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I tryed this hip shooting thing about a month ago(on a trap field) at our local club (Fennville),once I hit my first bird I was hooked! Now I am starting to get better,has anybody tryed this? Is there anyone who was known to be good at this? Just curious to know.

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Are "BACK DOOR" is maybe 35-37 yds.away from the trap house,3/5 is my best from the hip, I have yet to shoot a whole round that way but it will soon be done.

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We gotta a guy at the local club who got bored shooting regular skeet because he shot a straight every time so he started shooting from the hip. Then he got bored shooting from the hip, now he shoots trap. Took him almost 6 or 7 months to make it to the 27. LOL He hasn't got bored shooting trap, yet. Can't wait till he gets bored to see how he shoots trap from the hip. LOL
 

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When your head is up your Arse.....your shoulder is closer to your hip!

BTW, watched Frank Hoppe grab a gun he had never shot and do it. Impressive.
 

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I,ve watched Lee Jordan(Evansville,Ind) bust clays from the hip from 45 and 50 yards behind the traphouse.
 

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There is an old timer at our club Don Hiltz that has ran 25 from the hip at the skeet range...

Like anything else it's just a matter of practice..Check out Patrick Flanigan from Winchester....He just set a world record hitting 9 clay targets thrown without assistance from the hip....
 

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Scott Robertson (Beretta Pro) broke 25 straight skeet targets from the hip while riding a bicycle with NO hands on the handlebars at the 2008 Grand in front of a big crowd.


For those old Elliotts Shooting Park regulars, remember Howard Hefley? Shot all registered and practice targets from the hip...pigeons also. Never saw him shoot a shotgun from the shoulder! He could get his limit of ducks the same way.

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When I was young I saw one old guy shoot a straight at skeet with a .410 from the HIP. Not the tit, not the belly , but from the HIP. I started shooting my .22 like the rifleman (Chuck Conners) from the hip about 9yrs. old and by the time I was 14 I could hit most anything for the HIP. (below the belt) Unlike most I shot hundreds of rds a week. We would shoot dragonflys on the wing with .22s. Now all I can shoot is my mouth off.
 

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I watched Kay Ohye do it at a clinic, not only shot the bird from the hip but also a piece from the hip with a second shot to make it a little more interesting.
 

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We had a labor day shoot at the club and I figured it was about time to try a full round of 25 from the hip (16yd.) we didn't keep score but i got around 15,first hip shot was exactly a month ago today.

Practice,Practice,Practice!

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I'm not much good at shooting clays out of the air from the hip but I do pretty good at 'can racing' with pistols fired from the hip. I suspect it is all a matter of practice and I'm much more likely to waste a few hundred rounds of .22 rimfire rolling cans around the desert than I am to hip shoot trap targets when a clay target plus a shotshell will cost $0.40 a go.

Still I gotta admire the shotgunners with that skill level. All good fun.
 
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