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Trap Historians...Help

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dtrap, May 30, 2009.

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  1. dtrap

    dtrap Member

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    Why did trapshooting create the singles starting yardage at 16 yards ? It would seem that years ago they would have chosen 12 yards or 15 yards.....does anyone know the true story?
     
  2. Big Heap

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    Rudy Etchen on live bird shooting. Maybe the dimensions of the ring were used to establish the trapshooting field.

    RUDY: Yes, it sure is. It's the same old story. You've got to have a gun that fits you exactly, because it's like field shooting - very quick. You're hardly ever too quick, but you're very frequently too slow. You cannot be deliberate at live birds because of the distances involved. In Europe, you're frequently handicapped back to 33 meters, which means most of your shots are at 40 yards and beyond, so it is extremely necessary that you have a gun that fits you exactly. With the tight chokes necessary at those distances, you just don't have much margin for error.
     
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