Hey guys was wondering if there is any real advantage to shooting a gun with a high point of impact such as 60/40 70/30 or is it just a preference and is there any really good shooters shooting guns like 50/50
You call 60/40 or 70/30 high shooting? lol. heck 100% isnt high enough. I havent found a single person that can shoot my model 12 set at 160%. I have trouble moving up to a target. I basically "run out of track" and stop. My solution is to set the POI high, Start the gun parallel with the ground, and just move the gun side to side for angles or trap the target right out of the house for a straight away. this technique works extremely well for consistant targets. However, shooting in high winds that push the targets down will ruin your day. its extremely hard to get under a fast diving target with a gun that shoots 160%. And the exact opposite is true. if you are shooting in wind that pushes the target up then a high shooting gun works to your advantage. most shooters with a lower POI will shoot right under a target in these conditions, but you will smoke those high targets. BYG
TO answer your question, alot would depend on your style of shooting and how you see the barrel/bird relationship. Second, the advantage to keeping a higher POI is your ability to keep the bird insight at all times till firing. If shooting in wind presentations, this is definetly an advantage as they call fall right out from under a gunner who has to cover to make the kill.