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To Follow Through Or Not, That is The Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Laserwizard, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. Laserwizard

    Laserwizard Member

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    So many times you hear someone say "I missed that hard right because I didn't follow through".

    I'm curious how many believe in the follow through after squeezing the trigger vs those that stop swinging the gun after squeezing the trigger (or releasing it).

    I personally come from the school that once you've heard the report, the shot has left the barrel, therefore follow through doesn't have any impact.

    What do you believe?
     
  2. Shooting Jack

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    Follow through without a doubt. Yes, the shot has left the barrel but lack of follow through can get you lazy and have you shooting behind the bird. Jackie B.
     
  3. timb99

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    Do you stop yoru golf swing as soon as the club face has hit the ball? No, of course not. If you do, it's going to be a bad shot.

    Follow through on the target as though you are going to shoot at it again.

    I sometimes will follow a chip to the ground.
     
  4. Stl Flyn

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    I believe I would like to know what your average is from the 16 yd., honestly? Then I can tell you what I really believe. Jon
     
  5. missed some

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    I cant think of a sport you dont follow through
     
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    How about hammering nails? :) Mark
     
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    Lookin at my house somebody followed through. i can tell by the slight dent. but not rally a sport around here
     
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    When I was just starting to shoot trap following through made me be a smoother shooter. Now that I have been shooting a while I tend to just pull the trigger and I have near a 98 ATA average so something seems to work. Do what works best for you and report back in a couple years.
     
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    I keep swinging until I see the target break.
     
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    Sounds like if you have to ask the question you don't know what you are talking about. Shoot your way and lose or follow through and have a chance at winning.

    Don
     
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    I stay in the gun for a second after the shot but I do not keep swinging.
    If I miss one IMO it's because I didn't look directly at it.
     
  12. Ross

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    It's not so much the actual follow-through as it is making sure the gun is moving on the same path and speed as the bird, otherwise we have a tendency to slow down and-or stop our swing. Then LOST.... So yes it's important...Ross Puls
     
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    I was told to follow thru. Follow a chip to the ground to verify my cheek is still on the stock. Although, when I was at a Phil Kiner clinic last year, I was the ONLY ONE doing so I felt kinda funny. Dave T.
     
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    Keep your focus on the bird till it breaks..What happens after that does not matter very much.....SMOKIT
     
  15. Stl Flyn

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    It may feel like you are taking the barrel right after you actually pass up the bird and follow through, but I guaranty you are passing the bird after the shot, and are following through the bird even if it is a split second after. This may happen if you are a fast shooter. No follow through will lead to cheek coming off the gun, which will lead to a miss, guaranteed. It is hard to be lucky in trap, because there are no good bounces.
     
  16. oskerspap12

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    Howdy Y'all,

    You always follow through,you may not realize it,but you do.

    Yes,you can spot shoot birds with very little,or no gun movement.......more like a timing shot,but you'll miss more than you'll hit over the long haul(there are exceptions especially on first shot doubles).

    Following through with the swing is only a matter of inches at the muzzle end of a shotgun.

    If I don't follow through,I'm stoppin' my gun,and shootin' behind those little orange disk thingies. JMO

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  17. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    The damn gun just kicked the crap out of my shoulder so I throw it down as soon as possible..SMOKIT
     
  18. oskerspap12

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    Didn't expect that,did ya?
     
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    What Ross said...If you're doing everything right when you get to the bird and pull the trigger, following through just naturally happens. You don't even have to think about. I think stopping your swing would be an unnatural feeling. Do that with live birds and you go home hungry. JMO

    Wayne
     
  20. billyboy07208

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    follow thru is the opposite of snap shooting.both can work if youre in the groove.
    anybody will tell you not to shoot a "dead" gun.
     
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