I have had a "trigger freeze" type flinch for a long time that comes & goes. I shoot a high rib super sporting Blaser. Would a flat rib have any advantage at changing the visual & be preferable to the high rib as I work through this? I have been resisting going to a release trigger because when I focus properly on the target I don't flinch. Any comments from someone that has experience with this are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hello "Camo", I also shoot an F3 Blaser but it came with the low-rib barrel (32 in.). I use prescription-lens shooting glasses and would sometimes lose sight of the clay which did cause a jerk and usually a miss. In addition, I am prone to the "ride the bird-trigger freeze" syndrome which I think comes from two things: 1) trying to be too precise in the "pointing" of the muzzle and 2) not committing to shoot the clay in what you have determined to be its "sweet zone". To help me focus on the clays a little easier, I am now shooting the 32 in. Blaser Vantage barrel. This lets my head be in a little more upright position but still gives me good peripheral connection with the barrel. As you have indicated, when you keep "hard" focus on the clay, you usually break it with a smooth motion. So, commit to break the clay at the sweet-spot and DO NOT RIDE THE BIRD.
If you are near the Dallas-Fort Worth area and want to try my two Blaser barrels, let me know and we can get together.