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. By far and large, great clay shooters had their lessons learnt from personal practice and 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.
First and foremost, talking of clay shooting and the mere fact that it involves the use of guns for the sport, safety should be the natural factor that needs to ring in mind in so far as tips go. The first safety tip that you need to be mindful of is the need to have worn all the essential hearing and eye protection at all times. 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. As well mind the fact that you need to have the gun’s muzzle kept pointing downwards only to be lifted when you are taking a shot. The gun as well needs to be unloaded whenever you are crossing any ditch, fence or crossing or jumping over a stream.
The second tip that you will appreciate as a beginner in skeet shooting is that of ensuring that you have found the right fit of gun. This is so necessary especially for you to be able to take precise shots-those hitting right where you are looking or aiming at. To help you with this, you may need to test check the gun by setting a target board some yards away, say 16 yards or so. Test it by mounting and shooting at the target without aiming and if you miss the target a number of times, consider fitting your gun.
For you to have such precision in clay shooting skills, the next thing you will need to look into is to determine which of the two eyes is the most dominant. Avoid the assumption that has been made by many clay shooters that merely because they are this or that handed, then the eyes are as well so dominant.
After you have so successfully determined which of your eyes is dominant, the next step will be to take a tryout on your mounts/swings, and this you need to do with the gun unloaded. The best shots will be only taken after a series and a routine of practicing swings/mounts.