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I am guessing this about P O Impact

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by romie, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. romie

    romie Active Member

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    The faster you shoot the higher the POI. Seems that is the way it is working for me
    Monty
     
  2. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Dang, I guess I learn something new here everyday.

    Hauxfan!
     
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    maybe when you shoot quickly your not keeping your head down on the stock. This would make it seem like a higher poi. Bill
     
  4. hmb

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    Is that with factory shells or reloads? HMB
     
  5. wayneo

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    Muzzle rise with a Thompson .45 auto does change POA. POI is the same. Can't stop laughing right now.

    Wayne
     
  6. hmb

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    Wayne,

    Do you think the gravitational pull of the Moon also has an affect on POI. HMB
     
  7. Jawhawker

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    Using 7 1/2's or 8's?
     
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    Give the guy a break. Sounds like a dumb thing to say, but I understand what he's experiencing.

    If a trapshooter, in an attempt to shoot more quickly, swings the gun faster this can indeed move his POI because a fast swing "has the lead built in" as old-timers used to say. What's happening is that by the time his brain tells him to pull the trigger and his finger actually does so, the muzzle has travelled farther than it used to when he was shooting more slowly. This causes the shot charge to APPARENTLY move farther in whatever direction he was headed. It is important to grasp the reason I use the word "APPARENTLY." From a strict physics standpoint, the gun does not know how fast he shoots, nor does it care. But to the shooter himself, the shot charge definitely arrives at a different spot for a given distance than where it arrived previously with a slower muzzle speed.

    It's a brain & finger thing, not a gun thing. Make sense?

    -Gary
     
  9. Shooter R

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    Despit the chuckling... When you said "seems that is the way it is working for me", in my opinion, that's all that matters. It's called inertia. As long as you can do it in a controlled manner on all the angles, good for you.

    Don't be discourged from posting here, a lot of us like to hear observations from both new and experienced shooters. Good Luck!
     
  10. racer

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    Yes- faster or slower gun movement, higher or lower POI settings.

    HMB- the gravitational pull is only a theory, but I have tin foil under my shooting cap just in case...... Dan
     
  11. romie

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    OK it is raining and I can't hunt so I have to ask some stupid questions. Maybe I should have worded it better. Gary has it correct I mean it is common sence you have to have a higher POI or lead the faster you shoot.
    Maybe I need to clean the house
    Monty
     
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    Are you talking about the height of your pattern in relation to the bead? this is your point of impact. Lead is how far your bead is in front of your target.???Bill
     
  13. romie

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    Yes height of my pattern above my bead is what I am referring to.I think I am saying lead thinking a rising target especially doubles.
     
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