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problem; elbow lowers when calling for target

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jrb100, Jun 7, 2009.

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  1. jrb100

    jrb100 Member

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    I've noticed when I call for the target and get a broken target or no target,my elbow drops a little on the arm that grips the stock.I can't figure out why this happens,but it must take me out of the gun somtimes.Any advice on this would be helpful.

    thanks,
    joe
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    You're starting it too high to begin with, for you.
     
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    Kiner says be comforatble
     
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    Randy Ross caught me doing that. I was calling for the target too loudly, or whatever you call it. He taught me to just say "PULL", no need to shout, and it still trips the VOX; but eliminates body movement during that part of the sequence. Try it this way: Stand in front of a mirror, take a breath and with lungs full of air do a deep thunderous command ..."PULLLLL". Now take your breath, let most of it out, and simply say, "pull" the target still releases, only difference is, you haven't moved as many body parts as far. Hope it works for you....break 'em all.....mike
     
  5. jrb100

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    Thanks for the tips.I will try to exhale as much as I can when I call for the target.We had one intercom today that you had to yell into to throw the target,but I caught myself on the other ones too.


    thanks,
    joe
     
  6. Border Bandit

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    Joe, I paid Randy to learn that, and other secrets I'll not divulge. (grin)

    Be careful with the breathing, though. Upon advice I had read somewhere, was taking several deep breaths between shots, to get "oxygen to my eyes" and by the 5th station was hyperventilating and almost fell over.

    Take a breath, then just naturally comfortably exhale, not forced, and then learn how quietly you can say pull and still get a target. Of course every station/place is different, so find out what works for you, and use it to your advantage.

    I've learned, though, that screaming at targets has never broken a single one of 'em. good luck....mike
     
  7. jrb100

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    Thanks Mike,
    I will try it out tue. nite in my league shoot .


    thanks,

    joe
     
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