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The Second Day In Ohio

Well, the two shooters who went to two eyes shot out of their minds on the second day!

One of them was shooting a high-rib Guerini and his eyes were easily 3/4″ over the top of the already high rib. I got him to shoot a low-rib gun and he was amazed at how much easier it was to see the movie shooting a gun that did not pattern really high. He is now looking for a low-rib gun with a stock that makes it shoot flat.

After lunch the first day, he understood why we watched the videos for over an hour before going out to shoot. “That’s what you see when you do it right,” he commented.

I had another shooter on Sunday with a high-rib Blaser with the exact same problem! His eyes were easily 3/4″ higher than the rib. The reason he came to the clinic was his inconsistency toward the last of the round and the last pairs of the set.

He finally concluded that the brain can compensate for a while, but eventually on the second bird of a pair, instead of floating the target, the brain puts the gun on the line. This causes a miss.

He attributed it to not having a laser focus on the target. But the common thread was the gun inserted on the try line, not under the line. And when he admitted that, he understood why he was so inconsistent in scoring late in the set and match.

My comment was that the brain can compensate for the high shooting gun by floating the target, but it has to work hard to do it through each set and match. Eventually, his natural reactions take over and the anticipation circuit takes over and puts the gun on the line. A miss occurs.

He is going to talk to Super Dave and get a low-rib stock and try it to see if he can get his eyes down lower where they should be. And we think he will shoot better.

Another note on this shooter: when I asked if his gun shot high that on a pattern board, he said it shot 50/50. This proves the brain’s ability to compensate and do what is necessary, even in a pattern board. But it can only do that for about 75 percent of the time in a match. That number is our observation.

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