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Target Speed for Singles and Doubles

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by duckhunter331, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. duckhunter331

    duckhunter331 TS Member

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    We just started our winter trapshooting this past Sunday. I was just wondering how fast the targets are supposed to be going. All I could find on the ATA website was the distance that they were supposed to go. If anyone has this information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Travis
     
  2. Ithaca$$$Grade

    Ithaca$$$Grade Active Member

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    Travis, set the singles at 42 mph and the singles at 39 mph. That is with a Pro Speed radar gun.

    Jim W
     
  3. X2 fan

    X2 fan Active Member

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    And make sure you check taget speed on doubles on the right side target.

    Tim
     
  4. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Here's the text from the 2008 Rulebook, Travis. It's a secret right now, but if you can keep it quiet, I'll share it with you . . .

    "F. Rules for the use of Radar Guns and Chronographs
    to set Target Speed

    There are two types of radar guns, high-power and low-power. The
    practical difference between them is that high-power guns work reliably
    from the 16-yard line and low-power guns don’t.


    High-power guns (Decatur, Stalker, most “police radar guns” and similar)
    are to be used at the 16-yard line. The trap oscillation is stopped, and the
    target measured is a straightaway. The gun is pointed horizontally. The
    correct speed for a singles or handicap target is 42 MPH with a tolerance
    of plus or minus 0.5 MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a
    doubles pair is 39 MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 MPH.


    Low-power guns (SportRadar, Bushnell, and similar) are to be used at
    the back of the traphouse and at the level of the top of the traphouse.
    (Holding the gun higher than that will lead to a target which is too
    fast.) The trap oscillation is stopped, and the target measured is a
    straightaway. The gun is pointed horizontally. The correct speed for a
    singles or handicap target is 42 MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus
    0.5 MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a doubles pair is 39
    MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 MPH.


    When a radar gun is used from inside the house, the correct speed for
    a singles or handicap target is 44 MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus
    0.5 MPH. The correct speed for the right target of a doubles pair is 41
    MPH with a tolerance of plus or minus 0.5 MPH.


    A chronograph is to be used as close to the trap as practical and tipped
    up at approximately the same angle as the flight of the target. The correct
    speed for a singles or handicap target is 67 ft/sec. To set doubles with a
    chronograph, set a singles target to 76 ft/sec. and then switch the trap
    to throw doubles without changing the spring tension.

    Note: target speed may be set by distance as above or by speed as
    determined by a radar gun or chronograph. Target must be set by
    measured speed or distance but not both."

    Neil
     
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