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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by southjblue, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    How can U hit 18 in a row then miss 3 in a row---how can U hit 23-24-22-18---
    gun fit on the good scores---I feel I do everything the same on every shot--
    I don't feel tired at the end of the 100---I have the best guns avail---
    I have seen many people take lessons and not too much improvement----Just venting and looking 4 some ans---Thanks---
     
  2. short shucker

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    You started to think about what you were doing and counting your score before it was in.

    One target at a time.

    ss
     
  3. The Stive

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    Just keep shooting. You will improve over time. John
     
  4. H82MIS

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    southjblue,,your subject title applies to 99% of the ATA members,,not the gun, not the shells,,but look between your ears,,,all of a sudden it will hit you.

    We've all been there done that,,hang in there and figure out what you were thinking about after that first "LOST",, STOP IT!!!!!


    Come back and thank me latter,,jim
     
  5. Conn. Man

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    Short Shucker

    This post kinda woke me up,my son in law being a new shooter is going thru the same thing with his scores.
    Starts off pretty fair and goes down hill from there.Im gonna give him your advice.---ONE AT A TIME!!!!!!!!!Your right,to much pondering.Thanx

    Sandy Holehouse
     
  6. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    It's not the gun, or the ammo that breaks the targets. It's what is between your ears, or the lack of it in some cases.



    GneJ
     
  7. capvan

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    As he said, it's not the gun, it's not the shells, it's not the choke...

    It's the carbon unit interface....
     
  8. southjblue

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    Jim---how do U stop the mind from thinking---sometimes I'l think to myself i'm going to miss---and I am right---then sometimes i'll think I'll hit it ---wrong---guess I need a shrink---
     
  9. H82MIS

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    1. Determination

    2. Commitment

    3. Courage

    4. Confidence (from Harlan Campbell)

    Put that last miss out of your mind and be very aggresive on the next one,,keep telling yourself "I'm gonna smash the next target",,focus,focus,focus,, NO MORE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,,,

    If you ever get the chance take Harlin's or Leo's clinic,,,believe me the answer is between your ears,,,,

    By the way, everyone misses even the big dogs, the object is to reduce them,,
     
  10. Porcupine

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    I'll bet it's the eye muscles that are getting tired. After four rounds of trap, it's harder for me to focus on the clay, and my scores tank.

    There are all sorts of eye exercises. They're probably all good.

    Good luck!

    LA in MA
     
  11. hmb

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    As you continue to shoot the end of the barrel gets hot and expands, this causes your choke to open up. By the last round your shooting with a skeet choke and missing a lot of targets. Bring a bucket of ice water to the line. Keep the end of the barrel in the bucket between shots. This will keep the choke nice and tight and your scores will go up. HMB
     
  12. southjblue

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    That choke expansion is the 1st time I ever heare that one---is that true if U have choke tubes?
     
  13. southjblue

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    Are U saying the barrel and the tube expands to a skeet opening?---what does the skeet bores become like when they are shooting?
     
  14. Frank C

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    First of all Ignore HMB!!! how many buckets of ice water have you seen at the line!

    try to come up with a phrase and repeat it over and over, "such as see the bird shoot the bird", or "focus on the bird" or just sing a song in your head, all these will crowd out the bad thoughts!!! repeat in your head "see the bird", just before you call pull....
     
  15. southjblue

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    I have been thinking about a pro 4 lessons---A friend went to KOE and paid 4 a yr of lessons---He is a high B or a low A and is still at the same level---I don't think it is K's fault but just how good are these lessons---Is there anyone out there that can realy say the lessons help?
     
  16. stokinpls

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    Sounds like you need your gun cryo'ed. ;-)

    Maybe it's target assortment. Are the missed targets the same angles/posts? I've had rounds when I got "all easy ones", guess the opposite could be true as well. Have someone keep notes for 100 targets for you.
     
  17. Kooz25

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    I took the D&D clinic and yes my scores did improve, After 3 years as a ATA shooter I shoot my first 100 straght in compition last year.

    Southjblue, keep your head on the wood and your focused on the target

    Kooz
     
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    Years ago when I averaged 95-96, I had to take my regular gun to get repaired so I took out another and went to the range. Well I broke a 12 ?? Whoa ?? I had someone stand behind me and didn`t see anything wrong !! got a 13 ?? Took out another box of shells and said I`m not going to miss so stay with what you learned and get it done. Broke a 24. Found I was lifting my head both rounds, not much but enough for a 12 and 13 ?? Never happened again. Oh I miss some but not that many. Flinch and poke mostly and seeing how fast I can shoot.
     
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    Clear your mind and let the force be with you. n/c
     
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    "Wether you think that you can or think that you can't you are probably right."

    Henry Ford
     
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