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HIGH GUN SHOOTERS

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by coffee, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. coffee

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    When taking a TARGET at a greater distance and may be on decent, I assume this is when the SHOOTER has to adjust to holding under the TARGET.
     
  2. chiefjon

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    If we accept that Trap Shotguns are made to shoot high, in order to shoot a rising target, you must hold under the target at all times. If you are shooting a gun that has been set up to shoot basically flat, then you would probably hold on the target and therefore, if the target is on the decline, hold under the target. Obviously, a trap gun would have to be held farther under the declining target to hit it.

    Learning where to hold the gun vis-a-vis the bead bird relationship, is part of learning how to be sucessful with your gun. I strongly recommend post 3 with targets set on straightaway. Practicing how to get under a declining bird is much harder, IMHO, than learning to shoot a bit quicker and get the rising bird.

    JON
     
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    Chiefjon.....Where do you suppose anyone decides when and where to change there settings for shooting from LOW to HIGH or anywhere in between? Obviously everyone can adapt. Thanks .....COFFEE
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    coffee, the "how to" set-up varies for each shooter. How its best determined is where you normally attack or shoot at a clay. (Personal timing for you to acquire a visual lock on the clay and make the clay/bead/barrel relationship) Some shoot it right out of the trap. Those shooters will usually have a higher impacting shotgun depending on their vertical move. Those following the clay a bit farther will require less. Shooters shooting the clay at it's peak will do better with pattern only a few inches high, say 4 to 5 inches high at that distance. Patterning at the distances you shoot is important for starters. Once that point is determined, lock the trap for straights and shoot clays. This allows you to fine tune the POI thats best suited for you and your timing to a target. Good medicine no matter how fast or slow a shooter may be. Hap
     
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