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Horizonal Move First

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by brett44, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. brett44

    brett44 Member

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    Just curious, does anyone first move horizonally and then vertically to the target. Similar to to making a U move on the second bird of doubles except shooting singles and handicap the same way.
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

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    No. because you cannot make an accurate vertical move on an angle target.
     
  3. bluedsteel

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    Moving laterally or horizontally before moving the gun vertically seems to work better for me (after a fair amount of practice) than what I was doing before, especially at handicap and doubles. You have to learn to "intercept" the break point with your vertical move, otherwise, as Big-M stated, you will indeed miss the angling clays.

    If I move directly to the target, instead of horizontally first, I tend to shoot below and behind the bird.

    I shoot the second shot in doubles the same way. If I don't, I "loop" the gun and try to hit the second clay with the barrels moving slighly downward, almost an upside down "U" (but not quite). This doesn't work too well.

    This is a recent adjustment I have made. I will see how it works.

    YMMV.

    bluedsteel
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Yes Dennis, I have.

    He also shoots what, 34" above barrel poi?

    Not to mention what, a million or so registered targets?

    Let's narrow this down to the "average" Trapshooter, shall we?

    Kinda like saying always take the right bird first because Sean does....
     
  5. mad_dawg

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    first read on the target is left, right or center....you know it's going up and at what speed if set properly. First things first...left or right, then move to target line. If you move vertically first you stand a chance of moving over the target and moving in a arc to target. Of course, the barrel should never get over the target. Going to the bird directly means chasing the bird. Always different schools of thought and old school v. new school.
     
  6. Jawhawker

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    Why complicate life?
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

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    There ya go!
     
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