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What helped you to be a better shooter

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  1. butcher

    butcher Member

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    What things or techniques made a marked difference in your shooting better scores?
     
  2. neofight

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    As a newbie, placing a round in the chamber really helped : )
     
  3. Rastoff

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    Slow down.
     
  4. Scott Morris

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    Rastoff has it right. Slow it down...see the bird...smooth move to the target... slow...steady...squeeze of the trigger. Since I hit my first 25 straight I've hit many more to follow. Just can't seem to hit 100 straight yet...several 98's, but no 100. Speed comes with time/practice. Keep shooting & learn from your shooting. You will soon improve.
    Scott
     
  5. hunter44

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    The thing that has helped me most of all was a Leo Harrison clinic that I took last year.
     
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    A Dave Shaeffer clinic last month has made my score much more consistent. I'm still not breaking as many as I want to be but I'm happy with where my game is for now. I think taking all of last winter off really set me back a bit but I'm hoping that by the end of this season I'll have my score up to where I expect them to be.

    (If the cost of reloading components wasn't so much this would also help a ton.)
     
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    too many things to mention... hope that helped.
    you can spend $1000 and months trying to figure it out for yourself or you can just spend $150 for 2 hours of professional instruction. either way, it's the same. good luck with it
     
  9. justabitoutside

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    Maturity and a sound mental process combined with a consistant set up.
     
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    The first and biggest improvement for me when I started was Phil Kiner's video.
    The next improvement was simply time behind the gun and developing a confident sight picture.
     
  11. scotton

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    I stopped trying so hard, started shooting every shot on purpose, and quit reading advice on the interweb.

    Scott
     
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    First, was gun fit. Then I started watching the best shooters and noticed their routine never changed, (stance, body position, gun mount, timing, etc.). So I developed my own, and it never changes. Wayne
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    slow down, see bird before moving, concentrate on one at a time
     
  14. shot410ga

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    Set-up and timing. Constant set up on every shot. Work on your timing. Smooth works better than speed.
     
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    Learning where your gun shoots!I have seen mediocre shooters buy k 80s,Perazzis,and other high dollar guns. 2 years later,they are still mediocre shooters. Most good shooters got there with entry level guns. I shot my best scores with guns under $1000. Shooting is a mind game. High dollar guns don't necessarily make a good shooter. Its your mind that makes a top shooter. Leo did pretty fair with his 1100s. Read "THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING" BY NORMAN VINCENT PEALE". It might help you more than a high dollar lesson.1oldtimer
     
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    other than good coaching the one thing that helped me the most was the lack of recoil! when i got the right combination of gun and ammo, the softer i got it the better i shot, i can still only shoot 100 out of 100 but it is easyer and more regular.
     
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    When I started shooting Trap I asked an experienced what it took to be a good Trap shooter, he said--Strong desire,A whole lot of money and Time....I have found this to be correct.....Smokit
     
  18. N. J. BOB

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    Every thing that Sarge said plus READING every thing I could get my hands on. The best books in my humble opinion are, Trapshooting is a game of opposites, With winning in mind and Mental training for shotgun sports.Also read the articles in trap and field and Shotgun sports.
     
  19. N. J. BOB

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    In the end it's the Brain that directs your shooting ability....
     
  20. oleolliedawg

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    Sarge nailed it!!
     
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