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Do you hold your gun tight to your shoulder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned

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    While I took took my new CG out for it's debut on Hdcp at Cardinal I shot 21-21-24-25, I noticed I was not only not holding the gun tight but was too relaxed shooting.

    After missing the first target on the 3rd trap, I tightened up my hold and ran the last 49 for my 5th 91 this year. All in a row.

    I had the gun adjusted and stock cut to my dimensions, but I neglected holding my gun correctly.

    Maybe this will help some of you break more targets. Good luck it worked for me.


    Gary Bryant
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  2. bill kindred

    bill kindred Active Member

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    I have experienced this before as well. Sore shoulder gets hit harder that way.
     
  3. BIGDON

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    When you brag you should check the info first.Your ATA recorded scores for this year are; As of 7/15 are 85,91,91,91,88,89,83,85,69.

    You must count five in a row different then the rest of us.

    Don
     
  4. hoot619

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    nice 90 average,lol. de Finnish Genius
     
  5. jmac_cope

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    Gary,
    Both Big Leo and Nora Ross stress holding a tight gun/shoulder fit in their respective clinics. I think it locks in your gun mount more consistently.

    JMAC
     
  6. Steve W

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    I do better when I "press" back the stock to my shoulder. But I don't "weld" my cheek to the comb, I "rest" my cheek on the comb.
     
  7. open choke

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    If I don't press in the gun moves as soon as the shot goes off thats how I know I didn't hold tight and I realize it before I can hear "LOST"
     
  8. stokinpls

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    Maybe it was target selection - they are "random".
     
  9. trapshooteraa27aa

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    Dam nice weather here again.
     
  10. yakimaman

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    And a spanking good day it is.
     
  11. Hal1225

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    Physical size may have something to do with how the gun gets mounted. I don't shoot often so my remarks are probably BS. I am big 6'4" 307 lbs with strong hands and strong grip. I never force my cheek on the stock like Nora Ross and I just put the gun up against my shoulder. If I wanted to I could push it in so hard the recoil pad would already be squashed before I fire. Why have a pad then?
    Common sense helps here. Keeping your eyes steady, looking down the barrel and out at the house with eye control will help more than how hard you mount the gun.
    As I got older I believe my eye control is why I miss easy targets. Maybe like someone can't stop shaking because they need booze or meds. I just shoot for fun,
    but I like to get a good score too!

    Harry Lyga
     
  12. BDodd

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    For original question: Absolutely!....breakemall
     
  13. bigdogtx

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    I have seen many "new" shooters hold it loose as they feel the recoil will be less......
     
  14. Pull & Mark

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    I heard someone say to hold onto the stock hard enough, as to try and squeeze the sap out of it. It is a super day outside today, but I think its going to get pretty cold outside in a few months. LOL. break em all JEff
     
  15. Bruce Specht

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    Always pull the giun tight in ths shoulder really helps my scores, shoot 23-23-24- 23 last night with my old Win 101.
     
  16. Johnny

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    Trapboy1957 , Yeah,a fool. I made a comment about selling the Seitz in another thread, he ignored that and only wanted to talk about BigDon in pink underwear.
     
  17. shannon391

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    I ain't tellin. :)
     
  18. BIGDON

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    Whoops must not have held your gun tight to your shoulder. An 86 crept in there, aw hell that ruined your 1 straight with the 91's.

    Don
     
  19. dds4horse

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    maybe they're metric 91's.
     
  20. trapshooteraa27aa

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    I think Dr Longblow held the gun too tightly against his noggin a few too many times. Hence the not so many 91 straights?
     
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