Target and kill zone colours

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by popsheep, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. popsheep

    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    What are the hardest to see through a scope ????
    Do the UKAHFT have a preferance or is it down to the club thatis hoisting to do what ever colours they want
    please post ypur likes and disslikes and I;ll use them in the UKAHFT round at MAD.

    I;ll start the ball rolling .
    Black target with red kill zone I find hard to see in woods where its abit darker
     
  2. rich

    rich Active Member

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    We paint all our HFT targets pillar box red with bright yellow kills. We take the view that it's a shooting sport not a test of your eyesight.

    On our FT course we paint the freestyle targets black with yellow kills, and the positionals are yellow with black kills as a reminder to those who somehow miss the K or S which is displayed by the target and also on the scorecard.

    None of our targets are in dark conditions. We do play little tricks though, like painting a black backboard placed immediately behind a black target, and some of the animal targets are decorated with flashes of colour, like the white scuts on the rabbits.
     
  3. springboy

    springboy Member

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    I think all kill zones should be white,its an easy colour to see.If you suffer from colour blindness the colours red and green are hard to make out in the woods.
     
  4. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    white or yellow plate and black kill i find easiest to pick up... black plates with white kills go grey often after a few shots have gone in...
     
  5. raygun

    raygun Non member

    We tried a few different colour combinations in the past but the most popular was the Yellow Line paint with Fluorescent orange kills.

    As you know we used them for our National so will leave it up to you whether it was the right combination.
    The kills do still tend to show up even when the orange is shot off.

    I don't know how you cater for people who have colour blindness as it can involve not seeing different colours.

    My own view is that the target and kill should be visible as it's not a test of equipment but of shooting ability.

    ATB
    Ray.
     
  6. simmmo

    simmmo Member

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    In SiHFT we only use white yellow and black combinations due to some people being colour blind.

    Andy
     
  7. w-v-m

    w-v-m Member

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    Looks like a short notice paint order might be coming..............

    Wayne
     
  8. rogb

    rogb Señor Member

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    Don't get me started on my favourite subject / pet hate:D

    As I am red/green colourblind, which also affects shade of brown, I have often had my shoot ruined by bonkers colour schemes:cool:. which some course setters find amusing. As has been rightly said, it is not a test of eyesight, so I like to see good contrast, not, as Ian pointed out, the dreaded black / dark red combo!

    I'm still not sure what the best combination is, but maybe yellow flouro with a a black kill is best, when the KZ paint is knocked off, there is still some contrast around it. Not completely sure though.

    See my post here: http://www.mfbb.net/lvagc/lvagc-about1556.html
     
  9. skipper

    skipper New Member

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    I know (not though i am) That using red on targets makes it hard for colour blind people !
     
  10. blackscale

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    As Simmo has already mentioned, we stick to High Contrast Colours.
    As red kill in a black silhouette is hard enough to make out with reasonable eyes but the colour blind amongst SIHFT Shooters, really struggled to see any defenition!:D
    :D:D
     
  11. steveggg

    steveggg Trainee Grumps

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    I'm slightly colour blind, and most men are, i find white/yellow plates easy to lacate, even in dark locations, then any sort of dark kills are ideal, even when shot to pieces.
     
  12. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    I used to prefer Black face plates with white kills but now I prefer either Yellow or white plates with a black kill
     
  13. blackscale

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    They had White faceplates at horsham last time out, i noticed that the 15mm looked more like 10mm..:rolleyes::D
    Great for picking out the targets from all the undergrowth etc
    keeps things moving along a bit quicker!

    I particularly like the idea of 'Positionals' being a different colour...reminds you to stand or kneel...amongst all the barraking! :D:D

    XX
     
  14. specky

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    at lincoln we have a mix of white and black, though we do have one out with a yellow plate today (for comedy reasons)
    for shoot offs we use flouro pink with a black kill

    as mentioned above, its not an eye test but a shooting sport
     
  15. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    The signs saying "kneel/stand" work for most of us Mike!:D:D:p

    Ryan
     
  16. martin c

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    you can blame steve l for that one
     
  17. Mog

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    Our Mikey doesn't lower himself by looking at signs, he has someone to do that for him, this is Sussex, not one of the nortern provinces, but I'm pleased that the reading lessons are starting to yield results for you Ryan. :D:D:D:p
     
  18. blackscale

    blackscale Member

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    You obviously don't know me very well Ryan!!:rolleyes::D:D

    To be honest it just sounds like a good idea to help less astute shooters from Clubs like buxted!!:eek::eek::D

    XX:D
     
  19. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    It's living with a teacher that does it Charley old bean!;)

    White/yellow plate with a dark kill is my favourite.

    Ryan
     
  20. blackscale

    blackscale Member

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    I Did!!:D:D

    Old Streaky wasn't best pleased!:D

    (Hello Charlie...Weren't you allowed out?)
     

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