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LOST weight, missing targets?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bill Roberts, May 21, 2012.

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  1. Bill Roberts

    Bill Roberts Active Member

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    Need some advice.
    I've lost around 25 pounds in the last three months. I started shooting
    ATA again over the last three weeks. Gun seems to fit the same (maybe)
    lines up but misses the target. I'm not aiming and I'm keeping my head on the
    wood. The bird I'm missing the most is straight aways.
    I will try the pattern board this week.
    What do you think could be the problem?

    Thx Bill
     
  2. Harv Shell

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    Pattern board is the right answer Bill.
     
  3. maka

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    Been there! When I lost weight about the same as you, my face became thinner. I raised my comb to compensate for thinner cheeks. Worked for me. Good luck.
     
  4. minnship8

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    Are you dieting still? Some diets affect eyes, others affect coordination and strength.

    Chip Porter
     
  5. Twinbirds

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    lay off affects eye and hand coordination as well, strength could also be affected. ditto off chip
     
  6. magic

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    Ive lost 240 lbs in the last year. Yes 240! I'm shooting terrible. I have the gun patterning right. For me it is about muscle memory. I'm shooting in a new body and swing past everything. But it's getting better. And I feel better BTW. For me it has been back to basics.

    Jason Sheehy
     
  7. Border Bandit

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    Frank Hoppe did a nice article about it in his column in T&F ~ a year ago. It's worth your time to look it up for a re-read.

    best....mike
     
  8. Bill Roberts

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    Thx guys
    I feel good, eyes good. I'm seeing the target well, I feel like I'm right on
    the bird but it keeps flying. I did chip a few off the side of the target.

    I'll try to find the article in T&F. Thx
     
  9. hmb

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    Get on post 3 with the machine locked on straight aways. Shoot at the left edge of the bird and then at the right edge of the bird. The results should tell you what the problem is. HMB
     
  10. Ajax

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    Some people lose weight in certain spots. My face is the first to start thinning out when I lose weight. If I don't raise my comb my eyes are a little down behind the action and I peek. On the pattern board it looks good but on a target from number three,as HMB recommended, not so good. Phil Kiner(great instructor) helped me find the reason. It's really subtle and it can be as little as the pressure on your cheek.

    Good luck,

    Ajax
     
  11. Bill Roberts

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    Mike, I can't find that article by Hoppe?????
     
  12. MMcVitty

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    You may want to have someone video tape you. I lost 150 lbs in the last year and in all reality I am almost back to square one as a shooter. I've only been shooting for three years. Took two years to get okay as a shooter, but at the beginning of this year I have been all over the place score wise.

    Having someone video you could show you if your stance is different. With the weight I couldn't lean forward as far so I was shooting more upright. Now I can lean forward more and my back doesn't hurt me any more.

    The biggest problem that I have been having is in my face. Now that there is not any padding in my cheeks I was getting smacked pretty hard. I had started by lowering the comb only in the front, but that ended up being the WRONG move. Less fat, higher comb to compensate.

    Any weight loss is going to change your mechanics. Magic has it right. You have to go back to basics and relearn how your body is working. Congrats on the weight and good luck.
     
  13. MMcVitty

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    You may want to have someone video tape you. I lost 150 lbs in the last year and in all reality I am almost back to square one as a shooter. I've only been shooting for three years. Took two years to get okay as a shooter, but at the beginning of this year I have been all over the place score wise.

    Having someone video you could show you if your stance is different. With the weight I couldn't lean forward as far so I was shooting more upright. Now I can lean forward more and my back doesn't hurt me any more.

    The biggest problem that I have been having is in my face. Now that there is not any padding in my cheeks I was getting smacked pretty hard. I had started by lowering the comb only in the front, but that ended up being the WRONG move. Less fat, higher comb to compensate.

    Any weight loss is going to change your mechanics. Magic has it right. You have to go back to basics and relearn how your body is working. Congrats on the weight and good luck.
     
  14. MMcVitty

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    You may want to have someone video tape you. I lost 150 lbs in the last year and in all reality I am almost back to square one as a shooter. I've only been shooting for three years. Took two years to get okay as a shooter, but at the beginning of this year I have been all over the place score wise.

    Having someone video you could show you if your stance is different. With the weight I couldn't lean forward as far so I was shooting more upright. Now I can lean forward more and my back doesn't hurt me any more.

    The biggest problem that I have been having is in my face. Now that there is not any padding in my cheeks I was getting smacked pretty hard. I had started by lowering the comb only in the front, but that ended up being the WRONG move. Less fat, higher comb to compensate.

    Any weight loss is going to change your mechanics. Magic has it right. You have to go back to basics and relearn how your body is working. Congrats on the weight and good luck.
     
  15. MMcVitty

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    You may want to have someone video tape you. I lost 150 lbs in the last year and in all reality I am almost back to square one as a shooter. I've only been shooting for three years. Took two years to get okay as a shooter, but at the beginning of this year I have been all over the place score wise.

    Having someone video you could show you if your stance is different. With the weight I couldn't lean forward as far so I was shooting more upright. Now I can lean forward more and my back doesn't hurt me any more.

    The biggest problem that I have been having is in my face. Now that there is not any padding in my cheeks I was getting smacked pretty hard. I had started by lowering the comb only in the front, but that ended up being the WRONG move. Less fat, higher comb to compensate.

    Any weight loss is going to change your mechanics. Magic has it right. You have to go back to basics and relearn how your body is working. Congrats on the weight and good luck. - Mike
     
  16. MMcVitty

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    You may want to have someone video tape you. I lost 150 lbs in the last year and in all reality I am almost back to square one as a shooter. I've only been shooting for three years. Took two years to get okay as a shooter, but at the beginning of this year I have been all over the place score wise.
    Having someone video you could show you if your stance is different. With the weight I couldn't lean forward as far so I was shooting more upright. Now I can lean forward more and my back doesn't hurt me any more.
    The biggest problem that I have been having is in my face. Now that there is not any padding in my cheeks I was getting smacked pretty hard. I had started by lowering the comb only in the front, but that ended up being the WRONG move. Less fat, higher comb to compensate.
    Any weight loss is going to change your mechanics. Magic has it right. You have to go back to basics and relearn how your body is working. Congrats on the weight and good luck. - Mike
     
  17. MMcVitty

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    You may want to have someone video tape you. I lost 150 lbs in the last year and in all reality I am almost back to square one as a shooter. I've only been shooting for three years. Took two years to get okay as a shooter, but at the beginning of this year I have been all over the place score wise.

    Having someone video you could show you if your stance is different. With the weight I couldn't lean forward as far so I was shooting more upright. Now I can lean forward more and my back doesn't hurt me any more.

    The biggest problem that I have been having is in my face. Now that there is not any padding in my cheeks I was getting smacked pretty hard. I had started by lowering the comb only in the front, but that ended up being the WRONG move. Less fat, higher comb to compensate.

    Any weight loss is going to change your mechanics. Magic has it right. You have to go back to basics and relearn how your body is working. Congrats on the weight and good luck. - Mike
     
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    Not only move the comb up but sideways toward your face. Congrats on losing the weight. You're my hero.
     
  19. Bill Roberts

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    I had to, still loosing made a change in my eating habits.

    So to start I should move the comb up???

    Thx Bill
     
  20. miketmx

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    I have heard that stock pitch should change when you lose weight. Something else to consider and BTW congrats on your new lifestyle.
     
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