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. All in all, the best lessons for skeet shooting, as is known to all the veteran skeet shooters, are those learnt from personal experience. Nevertheless, most of the veteran skeet shooters concur on some of the following as some of the most essential tips for 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. You need to hold your guns as if they were loaded always even though it is advisable for you to have your guns unloaded until you will be ready to take a shoot. The muzzle of the gun should as well be kept pointing down only to be lifted when you are shooting. 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.
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 necessary especially for you to be able to take precise shots-those hitting right where you are looking or aiming at. 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 check the gun by taking some random shots at the target board a number of shots and in the case that you find that you are missing your targets all too often then you may need to consider having the gun fitted.
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. 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.