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What is the usual cause of most "Mystery Misses"?

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  1. brent375hh

    brent375hh TS Member

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    The last two times I have shot I have many straight away misses that I have no clue about. I was previously shooting low to mid 90s, and I knew why I missed.

    Now I miss another 5-6 birds that are going straight away or just slightly quartering. I just stand there wondering what happened.

    As a second question perhaps related to the first: Should shooting at sunset cause a loss of birds? I am talking about the kind of light that you can't see how well the bird is broken, it was there and now it is gone. Orange birds, not white.

    Thanks
     
  2. Carol Lister

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    What is the usual cause of most

    According to my coach I can choose from any or all of the following:<UL><LI>relaxing my cheek off the stock and shooting over the target<LI>moving the gun before I have a solid eye lock on the target<LI>stopping the gun's swing (probably because I'm checking gun parts instead of watching target parts)<LI>watching the back edge of the target instead of the front edge.</ul>

    Carol Lister
     
  3. rhymeswithorange

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    What is the usual cause of most

    Head lifting on straight-aways is one possibility. Taking an "easy" target for granted. I have trouble at sunset when light gets bad, sure I'm not the only one.
     
  4. hmb

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    It's the gun's fault. Buy a new gun and the problem will go away. HMB
     
  5. KENENT1

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    What is the usual cause of most

    usually you miss these by lifting your head.




    tony
     
  6. Steve W

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    What is the usual cause of most

    Most straight away are not "straight".

    Most my loses on so called "straight away" were misreading the target presentation.

    I'm right handed, I have no problem getting 99% of the hard right targets from station 5, including some illegal ones, but I miss more on the "seemingly" straight away.
     
  7. Remstar311

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    It wasn't really straight and you didn't take the leading edge. Happens to me all the time. Extremely frustrating.
     
  8. vpr80

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    What is the usual cause of most

    This discussion is making me realize how little I know about trapshooting. Can you guys recommend some reading material that talks about actual shooting and aiming, not about the different types of guns and what Skeet vs Trap is.
     
  9. andybull

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    What is the usual cause of most

    Keep the wood on the wood and watch the target break.
     
  10. shark1

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    What is the usual cause of most

    Phil Kiner does a good job in his video of the causes. I must admit his philosophy does work. One example is his set up. Speak with a good coach, I recommend Harry Gable out of Spartanburg, SC.
     
  11. Carol Lister

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    What is the usual cause of most

    If you're after books, one of the better one's I've read is called <I>Break 'em All</I> by McDaniel and Taylor. The ISBN number is 0-9673314-1-2.

    Carol Lister
     
  12. shark1

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    What is the usual cause of most

    I must add that DIAMOND DAVE SHAEFFER is also a fine coach. He is also a nice guy. Just don't have tell jokes! (lol)
    Mike Sharkey, DC
     
  13. Ahab

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    What is the usual cause of most

    Cranial Rectumitis
     
  14. vpr80

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    SC is a bit far to see a coach. How about NJ area?

    PS - I know about Kay, anyone else? Has anyone taken one of Kay's classes?
     
  15. hmb

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    Precision Shooting, The Trapshooter's Bible, by James Russell. HMB
     
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    The shooter. I found that to be more then true.
     
  17. Tom Strunk

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    What is the usual cause of most

    The first thing I suspect when I chip or miss any target is head lifting. I would recommend practicing staying on the gun until you see the target break, this means staying on the gun for a full two to three seconds after the gun has fired.

    I have found out early in my shooting career that I had a tendency to shoot along the left side of a straightaway on posts one and two. This was back in the day when we were shooting three hole targets, and a straightaway was really a slight right angle. The way I stopped missing those targets was to hold for the straightaway on one and two. It's very important that you learn to self-evaluate your own problems and watch what the best shooters in your area do and try some of what you see for yourself.

    If you are able take a clinic from Leo Harrison III, Frank Hoppe, or Phil Kiner, do so, they are the best at shortening the learning curve.

    Tom Strunk
     
  18. KENENT1

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    What is the usual cause of most

    relaxing your head on the mount, is considered the same as lifting your head, you lose target lock....it happens to me and I know what I'm doing wrong, those slight angles make a guy lazy.


    tony
     
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    What is the usual cause of most

    Checking the bead, especially with "staight aways"
     
  20. shark1

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    Being from NJ I would take a well known instructor, Kay, Dave Shaeffer, ask Robert Malmstedt (All American). There are many good shooters in the NJ area you can learn from, and that list is long. I personaly know Shaeffer so I would say him first, He is worth the ride. Remember this is just my opinion.
    Mike Sharkey, DC
     
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