The Top Most Essential Tips for Clay Shooting for Beginners
For you to be a veteran skeet shooter, you need to have the muscle and nerve for hard work and dedication. 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.
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. The gun as well needs to be unloaded whenever you are crossing any ditch, fence or crossing or jumping over a stream.
For your clay shooting venture and as a beginner, the other tip that you will surely appreciate is that of finding the ideal gun fit. This is so essential for you to be able to shoot right where you are aiming. 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.
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.
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. As a matter of fact, we know of the fact that practice makes perfect and as such even for the best shots, these will only be possible when you have taken enough practice of your shots making these a daily routine.