It is currently Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:12 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Shooting Trap With Neck Issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:29 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:22 am
Posts: 64
Location: Wernersville, PA
Several of the discs in my neck are bulged. This might sound like a dumb question but is it better to work at being "technically correct" or shoot with my head and neck in a position that's comfortable? I tend to pull my head off the stock when I try to do it "right." Does anyone else have similar issues and what did you do about it? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.



_________________
Browning BT-99 34" barrel
Muller U3 choke
Federal Ultra Clay & Field 2 3/4 dr., 1 1/8 oz., 1145 fps., #8


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shooting Trap With Neck Issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:40 pm 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:20 pm
Posts: 3579
Location: somewhere east of the I-95 corridor, until you get to connecticut. but you can bank on vanzant, mo..
what does your doctor say?

_________________
Retired Military Aviation
Range Owner:
http://www.vanzantclaypigeonfarm.webs.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shooting Trap With Neck Issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:56 pm 
Crown Grade

Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 6:57 pm
Posts: 2355
"I tend to pull my head off the stock when I try to do it "right.""

There is no "right" way or "technically correct" way. There is only "any way that it works for you".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shooting Trap With Neck Issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:58 pm 
Field Grade

Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:22 am
Posts: 64
Location: Wernersville, PA
I started shooting trap 3 years ago. The doctor said as long as it didn't aggravate the problem he was okay with it. It hasn't aggravated it and both my guns, see my signature below, are just shy of 9 lbs. My loads are 1145 fps and I barely feel the recoil. It's mainly just the fact that it's not real comfortable to shoot the "technically correct" way. I have to keep my neck and head very straight and upright to be comfortable.

_________________
Browning BT-99 34" barrel
Muller U3 choke
Federal Ultra Clay & Field 2 3/4 dr., 1 1/8 oz., 1145 fps., #8


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shooting Trap With Neck Issues
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:28 pm 
Presentation Grade
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:24 pm
Posts: 554
Location: Europe and South America
bobski wrote:
what does your doctor say?


Bravo Zulu to that.........

Should you be shooting at this time?

http://www.disabledinfo.co.uk/dis/1929- ... -discs.asp

_________________
Beretta DT10X 32" trap (x2)
Beretta DT11 skeet
CG sporting
_________________

Test all theories at their limits - Enrico Fermi
Happiness is a good steak, an excellent Malbec and blood glucose levels under 7.0


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shooting Trap With Neck Issues
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:07 am 
Field Grade

Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:31 pm
Posts: 40
Sorry for your misfortune!

I would consider myself an expert in this area as Im fused with 8 screws and 3 metal plates in my cervical spine at 3 levels. Then i have 8 screws 2 rods in 3 levels of my lumbar spine. I highly recommend a high rib gun, reputable recoil system, and low recoil shells. I really like the Herter 1060fps and Fiocchi 1170fps both 1oz. They can break most anything. I cant sit or stand very long without increasing the pain so I try and plan best as possible and keep moving. Get yourself a couple cervical ice wraps and if you need to stop then stop and come back another day. I have shot through some very painful days only because I love it and refuse to give up my very last hobbie. Yes, I still work each and every day dealing with this pain. Anyone that has seen me shoot is typically in awe I can continue and sometimes shoot very well. I almost forgot, without a doubt KT tape has served me well while shooting. I know without it I would be done. I wrap up tight per instructions and it helps tremendously. Good luck and make surgery your last resort. I have been through 5 and more on the horizon. I cant shoot as often as i would like but i still get out some. I also take it very easy the day before i know im going to plan on shooting and often wake up hurting to bad to make it but there will be another day.

Take care




Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: 1redvette, 2fewdaysafield, Alb28, albatros, Anatidae, andromeda673, aqua12345, autogun, bigjedd, Bill M., Bing [Bot], birdshooter1, BobK, Cpl Punishment, Curly-Nohair, dbjaaskeet, drawdc, ellisjre, Galaxy Flyer, Google [Bot], greengael, High Rib 52, icyclefar, Joekol, jsand70, M1ke, Maser, MDshooterSam, msmith, MSNbot Media, nwcanoe, Pirates55, Researcher01, Road Man, seggie67, shellback, spartacus38, Station9, SuperXOne, Taz834, The Rattler, tradarcher, Twodog, uplanddan, Vette Jockey, viking, WAGinVA, Wild Skies, xsshooter


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
© 2017 Carbon Media Group Outdoors    - DMCA Notice