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The Straight Away Straight Challenge. What do you think of this concept?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ShotStop, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ShotStop

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    Everyone always complains about having missed that easy straight from post 3. I personally doubt that the majority of shooters could hit 25 straight from post 3 with the trap locked. In thinking about this. I thought a fun test would be to run a competition where the trap is locked and only on post 3, a shooter shoots 10 targets from the 16, steps back and shoots 5 from the 20, 5 more from the 24 and 5 more from the 27.

    Do you think you could hit all 25?
     
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    Hit all 25 every time I tried it (assuming that I tried it frequently)? No.

    Sometimes? Yes.
     
  4. JRMyers

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    I say yes - the straight away miss comes from complacency in the round.
     
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  5. mag410

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    Many of those easy "straight away" misses are small angles that are mis-read and shot as straight aways.

    Michael
     
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  6. Claypoppy

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    Interesting question.

    Not always. I believe I could do it more often than not.
     
  7. TARGET1

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    I remember hearing the story of Britt Robinson doing that at a clinic to show "good" Shooters that it would not be beneficial to "read the trap". Needless to say, they could not break all the straight away targets, knowing they were coming.
     
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    I think mag410 is right about the small angles
     
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    I've hit thousands of straight birds, 25 a piece of cake.
     
  10. ShotStop

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    Piece of cake moving back to the 20, 24 and 27?
     
  11. winwithwebb

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    Yes, I do that with a new gun to get the feel to where it is shooting (how high) It gets pretty easy for me anyway.
     
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    Seems to me that the "Presumed" straight away are the birds that are missed the most by experienced shooters. Often you hear shooters that miss a single target "Straight Away", say they shot next to the target. One side or the other. I often wonder how they know that for sure. Also, newer shooters seem to hit the straightaways, and miss the angle birds, especially on station 5.

    Complacency, as mentioned above I believe has a different affect to each category. The straight away to the novice is looked at as an opportunity and is concentrated on harder, instead of the lead. To the experienced shooter, it is looked at as an easy target and concentration seems to wain, IMO. Also, if on a severe angle target station the movement from the hold point to get the straight away may have an affect, especially if they are anticipating the hard angle bird. This makes the shot have to be more exact, because the angles of lead and target path are crossing, being that target is not really straight away, and even angled further toward the shooters hold point.

    That being said, if a trap is set on straight away targets and this is known, I would think that the experienced shooter would have much less problem shooting these targets and end up above average. So, it would be an interesting test to say the least. Wagers would be a great addition to test those that feel they can do it. Sounds like a great way to raise some money for a charity event.
     
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  14. Shannon Rankin

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    Not NO, but HELL NO!!!
     
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    That would be an interesting challenge but I believe that I could do it.
     
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    Maybe on a good day when the stars and moon are aligned just right but Nope. I think I'll give it a go when shooting a practice though.
    George
     
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    Thats where i do most of my misses .To quick going over the top.
     
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    Way too easy.
     
  19. GROCERY GUY

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    mag410 hit the nail on the head, Glenn Allison
     
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