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Flinch with Only One Gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ontario Chris, Dec 13, 2012.

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  1. Ontario Chris

    Ontario Chris Member

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    I have a problem with the occasional flinch while shooting my Browning XT. It occurs about one time each round of 25. When shooting other guns, there is no such problem. My scores have been consistently high with the XT, so it is my favorite. Any ideas on what might be causing the flinch or how to fix it?

    Chris
     
  2. grntitan

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    (1)Gun doesn't fit you as we'll as the others.<br>
    (2)Gun has more recoil than the others.<br>
    (3) Trigger pull is different than the others.<br>
    (4) Gun has a different sighting plane than the others resulting in you not seeing the bird as well.

    Could be any or all of the above. Or none of the above.
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    "My scores have been consistently high with the XT, so it is my favorite."

    Something has changed to prevent the consistency. I'd highly suspect something changing in the trigger mechanism not giving you the same sear release all the time? Worn springs, worn sears, worn pins all can give you a different sear release at times. The longer it's used as is, the worse it gets.

    Hap
     
  4. Dickgshot

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    "occasion flinch" is how it's starts. To attribute it to something in that
    particular gun is a mistake. You've got a flinch, buddy, and it's not the gun -it's you! One flinch in 25 targets is a major flinch. It may be that your high expectations with the XT is creating the mental pressure, and that mental pressure causes the doubt, and the doubt causes you to hesitate on the shot -and that is a flinch.

    What you should do is shoot the gun that is not your favorite, but that
    you don't flinch with now. My guess is that you will eventually have the
    same problem with that gun, and then you will realize that you've got to
    deal with the problem. More than likely, you're headed for "Releaseville."
     
  5. Stl Flyn

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    Psychologist!
     
  6. hmb

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    Can you give more details about your flinch? HMB
     
  7. Ontario Chris

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    It started with this gun. Mostly happens on 1/4 angles off stations 2, 3, 4, not on the hard angles. Call for the target, track the target, the gun dips, usually I can keep from pulling the trigger, sometimes I pull it.
     
  8. oletymer

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    Simple answer is a new Kreighoff or Perazzi,
     
  9. Joe Potosky

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    Not seeing the target where you expect to see it and the brain muscle won't let you pull the trigger.

    Move your hold point slightly for those stations and see what happens. Changes are always in inches, not feet.
     
  10. likes-to-shoot

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    After watching other peoples birds do you sometimes expect a certain angle and it isn't what you expected? Are you sure your ready when you call for the bird? Is it a first bird at the post your shooting?
     
  11. Desert Hiker

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    Flinch could be caused by anticipating the direction of the clay, for example on stand #1 anticipate the clay going to the left and it goes straight or slightly to the right...,I've done this before occasionally and I have a gaggle of drs. I visit semi-anually to anually including GP, gastro, heart, lung and they tell me I'm good shape for my age...Try not to anticipate...If the flinch get's worse or happens away from the range then you need to visit a doctor...
    Good luck...Ron
     
  12. ramorton

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    oletymer,

    I tried what you suggest but went to a Ljutic.
     
  13. Grumpy Bear

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    It's all about Gun Fit and Recoil !!
     
  14. Chango2

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    I betcha Hap, in posting above, is correct. Get the XT to a gunsmith.
     
  15. Dickgshot

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    Hap and Chango2 both give good advice. Get the XT to a gunsmith..

    ..to put in a double release trigger!
     
  16. Johnny

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    Does this happen with targets moving only one direction, to the left or right? Or can it happen when the target is moving either direction?
     
  17. likes-to-shoot

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    Any direction......It comes from surprise of the unexpected and a person has a tendency to jump at the target....Its like calling for a bird when your not ready.

    This is only a possible cause. The first thing is to make sure your gun fits and you are following the same basic procedures. In other words start from the beginning and work from there.
     
  18. Bernie K

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    Things will be better after Dec. 21st. The strong pull of the Myan date coupled with the pull of Mars in reto with Mingus is giving you a bad carma. Get a good nights sleep tonight and a big Hot Turkey sandwich tomorrow at the club and you will shoot fine after Dec. 21st.
     
  19. Ontario Chris

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    Hello Barney,


    You are probably right, a nice turkey sandwich at the club tomorrow will fix me up...maybe not with the flinch, but everything else will be good!

    Chris
     
  20. Hap MecTweaks

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    Chris, are you aware eating turkey makes one or all drowsey? :) Good way to beat the competition, where's the beef? LOL

    Hap
     
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