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Old 05-23-2018, 6:28 AM
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Default Elm Fork, the other Dallas club I visited (no pictures)

On Sunday I had plans to go to Fossil Point, but it was raining HARD. My wife took the grandkids to the Ft Worth aquarium, so I waited for the rain to stop.

It started slowing down around noon, so I made my way to Elm Fork (about 15 minutes from where I was staying). By the time I got there the train had stopped.

I was short on time but wanted to shoot.

They have three courses there, and I wanted to shoot as many stations as I could before family called.

I started out on the Woods course. The stations are really nice, and if you want to feel good about your game, shoot this course because the targets are SOFT. I enjoyed it, but moved on to the Meadows course.

Imagine 10 or 12 stations all a few feet apart all facing into a meadow. But the targets here were what I was looking for. Challenging

I shot with a gentleman named Sanders, and I enjoyed it. Near the end, wifey called and I had to leave.

On my way out I drive past the impressive rifle and pistol range. I didn't get a chance to shoot the third course, but it looked like fun.

Located about 15 minutes from DFW airport, it's s fun place to shoot. Now if they'd just crank up the Woods course...



Elm Fork Shooting Sports
10751 Luna Rd, Dallas, TX 75220
(972) 556-0103

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Old 05-23-2018, 9:25 AM
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I shot there in early April. Agreed that some of the rather were soft on the woods course. Nice well run range. It was cool shooting in the trees. Definitely not something up get to do in California. Here are a couple of pictures from my trip.

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Old 05-23-2018, 11:20 AM
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Nice pictures. Ok, who can tell me what the difference in his gun mount is in the two pictures?

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Fyi, it is my buddy that is shooting.

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Ok, what's your buddy doing differently in the pictures?
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OK, I am a professional now, I went to Pacific Sporting Arms and got a quickie fitting yesterday.

In the first pic, he has his head in a different position then the second. Also the gun appears more into the body and less than the shoulder. But its the tilt of the head tilt or no tilt that I see as obvious.

I found during my fitting yesterday that i have been mounting the shotgun, WAY too low causing me to tilt my head more than it should be. They told me to move the gun up several inches, actually feels to high but I will know that tomorrow when I shoot. But my head is far more consistently positioned.
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This place is lousy with shotgun instructors, and this guy nails it after one stop at PSA?
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I found during my fitting yesterday that i have been mounting the shotgun, WAY too low causing me to tilt my head more than it should be. They told me to move the gun up several inches, .
You and virtually every one else that's never taken a lesson.
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Nice pictures. Ok, who can tell me what the difference in his gun mount is in the two pictures?

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In the first pic his head is in an almost upright position to let his eyes be level on the target and the second his head is more tilted over.
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In the first pic his head is in an almost upright position to let his eyes be level on the target and the second his head is more tilted over.
Not bad, not bad, anybody else?
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Here is something that is the same in both pics.....both show a terrible gun mount.

Both are great examples of what it looks like when a shooter mounts the body to the gun rather then the gun to the body.

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Here is something that is the same in both pics.....both show a terrible gun mount.

Both are great examples of what it looks like when a shooter mounts the body to the gun rather then the gun to the body.
Bingo, bango, bongo !!

What should my head do when I mount my shotgun?

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Bingo, bango, bongo !!

What should my head do when I mount my shotgun?

Anybody?
He can't do that with his head....can you see why in the pics?
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He can't do that with his head....can you see why in the pics?
He can't keep his head up, and still, and mount the gun to his face?
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Is he right handed, left eye dominant?
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Is he right handed, left eye dominant?
Thats what i was thinking.
One picture looks like he's using his right eye.
The other picture looks like he's using the left eye
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It was different stations and my angle while taking the picture was different in each of them. I will definitely pass on the advice. I also think they were different shotguns on each photo. He has a cheap h&r pardner that he brought and we rented a Beretta silver pigeon. I think he was using his gun in the first photo and the rental in the second if I remember.

The photos weren't taken with the intention of coaching. They were just for remembering the fun time.

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The photos weren't remember with the intention of coaching. They were just for remembering the fun time.
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No one's getting punished. In fact just the opposite. We're trying to help people hit more targets.
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Thats what i was thinking.
One picture looks like he's using his right eye.
The other picture looks like he's using the left eye
Just talked to him. He is left eye dominant. He has a harder time on the clays coming from the right. He says that he drops his head to try to get his left eye over the barrel.

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He should probably take a lesson, it would really help him.
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There's a couple of things a right handed, left eye dominant shooter can do, but it's best to let an instructor help you out.

A lot of new shooters don't know what their eye dominance is, or they have it wrong when tested.
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