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yardage question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ricks1, May 31, 2009.

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  1. ricks1

    ricks1 TS Member

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    Ok got a question. what is the AVERAGE yards that a target is hit at? At the 16yd line That is 48ft from front of house. But where you hit the target is [i know different] but about total how far.If you move back to the 27 then how far? I have an Outers 3/4 cock with the heavy spring. It will put one target straight away 115yds where it hits the ground. We set up to see if we could break a target at 100yds. The only gun in the bunch we tried that could do it was a win 97 with a 30in barrel and 1 1/4 oz of no6. I have a 3in model 12 and it couldnt Iam not saying that none broke but the 97 could do it more offen.
    We used a yard sign as the reference point .Standing 25yds behind the trap and when target got to sign was 100yds.We had a spotter that was standing off to see how close to the crossing point. Just didnt know on a trap field
     
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    I usually break them @ 12.2245 yds out of the trap house.




    hope this helps.

    tony
     
  3. ricks1

    ricks1 TS Member

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    Then from the 27 you would be looking at about a 40yd shot. For patters?
     
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    Breaking Distance- Thirty yards for singles and 40 yards for handicap is not a bad estimate for the typical shooter.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Is that "pitter, patters" @ 40 yds.?

    Curt
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    The average shooter would be very lucky, indeed to break a 27 yard target at 40 yards. DryFire will prove it.
     
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    shot410ga- A quick look at patterns will tell you that if you make 100 perfectly aimed shots at 50 yards, your score will probably be less than 90.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Remington used to offer its "Trapshooting Fundamentals Handbook" product #E-82447. The one I am referencing is ed. 3/97, which offers a trajectory diagram - "Arc of Target Flight" on page #4.

    In its example, it listed "singles" as taken at @20 yds with "doubles" taken at @17 & @25 yds respectively from the trap.

    Respectfully offered,

    Jay Spitz
     
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    I have read that the average shooter takes his target at 33 yards from the 16 yard line. I have also read that the average shooter takes it at 36 yards.
     
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    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Ricks1, some of those old Winchester 97s had a far different method of choking too!

    "The only gun in the bunch we tried that could do it was a win 97 with a 30in barrel and 1 1/4 oz of no6."

    Some were what's called "taper bored" being bored with a gradual taper from the forcing cone to the parallel straight section at the end?

    I have a friend that's adapting one of those 97 barrels to his model 12, I think his is a 32 inch tapered full. Great shooters those old guns!

    Hap
     
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    Sarge. You make your point. But the point of a forum is for folks to pose entertaining queries to the forum audience and get people thinking and perhaps some new answers will arise.
     
  12. ricks1

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    Well thanks for answers. If you all ever get a chance shoot a pattern at 100yds. Most guns a dog could not get hit. The old 97 is a squirrel gun for sure. The model 12 duck will do it with a 3in buffer mag but at $35 a box we didnt try many. I have a old pre 10 rem that has the "long range" choke It was good too. POI on the rem and win are different so didnt get the hits . It was just a play thing. I clay target at 100yds is very small looking at the side
     
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