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Best Tip For New Shooters

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Hipshot 3, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. Hipshot 3

    Hipshot 3 TS Member

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    Assuming your gun fits....keep your head on the stock and follow through at the shot!
     
  2. ec90t

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    Relax and breathe! Other than that, gun safty comes to mind.

    ec90t
     
  3. buzzgun

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    Withdraw $50 Grand from the bank.

    Put it in a pile, pour gasoline over it, set it on fire.

    Take a Kiner clinic.



    You just got 5 years of trapshooting experience. In one week.
     
  4. maclellan1911

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    assuming proper gun safty learned. Relax
     
  5. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Spend more money on your instruction than you do on your first gun.
     
  6. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    New shooter, old shooter, no matter. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN.
     
  7. swamp rat

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    Stay home before you get hooked on this stuff. The smell of burnt gun powder is worse than cocain, it gets into your nose and before you know it your hooked. You will be shooting 3 an 4 days a week trying keep that power smell in you nose.
     
  8. Little Limber

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    if you don't enter, you can't win. if you don't miss, you can't lose.

    LL
     
  9. bcnu

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    Open BOTH eyes and get your gun to shooting higher than you would ever think possible. John
     
  10. country gentleman

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    Get professionally fitted, find a coach, set achievable goals, practice often, above all else...be safe and have fun with your friends and family.

    If you are not paying your fitter and your coach, you are listening to the wrong people. Yours in shooting, Todd Nelson
     
  11. BMC

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    Stay away from shooting related forums. :)
     
  12. hmb

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    Find the best shooter at your club and do what ever he does. Start from the bottom and work your way up. Get a black magic marker and while he is shooting mark his foot position on each station. Some people might think you are crazy. But that's okay, you probably are. HMB
     
  13. Hauxfan

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    Tie your shoelaces..........

    And when you go to the line, just remember to "break one bird" at a time. Unless of course you are shooting doubles.

    Hauxfan!
     
  14. grnberetcj

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    Don't cook bacon naked!!

    Curt
     
  15. fritzi93

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    Ditto otnot. Focus on the bird before moving the barrel. Watch a squad and it's obvious who's anticipating- the barrel makes a zigzag move as the shooter corrects the original point. Let that bad habit get ingrained and it may lead to target panic and flinching. JMHO
     
  16. timb99

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    BEEEE SAFE!!!!

    It's more important to be safe than to be good.

    If you shoot poorly, you just miss targets.

    If you're unsafe, you put lives at risk.
     
  17. shot410ga

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    Keep your eys on the target (both eyes open). Never, never, never, take your eyes off the target. Everything else will fall into place in time. Trust your sub-conscious (sp) to figure it out.
     
  18. blade819

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    My advise after only shooting for 16 months...... Buy every video and book available especially the one written by Rollin Oswald. Make sure your gun fits. Keep your head down and remember.... Set...See...Acquire.....Swing....Shoot.
    If you can afford it (since you're in trap$$$$ assumming you can)attend a clinic.
     
  19. biff

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    Always take yer gun and a full box of shells to the line. Try not to change the rythm of the squad. Always call only loud enough to always launch a target. Don't raise yer barrel or move around alot when the shooter next to you is getting ready to shoot. Don't laugh out loud when someone misses(it's OK to snigger to yourself). Don't ferget to mount yer gun and shoot when it's yer turn. Don't change posts with a loaded gun(SAFTEY, you know). Don't argue with the scorer when you know you missed a target. Don't cuss when you miss a target or throw your empty down real hard, even when you feel like it! Walk quickly from post 5 over to post 1. Always thank the scorer for a "job well done" when you check your score at the end of the round! Biff
     
  20. Gargoyle!

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    Best tip I can give you is to not pull the trigger while the gun is closed and on your toe.
     
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