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quarting targets are still eating my lunch HELP!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by romie, Jun 2, 2011.

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  1. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I tried to slow down and had horrable results which injected a flinch. I am going to try again today with me looking back under the barrel. I have been trying to look over the barrel and I am a two eyed shooter. this stinks
    Monty
     
  2. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I appreciate your input. I think I see the bird faster with a lower eye hold.I may never miss a wide target but a lot of quartering targets. I have both of Leo's new CD's.I think looking lower for the bird is what works for me.I am going to find out this afternoon.
    monty
     
  3. Trapboy1957

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    Monty, I have read your past post and this one about quarter angles. Sending you a PM. Jr
     
  4. TomB

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    Romie.....I think it's important as to where(horizontally) that you start your gun. If you stand on each station and memorize the "window" of where the birds appear, and start your gun in the middle of that window. What this does is that it causes the gun movement to be basically in-line with the flight of the bird and not "Xing" the flight with your gun movement. If you take the NEAR edge of the traphouse and divide it up into 5, that will accomplish what I'm suggesting. Tom B
     
  5. Twinbirds

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    SEE target, then move! make sure you read the target correctly, correct reading of the target makes the difference between A and AAA shooting!
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Your gun does not fit you, it is either too long or too short, too long and you will shoot behind them, too short in front of them.

    Or wrong sight picture or POI, most people shoot a gun that shoots too low for them.

    You have to find this out for your self.

    I could tell you what the problem is, by standing behind you and scoring your hits and misses.


    Gary Bryant
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  7. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I shot yesterday and seemed to do better with a lower gun hold and lower eye hold. Still had problems with a few straights. I have been holding my gun out to the end of the house on 5 and 1 and intercepting the quarters. I guess I need to move slightly to the center to track the bird more. Or at least try it.
    Monty
     
  8. Tom Strunk

    Tom Strunk Well-Known Member

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    We are all different. First things first, have you checked the POI of your gun/load combination ??? You must be sure that the gun shoots straight, not right or left, you will also have an idea how high the gun shoots. I recommend shooting five shots at the same point of aim at 20 yards.

    I also recommend you start experimenting with your hold points, what works for me might not work for you. When I started shooting in 1978 we were shooting the three hole targets. I couldn't hit a right angle from post one when holding over the left front corner, so I had to keep holding more and more to the right.(three hole were a slight right from one) Now I was holding over the center of the house on post one, this worked for me. I was holding a fairly level gun on one, two and three.

    On post five I also had to come in from the right front corner as I too was having problems with the quarter angles. I figured that I would play the percentages and hold inside the front corner also. Most targets from five are not sharp right angles they are quarters and straightaways. I believe you should not try to trap a target, but instead line shoot them. I hold approx. 18 inches in and low ( approx. 12 inches over ) on four and five.

    With these hold points in seven years from my first day of trapshooting I was able to become the 50th person in the ATA to get my grand slam. You must remember that these changes must be done slowly and by trial and error to see what works for you.

    I would recommend also that you try your best to take a lesson from the MAN, Leo Harrison III. He can help you more than you can help yourself.

    Tom Strunk
     
  9. JerryP

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    The shallow angles are tricky. If you simply follow the target you may be shooting over it as it veers off on it's angle of flight. Make a move to intersect the target rather than follow it. Talk is cheap though, I have the same problem.
     
  10. st8shuter

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    hold point it likely at fault, experiment with a couple different ones, your not seeing the target correctly and misreading it, no charge....
     
  11. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    What's a "quartering" target? Never heard the term before.
     
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