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What are your worst shooting errors?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Charlie Becknell, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    I seem to go from slump to slump and may rival any of the inconsistent shooters in ATA history. I thought it would be interesting to list a couple of your worst habits. Here are 3 of my many bad habits:

    1. Crawling the stock so much that I can't see left angles well and then coming out of the gun. Help's me to flinch!

    2. Lifting muzzle on call.

    3. Shifting eyes with my call.

    Charlie
     
  2. Shooting Sailor

    Shooting Sailor Well-Known Member

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    1. Lifting my head.

    2. Lifting my head.

    3. Lifting my head.
     
  3. guthooked

    guthooked Member

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    stopping the gun behind a bird

    picking my head off the stock

    punching the trigger

    John S
     
  4. mich746

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    Thinking
     
  5. Stermy

    Stermy TS Member

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    Allowing distractions to bother me.
     
  6. glenns

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    Not re-mounting the gun when I know I should.
     
  7. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Bead checking

    Arm shooting

    Head lifting

    Anticipating (moving the gun before I see the target)
     
  8. chemist

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    Counting targets broken. Not following my basic credo in life - KISS.
     
  9. 8 Straight

    8 Straight Active Member

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    Calling for the bird when I am not ready.

    Thinking about things totally unrelated to trap shooting while calling for the bird.

    Watching the barrel and not the bird.
     
  10. lytnin1

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    Most times, unlocking the safe and putting gun in car !!!
     
  11. Butler

    Butler TS Member

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    missing
     
  12. Claybird2

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    Telling my wife I'll be home by noon...............
     
  13. matttrapn

    matttrapn Active Member

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    Cross-fire issue for me. It really shows up shooting doubles, that left target just kicks my a*s. I'm thinking about giving up on the twin bird event all together.

    Matt Nicol
     
  14. Lou Tenant

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    I wish I knew.....
     
  15. RayReys

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    1. +1 on not remounting when I should

    2. calling pull when I second guess whether or not I'm mounted/lined up correctly

    3. stopping the gun/bead checking because of #1 and #2.

    For sporting, it's:

    1. Not setting up myself for the pair/shooting without a plan

    2. focusing on the first miss and not staying in the gun, resulting in the 2nd miss

    3. when running the first three pairs and then dropping the last one...I'm thinking it's a mental thing lol
     
  16. Brady509

    Brady509 Well-Known Member

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    A++++ for glenns if it doesn't feel right make it right. Sometimes it takes me three or four times. But the end result will be an ink spot.

    Brady
     
  17. Border Bandit

    Border Bandit Well-Known Member

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    mich746 named the number one reason for seasoned shooters: THINKING! Once you have the basics down and are doing everything else correctly, it's those stupid thoughts that creep into your noggin that will get you every time.

    best....mike
     
  18. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    releasing the trigger too soon , remounting when the gun doesn't feel right and turning down an obviously

    bad target

    Phil berkowitz
     
  19. romie

    romie Active Member

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    I was in a slump so bad I wanted to quit. I couldn't hit the trap house. I was 1# bead checking and jumping with my gun when I called for the bird. I am comming back but it is hard to break bad habits. I have to start with a still gun and focus on the edge of the target......and my new thing is to watch the chips of the break after I shoot.
    Monty
     
  20. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    I agree with, and on the mich746 reference above. If I am not mistaken, this individual is kind of new to this game. That's pretty good to be acknowledging that already.

    "Once you start thinking, you might as well be drinking!" LOL. I am in no way saying that you should drink to stop thinking, or that drinking should be part of your pre-shooting routine. Just stating that the same results could be possible, although for different reasons.