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FACE POSITION ON STOCK

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by butcher, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. butcher

    butcher Member

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    Where do most of you shooters place your cheek in relation to your thumb on the comb of your stock? About an inch from your thumb, shorter or longer?
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I put my cheek way forward, close to my thumb. I feel more into the gun than on the gun.

    Here's some pictures from the 2008 Olympics, most of them "crawl" forward on the stock, no straight neck/head up (and no elbow up either).


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  3. phirel

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    I mount my gun differently than does Steve. I try to stand normally, look at the house and bring the gun up to my face. I do not bring my head down to the gun. My elbow is also up, unless I forget. My nose ends up around 1 inch from my thumb but I don't think this distance between the thumb and nose is critical.

    Also, I am not on the Olympic Team but I do shoot some ATA trap.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. kgun_shooter

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    I notice that most everything is more pronounced in Olympic trap. The shooters lean more forward, head crawled way up on the stock, elbow way down, etc. Does this mean that it should also apply to ATA trap? Probably not! The rule of thumb I use is that if I'm shooting ATA trap do as the big dogs do and if I shoot Olympic trap do as the big dogs do. In other words they are two different games and should be treated as such.
     
  5. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind that Olympic trapshooting requires the ability to move the gun from very low to very high very quickly. You could hardly stand straight up and do that. In American trap, many shooters hold a high gun and there is very little vertical movement.
     
  6. JBrooks

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    You will note that it looks very hard to roll your head back and change your POI if you are into the gun.
     
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