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Old 04-14-2019, 04:51 PM   #21
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With shotguns - both eyes OPEN, always. Trap - pre-mount. Skeet - I'm better when I don't pre-mount - have no idea as to why. Country Doubles - 1/2 pre-mount. Sporting Clays - depends on how I'm shooting that day.
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:03 PM   #22
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1 procedure for all 3 sports?
you want to do low gun for trap?
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:39 PM   #23
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Since I have been shooting more 5 stand and sporting clays my skeet game has gone away holding premounted. I can actually shoot skeet right now holding low gun like the international guys better since I shoot low gun for 5stand and SC I see the birds better holding low gun. I can tell you hold point is very import for low gun.you need to find it for you
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:22 AM   #24
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When I premount I have a hard time picking up the target. After I find the hold point my old eyes just don't bend around like I would like. I'm hoping glasses are going to help.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:15 PM   #25
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mount your gun, lift your head but keep the butt on your shoulder.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:00 PM   #26
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^^^ That is how I usually do sporting, but on a familiar course I'll often start from high-ready. Skeet - always low gun. Trying to shoot a pre-mounted sxs at skeet is begging for a low bird to hide under your barrels.
Trap, pre-mount, but I seldom do trap anymore.

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Old 04-16-2019, 07:14 PM   #27
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Depends on the course for me. If its challenging, I premount but raise my head. If it's a course or station I do okay at, I do a low ready. If it's a station I usually nail, low gun and I'll even dis and re-mount between shots on the pair. I only shoot 5 stand or sporting clays so I cant speak to trap or skeet.

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:21 PM   #28
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Well I am sure this will bring a good laugh from the experts here, but in shooting informal clays, which is pretty much what I do I hold the gun as I would walking through the woods or afield. When the clay leaves the trap I mount the gun while pushing the safety off. This form has worked a bunch of years for me, as I would never walk through the woods or feild with my safety off and gun mounted. Any and all shooting I do is with hunting in mind-- just the way I am.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:32 AM   #29
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And if that works for you, then stick with it. Personally, while afield, my safety is off - either the gun is broken open while the dogs work, or it is closed and I am ready for the flush.

For clay targets, no safety needed - either you are in the stand ready to shoot, gun pointed safely, or the gun is in the rack unloaded.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:39 AM   #30
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Since I started this thread, the biggest change I've made is getting glasses. I couldn't pick up the target in time. With glasses I still have my best luck at low hold. I find acquiring the target and determining the lead is the hard part. Mounting the gun and inserting it at the break point is mechanical and can be practiced in my basement. That's just me though. I'm amazed at the many different methods shooters use. I don't think it matters, the score card doesn't care how it's done.
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