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Shooting FAST

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Tron, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. Tron

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    I seem to run into people all of the time (3 this week alone) who will go out of their way to make the comment "You shoot too fast". Well, let me explain:

    First, I seem to be one of the only guys at any given shoot that uses an auto. I've found that the "kill zone" of an auto is much closer to the house (in Trap) and has a much smaller window. If I do not hit the target in this "window", it's a good chance that it'll be lost. This, I feel is due to the inherent SLOW locktime of an auto. Sure, we're talking miliseconds here, BUT....that does make a big difference, especially when the targets are consistantly going away from you at a good clip.

    I'd like to hear from other auto shooters and what their experiences are on this matter.
     
  2. 635 G

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    Tron- you are absolutely right, my shooting bud is having a real learning experience going from an NCP Beretta to a new Infinity. He has to wait & wait or he will swing past the target & combined withe Infinity's incredible locktime---lost---with an auto loader all he had to do is jump on the bird.

    Lou
     
  3. 682b

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    Shoot them when you are on them. Ride the bird and stop the gun. JIM
     
  4. grnberetcj

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    Define fast.

    Curt
     
  5. trapshootin hippie

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    I just shoot halffast.


    Gne J
     
  6. Express

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    I don't think it matters how fast or slow you shoot, but how many you hit.
     
  7. recurvyarcher

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    If you are shooting too fast and the person with you tells you and you don't listen, then your target is likely to get away from you.

    Read this message twice...
     
  8. cubancigar2000

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    I am not sure if the reasoning is correct but I too shoot an auto (303) and shoot very fast ( at least people tell me that)
     
  9. Tron

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    I bet that the people who tell you that shoot break open guns. It just seems to be something that THEY notice....so, the slower lock time is something that YOU got used to and "made work".
     
  10. StonewallRacing

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    I shoot fast because the faster I shoot the sooner I see "Smokeballs"

    SW
     
  11. hoggy

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    This has to be a TROLL. You're excuse for shooting fast and a smaller window is at best ridiculous.
     
  12. turmite

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    I find this thread interesting. One person mentioned a gill net, and I sure hope that isn't the case, so here goes.

    Tron you mention that autos are slower and you have to shoot close or quick.
    Why? The reason I ask, is my grandson shoots a 1100 and he waits so long I keep thinking he's never going to pull the trigger. Now admittedly, he is a far distance from your skill level, but I am curious if this is something that needs to be changed in his shooting?

    BTW.....if you are hitting the targets, don't worry what anyone else says.

    Mike
     
  13. Gold E

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    One of my shooting partners shoots very fast on nearly all presentations; especially on away i.e. trap style birds in sporting. It’s just his personal rhythm, mine is not as quick. We shoot identical guns and post similar scores.

    So I guess attribute it to rhythm.

    Seriously, why would a semi-auto necessarily have an inherently slower trigger locktime?

    Thanks.
     
  14. Shooting Jack

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    Tron, I first started shooting trap practice from the 16 and used a skeet choke in a 1100 or 390. It seemed easy to break them shooting quick but you couldn't let them get out very far as they would be out of range for the skeet choke and no. 9's. I had several people comment about shooting to fast but my reply was, "What does that matter as I broke the bird?"

    Do what works best for you. I may be wrong(again) but the futher you let the bird go the more open your pattern is, or more holes in it. Jackie B.
     
  15. Tron

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    Nope, this is a serious thread turmite. Ol' Mr. Charles has been gut hooked a few too many times and he (understandably) looks at any of my threads as if they were a Daredevil....Tsk, tsk, tsk.

    Anyway, as for your question about your Grandson, I think it's just something that is going to come with time and experience. Once he knows and instills the proper mechanics of the shooting sports, he will "think less" and just react. If he becomes proficient with an auto (I mean A or AA class) then I would bet that he would appear to be a fast shooter...especially to those who don't use auto's. THE REASON is that the autos lock time is significantly slower than even the slowest break action gun....and you REALLY notice a difference between any autos trigger and the top of the line guns like K,P, DeVault, Bowen...etc.
     
  16. Jawhawker

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    recurvey, I got it and only had to read once :-}

    Tron, I hear your to quick at alot of things with shooting only one! Some say your rather quick at finishing on electronic games as well!!!
     
  17. Mike Michalski

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    Joe, Joe, Joe, Look ashamed, you deserve it.
     
  18. Tron

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    **121,000 the other day Martin, you wuss**
     
  19. shot410ga

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    Speed Kills....... Wait and ride that target, it will turn into a slider, curve, sinker, or knuckel target. Shoot fast, before the wind can defeat you. Trust you ability to make the right move. If you wait for that bead/bird alinement to happen the wind will already be doing it's thing.
     
  20. JBrooks

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    So it was Tron's auto that Tron's wife was talking about. ROFLMAO.

    Why don't you guys just jump in the boat and clean yourselves too?
     
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