficult as reading a pattern from a 3 foot groove cut into the ground five yards in front of your post.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    It's good that we can laugh and make fun of shooting the house today. It was not so funny 20 to 30 years ago when there were so many houses constructed of plywood and a piece of sheet metal on the back of the house for protection. Think what it sounded like for the poor kid loading the old WW hand sets. Thank God OSHA never looked into one of those houses, we would have been out of business long ago. Sure miss the "good old days" when you had a good puller on the button and a kid in the house who knew how to set targets on the arm properly, it made for great doubles targets. And if you had some one not properly trained, your doubles could sometime's rival a "Sporting clays" pair. That's when you really appreciated the talents of Kay and his ability to shoot them no matter where. Yes, they were the fun days of our game.Have fun, Bob H.
     
  7. slowdp

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    Tron, did you have an 8 track in the house with you?
     
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