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High Gun Hold Points

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by turbobike, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. turbobike

    turbobike Member

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    Where do you high gun, two eyed shooters hold the gun on certain stations, where are you looking...I'm ok on station 3,4,5...my left picks up the bird up and I smoke the target. It station 1 and 2 that I'm uncertain about....
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    This is my LH rendition of Harlan Campbell. He only speaks for himself tho.
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  3. tanda1

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    Take a look at the Gun Holds and Eye Focus pdf on Whiz White's site. Hit the link above.
     
  4. mike campbell

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    I've never seen Harlan Campbell's nor MIA's chart before, but that arc in the points is almost exactly what I do. I find if I creep up on 1 & 5 it puts most of my (very few....:) misses on hard angles a tad high and outside.

    I do hold even closer to the corners, though. The issue for me is, "do I hold outside so I can catch a hard andgle faster," or "do I hold closer to center so as not to overswing the near straightaways." I'ts a compromise, but the surprise straightaway is more of a challenge for me than the hard angles.

    It also keeps me from rolling my shoulder on hard rights....
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  5. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    A high hold point has been working real well for me in the last couple of years. the urge to rush the shot and shoot over the bird is the only related problem that I have had with it. Wait until you clearly see the bird before gun movement. I look at the birds, pre-squad before I decide how high to hold.Some days the wind. or trap adjustment dictates the hold height. I just try to find a spot where gun movement is at a minimum without holding to high to track the bird. jmho Bill Wheeler
     
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  6. bigben

    bigben Active Member

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    Great question! try holding over post 2 when shooting post 1, hold over 1 1/2 or post 2 shooting post 2 gives you gun speed, and that[s a good thing! incinerate em!
     
  7. BDodd

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    Never saw Whiz's page before but that info is just about as close as possible for my R. handed hold points.......breakemall
     
  8. whiz white

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    Bob: Where have you been ... sipping too much of that lager?! LOL

    Hey, Happy New Year to you and the wife.

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    ++++I was always told to hold your focus centered over the bead. I notice that the Rem hold points don't do that. Is that not a problem?.......SMOKIT
     
  10. turbobike

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    Those Damn Rolling shoulders do me in every time....I'm having my barrel ported to compensate for my shoulder issue. The data feed-back from the strain gauge and accelerometer has identified the correct amount of porting off-set required. You would be amazed at the compensation forced generated!
     
  11. dkarre

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    Im starting to hold a higher gun in singles and it seems to be helping me quite a bit but when I go to shoot handicaps from the 25 I drop my hold point down and I feel like im "stabbing" at the targets. If I raise my hold point Im shooting over the top... my question is what do you guys do for long yardage handicaps when it comes to hold points?
     
  12. mkstephen

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    Hold the same as 16yd. Don't move your gun when the target first appears. Wait until the target gets over your rib then move to the target.


    Michael Stephenson


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  13. hmb

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    Learn how to read the trap, it makes shooting those straight aways alot easier. HMB
     
  14. Libra1310

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    I was going to ask the same question. That link is great. I am new to 2 eye shooting and have tons of trouble on 1&2 myself.

    Chris
     
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