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Old 10-10-2019, 08:03 PM   #1
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On each of the 3-4 courses we shoot there is one stand that has incoming targets that come over a berm and never get above 4-5' off the ground. I have always had a very difficult time taking these targets while my wife has had success breaking them. When I asked her what she was doing, she said that she reverted back to shooting them with just one eye opened . I took her advice today and broke all 4 targets. 2 on report and 2 as true doubles... Somewhere on this site I had someone else tell me to do this but I cannot remember who.... who ever you are Thank You
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:42 AM   #2
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Remember, if by the time you are shooting them they are dropping, to bow to the target or you'll be shooting over them
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:02 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
Remember, if by the time you are shooting them they are dropping, to bow to the target or you'll be shooting over them
That is what my wife said she could see the shot pattern going 'over' the target when I would miss.
I have spent many an hour trying to learn to shoot with both eyes and now I had to revert to one eye to break 4 targets.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:50 AM   #4
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Yep, oneounceload nailed it. We usually have a couple of these presentations over the course of a year.

Right now we've got one that comes over the top of a berm around 35 yards away and you then see it. From the time it crests a berm to when it disappears behind some foliage is around 20 feet and it's dropping from around 3 feet over the top of the berm.

It's a fast shot.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Flash View Post
Yep, oneounceload nailed it. We usually have a couple of these presentations over the course of a year.

Right now we've got one that comes over the top of a berm around 35 yards away and you then see it. From the time it crests a berm to when it disappears behind some foliage is around 20 feet and it's dropping from around 3 feet over the top of the berm.

It's a fast shot.
And shooting a true doubles pair you need to know exactly where that second target will be after you break the first one..... That still doesn't explain to me why I can do it with just one eye open and not with both eyes open.
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Even if one eye shooting this presentation works for you, there will be others where it will not. Dropping targets are tough to master. Keeping the gun on the line and accelerating towards the ground seems unnatural so bowing to the target does help.
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
Even if one eye shooting this presentation works for you, there will be others where it will not. Dropping targets are tough to master. Keeping the gun on the line and accelerating towards the ground seems unnatural so bowing to the target does help.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:47 AM   #8
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And shooting a true doubles pair you need to know exactly where that second target will be after you break the first one..... That still doesn't explain to me why I can do it with just one eye open and not with both eyes open.
I'd guess it's a master eye problem.
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use what works and stop worrying about something you cant explain away.
as the old adage goes...just shoot it! :>
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:41 AM   #10
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use what works and stop worrying about something you cant explain away.
as the old adage goes...just shoot it! :>
Being said another way...
My old Sr. Master Sargent always said " quit worrying about the mule going blind just keep loading the wagon!"
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