While I will never dis practice.Hello everyone,
Been shooting trap for a while now but never really practiced. Does anyone practice 25 shots at a single station? I need more consistency on station 5 and was just wondering what everyone else does ? Thank you !!!
I agree, if you lockthe trap and shoot on one station you know exactly where each bird ig going to be. I tried it a couple of times and it didn't help when I shot with a full squad from all five statios with the trap unlockedI may be the only one on this forum who does NOT advocate locking the Trap. Doing so promotes bad habits like anticipating the target, cheating the gun hold, breaking the target faster than you would in a normal round, etc…. None of these are good and will lower your scores.
If you’re going to work on a problem post then shoot 25 targets from that post, and let the Trap oscillate. You’ll then learn the left and right flight limits from that post, and where best to hold to cover that range. You’ll learn to hold still and then move AFTER you clearly see the flight path. You’ll also understand how high to hold that’s best for YOU, and best foot position; be willing to experiment.
OK, two specific and one general thing here.I agree, if you lockthe trap and shoot on one station you know exactly where each bird ig going to be. I tried it a couple of times and it didn't help when I shot with a full squad from all five statios with the trap unlocked
I shot more than 25 each of the 2 times I tried it. I did break a couple of 25's. t didn't help when I shot on a squad with 5 people with the trap osollating.OK, two specific and one general thing here.
1. If you can lock a trap and know where each bird will be, then you should be able to stand there and break all 25. I know you can't do that on the hard angles and I really doubt you could do that on post 3 locked straight.
2. If you try something just twice, how in heck can you say whether it helped you or not?
3. In general, all sports rely on repetitions of the fundamentals. That is why you have fielding and batting practice in baseball, standing and shooting free throws in basketball, hitting buckets of balls with the same iron in golf. It's also why guitarists will practice the same riff over and over until they have it locked. You want to learn to hit the hard right from post 5? Stand there and shoot until you solve your problem. Or, you if get two per round you can shoot 12 rounds of trap and forget between opportunities what you did that worked.