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What is holding a higher or lower gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by yendor12, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. yendor12

    yendor12 Member

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    I hear all the time hold a lower or higher gun, what does that mean and what are the affective advantages? Say from the 16yd, 24yd or 27yd.
    Second, Why do you want to raise the POI as you go back farther?
    Thanks
     
  2. K80433SC

    K80433SC Member

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    It is really rather self-explanatory. Holding a higher gun means just that....holding the barrel at a height that typically is above the traphouse roof. The amount of "daylight" that you see above the roof is something that you will need to adjust until you are comfortable with seeing and recognizing the target as a clear, focused object -- rather than a mere "streak".

    One - eyed shooters often hold a lower gun, as they do not have the advantage of as great a measure of depth perception as two - eyed shooters, at the moment the target appears from beneath the traphouse roof.

    The reason for raising the POI at greater distances is that you will see the target "quicker", and are usually shooting at a target that is still rising -- from farther back.
     
  3. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    i actualy hold a medium gun

    bill
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The reason you raise the POI at greater distances is to counteract the effects of gravity on the shot string. HMB
     
  5. phirel

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    Ignoring air resistance due to different shapes, both the shot and the target will fall at the same rate due to gravity.

    Pat Ireland
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    High gun on the 16, low gun on the 27.
     
  7. abiezer

    abiezer Guest

    farther back will take more vertical lead,
    because it takes the shot longer to get there.
    the sticky detail is,will the sight picture change?
    because out at the target,a foot at the 16,and a foot at the 27 look completely
    different.
     
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