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SHOT CURTAIN

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Joe Potosky, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Lead shot containment curtain @ Montpelier Gun Club, Berlin, Vermont.

    Seven trap fields. It does NOT stretch from field 1 to 7.

    Just wide enough to protect a river. I was told 396 feet wide. 50 foot high.

    <iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4y2R9jOE4hQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Shot on Saturday and can honestly say the curtain was never a distraction.

    I used video from the shoot to give the shooters view in the last half of the video.
     
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    I remember the one thay had in Greece during the olypices(sp). They had a dirt bank with the curtain on the bank. You would shoot and the shot then rolled down the bank into a ditch where it was then picked up.
     
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    So was there shot piling up on the ground at the base of the curtain? I don't think i could tell any shot hit the curtain. I thought it might make a ripple on the curtain like when you throw rocks on the water. Of course with the wind blowing the curtain it would be tough to see.
     
  4. Frank C

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    You can see the shot hit the curtain on some shots at vt. Can hear it hit too. I liked shooting there this past weekend !! The curtain was a great background for seeing the targets!
     
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    seems like they would have a trough at the bottom to catch the shot?
     
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    Interested it what kind of issue they had that they had to erect a curtain.
     
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    shannon--Maybe we can sneak out there at night and scoop some up. If only i was younger and closer. I would not have been beyond that when i was a kid. :)
     
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    have a look from overhead.....river past the shot drop zone....
     
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    shot drop zone close to river.....check out the aerial...
     
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    Must be some pretty good shooters there, I never saw even one lost bird during the video!
    Just kidding this is really helpful to me as I am going to build a similar type wall!
    Thanks so much for posting.
     
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    I would be curious as to the cost difference of a hanging curtain, vs. a graded slope, draped with material.

    One would be the structure needed to hold the curtain, plus the equipment and manpower needed to erect it.

    The other would be the earth moving equipment cost, plus the material and laying it out.

    Another consideration is aesthetics. I think our neighbors would have a fit if our club erected the structure and curtain, where as the slope would be much more acceptable.
     
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    I shot at the Vermont State Shoot this weekend. The curtain isn't even close to a distraction. On some fields it provides a great background. I was curious to see if I could see the shot hit the curtain. I stood on the practice field where the curtain is closest watching shooters and didn't see any hits.

    Cost? Astronomical.

    Reason installed. Shot going into river on left side of club.

    There were some good shooters there. Denny Devaux winner of the Grand American Handicap a few years ago. Phil Wright, about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Mike Blaisdell, All American. Aron Pollak and many others.
     
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