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Shooting the straight-away targets

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by walleyeman, May 27, 2011.

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  1. walleyeman

    walleyeman TS Member

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    When shooting the straight away targets, is the barrel of the gun expected to keep moving after the shot or should I be stopping for those straight aways? I just thought of this today, up until now I have brought the gun up from underneath the target, covered the clay and shot at that moment but tried to maintain my upward motion. Am I making an error?
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    If you shoot fast the target is still going up, so yes your barrel should still be climbing. If you shoot when the target crests, it does not matter. I think it is a good habit to always follow through so that you do not forget when you are tracking a hard right or hard left. My opinion, your results may vary......
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    If the target breaks you must be doing something right. HMB
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Never try to stop the gun before the shot. The so called straight away doesn't really exist with trap targets because the tragets don't fly in a straight constant velocity line.
     
  5. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

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    Usually going slightly left or right

    Gun must have some motion in direction of travel

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  6. Slugo

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    if it's a dead straight away target, you can spot shoot it with 100% success. No need to waste motion on these...
     
  7. sjlga

    sjlga Member

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    I am not crazy about covering the target personally. I would rather shoot the target when I get to 6 o'clock and follow through. But...if you are breaking them your way don't change, just enjoy the smoke!

    Shoot well,
    Sam
     
  8. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    THe problem with spot shooting them is when you get a slightly left or right target and end up shooting behind them b/c you thought it was a straight-away.
     
  9. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Always follow through. What Leo said!
     
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