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Shot Black Rimmed Targets for the first time

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jim Bradbury, May 7, 2012.

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  1. Jim Bradbury

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    Saturday I went to a registered shoot, where the club threw orange domed black rimmed targets. This was the first time that I have shot targets like this. Before this the clubs I have gone to have always thrown a solid colored target. Wither it be solid orange, green, or white but always a solid color. For some reason I was having a difficult time seeing the targets. The weather was overcast with a little bit of rain at times. I tried two different colors of lenses in my glasses however changing lenses did not seem to make much of a differece. Has anyone else experienced this? I know that this was only the first time that I have experienced this but I will see it again.

    Jim Bradbury
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    We throw all orange the majority of the year, as they also show up well under our lights. We order in some orange domes for our registered shoot, as that seems to be what our shooters want. I don't like them. The all orange look like garbage can lids to me, compared to the black rim. But, you know those trap shooters, fickle bunch. Whine, if you have them, whine, if you don't have them. Mark
     
  3. sliverbulletexpress

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    I'm the opposite I like the targets with the full black rim and hate the all orange things. I can't focus on blaze orange it's just a fuzzy blob, I need the black rim to get some definition and focus on that leading edge to shoot well. But that's me.
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

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    It seems that most clubs throw the black rimmed targets so I just as soon practice on them also. I too have trouble focusing or temporarily losing the target on cloudy days or around the tree lines. I just concentrate harder and hope for the best.
     
  5. mag410

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    I hate the orange dome targets.

    The black rim (NY target) are better then orange dome.

    I prefer all-orange all the time.

    7 1/2's or 8's?

    Michael Goines
     
  6. tanda1

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    Overcast with a little bit of rain at times? Perhaps the lens color to try would have been clear.
     
  7. Jim Bradbury

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    The lenses that I was using were a light rose and a light almos no tint goldor yellow. I also use both of these shades for shooting at night. I live in the NW and we shoot more in overcast and rain than we do sunshine on this side of the state or at least that is the way that it seems. If I had been using a dark colored lense I would agree. My eyes just did not seem to see the targets well with the black rim. But that could just be my eyes.

    Jim Bradbury
     
  8. minnship8

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    Saturday, shot in a heavy overcast, but bright, with a newly planted cornfield as background, so the targets were against a bright grey sky. Used my Autumn Gold transitions lenses that have been good to me on overcast days. 89 at singles and shot a 20 on the first trap in caps. Felt like I was very jerky all morning, not swinging smoothly. Changed to light purple lenses, shot a 73 over the next 3 traps in caps and a personal best in doubles.

    Sunday, same conditions, different club, background is a lake, then trees on other side of lake, but most breaks are against the light grey sky. Shot a 98 in singles with my light purple lenses before the rains came and cancelled the rest of the day.

    I had shot so many good scores with those Autumn Transitions lenses in overcast that I just assumed they would be the right ones, they obviously weren't. For me, I learned they are great against any medium to dark background. Against a bright grey, not so good.

    The first time I used the Autumn Gold Transitions, was at a club last fall against a dark tree background on a bright overcast day. Used my normal purple and shot a 83 in singles, changed to Autumn Gold for the caps and shot a 96.

    If it were me, and I wasn't seeing the black rims well, it would be all about lens color.

    Regards,

    Chip Porter
     
  9. Auctioneer

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    The problem with the black rim targets is if you take a small chip off the rim its hard to see. If its a full color target you can see the chip.
     
  10. Auctioneer

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    The problem with the black rim targets is if you take a small chip off the rim its hard to see. If its a full color target you can see the chip.
     
  11. Dr.Longshot

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    I was told the Black Rimmed Targets were .55 cents cheaper a case and that is why they bought em.

    Gary Bryant
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  12. hmb

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    The black rimmed orange dome targets are New York targets. You were shooting them in a different state, no wonder you had a problem. HMB
     
  13. Jim Bradbury

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    HMB,

    I like that idea. LOL I left Seattle and went to Portland for the honor of shooting New York targets. That sounds good to me. It was just a vision thing. I simply could not see these targets well.

    Jim Bradbury
     
  14. oleolliedawg

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    Clear blue sky and usually the best. Trees in the background will usually make you work harder.

    The late great Frank Little often stated black rimmed targets produced statistically higher scores. Anyone here good enough to argue with a Trapshooting God!!
     
  15. Ross

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    I'm with Auctioneer on this one, I just got home from the Ga. state shoot where I was scorekeeper for 4 days & I'm sure I missed some chips from those black rims, in fact I did change a couple calls from lost to dead because 2 or more other shooters saw pieces from a different angle. (not 1 "shooter" themselves questioned my call)

    We used to use solid orange (day) or white (night) and I still prefer them because for me they create more contrast. Ross Puls
     
  16. C-Money

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    I am an all orange all the time guy as well. Our club bought black rimmed targets this year, guess they will work, but I like all orange.
     
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    my club throws only the black rimmed targets any other and we lose shooters we are in n.e. ohio and they are standard all others do not seem to show up as well in the overcast by the the lake or sunshine. bob mctaggart
     
  18. shogan191

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    My club uses mostly the black rim targets but I like the all orange. We have a lot of tree and wood line background so the black is hard to see against this.

    Overcast against a bad background call for a bright yellow as far as I'm concerned.
     
  19. b12

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    I never thought about it. I just shoot whatever they throw were I'm at at the time. Wild Bill
     
  20. Barry C. Roach

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    tree background - all orange or lime

    sky background - orange or lime dome

    mixed background - new york

    under the lights - all white

    No one target color or paint cover is ideal for all background conditions
     
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