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|Guest Message by DevFuse|
Trap Shooting - Gun Mount
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:42 PM
I've been watching some trap shooting live recently, and a couple of videos - and I've noticed a common way to mount the gun for Trap Shooters seems to be to put the gun in the shoulder with the muzzle pointing 'high', and then 'lowering' the muzzle down whilst getting the stock into the cheek.
What are the reasons/benefits of doing this?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:18 PM
Apart from speculating that the trap shooter wishes he had a nice driven target to shoot; it may just be a quirk to point the gun skyward for a moment, that we should not read much into.
Having said that (and here comes the first sensible comment in this post..) I have seen instructors make a client mount the gun skyward, then place their face on the stock, then bring the whole arrangement downwards. This is to ensure proper mount / face contact. Maybe this is why?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:21 PM
I'm interested in whether there are the any other benefits to that methodology.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:13 PM
That said, gun mount is a very individual thing and a variety of techniques are used with equal success.
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Back from Hodnet - you'll enjoy it, off to Nuthampstead now so can't reply to any more abuse for Trapshooters. See you soon.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
Each of the disciplines need a methodology through each and every shot. Which no matter whether you shoot gun up or gun down, each shot needs to be visualised from beginning to end and every successful shot will begin with a good gunmount. It is surprising how many missed targets have their root cause being incorrect/misaligned gunmount.
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