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Bead drift

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Hap MecTweaks, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a little arm pushing and pulling on the forend possibly? Hap
     
  2. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Bad cheek setup? Not firm on the comb? Comb to high or to low? Lifting head to aline beads? Check them all.
     
  3. Capt. Morgan

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    Check how high you hold your right elbow (if you're right-handed). Keeping my elbow as high as my shoulder keeps the butt pad in my shoulder pocket and the stock against my cheek.

    Morgan
     
  4. phirel

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    Your upper body and the gun are not moving as a single unit. Moving the shoulders and not moving from the belly or lower is a common cause of this. Also, not keeping the left hand/arm locked as a single unit (if you are right handed)is another common cause of this problem. Not keeping the gun firmly into your cheek is yet another common cause of the "drifting mid bead". And, your problem is widespread among shooters.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. debateableone

    debateableone TS Member

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    Try to look at the new Burris Optics Speed Bead system.
    go to burrisoptics.com and find the speed bead system.
    google it also and it shows the systems.
    good luck!!
     
  6. MXSHOOTER

    MXSHOOTER TS Member

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    Sounds to me like your paying to much attention to the beads.
     
  7. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    MXSHOOTER is correct if you are seeing the bead drift you are looking at the bead not the target. You must see the target in you primary (for lack of a better word) vision and the bead in your secondary vision.

    Bob Lawless
     
  8. phirel

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    Bob- He noticed the "bead drift" during a gun mounting drill typically done inside at home. He cannot look at the target because no target is there.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. MXSHOOTER

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    When I do drills at home I look past the gun and focus on specific points on the wall, Never at the beads. Not saying my way is right, just how I do it.
     
  10. ivanhoe

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    Pat again I have to agree with MXSHOOTER. I understand that he saw this doing gun mounting drills.

    In my opinion however any time one does drills for gun mount that is what it should be for. Not gun swing also if you change the way you do things (eyes on the gun during a drill) from the way you shoot you are teaching yourself bad habits. Some of which may become hard to break later.

    Bob Lawless
     
  11. IM390

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    Keep your trigger elbow up. It will help lock your check to the stock.
     
  12. phirel

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    IM390- I know that keeping my elbow up helps lock the gun into my face. Now, can you help me remember this when I am shooting?

    Pat Ireland
     
  13. griffonexpress

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