They wait for their turn before mounting the gun. It is fully open when mounted. After settling in on the stock with it slightly elevated as they lower their head down they bring up the barrel too closed.the op said that they raised the gun to the mount before it was fully closed, I didn't see them mention they did this while the person on the station before them was shooting.
I can't say I have seen someone raise their shotgun up to mount while it was open, but I have seen all types of different methods people have for shouldering their gun
You might TRY. But you wouldn’t succeed. ATA sez you can hold your gun any way you want. The mount is part of the hold. Unless the shooter is sweeping with the muzzle it isn’t unsafe. Your hissy fit about his mount will get a charge of interfering with the harmony of the shoot and may get you tossed out on your ear.if i was shooting with someone that was mounting there gun that way i would stop them, not safe!
Ata rule , States you may not raise your gun ,point, or create observable distractionYou might TRY. But you wouldn’t succeed. ATA sez you can hold your gun any way you want. The mount is part of the hold. Unless the shooter is sweeping with the muzzle it isn’t unsafe. Your hissy fit about his mount will get a charge of interfering with the harmony of the shoot and may get you tossed out on your ear.
You're right, flashmax; dustydoo is misinterpreting the ATA rule he quotes.Where is the distraction? Hell, you raising your gun is just as much a “distraction” as the fellow described in the op. To him YOU mount your gun funny.
I would be interested as well.I'd be interested if someone could come up with a solid reason for doing it.
At the time you start your gun to the shoulder pocket is when mentally you should click the focus switch for intense mental concentration. When the butt hits the shoulder pocket and simultaneously your cheek connects with comb, you call for the target.I have seen people do this, and when the gun is closed it usually is just being held high close to the mounting position when closed, and not yet making contact with the shoulder or cheek. If you are concentrating on what you should be, you should not even notice it. It seems that trapshooters always have a need to criticize others about their techniques and routines. If they are looking for a reason, they will always find something. Worry about your own game.
Same reason 7 1/2's or 8's draws such a response about right and wrong. There basically is no right and wrong way unless it is unsafe, or very distracting. I don't see either in this method. If you see that movement put horse blinders on that protrude past your glass lenses about an inch, and just shoot the damn thing. Watch out for the bugs, butterflies, airplanes, blowing leaves, birds, wads, high flying runaway broken bird chips, ants crawling up your legs, etc.
Another thing here, if you think this is unsafe, what about people closing their guns and holding the gun about a 45 degree angle out in front three shooters before their turn. Not to even mention release triggers. If everyone closed their guns this way I doubt there would be patterns on the back of the trap house, or gopher holes in the sod right in front of the pads.