Clay Shooting Tips for Beginners
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 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.
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. 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. The gun as well needs to be unloaded whenever you are crossing any ditch, fence or crossing or jumping over a stream.
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. 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. 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. 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.
When you are then so done determining your eye dominance, the next stage is for you to get down to practicing your mounts and this is at the beginning taken with the gun unloaded. The best shots will be only taken after a series and a routine of practicing swings/mounts.