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2nd bird on doubles question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bruce Em, Jun 16, 2008.

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  1. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

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    Not an expert on these...

    If one is fairly aggressive on the first bird, just like a normal 1st bird, how would you describe the swing to the 2nd bird?

    a) just the same, and you over run the bird and don't clearly see any lead,

    b) a slow, methodical swing to the bird and firing just past it, or

    c) a fast trip to put the bead ON the bird followed by a slower pull away.

    d) if none of the above, how would you describe your swing on that 2nd shot?

    thanks!
     
  2. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    I can't do it this way, but Dick Bennet (in his book, Trapshooting is a Game of Opposites) said to start the swing outside of the first bird, shoot at it while you swing toward the second bird, and shoot the second bird as you would a singles target. All in one smooth swing. Must take a lot of practice.

    LA
     
  3. gun fitter

    gun fitter TS Member

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    After 10,000 or so targets you'll get it and it will be a habit quite natural. No shortcuts and no magic answers you'll just have to practice and develop good habits.

    Joe goldberg

    A good clinic by a good instructor to coach would help the learning curve.
     
  4. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    The second shot on doubles is preceded by firing at the first bird and immediately rolling your eyes the other direction to pick up the second target. This does not have to be "fast" but you cannot just start the gun and then look for something to shoot at. Your eyes must lead the gun. Cannot be shot like a singles target as it is too far away. Knowing where your gun shoots is critical. That target is going to be 35 - 40 yards away when you shoot and it might be falling. You need a mental sight picture that matches your gun and your shooting style. What it comes down to is that doubles really takes practice - for me it is lots and lots of practice.
     
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  5. fearlessfain

    fearlessfain TS Member

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    shoot right the second bird because swinging to the target takes care of the lead.
     
  6. John Thompson

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    Spot shoot the first target, quickly, do not linger! Get eyes on the second target and look at it and shoot with a little lead. "If 1/3 of misses are not the first bird, you are shooting the first bird too slowly", Kay Oaha
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Learn how to make the U move to the second bird. HMB
     
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