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Trap location in house

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wlc, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. wlc

    wlc Member

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    Should the pivot point of the trap arm be 2'-6" from the front of the house?

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    Point B is between 1'-6" and 2'-6" in from the front of the house. Try to get the centerline of the trap as close to that range as you can.

    EDIT: I guess that response is not truly accurate. Point B has to fall within that range, but the rules don't actually specify the position of the machine anymore. After determining where Point B is in your layout (16 yards from Post 3), try to get the centerline (meaning line from left to right if trapfield viewed from above) of the machine in line with point B, at least as close as you can.
     
  3. wlc

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    Thanks
     
  4. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Don't do that.

    Neil
     
  5. N. J. BOB

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    Pat traps come with compleat instructions as to installation. They will vary from mfg. to mfg.
     
  6. phirel

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    Point B is used to determine the location of the yardage posts. The machine should be located as far forward in the house as possible. For a straight away target from post 3, the machine usually needs to be off set a little to the left. Instructions are typically included with the trap machine.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    You would ideally have your straight away target,(D hole),center of the target field of spread, come out from the dead center of the traphouse. Not all of todays machines have a center hole as the old WW hand sets do. If you've purchased a used machine with no known dimensions furnished then you will need a little help and the ability to move it around until you get what you want for a good target presentation. It is worth the effort to get it right. Good luck, Bob
     
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    What Pat Ireland said, plus if its a Pat-Trap there is a notch in the frame, The notch has the proper offset and is to be aligned with the left/right center of the house.
     
  9. wlc

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    Thanks, we are putting together a second field using an old trap. I believe that we have enough information to do it.
     
  10. traploader

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    If you are using a Winchester Western electric trap drop me an email and I'll forward you the specs.

    Ian Brotherston @ Western Retro Products
     
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