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Unread 03-10-2009, 12:44 PM
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The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching

This is a thread for discussion of the article, The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching, By Darrell Holland. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 09:07 AM
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Re: The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching

One thing that I have found is that most shooters don't even know that they flinch while shootingn Something that I have done in the past is to load dummy rounds and mix them with my reloads that I will be taking to the range. Just the thought of not knowing which round your getting ready to send down range makes you really focus on not flinching. I would normaky only have two or three dummy rounds per twenty. It did not take long before the dummy rounds stoped kicking. humble pie works wonders !
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Great idea!!
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Unread 03-12-2009, 11:56 AM
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Re: The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching

Great article. I have to admit that every once in a while I when I have been shooting heavy boomers for a few days I develop the dreaded affliction. I too have found but one cure, shooting a light recoiling rifle for accuracy. I usually drag out my 223 or a 6ppc and shoot 50 to 100 rounds concentrating on staying behind the gun. After that I am good for a while.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.
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Wonderful article -- Pogoism at it's best and worst. We have met the enemy and it is the guy in the mirror.
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Re: The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching

Jde512 has the right idea. I admit I flinch, especially with big revolvers. The dummy round technique really helps keep me honest. I trained myself to use a .340 Weatherby using techniques similar to the ones presented in this article in preparation for an AK hunt. I have now lost this skill, but know I could regain it if I worked up to it. Shooting LR with big guns is NOT like riding a bicycle. The skill goes away if not practiced.
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Unread 10-31-2010, 08:20 PM
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Re: The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching

Whitesheep is correct. practice practice practice Something that works well for me, is to get all set up in my basement, and with a snap cap one can work on trigger control, breathing, cheek weld, body position, etc. For me this is an inexpensive way to stay in tune, and this is also a great way to keep flinching in check. Just my 2 cents.
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