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So..What Was a '3-Hole' Target, anyway?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Voolfie, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. Voolfie

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    So..What Was a

    Today, most ATA matches have targets that fly in a 45-degree arc (22.5 degrees either side of center) right? And I remember the old Western machines with the holes, but what was the arc of a 3-hole target? How about the 4- and 5-holes?

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    Wrong. Todays targets should fly within a 34 degree arc. Allowing for random legal targets outside this zone up to 54 degrees.
     
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    Oh, shit! That's right, it's 34 degrees not 45. I messed up. Sorry about that.

    So basically the target can legally travel in an arc of from 34 degrees to 54 degrees, meaning a target can come out anywhere from 17.5- to 27-degrees left/right of center.

    OK, got it.

    Anybody know if the old Western machines could throw a target outside that 54-degree arc? I know of one where I started shooting that if you put it in the 5-hole, the targets wouldn't clear the side of the house.

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    On the Winchester hand sets the included angle between #2 and #5 hole position is 44-94 degrees.
     
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    The 'dawg will be along here directly..
     
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