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I CURED MY FLINCHING PROBLEM!!!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Apr 10, 2009.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    a few months ago i purchased a remington 870 tb. i started flinching big time. i ended up getting a release trigger and that solved the problem. i did not give the release trigger enough time to get use to it, but i just did not like releasing a trigger. one day, i measured the distance from my pistol gripp to the trigger on my bps trap gun, and the rem 870. the 870 distance was longer than the bps. when shooting the bps i would flinch maybe 1 time in 500 targets. with the 870 i was flinching 12 to 15 times per every 25 targets. i built an extension for the 870 with velcro and covered it with black tape, to make the distance from the pistol gripp to the trigger less. it really felt good, instead of pulling the trigger with the tip of my finger, i now pull the trigger with the first didgit of my shooting finger. i have now gone over 2,000 targets without a flinch. if anyone is having a flinching problem, possibly consider the samething that i did. down the line, who knows, what will happen? but for now i am starting to shoot respectable scores again, and hopefully i can finally get off the 20 yard line this year.
    steve balistreri
     
  2. Recoil Problems

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    I would really like more comments on flinching. I am 62 and it has really
    hit me lately . Recently I broke 25 on one trap and 20 and 17 on the next two.
    I have read all kinds of suggestions but have not found the answer for me yet.
    I tried but don't like release triggers either.
     
  3. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    bryn- i know exactly what you mean. i can not tell you how my scores would flutuate up and down. since i made the adjustment as per my previous comments, i feel like i am shooting again like 25 years ago. hopefully it will last. i guess i should just enjoy being able to still shoot, but i have always been very competitive in every sport i played, and it is nice to finally shoot a good score.
    steve balistreri
     
  4. Shooting Coach

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    Sports hypnosis is the cheapest long term solution to this problem.

    I can now use loads that feel like I am shooting on a sunburn without flinching. Before the hypnosis, I would flinch with a 410!

    With this said, I still like a release trigger for American Skeet and ATA chores. It seems a more natural way to shoot these sports. YMMV
     
  5. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    Steve,

    I hate to be the Devil's advocate, let me know when this fails ( shooting release for so long I can't remember exactly when I started). I do hope it works.

    Charlie
     
  6. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Steve. Get the trigger blade exactly into the first joint. Then it is gon forever.
     
  7. Recoil Problems

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    Is there a sports hypnosis product on the market ??? jbm
     
  8. Bruce Em

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    Lighter loads also help.

    A little preload on the trigger (when pointing safely) works well.

    I set the extended finger joint on the trigger and then grasp the stock.

    I also pull the trigger IN PARALLEL with seeing the bird. It is like squirting it with a hose. The shot happens when it happens and so there is no link between a conscious trigger pull and a resulting flinch. The shot is a continuum, not an instant.

    I you know when it will fire, or make it fire, you will flinch, even with a 22 or airgun.

    try it!

    regards
     
  9. Tom @ Athens

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    In one of his books Don Zutz has a chapter on flinching. His research showed that flinching was caused by a breakdown of impulses between nuro-transmitters. The electrical impules are carried on a fluid that looses it conductibility after heavy use. There are supplements you can take to rebuild this fluid. Don's book explains what you can do. I have two friends who used this program to cure their flinching. I think the book's title is SHOTGUNNING:TRENDS IN TRANSITIONS.
    Tom
     
  10. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Tom- that is interesting. i have never heard this before.
    steve
     
  11. senior smoke

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    dick-glad this worked for you. just got back today from the gun club. shot 1 round of 16yd practice. no flinches, also i ran a 25. last time i ran a 25, the braves were still playing here in milwaukee.
    steve balistreri
     
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