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Old 01-13-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Low position or pre-mount

A newb here and trying to get the basics. Most pre-mount for everything. Makes sense, 1-less thing to worry about. Get the mount perfect and then call the bird. I find pre-mounting interferes with me seeing the bird. Hold point is way past my see point and I have to move my eyes too much. I've seen some pros hold the gun in their armpit and mount when the bird is released. What is the easiest way?
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A newb here and trying to get the basics. Most pre-mount for everything. Makes sense, 1-less thing to worry about. Get the mount perfect and then call the bird. I find pre-mounting interferes with me seeing the bird. Hold point is way past my see point and I have to move my eyes too much. I've seen some pros hold the gun in their armpit and mount when the bird is released. What is the easiest way?
Are you referring to Trap... Skeet... or Sporting Clays ?
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In Sporting Clays I do the mount and pick my hold point and break point, then drop the gun to my armpit and call for the bird(s).

In Trap and Skeet I don't.
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Are you referring to Trap... Skeet... or Sporting Clays ?
Actually all of those. I'm trying to develop 1-procedure for everything. When I pre-mount I swing the gun too much.
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Actually all of those. I'm trying to develop 1-procedure for everything. When I pre-mount I swing the gun too much.
When I shoot trap I pre-mount and select my hold point on the eave of the trap house. I use the eave closest to me. This allows me to see the target as soon as it exits the house. All I need do is raise the gun to the target.
In sporting clays I pre-mount and pick a hold point somewhat lower than the flight of the target so again I just need to raise the gun to my break point.
I have not shot enough skeet to figure out what will work best for me.
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I hold low. Watch for the bird to leave the house. Mount my gun-swing through and shoot.
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Thanks, are these responses based on using both eyes? Another thing I'm working on...
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Thanks, are these responses based on using both eyes? Another thing I'm working on...
When I shoot SC's I usually use both eyes open.
When I shoot trap I shoot with one eye ala Nora Ross.
My wife also shoots this way and it works for her too
Do what works best for you in each game..
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Thanks, are these responses based on using both eyes? Another thing I'm working on...
Always. No depth perception without two eyes. I also shoot rifles and handguns with both eyes open for the same reasons.
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I shoot all guns with both eyes open.........If you close one half your world goes dark.
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