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POI, Hold Point and Rib Height

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GW22, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    "Experts" aside, hold point is a personal preference and has little to do with rib height or POI.

    A higher rib, however, does make it slightly easier to see the bird coming out of the house if you happen to be holding high.

    -Gary
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    You have to experiment and find what works for you. HMB
     
  3. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    ++I think there is a relationship between POI and hold point. If you hold high you might want a high POI because you have little vertical gun movement. I you hold on the house you might want a flatter shooting gun because of the increased vertical gun movement required to catch the target...more vertical gun speed as you cross the target....SMOKIT
     
  4. Gapper

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    They are all related as well as the weight and handling characteristics of the gun. A quicker handling gun starts faster but may have less follow through inertia, and the opposite with a heavy gun, therefore changing the "effective" POI.

    Actual POI is a combination of factors such as static POI, weight, hold point, shooter style. Add to this is that over a short period of time the human mind can adapt to, and change things like timing, and the relationship becomes apparent.

    Every individual, every trap field is different. Weather, yardage, shells, play a role. What works one day may not work the next. This is the only expert advise I can offer: Use a setup that has proven itself over the years, and understand that expert shooters vary their technique and setup even during the course of an event, but they seldom make any big changes and can always go back to their standard. Regards, GAP
     
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