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Quarting targets I am lost.I can't figure

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by romie, May 24, 2011.

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  1. romie

    romie Active Member

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    Quarting targets I am lost.I can

    I am lost at what is going wrong.I have tried to slow down tried to make sure my head is down on the stock. I tried to hold a little higher gun and tried to make sure the gun is still before I call for the bird and It seemed to help. I am doing something stupid.
    Monty HELP!
     
  2. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

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    Try holding a little more to the outside of the house. That's what an All American recommended for ME and it helped. That said...my advice could be the best or the worst suggestion. No one can REALLY help you without seeing you shoot. Try your best to seek advice from a qualified coach, not a local shooter.
     
  3. short shucker

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    Quit looking at the back of the target and focus on the front side of it. I'll bet you are shooting behind them as it is very easy to do as they look like a straightaway at first.

    ss
     
  4. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    I moved my hold further out on stations 4 and 5. Seemed to help.
     
  5. vpr80

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    I second that. Move the hold points to the right a notch. On #4, I am on the right edge of the house and and on #5, I am a foot or two off the side.

    And keep repeating to yourself, shoot the LEADING edge. Focus on the front of the bird, don't play catch-up with it with your eyes.
     
  6. gdbabin

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    As said above, ya gotta look and shoot on the leading edge.



    Guy Babin
     
  7. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Concentrate, and follow through! You lost your confidence on that particular angle. Concentrate and follow through, all other bad habits will go away.
     
  8. halfmile

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    You have to recognize the fact that is is not a straightaway first. This is why so many of those &^)%^%$! targets are missed.

    When I put my gun up I mount it where it would be for a straightaway and then move to my hold point.

    If it's not on line as a straightaway I just shoot along side of it.

    After a couple weeks I forget and go back to missing again.

    Sucks to be me.

    HM
     
  9. Old Doc

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    Crossfiring? D Winter
     
  10. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    The better you get, the harder they get. You'll fix that and...... Then you'll start missing straightaways. There so easy anyone can hit them.
     
  11. romie

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    I have developed some kind of bad habit.I am a two eyed shooter and maybe I am trying to intercept the target with a quick pop.I need a coach for sure but i do not have one anywhere around here.I am going to watch Leo's tape again and think.This stinks. I appreciate all the help i will try every one of these Ideas. I would love to spend a day with Leo.
     
  12. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    set trap to throw that target only and shoot a flat of shells at it or keep shooting til you figure it out.
     
  13. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Don't "TRY" anything other than be natural and about the best thing to recommend it to FOLLOW THROUGH your shot.

    Once you "try" things, you are competiting with your subconscious to shoot at the appropriate moment.

    IMHO.

    WW
     
  14. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I think follow through was one of my issues.I also have moved down a little where i look for the bird and I think it gives me a longer look.Thanks for the input.
    MOnty
     
  15. 1oldtimer

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    Just shoot the target and quit playing mind games! Clyde
     
  16. Seitz373

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    Shoot in front of them
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Explain quartering, please.
     
  18. Shady Creek

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    Anything other than a straight away on a Trap Field.................GOOD LUCK
     
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