RabbitSlayer Posted October 20, 2008 Share Posted October 20, 2008 Just recently I have done three things to drastically improve my hit rate... 1) Keeping both eyes open. 2) Focus on clay target NOT my shotgun. 3) hold my shotgun higher at eye level without tilting my head... But of course I am still missing (what I would consider) easy targets occasionally.. I practiced mounting my shotgun onto my shoulder about 25 times tonight... Basically I did whatever felt natural for me... 25 times... After each mount, I kept the shotgun still and closed my left eye so I could see if my rear sight bead (little gold ball on top of barrel in the back) was aligned with my front sight bead (red one)... Almost always, the front red bead was just slightly to the right of back bead... Which means if I use my front red bead in my peripheral vision to point, I would be shooting to the right of the bird.... So I have a question... Should I find a better way to mount my shotgun to my shoulder so that the two beads align more consistently or should I compensate by shooting slightly to the left of my targets at all times ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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