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For doubles shooters that miss the second shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xringjim, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. xringjim

    xringjim TS Member

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    So here's what I did to correct the problem. Like many here I was having trouble figuring out why I missed the second bird. Stopping the gun? No. Over, behind or under? Who the heck knows? What I did today was to lean into or towards the trap more. Kinda an exaggeration of my normal stance. It all came together. Even though I use a one ounce load on the first bird I was still getting kicked back into an awkward position for the second shot. By really pushing myself into more of a lean the problem disappeared. Simple. Low 40's went to high 40's in one round. I easily picked up 5 birds by doing this. Jim
     
  2. warren

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    I crossfire, terrible problem especially in doubles. When I move the gun toward the second target my left eye tries to take over, very pronounced.

    warren
     
  3. plaw

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    warren, have you tried tape on your left lense,it helps some shooters..
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Warren,

    Shoot the left bird first and the problem might just go away. HMB
     
  5. blade819

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    When you swing the gun for the second bird, make sure your cheek on the comb swings with it.

    blade819
     
  6. warren

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    Thanks I'll try all of them. At least I know what the problem is for a very long time I didn't. I went to a Kiner Clinic and he showed me what I was doing, I do wear a patch over my left eye in the evening which seems to help but I don't think there is any positive solution except practice.

    warren
     
  7. xringjim

    xringjim TS Member

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    Here's an idea. If you can, adjust the comb on your gun over to one side just a notch. This way you can still have the same feel of your gun, but would then be shooting just a little 'crooked' thus making up the left eye dominance. And since when shooting the first bird the 'crookedness' of the comb really wouldn't be much of a problem since you're at the 16 yard line. I imagine this comb correction would be away from your cheek, towards the right side of the gun as you look down the barrel.
     
  8. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Warren,

    If the patch over your left eye is BIG enuf', it CAN'T take over.

    John C. Saubak
     
  9. Old Cowboy

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    Jim,

    Adjusting the comb to purposely make the gun shoot to the right doesn't sound like a very good idea??............at all
     
  10. warren

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    I tried shooting with the patch but it was awfull even tape on my glasses screws me up I think it'l strikley mind control. It took me years to get into the habit I suppose it'll take years to get over it'

    warren
     
  11. 391 shooter

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    Keepng your head on the gun after first shot and moving as soon as you fire the first shot in a slight U shape pattern and hit second target. Practice this and over time your body will remember and your muscels will remember.

    Shooting post 3 or 4 in a full squad helps as it will give you a sight line for your hold point to allow the fastest possible shot on the first target.

    This was what helped me after taking a lesson from Shaun Holley.
     
  12. billn

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    LEFT EYED

    I had the same problem with left eye taking over, I went to an eye doctor and he geve ma a prescription for glasses which turned out to be 20-15 , it cured my problems. I used patches and sight with the rail, help some, but still was left eye.

    good luck.
     
  13. APrice

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    I missed a bunch of second birds by overleading. If you have a good fast swing, just shoot right at it. The swing gives you a built-in lead. Works for me.
     
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