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Offline woody67

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What is your preferred shooting direction?
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:40:17 PM »
This is a random question, but do you prefer to shoot:

A.  Straight and level
B. On an upward angle (ex, shooting a bird off a tree branch)
C. On a downward angle (ex, shooting a squirrel out in the yard)

Also, has anyone else ever 'skipped' a pellet to make the shot they were going for? I do it all the time when I'm shooting at lizards. If they are on a sidewalk or patio, or large flat rock I'll shoot a bit short of them and skip the pellet off the ground and into them.
I've also had a few situations where I didn't have a straight line to make the shot at all, and skipping the pellet was the only option.

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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 06:47:45 PM »
A and c ... b - be careful where the pellet is going.
I have also skipped shot, fun and challenging, but did hit the house once  :o
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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 07:02:45 PM »
C.  The ground makes a good backstop, provided it's not a hard surface. 
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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 07:28:44 PM »
A, B, and C.  You need to be able to shoot all three cause your target is not always going to be in the same place.

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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 08:14:40 PM »
Ditto to Carl but mostly flat and level.
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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 08:19:01 PM »
I like shooting all directions as well, but I think I like shooting at a slightly elevated angle a little better than the rest. 


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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2013, 08:30:48 PM »
Since most of what I do is punching paper, I try for "A. Straight and level", though when outside shooting the powder burners into the  sand trap, its likely to be "C. On a downward angle".

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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 11:19:27 AM »
Good question. I shoot from all a,b, and c I have targets set up on the floor some right in front of me and one or two high. I will also sit on the floor or kneel down when i practice.
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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 11:48:12 AM »
As a kid I did all three, but mostly straight and pretty much level these days. If I start hunting tree rats again, I will need to practice shooting both up and down again  :-*
Lately, just hitting a target straight on is a challenge  ;D
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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 05:47:37 PM »
Good question. I shot from all a,b, and c I have targets set up on the floor some right in front of me and one or two high. I will also sit on the floor or kneel down when i practice.
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Mike, I like how you have that all set up. Nice, neat and clean...plus the added safety of the carpet to stop bounce backs. If I remember correctly, that's in your attic, right?

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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 06:28:54 PM »
Mike, I like how you have that all set up. Nice, neat and clean...plus the added safety of the carpet to stop bounce backs. If I remember correctly, that's in your attic, right?

Thanks Woody yes it's my attic it also has two sheets of 3/4" behind the carpet. I will have to update the picture i now have a shelf instead of boxes holding the wood traps.
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Re: What is your preferred shooting direction?
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 10:13:24 PM »
   A B &C !  I have never skipped a pellet! All the shooting I do is on my place and there are on big rocks or anything that hard to skip off ! But mostly  straight !
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