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 Post subject: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:24 am 
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Have you ever tried it? I am thinking about entering a FITASC contest later this year and thought low gun skeet would be good practice. It went well until station 6 and everything went south but in my defense I was freezing at the time with 34 degrees and breezy. Overall it was not that difficult except for station 8. No way I will ever get the low house with a low gun I'm too old and slow. Is it possible?




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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:56 am 
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That’s the only way I shoot all the clays games. A mounted gun now seems awkward. I’m 71 and I have no problem with station 8 which we often shoot as a true pair just for fun

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:15 pm 
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You'll like FITASC; I practice for that shooting both skeet and 5-stand with the FITASC low mount with one exception, a close short window rabbit; odds are you won't see that combination on a parcour. Enjoy your shoot!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:18 pm 
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That’s the only way I shoot all the clays games. A mounted gun now seems awkward. I’m 71 and I have no problem with station 8 which we often shoot as a true pair just for fun


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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:21 pm 
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Fish,
Did you measure down and put a line on your vest?

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:01 pm 
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Low gun is the only way that I shoot.

I started shooting low gun in the late 80s, so that I would better in the field. This evolved into a game that our club calls "Vintage Skeet". Before I call for the bird, I can feel the gun consistently on my rib. Call for the bird, swing and mount as I track the bird. The gun mount is important and I practice that indoors (unloaded of course)

Occasionally, I shoot by myself and work on one or two stations. I have shot MANY rounds focusing on my pain points (H2?!?!?!? ) and have also focused on station 8.(both High and low)

It can be done! If I can get past H2.. I usually start to count Station 8 as "in the bag"...

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:35 pm 
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Low gun is most fun! Station 8 low house is my favorite bird on the course and I'm about to turn 60. We often "duel" by taking turns at the 8 low bird, taking a step closer to the house after each break until someone misses.

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
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wrfish wrote:
Have you ever tried it? I am thinking about entering a FITASC contest later this year and thought low gun skeet would be good practice. It went well until station 6 and everything went south but in my defense I was freezing at the time with 34 degrees and breezy. Overall it was not that difficult except for station 8. No way I will ever get the low house with a low gun I'm too old and slow. Is it possible?


It’s very possible with some work.


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I once shot with a man who shot skeet from the hip. He was always in the 20 and occasionally shot ac25

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:08 pm 
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casonet wrote:
I once shot with a man who shot skeet from the hip. He was always in the 20 and occasionally shot ac25


When I was in the Navy and stationed in Wash.DC, I had to re-take a hunter safety course to get my hunting license as I didn't have proof of my previous NY licenses with me. I took it in Maryland. They let each attendee try a couple of shots of skeet. One of the instructors started things out by breaking a couple of birds shooting behind his back.

That was before I had heard of guys like Tom Knapp or had seen any trick shooting. I was mighty impressed!

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I still shoot with a guy who holds the gun upside down over his head and usually hits them

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:05 pm 
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hopper810 wrote:
Fish,
Did you measure down and put a line on your vest?


No as this was not planned, I just did it. I held the gun where the stock was about at my belt line. Do you have to be on the line or can you be below it.
Another question , how do you shoot pairs on number 8?


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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:17 pm 
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wrfish wrote:
hopper810 wrote:
Fish,
Did you measure down and put a line on your vest?


No as this was not planned, I just did it. I held the gun where the stock was about at my belt line. Do you have to be on the line or can you be below it.
Another question , how do you shoot pairs on number 8?


You shoot the incomes first. But most clubs don’t allow it.


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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:38 pm 
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I always shoot low gun. Both sporting and skeet. It just feels strange to start mounted.

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:41 pm 
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wrfish wrote:
hopper810 wrote:
Fish,
Did you measure down and put a line on your vest?


No as this was not planned, I just did it. I held the gun where the stock was about at my belt line. Do you have to be on the line or can you be below it.
Another question , how do you shoot pairs on number 8?


Sounds like International skeet position. FITASC is 25CM down from the centerline of your shoulder (the seam on your vest) to about where your man boob nipple will be. No need to hold any lower unless you like it that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:58 pm 
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wrfish, I’m 60 and shoot low gun skeet. I do it as practice for walking behind pointing dogs. I run my share of 25’s low gun. A smooth motion mount that lands on the desired sight picture and moving with the target is the key. If you miss the mount, you will be behind and your performance will reflect that. Work on your mount in the mirror, mounting on the pupil of your dominant eye. Mount the gun to your eye and roll your shoulder up and into the butt stock. It is a one piece mount and a shotgun that fits dead nuts helps, a lot. Quality practice rather than quantity. Be smooth and don’t rush. When it clicks, speed will come if you stay smooth. When shooting low gun I shoot quicker and better when I don’t cheat. See the bird and move with it. Mount to your sight picture. Trust your mount. Keep moving and cut it lose. With a motion mount, you have ample time if your mount is sound and you trust it. On station 8, if you can stick the mount, it is an easy target.
Good luck mastering low gun, it is more fun.
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 Post subject: Re: Low gun for skeet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:41 pm 
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I started shooting low gun years ago. It started when I got into wobble skeet. I got so used to it I even drop and reshoulder the gun between birds on doubles. Once you get used to it, it becomes very quick and smooth. People laugh but on doubles I do what the guys call “my dance”. Call for bird, shoulder gun, shoot first bird, drop stock, slide lead foot over for better position on second bird, pick up second bird, shoudering gun simultaneously, shoot second bird. It just becomes a smooth routine after a while. You soon learn to pick up the lead as the gun is coming up and fire when the gun hits the shoulder. Works for me anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:28 pm 
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Location: somewhere east of the I-95 corridor, until you get to connecticut. but you can bank on vanzant, mo..
now you know why old skeet guns never had pads on them. they stick to your clothes.



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