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View Poll Results: Aiming or Pointing a shotgun
I point my shotgun 26 65.00%
I aim my shotgun 11 27.50%
I point my shotgun, but he is right 1 2.50%
I aim my shotgun, but you're right 2 5.00%
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:40 AM   #11
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point..pull the trigger ......and keep swingin'....if it aint down....you stopped swingin...shot behind bird,duck ,clay......or that damn dog that got in your trash..lol

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I was taught at a trap shooters class and the first lesson was, "Point your finger at the number on the back of that trap house........Now without moving your hand bring you head down to your finger and look at what your finger is pointing at......It's pointing at dead center of that number isn't it?....Now trust your finger. If you are doing everything right and your index finger is not on the trigger and down the side of the receiver like it should be, your finger will point at the clay....Now point your shotgun at the clay."

Obviously I'm paraphrasing, I can't remember exactly what he said, but that was the point of his opener to his training session. I remember him saying over an over "You point a shotgun."

This precludes the defensive/slug loads. He was speaking of birdshot. Anyway this was how I was taught and how I have shot trap and sporting clays for years. If you were wondering I am pretty consistent with 24's in trap and 68's in SC.
This is exactly what I was trying to say, I apologize for this thread being a little confusing. I dont really know about terminology, but, when I say triangulate a shot, I think that a person pointing at a number on a trap house is triangulating.......Thank you for the great explanation.
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This is exactly what I was trying to say, I apologize for this thread being a little confusing. I dont really know about terminology, but, when I say triangulate a shot, I think that a person pointing at a number on a trap house is triangulating.......Thank you for the great explanation.
It sounds to me more like a mounting problem. Have you seen the browning red dot tunnel front site. If you have not got the shottie mounted correctly you will not see the red dot. Most of the 2012 Olympic teams are using it.
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One of my best buddies and I are in the middle of a debate regarding pointing a shotgun vs. aiming a shotgun. To me "pointing" the shotgun is the way to go, he clearly thinks that "aiming" is the right way.

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this begs the question to ask is does chenney point or aim when shooting faces??

an aimed shot is more accurate than just randomly pointing a weapon. the more you shoot aiming the more natural it becomes. this often leads to people not thinking about aiming when they have a ton of experience and proclaim they are natural point shooters. personally i do not beleive true point shooting really exists. subconciously a person will use SOMETHING as a point of reference to aim.

test your buddy and youself. put on some blinder type device where you cant see the shotgun or your hands and arms. i bet your hit rate plummets down to nearly nothing.
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It sounds to me more like a mounting problem. Have you seen the browning red dot tunnel front site. If you have not got the shottie mounted correctly you will not see the red dot. Most of the 2012 Olympic teams are using it.
I would like to check it out. its not that either one of us are bad shots.......its more like a friendly debate whether pointing or aiming is the preferred method. I dont know if you have a friend that you just like to argue with?? Its just what we do, friendly bantering.
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I shoot from the hip..... Like Scarface with his M203..........

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This is exactly what I was trying to say, I apologize for this thread being a little confusing. I dont really know about terminology, but, when I say triangulate a shot, I think that a person pointing at a number on a trap house is triangulating.......Thank you for the great explanation.
No problem, glad I could help out

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Really matters as to the load, the target, and the distance.

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I didnt vote because it depends on what size shot you use,in my experience.I wouldnt bother to aim if i was shooting someone 20 feet away with 8 shot.If i was shooting someone at 30 feet with 00,i would aim.Everybody has different comfort levels,every gun is different,and circumstances require different techniques.

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