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Missing straight away

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dotis, Jan 28, 2010.

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  1. dotis

    dotis TS Member

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    I am shooting a BT99 and doing pretty good, 22-23 consistent, but for some reason the ones I am missing are straight away birds. Any advise?
     
  2. dotis

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    I am shooting a BT99 and doing pretty good, 22-23 consistent, but for some reason the ones I am missing are straight away birds. Any advise?
     
  3. warren

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    I know what you mean and the reason I miss them is that I stop moving the gun when I pull the trigger and don't follow thru, knowing that and correcting it are two different things.

    warren
     
  4. Lobo

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    I have the same problem. Must be a gremlin in 99s. Love my old 1971 99 anyway. Will try to work a little harder on the follow thru.
     
  5. no5shooter

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    Here's a "for what it's worth" for you, dotis: I've shot a BT99 for a lot of years and was having the same problem. Try putting a couple of layers of moleskin on the comb, to raise it a little. "A little" in my case was probably 1/8" or thereabouts. That will raise your POI. It cured my problem, and I'll thank Britt Robinson for the tip.
     
  6. Jawhawker

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    Besides the comb heigth mentioned above, two other possibilities that come to mind are, cross firing and your BT doesn't shoot straight.
     
  7. zzt

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    dotis, when I miss straight-aways it is often by shooting over them, not under. Usually it is because I held too high, but made the same "move". As pheasantmaster suggests, you have to find out where you are shooting and why before you can fix it.
     
  8. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Quit lifting your head, or what is called "taking a peek."
     
  9. jdsfarms

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    Pattern your gun and make sure your pattern isn't a little left or right.Jerry
     
  10. vpr80

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    I HATE straight-aways! Hard angle shots are fine, but 25% of the misses is a perfectly easy straight shot. I've noticed that when I miss, I usually over swing and end up going over the top of the target. Sometimes it's because I "peeked", but mostly just shooting over the top of it.
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Watch a lot of targets leave the trap and figure out how many TRUE straight away targets you see in a round. Lots of guys assume or misread a target as a straight when it's a slight angle also. That's a great way to miss a so called straight target too!

    Hap
     
  12. Porcupine

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    The only advice I have about straightaways is from AveragEd: "Wait for it!" I miss most of my straightaways by shooting too quickly. If you're shooting a full-choked trap gun, there's no need to pop the clay right out of the house. Let it get out there and don't swing too fast.

    LA in MA
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    "Flinch" just like you did on the posting you made above ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  14. PerazziBigBore

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    My hardest shot was a straight away from station 3.. Gary Hallem helped me with that one.. Don't line up in the center of the house.. Always a bit to the left or right.. Then you'll never have that straight away.. You'll first need to know if your pattern is dead center to where you want it to be... Hope this helps.. It helped me.. All Good.. Mike
     
  15. k3uro

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    Hey,

    Its just my lowely opinion but I agree with the other poster. There are very few straight asway shots. When I watch other shooters miss what they call a straight away they are just lagging behind just a little.

    I have shoot a lot of Phesants in the legs so I know what I am doing wrong and still hit them right in the butt.

    Take care,

    Jim
     
  16. romie

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    I am in there with Porcupine I tend to shoot too fast and do a lot better when I slow down ont the straits
     
  17. Spanky

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    Could be slightly lifting you head or pulling it back without even noticing it causing to shoot behind or below the target. Most apt to be that with a straightaway. Apparently is not your gun, you just hit 22/23 targets.
     
  18. Bruce Specht

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    Stay on the bird through pulling the trigger my bet is your stopping the swing
     
  19. Bruce Em

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    Million reasons for the miss and one for the hit.

    Lock the trap and shoot the straightaway, a lot.

    Then move just to the right, and left, of the target line and shoot them.

    I suspect people end up with a dead gun on a slight angle bird and miss behind.

    A little motion with the bird is priceless.

    You really need to see what the bird and gun are doing together. So many do not and stab at what appears to be an easy shot.

    regards
     
  20. johnboy

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    I can almost always do a mental replay of a missed straight away and remember seeing the bead rather than the bird in my hard focus. Something about straight aways makes me want to shift focus back to the bead. Focusing on the bead will slow or stop the gun causing the shot charge to be behind or under a rising bird. Focus harder on the bird and keep head down.
     
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