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Shooting Annie Oakley

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapster12, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. trapster12

    trapster12 Active Member

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    If you have two backers and the target for the third shooter is about 3 or 4 feet off the ground and you are shooting a poi around 90/10 do you shoot right at it because of the distance and your shot string dropping, above it for same reason or under it?
     
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    mette56 Well-Known Member

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    UNDER and in front if it is an angle to you.
     
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  3. dgh

    dgh Well-Known Member

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    that target is dropping Fast,, You need to be under,,

    The key is to place the shot string to intersect with the clay..

    Lots of fun when done right,,

    Good luck

    DGH
     
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    DGH
     
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  5. smokintom

    smokintom Well-Known Member

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    Remember that you are not shooting at the bird but where the bird is going to be.
     
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  6. WadHopper

    WadHopper That guy's full of crap! TS Supporters

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    I shot and won many best of 5 shoots...where you throw in $5 and and get 5 birds. First guy to sign up picks the spot (at least at one club I like, others have a designated spot). Most hits wins.
    I would often sign up 1st and choose post 5 on trap one calling the bird out of trap two. This was almost 90 degrees and guaranteed a smokin hard left. I would hold about half way between the house and where I planed to break the bird. Once I call for the target, I pull the gun through to slow it down and get my sight picture and would get about three feet in-front and two feet under the bird and make the shot. All depends on your POI. For me, this worked.
    The lag between the time you pull the trigger and the target breaking is a bad time in my opinion. If you pull the trigger and the bird doesn't break instantly it can cause you to stop your swing (for me at least) and you'll short-shoot it every time. Just remember, everything's moving and like Tom said, shoot where its going to be!
    Nitro 27's have been my preferred shell for this type of game. Some guys load up cannon loads, not me.
    I quit playing these games because it's nothing like shooting registered targets and that's my main goal - getting better at it.
     
  7. GamesGuy

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    At 3 to 4 ft off the ground the target has now fallen vertically quite a distance from its peak...and it is quite aways out. AT that point you are very very close to the "no go" point where the target is basically unhittable...your shot will not get to the target before it hits the ground. You definitely have to shoot under and at that point I would approximate about 3 to 4 ft under.....get the picture!
     
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  8. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    That just happens to be a physical impossibility-unless you have a time machine.
     
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  9. WadHopper

    WadHopper That guy's full of crap! TS Supporters

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    I guess that does sound kind of stupid, let's go with follow-through. That sound better?
     
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    Under it but be advised you can still shoot too far under it depending on how far out it is. Also don't try to see 3-4 feet under it when you pull the trigger...you will usually shoot too far under it even with a high shooting gun....remember the further you are from a target the LESS lead you need to see or put another way the less lead it takes. Think about it;there is much less gun movement on an angle target from the 27 yard line than from the 16. Maybe for clarification I should say the less APPARENT lead you need to see.
     
  11. well digger

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    One of the best ways to learn to shoot Annie's is have a person stand behind you when you shoot
    and they can till you where you are shooting .
    some clubs frown at this ( two people shooting one bird )
    Other clubs have bad back ground and it is hard to see the shot string
    If you can find a friend to do this ,in no time you will pick up the bird - bead relationship
     
  12. trapster12

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    Thanks guys, you gave me some things to try.
     
  13. big kahuna

    big kahuna Well-Known Member

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    Love shooting Annie's/Suzie's. Tons of fun.
    George
     
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    What are Suzies? Always interested in learning new games.
    John
     
  15. big kahuna

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    Same as Annie's where I shoot.
    George
     
  16. WadHopper

    WadHopper That guy's full of crap! TS Supporters

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    Pea Shoot? Ever tried that? 2nd gun tries to break a piece of your target.
     
  17. big kahuna

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    Yeah and its a lot of fun. We call it "Chipper" and we shoot it from the 16 yard line. We usually play that when not enough shooters show up to shoot Annie's which is hardly ever. I've never seen such a bunch of grown men hoot & holler than when we play that.
    George
     
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    FYI, here in the Midwest it's called "Colorado".
     
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    Are you quite sure about that?
     
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    We called them "bushwhackers", get a chip off your guy to the left and he gets a hickie, 3 of those and you were out. Practically fed my family with hams, turkeys, bacons and such back in the day, many good memories.
     
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