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Re: shooting with video

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Posted by Yuri ( on January 23, 2010 at 12:18:38:

In Reply to: shooting with video posted by john robinson on January 22, 2010 at 08:58:14:

Hi John,

You a making a remarkable progress. 90-95 strings for a newcomer?! This is quite good.

The camera is a replacement for a scope in your case. The phenomena you report is known to anyone who has trained in competitive shooting.

Using the scope emphasizes the goal of making a 'better' shot when a shooter tries to do a variety of things in an effort to make a shot land closer to the center of the target. When you take the scope away, your attention is placed back on proper shot process/technique. Follow through is only one of many elements of such process.

Eliminating some parts of a complex system allows you to pay better attention to the remaining parts. When you shoot without the scope, you work on correct technique execution and use different feedback to access what you do and how you do it.

Shooting without a scope is one of the training methods. There other method of elimination and very important one (if you are serious about shooting) is dry firing. I have also read world class shooters training in the dark room to enhance trigger control training by taking the sight/vision feedback out of the process.

The scope is a tool to verify what you did during shot execution compared to where it landed. Allowing this tool to affect your shot delivery process is a problem you need to fix.

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