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What are some basic skeet shooting tips?

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When swinging and mounting a firearm for skeet shooting, stand relaxed in a boxer's stance with a slight bend at the waist. Do not tilt the head or face down to the barrel. Lift the gun up in a tight motion, and using both hands equally, mount the gun to the face, not the shoulder.

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What are some basic skeet shooting tips?
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When preparing to shoot, do not focus on the gun barrel. Look at the target, pointing to an area slightly in front of it. If shooting at a simultaneous pair of skeet, break the lower one first, allowing the natural recoil of the fired shot to bring the gun up for the higher skeet. Unlike shooting targets with a rifle or handgun, shooting skeet with a shotgun is easier with both eyes open. This allows the eyes to better track the moving target.

Determining the dominant eye is important. If a shooter is right handed but left eye dominant, he or she may have to shoot left handed, or intentionally blur the left eye. When firing on the skeet, continue the follow through with the barrel of the gun in the direction of the swing. Do not attempt to stop right on the clay and fire; instead, swing through the target and fire as the muzzle obscures the clay.

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