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    Ftf.
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    On friday it wouldn't do anything when I pulled the trigger. It was like the safety was on.
    After the round, I gave it a shake, and swore at it a bit, and another guy put a shell in it and it fired.
    That night I stripped it completely down and cleaned and lubed every inch of it.
    It ran most of saturday, until mid way through my second 25 pair of doubles. Then it clicked like normal, but wouldn't set the round off.
    There was no doubles on sunday, so I put that high stock onto an 870 and ran that for the day.
    I have a parts gun, so I think I'll start by changing the trigger assembly and go from there.
    If it craps the bed on a practice night, I can handle the ridicule. But I felt bad about holding up two rounds for our tournament guests.
    If there's anything else I should be looking at, I am open to suggestions, and appreciative of the advice.
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    It might be a broken firing pin spring if you are getting a click not a bang. It breaks and coils in on itself but is very hard to see. If you have a parts gun try swapping out the bolt not the trigger assembly
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    I will try that first then.
    Thanks for the tip
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    Got out for the first time today. Lots of rusty moves but managed a 22 first round. Wind blowing hard enough I widened out my stance a tad to keep me stable. Made for some unpredictable birds.

    Saw Mark II, he’s looking good with the weight loss. All in all a good day
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    Well, I can't hit l right hand target with my new gun.
    First round tonight I got a big fat 0 on station 5.

    It was bad.

    I need some time to reflect.
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    Not the first time a new gun caused someone’s game to come apart. It’s been said it takes 1000 targets to get used to a new gun. You’ve made the jump from an 1100 to a 32” Citori. There’s a lot more dead weight out front and it wont swing as lively as the 1100. If you can lock the trap to throw hard rights and shoot a box from post 3. Focus on not shooting until the bead bird relation is right. Adjust your hold further right if needed so the bird doesn’t beat you too much
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    Quote Originally Posted by R&R Rancher View Post
    Not the first time a new gun caused someone’s game to come apart. It’s been said it takes 1000 targets to get used to a new gun. You’ve made the jump from an 1100 to a 32” Citori. There’s a lot more dead weight out front and it wont swing as lively as the 1100. If you can lock the trap to throw hard rights and shoot a box from post 3. Focus on not shooting until the bead bird relation is right. Adjust your hold further right if needed so the bird doesn’t beat you too much
    You are what I need: a trap guru.

    I'll outline my problem later.


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    I went to the trap club to shoot all by myself yesterday to get some much needed practice with the new gun.
    One guy said he'd come out for a visit, but wouldn't shoot.
    I'm glad he didn't bring a gun.
    He sat back, and watched, and told me i was holding the gun crooked.
    That explains all the trouble on the extreme angle targets.

    Now I know the problem, and I can work on a solution.
    I'm trying mounting the gun differently, and trying to be more aware of how the gun is sitting.
    I'll do some practice in front of a mirror.

    My scores still weren't great, but it's a lot more reassuring to know what I'm doing wrong.
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    I’ve can’t remember personally having problems with canting the gun, but i can see how that would screw up your angles. The gun needs to fit you, not the other way around. You can use muscles to hold the gun in the correct alignment but when you chase that hard angle the muscles relax and the misalignment creeps back in.

    The shape of the pocket in your shoulder is what the recoil pad must conform to. If you hold your arm at a 45 degree angle you will see that pocket is not vertical. That is why you see a lot of trap guns with adjustable butt plates. Right or wrong my style is to hold my right elbow slightly above horizontal. This changes the shape of the pocket and seems to lock the arm in place. Practice mounting some more, but also experiment with the angle of your arm to see what feels best
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    If I hold the gun closer to my center, and give my right elbow more "chicken wing" it seems to straighten everything out, and fit more comfortably.
    But it is a work in progress.
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