Originally Posted by firecracker6
As a preface to this post I have a strong martial arts background. This has taught me to tilt my head to cover my throat w/ my chin. I've noticed I do this when shooting. I've noticed I shoot better when I don't tilt my head but I'm not sure it's worth unlearning as it will be time consuming and may have certain negative repercussions. Does anyone have any input or experience w/ this?
Interesting! Try changing your focus a little bit. Instead of steadying your head in order to shoot straight, try watching the very top of the front sight and steadying it, first, before you lock up anything else.
Over the years I've noticed that when I'm shooting well I tend to slightly lower my chin; but, when I'm shooting great, my neck is loose and I'm watching as much as shooting.
(Try running one of these, 'zombie courses' with a stiff neck. I think you'll find that you shoot much faster, and see the targets pop up a lot sooner if you relax your neck. How do you learn to do this? Start watching the very top of your front sight.)