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New Winchester 101

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by zzoom, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. zzoom

    zzoom Member

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    After many years shooting my old 101, broke down and bought a new one. Can't hit anything with it, doubt I could hit the traphouse. Old gun has 30" barrels, new has 32", shooting same choke, has same lop. How much of a learning curve can I expect? Have shot 200 rounds with it. Any thoughts, suggestions?
     
  2. grntitan

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    Pattern board!!! Find its POI first.
     
  3. Rollin Oswald

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    Yes, first pattern the 101 for POI. Shoot using a good rest and aim each shot like you were shooting a rifle, squeezing off each shot. Shoot at "+" signs drawn on boxes 13 yards away. (Neil Winston patterning method) Shoot several pluses. Each hole should be in the same place relative to the + if you are aiming carefully. If the holes are different distances from the pluses, average the distances.

    Before you fire any shots, mount the gun like you were getting ready to shoot a trap target. Notice the position of your eye relative to the rib. (Are you aligned vertically? Horizontally? How far above the rib is your eye - are you looking down onto the rib or along its surface?) Whatever you notice, that's the way you want it when you fire POI patterning shots. You want to duplicate the POI you have when shooting clay targets when you shoot pluses (+).

    If the holes made by the shot when you POI patterned were, for example, 2" above the plus at 13 yards, the center of the pattern at 35 yards (2.7 x 13) will be almost 5.4" (2.7 x 2") above a straightaway target on station 3.

    The one fault in POI patterning is that with different stock dimensions on the new 101, you cannot be sure your head (and eye) remain in in the same place relative to the rib during swing and when you fire as it was when you mounted the gun and checked your mount before calling for a target.

    When the head moves during a swing, it is the shooting form, often the result of stock dimensions that do not fit the shooter that is causing the eye to come out of alignment with the rib during a swing.

    To a great extent, stock dimensions dictate shooters' shooting forms. Unless your 101 has stock dimensions that match your individual size and shape, you cannot use the best shooting form (gun mount, stance, body/head/neck posture).
    When the form is poor, many unfortunate things can occur.

    Rollin
     
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