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Elbow up, neck straight, gun mounting question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Steve W, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    For many years I've heard people teaching new trap shooters to:

    1) Rise your elbow to let the stock fit in your shoulder pocket.

    2) Get a high comb/rib gun so you can shoot with neck straight up.

    But by watching many Olympic shooting events, I don't see anyone doing these.

    Here's the 2012 London Olympics gold medalist Vincent Hancock shooting with his gun: a) Low elbow, b) Stock low on the shoulder, c) Cheek forward "crawl" on the comb.


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    And so are these shooters from the 2008 Olympics:


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    What's your comment on this gun mount question? Thanks.
     
  2. GW22

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    To each his own. Whatever works for you.

    -Gary
     
  3. OldGoat

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    Yea, sure, but they are shooting "soft" targets which are easily broken by light "weenie" loads. ;o) Ed
     
  4. EuroJoe

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    you can't throw a "soft" target as hard and far (70+meters) as these guys shoot.Those LaPorte targets are hard as rocks.
     
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  5. GW22

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    Click the link for some examples of gun mounts over the past 100+ years.

    -Gary
     
  6. Gapper

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    Different game, they stay locked in for the follow-up shot.

    Also, Hancock is a skeet guy.
     
  7. Rich219

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    The high elbow has never made any sense to me and is extremely uncomfortable to shoot in that position.
     
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    Rich210: I'm with you on this one, if you need to- "twist"- the recoil pad to get the fit--feel you need-want. Ross Puls
     
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