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Throwing shots high

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by zxcvbob, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Well-Known Member

    I took half a year off from Bullseye* shooting, plus last summer when I did get to the range I mostly practiced rifle. Now I'm back in Bullseye and my scores suck bigtime. Last year I was shooting in the mid-250's, and now I'm having trouble breaking 200. It's coming back, but what's really killing my scores is I'm throwing some of the shots way high. And it's usually on the slow-fire target. The more time I have to take the shot, the worse I do. :banghead: I never throw a shot on rapid-fire, my groups there are just too big -- I can deal with that.

    I looked at the shot analysis chart, and it says I'm "breaking wrist up". Not real sure what that means, but it kind of sounds like limp-wristing. I'm shooting a heavy long-barreled Ruger Mk II .22/45 if that makes any difference. Do I need to grip it tighter? Or get out the dumbbells and do wrist curls? Or practice shooting at a blank piece of paper so I don't rush the shot when it comes perfectly on target? Even on the slow fire, if I concentrate on *squeezing* the trigger that helps.

    *one-handed competition shooting at paper targets from a standing position. A perfect score (3 targets) is 300.

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