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Why is the hold point important?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Houston6, Jul 14, 2008.

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  1. Houston6

    Houston6 TS Member

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    Some days I seem to shoot better holding low and some days better holding high.
    What are the factors to consider in decining hold point?
    Thanks,
    houston6
     
  2. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    The better, earlier and clearer you see the bird, the higher you can hold. When conditions are not so ideal, hold lower.
     
  3. COBIGGUNJR12

    COBIGGUNJR12 TS Member

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    it all depends on targets as alot of people say. Like when the targets are high i hold a lower gun so I can pick up the target faster and when the targets are low I hold a higher gun so I don't shoot to fast. But it all depands on you and where the targets are at
     
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    hmb Well-Known Member

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    You can adjust the height of your hold point depending on whether the targets are flying high or low on that day. I like a low hold point and adjust it a little depending on the targets flight path. You have to find what works best for you. HMB
     
  5. JBrooks

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    Your hold point in the starting point for the move you have to make to intersect the target flight path for each target presentation from each post. As soon as your brain recognizes the target presentation, it initiates the move.

    My theory is that these moves to intersect the target path should be repeatable just like a golf swing or the release of a bowling ball and that through repetition you can "groove" each move. That is why in practice I will lock the trap on a particular angle and shoot that target 25 times from each post so that as soon as I recognize that target path I'll automatically make the same move to it.

    Because these moves require different geometry from high holds as opposed to low holds, I favor picking hold points and staying with them.
     
  6. Onceabum

    Onceabum TS Member

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    No need to change your hold on the traphouse. Instead, use the same hold whether the birds are high or low. Simply use higher shooting shells for tall targets and lower shooting shells for low targets.

    Booger
     
  7. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    As Hall of famer, Britt Robinson, has always said: "It's a game of interception, not intersection."

    Lot of truth to this.

    Whiz
     
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