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Losing birds in skyline

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Jul 2, 2011.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    I'm having a huge problem of losing birds when they transition from a tree lined background to above the tree line and into the sky. I will consistently do 5-8% worse when shooting against a background like this. Any advice on anything I can do to cure this problem, other than not shooting at clubs that have this type of background?
     
  2. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps different color lenses in your glasses might help?


    Eric
     
  3. 20yard

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    i have same problem, usually flinch as bird transitions to sky. I do use dark lenses but the change is causes me to momentarily lose the target and if I'm trying to pull the trigger get the flinch. The only counter-measure I've found effective is to shoot earlier, when I can get the shot before the transition point in the background no flinch, of course means you gotta get on the bird quicker.
     
  4. Rich219

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    I noticed the flinch today too. I was on station 4 or 5 and had a hard right. As soon as I lost the bird in the sky my body jerked I jumped way too far in front of the bird resulting in a miss. I think I'm going to have to switch to some dark lenses.
     
  5. Gapper

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    Most guys have the same problem. I use the lightest tint lenses under such conditions. GAP
     
  6. windyflat

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    I was using a polarized bronze lens against the same type background without much luck. Switched to my v-lites (light purple) and my scores went up.

    Tom
     
  7. 635 G

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    I had the exact same problem yesterday, was using a light vermillion (Desert Glow) most of the places I shot at throw Orange Dome style targets--the place I shot at yesterday threw all orange targets & when they reached into the sky I had no leading edge to see. My scores reflected it. Its near the end of the season in the south & my average for this year was set long ago.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  8. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    These usually help.
     
  9. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    Shoot'em a little faster (before they get to the tree line) ... No need to Thank me, always willing to help ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  10. Tripod

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    Me too! I just shoot where I think they should be and I get most of them. Fortunately where I shoot registered I do not have that problem.
     
  11. 635 G

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    I've made the recomendation to use dome or NY style targets. Another club in the area went to dome & the targets are now much better.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  12. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    The NY Target is a bit easier for me to pickup but the last two times I've had this problem both clubs have been throwing all orange targets.
     
  13. Fritzboy

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    N.Y. targets are the answer. New Jersey refuses to throw them and they need them.
     
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