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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RAScott, May 1, 2013.

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  1. RAScott

    RAScott Member

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    Looking for suggestions to slow down on the line. I have always had a tendency to shoot and see the target fast. when I try and slow down I slide into like aiming the gun. What has worked for you?

    Bob S
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    Change my Call to longer and softer.
     
  3. Smitty82

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    I agree with mike. I do the same. Don't worry about not being picked up by the speaker I have shot with people that you don't even hear call for the bird and like magic their it is. Also don't finish saying pull draw it out. You'll hear a lot of shooters do that.
     
  4. AAtrap

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    ?I am assuming you are having a problem with what you are doing?Nothing wrong with seeing and shooting the target quickly if you're breaking them; otherwise try what was just mentioned above.

    Steve
     
  5. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    After I call for the bird I try not to shoot till I think of something like "and now we have smoke" while looking at the bird. If thats too long just shorten it to something positive about hitting the target.
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    Call for the target, then count to 20 before shooting if your still to fast count to 30 ... You will be amazed how far out the target can get and how much slower you will be ... You will develope into a long yardage shooter even from 16 yards ... But why would you want to slow down ..? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. senior smoke

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    Say PULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL until the bird actually breaks.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Shooting too quick was a long time problem of mine. I changed to a heavier gun ( 90T) and concentrate on not moving until I actuall see the target. Works for me
     
  9. Bucko43

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    I make it a habit of watching the shooting peculiarities of the really good shooters to try and see what makes them successful. One shooter in particular (one of the best in the state of California Terry Bilbey) always mounts his gun and then he deliberately pauses for at least one second and sometimes two before he calls for the target. If it works for him, maybe you should give it a try.
     
  10. JACK

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    Why you askin' me?
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Starting the gun a bit higher may help get the target out a bit futher but really you don't want to waste time or ride the target. Seeing the target quickly is a big bonus in the trap game. When it comes to the actual shot my experience has been the more I think about it the worse the result is.

    Or - is there more to this? Specifically what makes you think slower may be better for you?
     
  12. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Go to: Puuuuuuulllllllll Iiiiiiittttttt longer pull slows you down and helps you get a target to your liking.



    Gary Bryant
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  13. JONNY D

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    rascott,
    if you dont pull the
    trigger untill you see the bird clearly as a whole target and i mean clearly with your head on the gun not only will you shoot it with the speed required for YOU! you wont miss, belive me you wont miss.calm eyes whole target head on gun, forget the BS.
    jonnyd
     
  14. Setterman

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    Frank Hoppe helped me slow down. He told me to mount the gun slow, get settled in at the right hold point, and then slow down my call.

    He also said to look about 2'-3' above the barrel in soft focus depending how high you hold, and then don't move the gun till it clears the barrel. Shoot when you have a good focus on the bird.

    At first it feels odd to do this and you have to trust your eyes. It actually only takes a second to do all this once the bird leaves the house, and your swing and moves will be much smoother too.

    I will miss Frank Hoppe.
     
  15. targetchip

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    Try Olympic bunker, the next question would be " how to speed it up?" :)

    In a serious note,"slowing down" is not the way and "thinking" to cut down from your reaction time is a non sense for a sport that relies on good eyes, reflexes and execution time.
    " Thinking" that you have to slow down,just put an other concern on your back which you don't need!! Sometimes you will be too slow or too fast for a target that always flies away from you.

    I would add, to the very good points on this thread, beside long call to eliminate the air from your lungs,to work on your gun holding point until you match your reaction( start) with the speed of the bird.

    The bird needs to " tell" you how fast you have to move the gun and not you to tell yourself to "slow down" or "speed up"!

    The only thing you have to learn, until becomes a routine, is to keep the gun still until the target passed your barrel.
    Here comes in place the holding point,visual interception of the target and your reflexes! Smooth it doesn't mean " slow"
     
  16. Bob Hawkes

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    Bobby, the first thing you need to slow down is your hand at the feed bucket, you do have the qualifications and looks of a AAA shooter;)
     
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    Now there is an "owie"
     
  18. RAScott

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    I will try the longer call. To slow/smooth out the swing. There was allot of good information and suggestions. Bob S
     
  19. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Learn how to control the body to catch up with what that fast eyesight is seeing. Streak shooting isn't fast shooting, it's merely missing quicker. Give the ol bod time to catch the eyes. Any attempt to slow or quicken your natural move to a target is asking for trouble that interfers with your natural timing making two moving objects intersect. Your eye/eyes won't lie to you so learn how to catch up with them, accurately.

    Hap
     
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