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How do you guys know when its your turn

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 9point3, May 14, 2012.

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  1. 9point3

    9point3 Well-Known Member

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    I was shooting on a squad on Sunday and 3 of the 4 shooters seemed to have the same sound when they called for the bird. Luckily the guy right before me had an odd voice and it was a great cue on when it was my turn, 1/2 way through the 100 he changed his call and sounded just like the other 4 shooters and I had to turn a bit to be sure he had just shot,

    How do you guy know when its your turn? do you count shots? do you watch? do you listen?

    Just wondering?
     
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    It is even more difficult as a left hander because you usually have your back turned to the rest of the squad. I put a name to each of the calls and follow them that way.
     
  4. mixer

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    When the gun to your left goes bang then it's your turn. This is not rocket science.

    Eric
     
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    At my age, they say "Your turn, Pops!". LOL
     
  6. Tech Writer Jeff

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    Wolfram said:

    "It is even more difficult as a left hander because you usually have your back turned to the rest of the squad..."

    Huh? I agree with that when the left-hander is on Post 1, but not when he's on Posts 2 through 5. On Posts 2 through 5, it seems to me that a left-hander is actually closer to facing the shooters to his left, rather than having his back turned to them.
     
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    Count. 1-2-3-4-bang

    Post one, very important to count carefully or peek...
     
  8. Unknown1

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    Why should anybody care one bit if you turn your head occasionally to see who's shooting so you know when you're up!

    Keller
     
  9. BigM-Perazzi

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    Nobody cares, for some, we like to stay focused "out there".
     
  10. ljutic73

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    Count and pay attention....
     
  11. wolfram

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    Well Tech Jeff if it was as simple as wait until the guy to your left shoots then close your gun and get ready then no you wouldn't need to pay attention too much. But the squads I shoot on move pretty quick so you need to have the squad rythm down and stay in step. Cranking your neck around to get a look down the line generally results in loosing or slightly changing you shooting position. Really better if you keep track of the voices and keep your eyes forward looking at the targets.
     
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    I mostly watch but as above when I hear the shot at my left. Ross Puls
     
  13. Tracy Boy

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    I shoot left handed and like to startt on post 1 (if possible)for this very reason. I count for that station, then watch the shooter to my left. Like to get that post out of the way first and don't seem to have a real tough time with the left angles.
     
  14. Tech Writer Jeff

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    Wolfram said:

    "Well Tech Jeff if it was as simple as wait until the guy to your left shoots then close your gun and get ready then no you wouldn't need to pay attention too much".

    Are you confusing me with the answer from "mixer"? I never said anything about waiting until the guy to your left shoots (although I hope you agree that's sorta a universal truth. I must agree with mixer that it ain't rocket science).

    Regardless, please re-read MY post. I'm the guy who disagreed with your assertion that "it's more difficult for a left-handed shooter" because he "has his back to the rest of the squad". Sure, a left-hander has his back to the shooters on his RIGHT, but they're not involved in determining when its your turn. To know when it's your turn, you only need to know when the guy to your immediate left shoots (as mixer said). Seems to me a left-hander is practically facing the shooter to his left (except when he's on Post 1 as I said). So Wolfram, at your club, the squad members shoot in left-to-right sequence like everywhere else in the world, correct?
     
  15. klf

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    Wait a minute. You payed your entry fee. Take a reasonable amount of time and shoot when it's your turn. If they don't like your pace then let out a big ole "Hey y'all, watch this, " each time before you shoot. they will forget all about your pace.
     
  16. Stl Flyn

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    When the others on the line are looking at you, and the trapper is angrily yelling your post number.
     
  17. Joe Potosky

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    RE: When the others on the line are looking at you

    Done that a few times...
     
  18. Dickgshot

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    When I'm on post one the guy on my left is the shooter on post 5 of the next squad down. I shoot after him?
     
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    .....If you are shooting Caps and the guy on your left is a yard behind you It is harder to know when he shoots. I do not put a blinder on my left eye for that reason. The blinder on my right keeps me from being disturbed by that shooter moving while I mount and shoot....SMOKIT
     
  20. dtate10

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    My dad always told me..

    Just shut up and shoot.
     
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