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shooting question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jmac_cope, Sep 16, 2010.

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  1. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    Gentlemen,

    I know the answer to my question will depend on how fast a trapshooter gets on a bird and what choke he is using but here goes:

    How far from the trap house does an average club shooter at the 16 yard line hit the bird? Is there any rule of thumb on what is ideal?

    Thanks


    John
     
  2. jmac_cope

    jmac_cope Active Member

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    Gentlemen,

    I know the answer to my question will depend on how fast a trapshooter gets on a bird and what choke he is using but here goes:

    How far from the trap house does an average club shooter at the 16 yard line hit the bird? Is there any rule of thumb on what is ideal?

    Thanks


    John
     
  3. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    Lets see how my answer stacks up to the others, around 32-35 yards out is where most targets break unless you are very fast or pretty slow. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    There are two events shot from the 16 yard line. Singles and doubles. Since doubles shooters know the path of the targets, some can hit the first bird as close as 5 yards from the trap house. HMB
     
  5. coveybuster

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    I had my wife time me with a stopwatch from when I called for the bird to when it, 96/100, broke. After all the math it averaged out that I was breaking the birds 44 feet from the house or 30.67 yards from where I stood.

    I have had several shooters comment on how quickly I get on birds, and can't beleive I shoot a 60/40 gun as well as I do.
     
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