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    That Pesky Wabbit.

    By far the best way to shoot a rabbit is to use swing through. Start with your leading foot facing your kill point and the gun/hold point about 5yds in front the trap just slightly under the path of the rabbit. Look back at the trap and call "PULL" and let the rabbit overtake the muzzles, then you/the gun must overtake (swing through) the rabbits feet but don't measure the lead, your instincts will do a much better job of that than you will believe me. Swing smooothly (3 x Os) and just pull the trigger instinctively when you have come off the front of the target, but keep the gun moving during and after you shoot, known as following through.
    The 60% rise in your shot pattern will kill the target stone dead if you swing through the under-edge of the target.
    But as always, never ever take your eyes off the target. Focus real hard on it the whole time. You can tell if your focussing hard properly because you will see the black clay shine silver at one point or another, that's the best time to shoot it.

    Try it.
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    Anyone tried it yet ?
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    Not yet Rob, no pesky rabbits around to try it on , not been to a shooting ground recenty that has rabbits at targets.
    Can't beat having a day out shooting clays.

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    Darn those dam wabbits.
    Born to hunt,forced to work.

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    i tried it last Saturday
    i did a little better on the L-R rabbit, which came flying out and kept bouncing unpredictably high
    but still couldn't hit the R-L which "trickled" out of the trap
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    but im still trying all the other 'nuggets' - trying to shoot with both eyes open, not look at the rib/bead, etc

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    I straighted the 2 stands that had rabbits on the other day! glad it was in a competition!
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    Mr B. two things come to mind.

    1. Is your comb the correct height as it may be a little low.
    2. Swing very smooothly (3 x O's). If you say it in your head while swinging and totally focussing on the clay, the gun will overtake at the correct speed to help with the timing of the shot.
    This works with every single target no matter how fast or slow.

    Smoooth!

    Also if your shooting with a cross dominance on a slow R-L rabbit with both eyes open, your likely to miss every target in front. So find out for sure if you have cross eye dominance.
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