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wwwprof
June 19, 2012, 08:52 PM
I have read that if you're using a field gun for clays, your POA should cover the bird instead of being under it. Anyone have experience to confirm or refute this? Thanks.

oneounceload
June 19, 2012, 09:17 PM
MOST, (not all), field guns shoot flat, that is a 50-50 pattern above/below POA. Most (not all) target guns are designed to "float" the bird a little above the bead as they typically are set up to shoot 60-40, 70-30, even as high as 90-10.

The best way to see if that is true with YOUR gun is to hit the pattern board with you shooting your ammo.

zippy13
June 20, 2012, 09:44 AM
My friend, 1-oz, makes a good point -- the pattern board is your friend!

There's one clue about how a gun may shoot: Is the rib tapered (vertically)? It it's noticeably taller in the rear, then it's probably going to be a floater.

BigJimP
June 20, 2012, 11:49 AM
What is a POA...???

.300 Weatherby Mag
June 20, 2012, 12:37 PM
What is a POA...???

Point of aim

zippy13
June 20, 2012, 12:39 PM
BigJim, my friend, eMail sent. :)

BigJimP
June 20, 2012, 01:50 PM
Point of Aim ....:confused:

As opposed to "Hold Point", "Break Point", "Point of Impact"... ok, never mind... I'm just crabby this morning...

shortwave
June 20, 2012, 05:16 PM
^^^:D^^^

BigJim,

Grab you another cup of coffee and wait for the morning meds. to kick in.

BigJimP
June 20, 2012, 05:49 PM
I'm on a diet ....( I'm 6'5" and up around 295 again / have to get back down to 280 ....) and its killing me.../ if it tastes good, I have to spit it out...

so I am a little crabby ....( and only 2 latte's this morning ) so I'm under caffeined..big time...

zippy13
June 20, 2012, 06:53 PM
if it tastes good, I have to spit it out...
Welcome to the golden years, my friend.

.300 Weatherby Mag
June 20, 2012, 11:55 PM
Point of Aim ....

As opposed to "Hold Point", "Break Point", "Point of Impact"... ok, never mind... I'm just crabby this morning...

Classic case of the messenger being shot...:p

zippy13
June 21, 2012, 12:03 AM
I'm just crabby this morning...
Personal hygiene is important at your age. ;)

shortwave
June 21, 2012, 09:16 AM
Can't eat, under caffeinated and has crabs....

...now that's a real bad morning. :D

BigJimP
June 21, 2012, 11:04 AM
Ok, Ok .....I asked for it ....

TheKlawMan
June 21, 2012, 01:52 PM
Go easy on the lighter fluid and keep the ice pick sharp and you will do okay Jim.

BigJimP
June 21, 2012, 02:05 PM
Hey, big guys have feelings too ya know ...

...we don't look like we do ...but we might ......so ya just never know....
( I would have liked to have been as quick as a cat ...but I was born like a Buffalo, so this is as good as it gets !! )... but even at 6'5" ....290 lbs is a little too much ...swimsuit season is coming ya know ....???

TheKlawMan
June 21, 2012, 02:37 PM
Jim, My daugher and I were down at Laguna Beach this morning watching the surf. She thought she saw a whale. I suppose that was why your mention of swimsuit season reminded me of harpoon guns.;) I know. With my gut I shouldn't talk, but its fun to pick on sensitive big guys.

shortwave
June 21, 2012, 07:00 PM
swimsuit season is coming ya know

Ya gotta trim down for those speedo's BJP. ;)

BigJimP
June 22, 2012, 03:10 PM
now that thought should give you guys nightmares....