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Doubles - Second Bird

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by FNG, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. FNG

    FNG Member

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    Maybe I'm making too fine a point here, but I have a question regarding the shot at the second bird in doubles. I've watched a couple instructional videos and it appears they show the same thing I've found myself doing. That is; after shooting the first bird and moving eyes first to find the second bird, moving the gun to a point in front of the bird and firing (ie. stopping the gun); as opposed to swinging through the bird and firing as I pass the bird (ie. consciously keeping the gun moving), as I would on a hard right from post 4 or 5 in handicap. Any thoughts from you top doubles shooters appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Try letting your subconscious mind do the calculations. It does a much better job than ones conscious mind. HMB
     
  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Quit looking at the gun. It's all about "Hand & Eye" coordination and if you know the gun is in front of the bird, that means you're looking at the gun and not the bird. I am a prime example of doing this. I break many more targets when I just lock my eyes on the bird and quit worrying about where my barrel is.

    Curt
     
  4. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    FNG, I have a frame-by-frame VCR and I saw what you did on a well-known video too. A move, a dead stop, a shot. It seems to be a pretty popular way to shot doubles, at least when you are a student, but I don't know if it's "right."

    Neil
     
  5. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    All I do is look at the second bird and my gun goes off. I don't know if my gun keeps moving or it stops. All I see is the bird. I do have a problem with my head moving from where I want it to stay.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    Pat, He said "you top doubles shooters" :)

    Shoot well and have fun.....Rickyd
     
  7. magnumshot

    magnumshot Active Member

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    I'm no top dpubles shooter, but I spot shoot the first bird fast and race to the second bird to get it while still rising, or at it's peak, but that's just me. I'm a two eyed shooter, and my eyes ar on the bird before my gun is there. If I'm not on, I have time to adjust and shoot low if necessary. I've watched other successful shooters shoot a dropping bird almost to the ground on the second shot.
     
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