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Old 03-26-2019, 01:38 PM   #11
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FLASH is that local club set up for everyone, or was that a NSCA registered tournament? Targets tend to get a lot harder for serious competitions versus folks out to have some social fun.
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
FLASH is that local club set up for everyone, or was that a NSCA registered tournament? Targets tend to get a lot harder for serious competitions versus folks out to have some social fun.
All stations have 4 traps on them, 2 set up for easier targets, 2 set up for NSCA registered tournaments. You can tell which is which because the transmitter has 4 buttons for the traps, A, B, C and D. A & B are for social, C & D are what is thrown at the Registered shoots. This is pointed out on the instruction sheet for use of the transmitters and confirmed by the Range Officers and the guy in charge of the SC field. I shoot C & D usually, but occasionally A and/or B when I feel they're actually harder than C&D which happens from time to time.


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How long have you been shooting clays?
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been shooting SC every week for around 4 years.
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:48 AM   #13
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Are you right handed right eye dominate...
Next go stand about 20 yards from a sign cover each eye with your hand and make sure you can see clearly out of each eye. If you can't go get that fixed.
Another thing that helped me in sporting is shooting low gun . Also not mounting till I acquire and getting ready to pull trigger. I personally can't drag birds out.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:57 PM   #14
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Mine too. In fact, you’re probably better than me. I think I shot 22 first out. All said, I can’t shoot often enough. Just wait till next time(Shakes fist)!
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:20 AM   #15
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I started with trap shooting. Sporting clays is a lot harder in my opinion, but also a lot more fun. It's too easy for me to start counting birds on the trap field. In sporting, I rarely shoot the whole course. I've only shot it maybe 10 times. I like it more than any other shooting clay game.

I too have found that starting low gun helps me. I like to acquire the bird first visually then move the gun. My scores are not very good either. So I don't keep score. Keeping score is just a good way for me to focus on something else, instead of learning.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:54 PM   #16
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When I started out, I started keeping score. I did it an odd way, though, as I counted misses. I figured that was easier when I was hitting more than 50%. It also gave me an incentive to get better as I'm a pretty competitive person.

Anyway, it was fun going from 45 or so misses to 35, then 25, then 15 and so on.

Counting gets easier as you get better done this way. These days I don't count at all as it's pretty easy to remember the misses, where they were and which trap.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:09 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by BadaBoom View Post
I started with trap shooting. Sporting clays is a lot harder in my opinion, but also a lot more fun. It's too easy for me to start counting birds on the trap field. In sporting, I rarely shoot the whole course. I've only shot it maybe 10 times. I like it more than any other shooting clay game.

I too have found that starting low gun helps me. I like to acquire the bird first visually then move the gun. My scores are not very good either. So I don't keep score. Keeping score is just a good way for me to focus on something else, instead of learning.
This is exactly how my wife and I started our shotgunning… Trap then sporting clays. The low gun approach makes the game that much more fun. I also like the idea of scoring the misses rather than the hits. It is a lot like golf... the lower the number the better the score !
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