Novice shooter. Cannot seem to hit anything from the 1st position. Other positions are fine (for novice shooter). any suggestions on how to improve from the 1st position, and what I may be doing wrong on that spot?
I agree, I had & still have the same problem @ station 1. But by slowing down a hair & not shooting so quick (like you said) , I was able to have the gun catch up to the movement of my eye chasing the bird!Shotgunner55 has the solution to your problem.
Keep you head on the stock. When going to a left bird, some of us, (me) have a tendency to get out eyes ahead of the gun and in doing so, we pull our head right off of the stock. It is really easy to do and you don't even notice it. It looks to you like you are right on the bird, but you're not.
Slow down just a bit and make sure the gun is with you when you go chasing those left devil birds.
You may have to over compensate with your hold point on station #1, like holding your gun/bead further to the left than normal & possibly having your gun higher above the trap house than normal, to compensate for the loss birds. I've had to do this with my 1100 comp. due to the heavy barrel & weight distribution, it has helped.Thanks to all for the great feedback.
To answer questions: I shoot RH, singles. Cheek weld is the same in all stations.
Yes, missing hard lefts, but pretty much everything on station one. The other day on positions 5, 6, and then 1, I shot 3/5, 5/5, 0/5.
Where do I find: "Jim "Whiz" White and Jim Forsbuch ... pdf file on this subject."
I do plan on several practice rounds at the first station, but I'm first trying to make sure my stance and related shooting basics are correct for that spot.
I Almost agree with TRAPPER, but....Novice shooter. Cannot seem to hit anything from the 1st position. Other positions are fine (for novice shooter). any suggestions on how to improve from the 1st position, and what I may be doing wrong on that spot?