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So what are the ATA rules on the speed for 1 1/8oz 1oz & 7/8oz ? Then what oz is closest to the bunker trap loads ? I just pick up a conagragh from a buddy to use.
 

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A contestant cannot use:

Any load with a velocity greater than 1290 FPS (Feet Per Second) with
maximum shot charge of 1 1/8 ounces, or 1325 FPS with a maximum
shot charge of 1 ounce, or 1350 FPS with a maximum shot charge of 7/8
ounces or less, as measured in any individual shotshell. These velocities
are maximum and no individual shotshell shall exceed these limits for
the designated shot charge. In addition, no load containing more than
1 1/8 ounces or any shot larger than Number 7 1/2 can be used. Shot
charges are maximum and no charge may exceed the charge amount
by more than 3%. Steel shot in Number 7 will be acceptable as long as
velocity criteria are the same as for lead shot shells
 

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So what are the ATA rules on the speed for 1 1/8oz 1oz & 7/8oz ? Then what oz is closest to the bunker trap loads ? I just pick up a conagragh from a buddy to use.
http://www.shootata.com/AboutUs/ATABylaws,Rulebook,Forms.aspx



G. GUNS AND AMMUNITION


Any shooter violating any of these Rules shall be disqualified from

competition in accordance with these Rules. Any such violator shall be

referred to the Executive Committee for possible further disciplinary action.

A contestant cannot use:

1. A gun with a chamber larger than 12 gauge. Guns of smaller gauges are

permissible in registered and tournament shooting, but no competitive

consideration shall be given in recognition of that fact for handicap

and classification purposes. A contestant may not use a gun capable

of chambering more than one gauge of shells at the same time. For

example, chambering 12 gauge and 20 gauge shells in the same gun

at the same time is prohibited.

2. Loads that contain nickel or copper coated shot or tracer loads.

However, the use of lead, steel, bismuth, or other composite non- toxic

shot materials shall be allowed. Any gun club allowing shot materials

described in this Rule, other than lead, shall be required to cover or shield

all hard surfaces on trap fields which are known, or reasonably believed,

to cause pellet ricochet with material which will prevent the shot pellets

from rebounding and/or ricocheting.

3. Any load with a velocity greater than 1290 FPS (Feet Per Second) with

maximum shot charge of 1 1/8 ounces, or 1325 FPS with a maximum

shot charge of 1 ounce, or 1350 FPS with a maximum shot charge of 7/8

ounces or less, as measured in any individual shotshell. These velocities

are maximum and no individual shotshell shall exceed these limits for

the designated shot charge. In addition, no load containing more than

1 1/8 ounces or any shot larger than Number 7 1/2 can be used. Shot

charges are maximum and no charge may exceed the charge amount

by more than 3%. Steel shot in Number 7 will be acceptable as long as

velocity criteria are the same as for lead shot shells.

4. Any shell loaded with black powder.

5. Shoot Management, ATA official(s) or any contestant may challenge the

load of any other contestant. Any challenge shall be initiated so as to not

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disrupt the harmony of the shoot or interfere with other contestants not

involved with the challenge. On receipt of a challenge management or

ATA official(s) shall obtain a shell or shells from the challenged party, and

if after examination, management or ATA official(s) find the contestant

violated the ATA rule, he/she may be disqualified. Any such initiated

challenges, determined to be abusive in nature, will be referred to the

ATA Executive Committee for disciplinary action.
 
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The ATA Museam has the first one used, a two piece unit made up of field binoculars and a stop watch.


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FlynLiver, the ATA rule book is on the ATA web site, www.shootata.com

As far as bunker trap loads, they are 24 grams which is very close to 7/8 ounces.
 
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I guess in todays world we trust our fellow shooters not to cheat with ther loads. I know thats hard to believe. I've been told when the load limit max. was reduced to 1 1/8 oz from 1 1/4 there was a bit of dissent. I can't provide names but have been told of more then one that was blackballed for continuing to shoot 1 1/4 oz . People just don't like to see things change.
 

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I once seen a guy shooting at a registered shoot and I noted that there was a very unusual report when he was shooting along with what appeared to be alittle more recoil than what you would normally seen hitting a shooter and really he was not doing that great anyway but I looked at the shell box he had dropped in the trash and it had in sharpie written on the tape on top---PORCH Load--- I think he came out with something in the low 80s and I asked him if maybey he needed to stand back alittle further for those to be effective and we both kind of laughed because he told me that he forgot his wallet and just had shells left in his pickup from league and was hopeful nobody would get upset.I just said well I suppose if you really shot a great score and he says I never could hit anything from the porch with these either (LMAO)!
 

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The maximums are listed for you in the post above. The ATA went to the FPS rules and left off the out dated "Dram Equiv." rating quite some time ago. In all the years I have been shooting ATA targets (since 1973) I have only seen shells challenged twice. In both cases all they did was weigh the shot charge. FPS is effected by several variables . Altitude, density altitude, temp. barrel length, etc. Take that into consideration and the fact no two chronographs will give the same reading (assuming the club even has one) and it is almost impossible to enforce the "speed rule". This is probably why American style trap shooting is the ONLY clay target game that has a speed limit!
 
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