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Trap thrower set up

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by hreinke, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. hreinke

    hreinke TS Member

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    I would like to now the angle,in degrees,that you set a trap machine to throw singles. I know it is ten feet high at ten yards out, but we do not have that option,because of the terrain. Some help please.
     
  2. lumper

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    You do have that option even with your terrain ... you should also be asking how to set the height with your terrain conditions as well since you aint got a clue how to run a level line out from your machine to the prescribed distance and then project down to the ground on that spot and take the measurement and add the height you want to set the target to and thusly ... you now have the correct height ... unless of course your shooting off the side of a cliff then it might be a little difficult.
     
  3. hreinke

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    Throwing off a cliff. So if you didn't have the degrees why answer, but the rest of your answer is dead on.
     
  4. setter

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    Posted from the thread above::::

    Subject: For Neil Winston on target setting
    From: Paladin
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    From Bob Schultz,

    IF your Pat Trap is located in the house properly. Meaning that when the target on the arm is at rest, with the machine cocked, it is at the same level as the top of the pad on post three...then a target launched at 21.2 to 21.5 degrees will be very close to 9.5 feet high at the 10 yard distance. Each full degree on the angle finder represents 6.2 inches of elevation change and each tenth of a degree ( measured with the Digital Angle finder) is 5/8 or .62 inches. This seems close enough for me.


    Knowing this, if you are setting targets on a bad day with windy conditions you can set the targets to the standard setting THEN make minor corrections to adjust for the prevailing conditions. However, you would be amazed at how little of an adjustment is necessary from your standard target to obtain shootable targets.


    The point being, on a good day you can set very consistent targets field to field and shooters will be happy. On a bad day you can adjust from a known standard on each field and throw very consistent targets and shooters will be happy. Last time I checked we do this for fun. Most shooters like to shoot good targets and good scores. If you want to have shooters return to your club, make an effort to set the best targets you can. They will appreciate the effort and come back for more.


    By the way we sell the Pro speed radar gun for $589 plus UPS. We also have the digital angle finders for $89 and a case that fits all the above for $20.


    Thanks and shoot well, Bob Schultz Toll free 800-684-6329
     
  5. hreinke

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    We have a radar gun we just needed the angle to set the height. Thank very much Bob.
     
  6. lumper

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    Setter ... you are using a Pat Trap right? The above information is for a Pat Trap and if your not using a Pat Trap most likely you will not be accurate and that message is not from Bob but from somebody else who copied that answer from another thread on this site.

    BTW ... you are aware that this site does have a search function and you could have found the answer yourself if you had only looked.
     
  7. cdconley

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    Get a laser level. Set it on a tripod 10' above your throwing arm. Measure 10yrd in front of the trap house, uphill downhill it doesn’t matter get a pipe, board or anything that will touch the ground and the laser. For future setting I suggest putting a little concrete in the ground as a marker at 10yrds centered. Also use the same pipe, board or whatever, set it on your new mark then mark it with paint at 9,10,11'. Then every time you need to set up your machine simple take out your pre-set measuring adjust to your paint marks. No matter what the terrain is you'll be at regulation settings. Unless that is your throwing over a cliff and if that's the case you can still get the job done you'll just need to rig a 30' (10yrd) truss of some kind with the pole sticking up from that that you can mount to the top of your trap house for setting. I'd try something made of aluminum. Good luck!
     
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