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See the barrel?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DaveXT, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. DaveXT

    DaveXT Member

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    After your setup, do you ignore the barrel, see it with peripheral vision, or look ar it? Do you look down the barrel for the bird or just look at the bird? I am unsure of what my sight picture should be.
    Dave
     
  2. MKillian

    MKillian TS Member

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    I use only one eye so my barrel is always just a blur in my peripheral vision even during the gun mount. I have confidence in my gun fit.

    Mike K
     
  3. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    See the barrel, miss....
     
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    Dave,PM sent. Hap
     
  5. vpr80

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    Pick the gun up, get the beads in the right spot. Then look and focus out past the house. The beads become blurry and you are focused approx on the distance where you will break the bird. (Called "soft focus") If you look anywhere on the gun or the house, you will need a split second to refocus on the bird farther out and this is not ideal. Your ideal focus AREA, not point, should be approx where you break the birds.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

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    Do you watch your hood ornament while you drive?

    the hammer head when driving nails?

    the mitt when you catch the baseball?

    align the beads and focus on breaking the bird. Give it a chance. It's a muscle memory/ subconscious thing.

    Let the force be with you...
     
  7. Hal1225

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    Big MP nice way you put it!!

    Harry
     
  8. Newfoundlander

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    Do you watch the Paper Cup on the Highway when you squash it with your tire..

    Like BigM-P mentioned , forget the barrel , cut off the bead..

    When all things are clicking for me , I don't know why I smoke birds , I just look and pull the trigger..

    It is all Mechanics of timeing between the eyes , trigger finger and Brain..

    My advice is Practice , Practice and then ten times more practice..

    I am sure others would disagree cause some people has to follow that orange disc and give it lead....

    Then many other factors apply such as dipping of the target due to wind or flinching due to the brain / finger overload...

    Robert

    ( Newfoundlander )
     
  9. psfive

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    Sounds like a great teaching example.


    Do you watch your hood ornament while you drive?

    the hammer head when driving nails?

    the mitt when you catch the baseball?

    I like it. Paul in Nebraska.
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Lol.. finally contributed something useful to the board!
     
  11. JLSIMON

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    Be aware of where the barrel is, but don't look at it. Look at the target!


    That'll be $50...... :)

    Jim
     
  12. psfive

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    BigM-Perazzi

    You are at least one ahead of me.

    Paul in Nebraska.
     
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