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Skeet Comment on Trapshooting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MTA Tom, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    "You cannot have shooters deciding that every slightly deviant target is 'irregular' under the rules and turning it down. This would begin to resemble some trap shoots!"

    King Heiple, "What's Your Call?" column in "Skeet Shooting Review", February, 2009
     
  2. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    I must be shooting with the wrong (or maybe right) people - I almost never see a target turned down, and when I do it's rarely if ever because someone didn't like the looks of it.

    Scott
     
  3. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    "4. Regular Target
    A regular target is one that appears after the shooter’s
    call and within a period not to exceed one (1) second, and
    which passes within a three-foot circle centered at
    a point fifteen (15) feet above the target-crossing
    point. The target-crossing point shall be measured from
    the level of Station 8. The target, in still air, must carry to a
    distance equivalent, on level ground, to 60 yards from the
    skeet house when passing through the center of the
    hoop, with an allowance tolerance of plus or minus
    two yards.

    If it's not one of these, I guess you don't have to shoot. Frankly, it doesn't seem all that different from trap.

    Neil
     
  4. halfmile

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    Must be something wrong with me.

    When I call for a target and it womes out in one piece, I go into brain death. I just want to shoot it. Very seldom am I smart enough to turn down a goofy target.

    Unless it hits the ground before I can shoot.

    HM
     
  5. phirel

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    HM- I also have your problem. I shoot several targets that really should be turned down. I see more bad target shot than refused.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. Uncle Sam

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    I have to agree with Scott Calhoun.....I hardly ever see that happen. Never to a degree where it seems obvious. I think that comment from the skeet shooter was meant to put the needle to us !!!!........Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Only Daro had the ability to turn down any target he didn't like.
     
  8. g7777777

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    it used to happen a lot before voice releases- some of the abuse I would see pullers take or the stuff just a small percentage of the shooters tried to pull was shocking

    voice releases cured most of this in trap

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  9. tj303

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    "If it's not one of these, I guess you don't have to shoot. Frankly, it doesn't seem all that different from trap.

    Neil "

    NO, that is not correct. Only the referee in skeet can call "no target". If a skeet shooter withholds his shot without the referee calling "no target" first it is a lost target. No appeal. Tony J.
     
  10. skeet_man

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    Tony- Thats not quite correct. Even if the referee does not call "no bird" (not enough time, ect) and you don't fire, it is the sole judgment of the referee if it was a legal target or not, and if he rules it was not a legal target, you shoot again. If you do withhold your shot, and he rules it was perfectly legal, then you are out of luck.
     
  11. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    I know of a prominent skeet shooter who used to let the first high one go by & then tell the ref, he was slow on that pull, so as he could get a good look at it. When he went to the World, he was told, no sir, the target was on time, option high house.
     
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