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Where Do You Look?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by WoodsonEnt, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    On 16 yard and Caps, where do you look for the target? You looking @ trap house lid, over the barrel, or? I have been experimenting with different look points, and was just curious to what others are using?

    Matt
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Trapgirl's hooters...that's my problem.
     
  3. Tron

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    Look into empty space and don't focus on anything.
     
  4. bluedsteel

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    Ask 2,000 trapshooters this question, and you will get 3,000 different answers.

    bluedsteel
     
  5. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    try this article
     
  6. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    I hold my gun just below the trap house roof and I look in the area about 12 inches above the roof. Sometimes I see the target well, other times I don't. For handicap (27) I hold a lower gun and look in the same area.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Pat Ireland - Do you use that hold on all the posts? And at all clubs? I see some traps that are hardly above ground level, others several feet above.
     
  8. 870compman

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    I started doing this and it works. What it basicaly says is watch the target and not the shotgun. I have oven wondered why the fast flying quail are easy to hit. It is because your focus is on the target not the gun.

    I watched a young shooter shoot skeet at our club Sunday and he was not hitting any targets. When he stepped up to post 5 I stopped him before he shot. I had the bug and told him to call for a target and not shoot. Just watch the target. He smoked the next target, a high house #5.

    He did not get all of the last targets but he started hitting more of them.

    the 870compman
     
  9. phirel

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    mrskeet410Yes, that is my desired hold on every post and at every club. I want to see the target just as it clears the front of the house. There are times when I start to hold my gun a little higher, especially on singles. I am frequently very rudely reminded to get the gun back down. I shoot with one eye.

    When I am shooting I can't think about too many things. I try to concentrate on keeping into the gun and seeing the target. I don't think much about things of lesser importance like an exact hold point.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Haven't figured it out as yet, hence my continued hearing that "L" word. LOL Jake
     
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