Clay Shooting Tips for Beginners
If you want to be an expert in skeet shooting, the most important lesson you need is for you to be able to have the nerve and mental strength for hard work and dedication. By far and large, great clay shooters had their lessons learnt from personal practice and experience. However, as is common to all of the veteran skeet shooters, the following are some of the most essential tips that as a beginner you need to know of for clay shooting.
Looking at clay shooting and the use of guns in the sport, one thing that will need to ring in mind first is that of the need to put safety first. 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. 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. 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 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 will be necessary so as to be able to shoot where you targeting. As a tip to help you see the fit of the gun, think of testing it prior such as by using a test board, set about 16 yards or so from you. 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.
Your next tip so as to have such preciseness in clay shooting will be to know precisely which of the two eyes is the one that is most dominant. Do not fall into the mistake that has been made by many of the clay shooters where they assume that going by the dominant hands, they can tell of their eye dominance as well.
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. Make it a habit practicing your swings/mounts and this is the best way that you will be able to perfect your skeet shots.