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Old March 15, 2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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High and left?

I'm a righty who has become a consistent high and left shooter. I'm using printable targets on a 8 1/2 by 11 sheet. My groupings are consistent from the top left portion of the outer ring to the upper left corner of the paper.

The odd part is that if I shoot one handed, right or left handed, I'm mostly within the circles of the target. The grouping is much wider and I have some fliers, but I put most of the rounds in the circle. Shooting in the 5 - 7 yard range.

When I first started shooting last fall, I was a typical low and left shooter.
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Old March 16, 2018, 07:19 AM   #2
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“Doc, it hurts my left arm when I do this...”
“Don’t do that.”

My humorous response is to tell to to shave a little off your right arm and left leg in small increments!

Point of aim varies based on your grip and shooting stance. I shoot one handed and allign my hips so that as my arm returns from first recoil, the point of aim is correct in the left/right direction. Shuffle your feet a tiny bit, it makes a difference.

Take aim, close your eyes, raise your arm a foot and lower it. With eyes closed, aim at the target. Open your eyes. If you are off to the left or right, move your left foot a tiny bit and repeat.

I think the Army Marksmansip Manual calls that “finding your natural stance.”
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Old March 16, 2018, 07:54 AM   #3
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You're "pushing" your shot...

See if this helps:
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1. Try an empty cylinder during a session to see if you're flinching.
2. Hold front blade at 6:00 of the Bullseye.
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Old March 17, 2018, 11:40 AM   #5
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Go here.
An explanation of what 'pushing the trigger' means is here. Basically it means you're not using enough finger on the trigger.
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