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Any tips? Never fired a shotgun in my life, But the Local skeet club is having a fundraiser for a kid with MS tomorrow. (Food, Gun raffle's and so on)

Hopefully that have instructions.
 

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You have to lead 'em a little. Track the "bird" and place the bead slightly in front if going side to side, slightly under if going away from you.
 

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Ive shot trap for a number of years. Shot skeet once, and I have to tell you its SO MUCH FUN. And yes you do have to lead them a bit. i hope you have a semi auto or a side by side (pump is a lil to slow).
 

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You will have a great time. I just now got a lead on a skeet team here. Hope to get some days in myself soon. I love it.
 

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My advice is don't aim at the birds, don't worry about the sights.

Mount the gun, get a natural cheek weld, and just shoot the bird. Shotgun shooting is very instinctive, if you try to think about what you're doing, you'll miss.

I shoot trap 3 times a week and go through more 12 gauge than I'd care to admit. It's a very fun sport.
 

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hopefully all the years of gaming have giving me god like Hand-Eye Coordination :goof:
 

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It can be a bit frustrating starting out..I went 5/50 on my first sporting clays course and I can probably do 75-80% or them when we are using a walmart thrower.
 

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m0ondoggy said:
My advice is don't aim at the birds, don't worry about the sights.

Mount the gun, get a natural cheek weld, and just shoot the bird. Shotgun shooting is very instinctive, if you try to think about what you're doing, you'll miss.

I shoot trap 3 times a week and go through more 12 gauge than I'd care to admit. It's a very fun sport.
KEEP BOTH EYES OPEN, aim and you'll miss. I'm sure there will be a lot of assistance there to help, have fun.
 

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Dutchkma said:
KEEP BOTH EYES OPEN, aim and you'll miss. I'm sure there will be a lot of assistance there to help, have fun.
Right Eye douse'ent work that good
 

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I only tried this once many years ago. Apparently I was a natural, I hit every one I shot at. I think it irritated my hosts though, because they never invited me again :grin: .
 

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FUN FUN FUN!
Yes, you must lead them a bit AND follow through in the swing and shoot;
Don't stop / pause when you fire :wink:
 

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I've always referred to it as golf with a gun. Its a lot of fun and can be very, very addicting. As was mentioned before, give em' a little lead and keep both eyes open...Good luck and have fun!!!!
 

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are they any difference between trap & Skeet shooting?

well back to reading watchman at 3AM :oops:
 

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sweep through and dont stop shooting until that bastage goes down!
 

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shooting clays is one of the most enjoyable things to do with a firearm. :grin:

i really should buy a shotgun soon...

i'm still stocking up on evil rifles/gear before the next election... though gun control seems to be far less on people's minds than the war and the economy. :smile:
 

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skyugo said:
shooting clays is one of the most enjoyable things to do with a firearm. :grin:

i really should buy a shotgun soon...

i'm still stocking up on evil rifles/gear before the next election... though gun control seems to be far less on people's minds than the war and the economy. :smile:
I usually do to, but I couldn't pass up the like-new BT-99 that my neighbor sold me for $600 a couple of weeks ago. :D I was all saved up to get SER IV too. I'll just build one myself now :D.
 
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