Pulling shots

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  1. Redriper

    Redriper Member

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    Anyone have any tips to stop me pulling shots to the right,?? starting to do my head a little bit now.
     
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  3. Cooper_dan

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    However long it takes you to pull the trigger through its full range, double it and thats still too fast.
    The slower you squeeze off the shot, the lower chance of pulling the shot.

    Also practice your follow through over and over. Even when the trigger has released, keep pulling the trigger back all the way to its end stop, and keep your aim point in the same place on the target for a few seconds after the pellet has landed
     
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    Good advice but don't pull the trigger, squeeze it.Pulling the trigger moves the shot off target.
     
  5. Cooper_dan

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    I'm not so convinced by the squeeze vs pull thing.
    To me a squeeze suggests trying to limit the travel as much as possible, just applying pressure till the sears trip. Its also very difficult to squeeze one finger without the others wanting to do something too. This uneven, and potentially inconsistent, pressure can cause the same symptoms as a pulled shot. Especially with a recoiling rifle. (Not sure what OP is using).

    What works best for me is getting the trigger blade to go from its cocked position, all the way through its motion, past the sears tripping, until it gets to its back stop. All in one smooth motion. That's physically too much motion to do with a squeeze.

    I guess it partially depends on any persons definition of what a squeeze is. I definitely pull though.

    Either way, whatever you do, do it slower.
     
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    Try shooting some paper targets eg benchrest type and that’ll sort you out.
     
  7. Redriper

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    Thank you all for the replies especially Cooper _dan seems pretty comprehensive will definitely practice that.
     
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    I've been having the same problem. A top FT shooter suggested moving the cheek piece to get better alignment. Might be worth a try if you can.
     
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    Best thing is to test every bit of advice you are given. What works for me might not work for someone else. Once a month I'll just shoot spinners or bells but using position or techniques I've seen other people using. Sometimes its horrible, sometimes I find a little trick that helps.
     
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  10. mpr

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    Had a hair trigger my self.
    Had to practice.
    But when you was on target .it went on time.
     
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    ...And relax
    Check your supporting hand isn't gripping the rifle/hamster
     
  12. mpr

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    Thing is as I was told when you get a match trigger .which comes with a quality gun .
    You know the difference.
    It adjusts more

    But that's me talk about my mpr and Walter
     
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    Come to Oaktree one day Chris

    I'll sort it out for you on the zero range.
     
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  14. mpr

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    I will come but don't have a gun at the moment and I do miss my shooting.
    But when I finally finish this house project I will be back blinking
     
  15. Redriper

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    Will take you up on that gun going up to Mr Murphy for new trigger block
     
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    try heavying up the trigger so you have to concentrate on releasing it cleanly...
     
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  17. Cooper_dan

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    This!
    A hair trigger can only do so much. Better to have it heavier and learn to control it.
    The 'pulsing' method might be a good one for OP to try. Doesn't suit me but seen some much better shots doing it
     

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