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the flinch

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  1. KelleyPLK

    KelleyPLK TS Member

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    Im having lots of trouble with flinching i shoot release trigger at trap and sometimes I flinch with it . Now winter is here I shoot sporting clays w/pull
    trigger and get though most of it but every so often the ugly flinchman grabs me . Is there any method to stop this flinching ? Puzzled with it

    Thanks

    Pat Kelley
     
  2. avery53

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    Welcome to the club! Best thing I have found is don't ride the target. Hit the trigger when ihe stock hits your shoulder. There is no absolute cure.
     
  3. 687_SP_II

    687_SP_II TS Member

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    What helped for me was to increase trigger pull by about a half pound.
     
  4. warren

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    Make sure your flinching is not caused by something else such as crossfiring I thought I was flinching and it turned out that it was a reaction from my left eye trying to take over. I highly recomend a professional evaluation before you make any drastic changes it might do more harm than good

    warren
     
  5. davidjayuden

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    Warren:
    What do you mean by professional evaluation? Shooting clinic? Eye Dr?
    dju
     
  6. warren

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    Yes I had no idea what I was doing until I went to a Kiner Clinic it took him less than a minute to tell what I had been fighting for literaly years.

    warren
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    Gee Warren, At days end, Phil told me I'd lost the fight;)
     
  8. warren

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    Maybe you've lost the fight Bob but i'm still at it, my averages have stopped declining and started up I've gone up a class in the singles and I actually got punched thanks to Phil. Still having trouble with doubles it took me years to get into that habit and it's gonna take a while to work out of it.

    warren
     
  9. k3uro

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    Happy Turkey Day,

    I went to fast double release very early in my shooting. I broke my firest 100 straight, with a pull triger, shooting handie cap at the MSP GC. But I was almost falling off the shooting station, the onlookers were laughing there butts off. LOL

    Any way I did not feel I could continue shooting, than I tried a double release. I shot it a couple times and knew that was what I needed.

    I purchased a release right here on Trap Shooters. It was a heck of a deal modifed by Swab. I still have it and it still works great.

    Right after going to the release I broke my first Skeet 100. 100s are still rare for me but without the Release I would have quit shooting,

    3 shooters I shoot with went to the Release also, one did great with a double. Never looked back the other 2 had problems. There is no one answer for these problems I guess.

    So, try them all before you quit.

    Take care,

    Jim
     
  10. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Take up golf but beware of the YIPS---SJB---
     
  11. hmb

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    IMHO a pull trigger with creep and an inconsistant weight of pull is one of the primary causes of the "Flinch". HMB
     
  12. slayer

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    For me it was changing guns. Went from 1-2 flinches per round to none. May have been what HMB said, don't really know. I went from an auto to a single barrel trap. Bill
     
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