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hot line need for doubles shooter

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by romie, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I stunk up some doubles like really bad two days in a row.Little North wind not real bad but windy. I couldn't hit first birds then second birds then dutched a few pair. I could not ever get in the grove.. I know I panicked and kept trying something different on the first bird which seemed high. I'm lost. HOW DO YOU SHOOT HIGH BIRDS ON A WINDY DAY HELP. Depressing.
    Monty
     
  2. Scott Johnson

    Scott Johnson Well-Known Member

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    For starters I like to shoot a practice round of 50 birds if possible, gets you loosened up and gets all the kinks out. Doubles seem to get better as you shoot them more that day, YMMV. Scott
     
  3. Perazzi_MX8

    Perazzi_MX8 Well-Known Member

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    Doubles set way too high, are not going to get a good score for anybody. Next time have the targets set to throw legal targets.


    Suicide on the other hand is not funny. People who have have lost someone close to it, never find it humorous. I know you meant nothing by it, but it sounds bad.
     
  4. RLC323

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    High doubles targets are tough. The higher they are, the further apart they are between shots. If you shoot the first bird quick you have to go up higher and further to get to the second bird. If you hold high and wait out the first bird the second is getting further away each second.

    One key is to keep the gun moving, and with high birds that takes more upward movement than you may expect.

    Probably also in bad taste here but the wife (jokingly) threatened to put me on "watch" after Dale Earnhardt Sr. got killed.
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    One thing the high targets do is give you more time to shoot at targets that are going up and not down. Panic is your enemy (and you know this). Start the gun a bit higher than you might otherwise and concentrate on seeing and smoking that first bird then get to that other bird but don't panic - it will still be high in the sky. You won't need much lead but don't stop the gun and aim either. Don't worry about that second bird outrunning your 12 gauge because it can't. Use enough choke to smoke either target and shells that are light enough that you can shoot them all day.

    Now here is the key thing about doubles and trap in general - mastery only comes with alot of practice. You can't expect to be a big dog right out of the gate, it takes alot of work and time. Also, practice shooting in nasty weather because conditions are rarely ideal on game day.
     
  6. trapwife

    trapwife Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Hate to disagree with those trying to help, but holding higher on high targets works against you, according to Leo. His belief is that when targets are high you need as much upward momentum as possible, you can't do that by holding higher and moving less. Just his opinion.....
     
  7. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Frank Little gave me a bit of advice many years ago....First, you shoot the first target, and then you shoot the second one. Works every time if you do it right.

    He tried to demonstrate his theory for me but it just didn't soak in, I guess.

    Big Jack
     
  8. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Trapwife and Leo are correct, move up w/first target and then go ver to the 2nd target it most likely will be curling off in the direction of the wind
    it takes a dedicated move to break it too.


    Gary Bryant
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  9. romie

    romie Active Member

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    thanks for all
    I can confirm that holding a higher gun will not work.I had about 200 confirmations in two days. First shoot of the year and I think I just panicked when I missed two in a row and should have done what I have been doing all along.I went from a 91 average to an 81 in two days. Bad weekend! But there is tomorrow.... !

    Stupid
     
  10. Ray Collins

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    Try the above link; it works for me...



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  11. romie

    romie Active Member

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    good link
     
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