Shooting Tips and Tricks

GENERAL

Coping with distractions:  Practice coping with distractions.  Visualise handling no-birds, people talking and trap breakdowns and other types of interruptions. Practice staying calm! [sk]

You cannot shoot your way out of a slump.  Review your latest events and work on the issues that you found.  Train on your ‘bug’ birds!  Practice = practice rounds.  Training = individual targets.

 

SKEET

Never allow your barrels to be above the flight line of the target when you call for a target.  If you do, your eyes will lose focus as you ‘chop down’ through the flight line, which can result in a lost target. [sk]

 

SPORTING

Never allow your barrels to be above the flight line of the target when you call for a target – even on rabbits.  If you do, your eyes will lose focus as you ‘chop down’ through the flight line, which can result in a lost target. [sk]

 

TRAP

 

UNIVERSAL TRENCH

Eye & gun hold position :  Most of the targets will pass a “common spot” ahead of the trench. It is usually between 2 – 3 meters out of the trench.  On stands 1 & 2 gun hold is to the left of the centre mark and on stands 4 & 5 gun hold is to the right of the centre mark.  Stand three gun hold is on the centre mark.  Eye position from all 5 shooting stands is at the point where all the clays pass the common spot.  Focus your vision in this area and the clays will pass through your vision. [mk]