Top Tips for Clay Shooting
In order for you to be a great skeet shooter, you need to know that this will call for a great deal of hard work and determination. All in all, the best lessons for skeet shooting, as is known to all the veteran skeet shooters, are those learnt from personal experience. However, as is known by many of the experts in skeet shooting, the following are some of the most essential tips that will be of essence for a beginner in clay shooting.
Talking of clay shooting and the use of guns, the first thing that needs to ring in mind is that of safety. Safety will call on you to ensure that you have worn all the essential hearing and eye protection always. Always remember to handle your guns as if they were always loaded even though you need to bear in mind the general counsel to ensure that you have it so unloaded until that time that you will be ready to shoot. It is as well a safety measure to ensure that you have your gun’s muzzle always pointing down and have it only lifted when you are ready for taking a shot. It is as well in the interest of safety that you need to make sure that you have your gun unloaded whenever you are crossing or jumping over a stream, fence, ditches or any other sort of barricade.
The need to ensure that you have found the right gun fit is the other tip that you will certainly appreciate as a beginner in clay shooting. This will be necessary so as to be able to shoot where you targeting. To help see the fit of the gun, you may be advised to test check the gun by setting a target board about 16 yards or so. You will then test the gun by taking shots at the target without particularly aiming and in the event that you realize you are missing the target all too often, then you may need to consider having the gun fitted right.
For precision in shooting, you need to as well know well enough which of your eyes is dominant of the two. Steer as clear as you can from the error that has been the lot of some of the skeet shooters that they judge their eye dominance based on the dominance of their hands, as either left or right eye dominant going by either them left or right-handed.
After you have so determined your dominant eye, you will then need to take your practices for the mounts and this is with the gun not loaded for a start. The best shots will be only taken after a series and a routine of practicing swings/mounts.