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 Post subject: What is a crow target?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:59 pm 
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As a lot of clays media comes from Britain, I've read and heard the term crow target. I just saw a video and the guy was discussing a, "stalling crow" target, but there was never a visual of the actual target presentation. Is this a specific type of target, or more to do with presentation?




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 Post subject: Re: What is a crow target?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:53 am 
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it appears, stalls, then fades away... The Brits will also tell you following the line is always most important..

https://youtu.be/UhyHiuaBdAU


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 Post subject: Re: What is a crow target?
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 Post subject: Re: What is a crow target?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:16 pm 
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The key to shooting a 'crow' is to judge correctly when at their peak. Because the target is incoming they can appear to be still rising, when in fact they have started to descend, resulting in a miss over the top.
Also not to be confused with another incoming target in the 'old days' called a 'decoyed pigeon'. These are sent towards the shooter on a flatter trajectory and carry on towards the shooter until they drop to the floor. Crows often go back away from the shooter on descent.

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The real difficulty with a crow is it usually needs very little lead, and most folks --me included-- have trouble shooting right at a target ;)

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 Post subject: Re: What is a crow target?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:57 pm 
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I wish they still named some stations after the game birds they represent. Seemed more common back in the day. Crows, pheasants, grouse, ducks, there's a lot of options.


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 Post subject: Re: What is a crow target?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:57 am 
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A crow is an English target that I often used on Fitasc layouts!
It was positioned behind leafy trees about 40 yards or so in front of the shooter It could climb straight or angled whatever. Normally the trees would be about 60 feet tall, I liked to make it appear through a gap in the foliage so the shooter could see it and was able to move his gun under fitas rules!
It would appear over the trees climbing and curling away from the shooter before falling back behind the trees!


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 Post subject: Re: What is a crow target?
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JacksBack wrote:
The real difficulty with a crow is it usually needs very little lead, and most folks --me included-- have trouble shooting right at a target ;)



You made my day with that. Feels good to know i'm not alone!


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