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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tracyhunter, May 16, 2012.

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  1. tracyhunter

    tracyhunter Member

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    Any two eyed shooters hold on top of the house.I get a better look at the target holding on the top.If i hold a high gun i have a problem picking up the target.buy the time i pick it up it is way out there.
     
  2. pigkiller

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    I hold about a foot above the house. I tried a higher hold for awhile, but went back to the lower hold because I was not picking up the target as well. I do, however, wait for the target to clear the barrel--that is, when I'm not poking at it out of anticipation.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Dan Bonilla's said, "If the target comes from down below, why would you look for it up there"...
     
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    Are the HOLD point and the LOOK point supposed to be the same? If so, I've got some retraining to do. I've been holding higher than I'm looking.

    Larry
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Larry, that works for some people. looking through the barrel to see the bird come out of the house...
     
  6. dead on 4

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    Hold points are subjective, what works for one won't for another. I shoot with one eye taped so I hold a low sometimes a very low hold point so I can see the target without it being blocked by my barrel or looking across my nose. Some hold high and look down either side of their barrel, this is where an un-gun has an advantange as they have a less restrictive view; the down side with a higher hold, is if you get a target pushed flat, its hard push down to meet the target.

    In the recent Kiner clinic I attened, Phil made it a point regarding hold points saying you need to adjust them based on condidtions: lighting, wind, flight, background, where you see the target best and so on. His number one point was look, look!! Look! for that target.

    The other interesting thing Phil said, the lower hold point is the shortest route to the target.

    Surfer
     
  7. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    I hold about 1/2 way from the edge of the trap house to the ground on post 1 and then keep that elevation all the way across. I used to hold higher but after Britt Robinson told me where to hold it. I followed his instructions...it worked...
     
  8. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I have photos on this on my website.

    You can download and print them.

    Whiz
     
  9. StansCustoms

    StansCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Once you learn to look thru the barell...nothing else compares imho. There is very little movement of the gun...and smoke.
     
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