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problem with shooting low

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SonoraMike, May 28, 2010.

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  1. SonoraMike

    SonoraMike TS Member

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    my new 1100 trap seems to be shooting low, need to put a few more boxes through it to really be sure its the gun and not the gunner -- but I figured this problem has been covered here before. Yet search isn't turning anything up. Hoping someone can post some links to previous discussions on this topic to help me get a handle on the direction I need to go. Thanks
     
  2. BBob

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    If you do not have an adjustable comb on it, just tape a piece of cardboard on the comb to raise your eye a little. Keep adding until it shoots where you like it and then go with something permanent to put on the comb. Break em all. Bill
     
  3. hmb

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    Use moleskin to increase the height of the comb. Verify POI at the patterning board. HMB
     
  4. SonoraMike

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    thanks all. no adjustable comb but that'll get me in the ballpark. hoping to pattern the gun tomorrow

    Shot an 1100 owned by the local club a few weeks back that shot 12-16" high, had to aim one "dinner plate" below to hit the clay.
     
  5. Hill topper

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    Make sure you are looking at the top of the target, not the bottom or just at the target.


    On the angles , look at the top leading edge. See if that makes a difference.


    Also how quickly or slowly you get to the target will make a difference in how high you need your gun to shoot.

    You probly will need to build up the comb as others have suggested.

    ed
     
  6. phirel

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    ed- I wish I were good enough to focus only on the top or leading edge of a target. The top shooters can do that, but I can't without lifting my head.

    I have thought about putting a quarter size paint dots of different colors in the center of some targets and see if I could recognize the color before I shot. Might make a good exercise. I have the targets, I have some paint and a paint brush, but I don't have the time. I am too busy getting ready for the North Carolina State Shoot next week.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Hill topper

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    Pat,

    I wish I could always focus on the top or leading edge like the big boys.

    When I can make it happen it works for me.

    When I started shooting trap I followed Lucky McDaniels method of instinct shooting.

    He taught looking at the top of the target and the leading edge.

    When I was younger, I had the vision and reflexes to make it work.

    At 68 I seem to move a bit slower to the target.

    ed.
     
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