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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MTA Tom, Nov 30, 2010.

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  1. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    I get a daily email from shotgunlife.com with brief tips and updates. Today's was from "Precision Shooting -- The Trapshooter's Bible -- The Next Step and Beyond" by James Russell. I'm familiar with his books and theories:

    "Keep in mind targets may appear to be rising when, in fact, they are falling. Optical illusions. Primarily the extreme-angle targets as they bend ever so gently downward along the curved flight path. The moment you see the target where the trigger is pulled -- the target is no longer there, but has dropped in elevation. Targets are bending away not traveling in straight lines. The trick is to keep the muzzle below these extreme-angle targets as you swing. Know your point of impact in the zone you normally shoot so you can determine the correct sight picture. Learn everything you can about all target flight paths. Once you finally realize targets are in fact bending away from your sight picture you will be able to compensate through visual awareness of these anomalies. Once you see these 'bending' targets you will reduce the optical illusions and finally be on the target where it really is, not where you thought it was. Awareness is the key."

    I trust this is all clear, Grasshopper?
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    "Keep in mind authors may appear to be plausible authorities on a subject, when in fact, they are actually blithering asses with access to a printing press. Phony experts. Particularly ones who purport to offer shooting instruction, with no demonstrable background in the subject. Ready access to a means of pulication does not make one competent, much less an expert. Likewise, the glowing recommendations of putzes on the internet who already wasted their money, and want to share their "good fortune" with you, are not to be trusted. Once you learn to recognize these various forms of buffoons, you will be on the road to keeping your money in your wallet and your brain uncluttered. Common flipping sense is the key."
     
  3. Hitapair

    Hitapair Active Member

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    Buzz, Sounds like you are describing a number of people on this site!
     
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