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Tips for keeping focused

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by R.Ewing, May 17, 2007.

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  1. R.Ewing

    R.Ewing Member

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    I need some help from shooters. I have been shooting pretty good lately. Normally i can break the first 15 with no problem, but after that I always start to think about the 25. Ive shot them before, no big deal, but some how the thought keeps coming into my mind. If i think about the score, i will always miss the next bird. I was just wondering if anyone had some tips about keeping focused and keeping the mind on the target at hand.
     
  2. nomderf

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  3. Calgary Guy

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    I count down from 5.
    Try it
     
  4. Big Bopper

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    Get some of Lanny Bashams CD's. With Winning in Mind is great. Not sure on the spelling. Might be Bassham. He also has a new CD out that is just for Trap Shooters. Regards, Bob
     
  5. R.Ewing

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    Thanks. that does help with some things. Anyone else out there have any?
     
  6. Charles L. Schmidt

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    Lanny Bassham took my game from lots of 97's and 98's, to more 100's.

    Also, there's a book titled: "Mind Gym". It's an easy read with a lot to offer. cls
     
  7. rscotty

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    I focus on breaking the target I'm calling for. In other words, be thinking about the immediate situation, your gun mount, your stance, etc. If you can focus on this, it will help force the thoughts about a perfect round from your mind. The human brain is really pretty bad at multi-tasking.

    BTW - Once you score a few 25's, you'll be more comfortable in this situation.

    Rich
     
  8. rscotty

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    I focus on breaking the target I'm calling for. In other words, be thinking about the immediate situation, your gun mount, your stance, etc. If you can focus on this, it will help force the thoughts about a perfect round from your mind. The human brain is really pretty bad at multi-tasking.

    BTW - Once you score a few 25's, you'll be more comfortable in this situation.

    Rich
     
  9. avidtrapshooter

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    i try focus on 3 things before i shoot to get back into focus i just tell myself head on the stock eye on the bird and follow through, the 3 things that have killed many a 25 and 50 straight for me since i started doing this about 2 weeks ago i went from having no 50s to 2 of them. it worked for me you might wanna try it you never know it might work for you too. and like rich said once you get a few 25's under your belt you'll definately be more comfortable with it.
     
  10. phirel

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    The common answer to this question is to simply focus on one bird at a time. That is difficult to do. I would suggest that you work hard on the next bird and enjoy the fact that you have already broken the last 20 birds. I do not know how to erase the knowledge from my mind that I am straight. After I get the first 25, I can't help but think I will at least get the first 50. After the first 50, I am thinking about 100 straight (I got one yesterday at the SC State Shoot).

    It is possible to realize you have not dropped a target in the event and still work hard to break the next one.

    Pat Ireland
     
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