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Scorer hit by wad....

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  1. blkcloud

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    Its not what you think.. I was pulling and scoring my 4h team practice today.. I swear the wind was blowing so hard I couldnt keep my cap on.. one of the kids called for a bird and shot.. right after the break the wad flew back and hit my scoring stand..haha I have never shot in so much wind that the wads ended up behind the shooters..lol..
     
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    Never been wacked by your own target, eh?
     
  3. StonewallRacing

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    Years ago I shot at the Case Gun Club overlooking Lake Michigan. You shot right out over the like off a cliff.

    Sometimes it was so windy you would be dodging pieces all night. Craziest flying birds I've ever seen.

    SW
     
  4. Deepsouth

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    That's fine if its just pieces that your dodging. At club near here where I shoot a bit of DTL (Australian version of ATA trap), the trap layout looks out over the Southern Ocean (from about 3 miles inland and 600 feet altitude) and the clubhouse about 75 yards behind the traphouse. When the wind 'gets up' (the locals describe it by saying 'you can smell the penguin sh!+) the targets regularly land between the shooters and the clubhouse, but if the wind drops a bit then you have shoot the targets in 'self defence', they come through at head height. I wouldn't be worried about a few wads, they don't hurt as much as whole targets.

    Pete
     
  5. Rastoff

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    I don't think I would shoot in wind high enough to send the targets back toward me. How would you be able to stand in such a gale?
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

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    Better not shoot at Tucson then.
     
  7. racer

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    I've shot in such stong head winds, I thought the gun recoiled more! :)
     
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    Wind in the face, gun in the case. Always been my motto. STS
     
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    Barry, you don't remember what the head winds in Las Vegas at the old Mint club was like? We do have winds at Tucson but usually more severe from the back or sides. Las Vegas had severe head winds which would carry missed targets about any place on the pads from 16 to max!! I recall one shoot there that a friend shot a terrific score during such a head wind. He waited till the targets were between the back of traphouse and the 16 yard line before he shot them!! He said it was like shooting birds off a wire??

    Hap
     
  10. bt994ever

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    Same thing in Montgomery?, TN. It's like you are shooting off a cliff.
     
  11. bt994ever

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    Same thing in Montgomery?, TN. It's like you are shooting off a cliff.
     
  12. bt994ever

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    Same thing in Montgomery?, TN. It's like you are shooting off a cliff.
     
  13. bt994ever

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    Same thing in Montgomery?, TN. It's like you are shooting off a cliff.
     
  14. bt994ever

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    Same thing in Montgomery?, TN. It's like you are shooting off a cliff.
     
  15. bt994ever

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    Same thing in Montgomery?, TN. It's like you are shooting off a cliff.
     
  16. gdbabin

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    At a shoot this past winter at Turmont, MD the wind was so strong from the shooter's left side that it actually recurved hard left targets to the right bfore they reached their apex.


    Too "western" for my skill!



    Guy Babin
     
  17. Unknown1

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    I think you oughta sue somebody!

    MK
     
  18. Keith Uffelmann

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    BT994ever---Montgomery what TN? Where exactly?
     
  19. stokinpls

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    When you end up with multiple replys like 994ever, will a single deletion wipe them all out, or does it take one per each?
     
  20. ljutic73

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    Ask anyone who shot at the old Lethbridge (Alberta) Trap Club.....the wind and stories about shooting there are legendary....

    Ron Burr
     
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