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How Much Lead

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Before you shoot anything you need to make sure that the gun fits you, eye dominance and you are looking where you are shooting. Pop along to a county show with your gun and get one of the BASC or CPSA coaches to check. They will normally do it for nothing or for a few pounds give you a lesson.

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deffo get lessons matey, as said its impossible to tell someone hiw much lead they need to give a target. good luck

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When shooting skeet the proper amount lead on every station so 3 feet. The percieved lead varies with the angle.

 

But here is the thing. Everyone misses, and usually behind the clay. Ever seen anyone miss in front? Me neither. On each station make a conscious effort to miss in front of the clay. It's hard to do.

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Lead comes with practice.

 

Learning to unwind properly will also help your shooting.

 

Start by mounting the gun and pointing at the point where you will actually shoot the clay. If unsure of the point, look where others are shooting it at. ie face the position with both body and feet relaxed. Then twist your body back towards the trap so its wound up like a spring, do not move your feet! Call for the clay and let your body naturally unwind as you follow the clay. Fire when it's unwound at the point where you intended to shoot the clay. Doing it this way your body unwinds naturally and is totally relaxed when you pull the trigger. The mistake most people make is they orientate themselves towards the trap. When they call for the clay then then follow the clay and twist into the firing position. The problem then is you're twisted and tense when you fire. You can also can run out of twist before the point you need to pull the trigger and stop the gun. Stopping the gun for whatever the reason, usually results in you shooting behind.

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All good advice , practice , practice , practice . lead is definitely purseaved by the individual . that is what is a five bar gate's worth to someone , ( yes I have heard that on a shoot ) is 2 ft to someone else.

Lessons are a great starting point , but stay safe and enjoy .

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