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radar gun for target setting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by twopipe, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. twopipe

    twopipe Member

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    Is it worth having and using a radar gun for trap target setting ? and if so, which one should we buy ? thanks in advance, Bruce
     
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    They are very handy if you want consistent targets on a windy day. Bob Schultz is the guy to call for purchase.

    Let the beatin' begin.
     
  3. FlaLagarto

    FlaLagarto Well-Known Member

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    Personally I believe.. T-bar and Radar gun is the ONLY way to set targets !!

    I second the vote to call Bob.. he has the knowledge and products!!
     
  4. X2 fan

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    Pro-Speed radar gun, which is what Bob Schultz sells.

    Tim
     
  5. Old Cowboy

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    Yes, it's DEFINITELY worth it! Proper use of the radar gun makes the stakes obsolete IMO.

    John C. Saubak
     
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    OLD COWBOY, How would that make the stakes obsolete? Rules say it has to travel 5o yds. How do you contend with a 42 MPH target flying 15 yards past the stake in calm conditions?
     
  7. jim brown

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    Himark, if you have a 42 mph target flying 15 yards beyond the stake in still air and level ground I recommend that you make a call to Ripley's.


    jim brown
     
  8. Hauser

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    This is another rule the ATA should eliminate. There is no reason any gun club cant switch to using a radar gun. They are relatively in-expense and when used properly produce much more consistent targets than setting them to a 50 yard stake.


    Jerry Hauser
     
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    Funny Sh%t Jim Brown , Radar is the only way to set targets consistant and buy yourself a magnetic angle meter so you can set them all the same.
     
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    Himark, just what Jim Brown says; there is NO way that a 42 mph target (set to the proper height over a T-pole) will be flying 15 yards past the stake. The 50 yard stake is basically good for nothing if using a good radar gun and a correct height T-pole. If you shoot in any kind of wind at all, you very rarely ever have "still air conditions" to properly use the 50 yard stake. Mike* (MH*)
     
  11. slide action

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    AS long as you use the T bar. The bar is the only way to get an accurate reading on height.
     
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    We have an older gentleman that sets targets at our local club. He uses the T-Bar, and a radar gun! He does set a nice target, and it makes it good shooting for all.
     
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    How much does a radar gun cost and where do you get them? Scott
     
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    Well from the sounds of it our gun is a POS cause to hit the 50 yard stake on calm days it has to be at 39 MPH to the gun and through the hoop.
     
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    Get your radar gun from Bob Schultz.
     
  16. jim brown

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    Himark, recommend you check your radar gun it doesn't sound right to me. You can get it in the ballpark using a good car speedometer. Best is to check it with another gun or chroney.


    jim brown
     
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    Himark:

    How level is your trap field? If you are going to use distance, you need to make sure the ground is relatively level, the measurements are referenced from the proper locations, etc.

    If your field slopes down, it would result in a target set at the proper speed flying past the stake. The radar gun would be correct, your stake might be in the wrong place.
     
  18. pdq

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    Call Bob Schultz.

    Pete
     
  19. Scott Johnson

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    Thanks. Scott
     
  20. himark

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    870.....good point! However ours is extremely flat. I believe we will be checking gun.
     
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