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Target background makes a difference

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, May 22, 2011.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Shot today at two different clubs. One club had a sky background and the other had a trees background. The first club i shot very good score and the second club i shot horrable. Background does make a difference with these old eyes..
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    You bet your ass it does. I refuse to go back to Highland IL gun club because of my inability to shoot good with their background.
     
  3. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    What score did you shoot at Elrama today, Earl??

    I was also having trouble when the bird left the trees, and went into the sky. The all-orange birds were tough to see well.

    Was your other shooting at Ruffsdale, and were they throwing the orange-dome and black targets? I find them easier to see with a all sky background, or a mixed background, like at Elrama.
     
  4. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Not only back ground, my front bead makes a difference too.

    One of my gun has interchangeable front bead, if I put in a bright green or red "light up" tube, I get distracted, because It's brighter than the target. Now I stay with basic small opaque white.
     
  5. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    I believe that all targets that eventually enter the skyline should have a black rim. The problem is when the black rim chips off in the tree line, or before the skyline. Very hard to see.
     
  6. 20yard

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    My issue with background is when it changes during my swing, if I'm tracking a target and it goes from tree or dirt background to bright sky I flinch when I momentarily lose the target. I try to compensate by shooting earlier, not always with good result.
     
  7. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    You're absolutely correct--at my new home club, the targets are always into a sky back ground. They throw White Flyer Orange Domb Target---they look like garbage can lids when the sun is right---if you try & shoot them before 10 AM they look like black specs.

    There are other clubs that throw all orange targets on a tree background, most of their shooters are skeet shooters & their target selection is justified.

    However, in my opinion any club that is holding a registered shoot , the targets should be identical to those thrown @ the state shoot @ all candidates for state teams should be required to shoot at least 60% of their targets at clubs other than their home club.

    It is a state team, not the 'whatever club" state team.
     
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