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Weight distribution

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rickk55, May 2, 2012.

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  1. rickk55

    rickk55 Member

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    Was having some problems shooting, started putting all my weight on front foot and have shot the best I have ever shot before. Anyone have any ideas on weight distribution or any experiences relating to this.thanks
     
  2. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    Putting more than 60-65% of my weight on my front foot forces me to lean forward a little and puts my center of gravity almost directly over the ball of my front foot. Even though my foot does not move, that allows me to pivot better, keeps me in the gun better, and allows a greater range of motion. It also results in smoother gun motion and reduces a tendency to stop my swing when I pull the trigger.
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

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    That's the normal stance, w/knee broken.

    Gary Bryant
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  4. Claymuncher

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    Knowing that half the motion in shooting is making your gun rise, do a test to see which makes it smoother to follow a rising target. Put most of your weight on your front foot and follow an imaginary rising bird, then make it even weight on both with a little weight on your back foot to compensate for the weight of the barrel. Notice how much easier it is with your balance at center mass. Weight on your front side forces you to work against yourself. I don't think their is one sport that is played on your leading foot for balance.

    If it works for you, that is all that matters but give it a try at center balance.

    CM
     
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    Well,too much can be as bad as too little.Found out by doing it,too much weight and you might actually bind up on 1 & 5 stations on hard lefts on 1 and hard rights on 5(righty).Also,bending leg,going too far is bad also,found out I was bending too much which actually lowered my gun,making it harder for rising targets.A good balance , and what I call barely bent knee is best.At least for me,I'm sure like everything else in this sport,you have to find what fits you best and what works best for you.

    Doug H.
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    60/40 belly...
     
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    Bending your knee adds another variable that you don't need...Skeeters need to..Trap shooters don't.. I know, I see a lot of good trap shooters who break their knee..Just does not work well for me,,SMOKIT...Smokit
     
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    55%-60% weight on leading foot...very little break in the knee....and swing from the knees....that is the most comfortable I have found that works for me.
     
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