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High Shooting Gun and Your Average

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MikeInNPR, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. MikeInNPR

    MikeInNPR Member

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    As a regular at the Silver Dollar I have the pleasure to browse thru some of the latest and greatest guns in the Trap game. That being said, I see quite a few of the top shooters shooting guns with 80-100, even higher POI guns. I tried shooting a gun the other day that was nearly 100% high and of course I missed a few. But all in all, how have some of you faired by making a switch to a higher POI gun. How long did it take you and how did you averages look before the switch vs after.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. dimapower

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    Only been shooting since July of 09, so take this data FWIW. Shot 70/30 initially - performed well from the 16, struggled at handicap. Moved to a 100/0 pattern in November. While I struggled for a couple of weeks, my avg has since improved by 2ish/round. While this may just be improvement due to time/experience, the real noticeable improvement is at handicap distances (e.g., ran them from the 27 last Friday).
     
  3. KRK32

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    For me its not how high it shoots its a matter of if it shoots where you look everytime my friends try my gun they say it shoots higher than a kite. I dont realize it because it shoots where i look. Kirk
     
  4. Newfoundlander

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    My gun shoots 3 inches high on the pattern board , at 13 yds.

    Does anyone know what % this will reflect to at 35-40 yds...

    All I know is that I am struggleing at keeping the barrel low enough for clean breaks...

    This has happened since I packed on 50 pounds , as I used to have no problem in smoke before that..

    My comb is as low as it will go without shaving off wood..

    Thoughts would be appreciated..

    Robert

    ( Newfoundlander )
     
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    pheasantmaster Well-Known Member

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    Newfoundlander, since you stated, my stock is as low as it will go. Send the stock to an adjustable comb installer and simply have them take put a cut on the underside to remove wood so it will sit lower. Or shave some wood. But, don't fight it.....
     
  7. dverna

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    For me, there was a learning curve. but I cannot allocate how much was due from the change to a high rib vs the higher POI I also seemed to "need".

    2008 average - K-80 Standard (shootng 65% high) 94.7

    K-80 TS purchased fall of 2008 - Horrible scores for first 4 months. But then it "clicked".

    2009 average - K-80 TS (shooting 90% high) 95.7

    Last 1200 registerd K-80 TS (shooting 90% high) 97.2

    I will continue to shoot with the setup I have. YMMV

    Don Verna
     
  8. widomaker

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    Newfoundlander:

    I lived in Argentia for 4 years how do you shoot in that wind ?
     
  9. bigben

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    Many of the accomplished shooters shoot high impacting guns up to 160% [24inches] and higher BUT one of the differences is that the average shooter moves his gun markedly UP before the target even appears , he moves on call, not when the target gets above the barrel. Next tome you shoot practice, have the puller not give you a target on your call, most of you will be amazed that the barrel moves up at least 6 inches and the target has not come out yet! This along with visually locking on a target quicker is another reason why the accomplished shooter needs the highrt inpacts. incinerate em!
     
  10. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I guess that I have shot at too many targets with my flat shooting 80/20 POI to change anything now. Every time I raised the comb to get a higher POI my scores would go into the tank. Old Dog New Tricks type of problem.
     
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