· Premium Member
Hate to tell you this Charlie, less it ruins your faith in humanity, but some people will feed their competitors a line of absolute lies in an attempt to gain advantage.
Either 1.) It is the truth, and it works for them, or 2.) the are throwing you a red herring. If it works for them, great. If they're throwing you a red herring, throw one back. I shoot with a guy who will talk you ear off about how to break birds. I've learned to tune it out, and better earplugs help, too. When I was a teenager, I focused on the bead then called for the bird all the time. Older eyes don't focus as quick near to far.At KY State Trapshoot one of my squad members said he was focused on the front bead when he called for the target. He ran 100. Another buddy of mine told me he was focused on the front bead when he called for a target, he carries low "A" average.
Starting with focus on the bead seems counterproductive and counterintuitive in shooting moving targets, but it works for them.
It is a physical fact the eye can focus from a far object to a near object faster than the other way around. (True at any age, but more so as we get older) It has to do with the way the cilliary muscles and zonules shape the crystalline lens, . A young eye can still focus from near out fast; but over time, the crystalline lens hardens and eventually needs time measured in seconds, not milliseconds, to focus from near to far. (In my case, about 2 seconds.)Well, for sure the "A" average is telling me the truth. And i have no personal doubt they are looking at the bird when they shoot.