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BEST ADVICE U CAN GIVE 2 A NEW SHOOTER???????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    1. steve balistreri "wood on wood"
    2. Vic Reinders"buy yourself a 870 tb and use the money you saved and shoot alot"
    3. Luther Ward on shooting singles and handicap "when you see the target, break it" on shooting doubles- "look for the first target, break it, then look for the 2nd target and break that one too"
     
  2. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    1. steve balistreri "wood on wood"
    2. Vic Reinders"buy yourself a 870 tb and use the money you saved and shoot alot"
    3. Luther Ward on shooting singles and handicap "when you see the target, break it" on shooting doubles- "look for the first target, break it, then look for the 2nd target and break that one too"
     
  3. jhoward

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    Don't be afraid to ask questions, trap is the only game I know of where the guy standing beside you will be happy to tell you everything he can to help you beat him.
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Start with a fitted stock. Hap
     
  5. Post  2

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    If a young new shooter I would advise him/her to get a education, get a good job and shoot trap as a recreation once thay can afford it. For older shooter I would suggest getting a gun fitted, keeping their head down and aquiring instruction from a competent coach. Post-2
     
  6. Justin L.

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    Keep it fun and don't make it another job.
     
  7. Chip Pitcairn

    Chip Pitcairn TS Member

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    Find a well respected teacher and take lessons. You will learn much quicker.
     
  8. gun fitter

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    Get a gun that fits or have one fitted. Look at the targets nothing else matters. Have fun!

    Joe
     
  9. Clay KillR

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    Shoot as much as your time and budget allows. Reload if you need to shoot twice as much. Since I reload, my time is now my biggest constrant.
     
  10. brian meyerhofer

    brian meyerhofer TS Member

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    Buy an 1100 and shoot it often. Be sure people who are giving you advice are actually trusted, respectable shooters. There is a lot of advice, finding good advice might be tricky. Find your style and practice, ask for help when you need it.
     
  11. shot410ga

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    Don't get married or have kids. Shooting requires a lot of time and money. And you won't have either if you have the first two.
     
  12. headhunter

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    Go to the club, be social and shoot for enjoyment. Don't get frustrated at the range, you can do that at work. Keep going and you will get better at it. Make friends first and break targets second.
     
  13. Savage99Stan

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    Don't expect to be breaking 25s and 50s out of the box. Buy one good gun and learn it first. Honeymoon periods with new guns are short and tragic. Stick with that first gun (of course I suggest a TB or BT99) as long as you can and then, don't sell it, just put it in timeout while you have your affair with something newer and prettier...just be ready to bring old faithful out when the chips are down.

    Shoot a lot.

    Ask questions.

    Don't take everything someones tells you as gospel...use what works but don't try too many things at once.

    Again: if you miss a bird, it is because:
    *it was a quick pull]
    *it was a slow pull
    *you weren't ready
    *you were too ready
    *you were up too late
    *you drank too much last night
    *you didn't drink enough
    *your wife crabbed at you before you came out
    *you wife ignored you
    *you're too tired from sex
    *you're not getting enough
    *your shells are old
    *they're faster than you're used to
    *they're slower
    yada, yada.
    add your own..after forty or fifty years of shooting you'll either be pretty good or you'll have tons more excuses

    Above all. Enjoy. Enjoy it while you can. There are those who don't think we should be able to do this.
     
  14. rick979

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    Only listen to advice from those with PROVEN ability to coach.
     
  15. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Always remember, All the advice you get is worth just exactly what you pay for it! Pay the price, and get the right information from one that truly knows! Then we will look for you in the shoot-offs!

    Big Jack
     
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