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Wooden targets for setting trap angles and flight?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by grntitan, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Sounds like some of my many ideas(mostly while downing more than my share of alcoholic beverages) that just did not pan out.

    Matt
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

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    When I was a trap setter in my youth, I heard, on occasion, that a wooden or metal target actually would get thrown. I was told.
     
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    Barry- wink
     
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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's what I heard......ow......there's something in my eye........ouch.
     
  5. 3dram8

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    Too bad there's not a cheap way to manufacture clay targets with those "tea bags" of fluorescent powder attached to the bottoms like they used in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. It was sure fun to watch the targets getting hit and seeing the big pink puffs drifting downwind. I'm sure it made it more interesting for the other spectators as well. Night-shooting targets like that under lights must be nothing short of spectacular! .....Rick
     
  6. claybuster60

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    Hello all you claybusters:

    Well there is a way to make the "tea-bag" targets. One of our club members will take a target and fill the "dome" with printer toner of vcarious colors and then seals the top with a very thin piece of cardboard secured with either super glue or garilla glue. When struck there is spectacular puff of "colored smoke" The targets stack on the machines without any problems and fly just like any other target. However it is a bit messy to assemble if you are not careful and is a bit labor intensive.

    Billy P
     
  7. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    RE: Too bad there's not a cheap way to manufacture clay targets with those "tea bags" of fluorescent powder

    You can hand make flash targets, assembly line fashion, using Chalk Line powder for special shoots. Helps if you have teenagers to do the work.

    A sporting clays range owner this past summer made up a case for a video he wanted me to shoot for posting on his website.

    A sample...

    <object width="640" height="505"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-BxabaGe9P8?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-BxabaGe9P8?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="505"></embed></object>
     
  8. Trap2

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    Barry.... I have heard, (only heard, mind you) that a wrap of electrical tape around the black rim of the target will also cause some very curious looks from the shooters that try to break them and don't..... It definately didn't pay to piss off the trap setters in those days, you know what I mean??? Dan Thome (Trap2) Ex-trapsetter for many years...
     
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