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Hand-eye coordination technique for clay shooting

Not ready to go out shooting yet? Georgina Roberts continues her ‘quarantraining’ with some tips on hand-eye coordination technique that will improve your cognitive and motor skills for shooting. In shooting, your brain receives information from the eyes, processes it, and

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How to hit looper targets in clay shooting

Andy Powell explains two preferred methods of consistently hitting the dreaded looper target. It’s one of the hardest things to get to grips with in shotgun shooting: understanding first what the target is actually doing, and then how you and your

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Will my gun shoot steel? Clay Shooting Q&A

Let us know if you have any questions, such as will my gun shoot steel – we have the experts to answer them Your clay shooting experts Will my gun shoot steel? Q: I own a Sporting O/U which I

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Tips on improving vision for clay shooting

Vision is fundamental to good shooting, and Ed Lyons explains how you can improve your performance with a little expert help. One of the most common questions I was asked during the lockdown period is “what can I do to improve

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A brief guide to chokes with Becky McKenzie

Top lady shooter Becky McKenzie provides a five-minute overview of what chokes are for, and which ones you should use. In simple terms, choke is a constriction near the muzzle end of a shotgun barrel, which affects how the shot spreads

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How to improve your shooting skills beyond beginner level

No longer a beginner, Sam Betts was unsure how to progress her shooting. Rachel Draper reports. The most common way to start shooting was through family members – which is exactly how I came to break my first clay. My father

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Preparing for a return to shooting post-lockdown

Shooting instructor Andy Powell explains what you can do to prepare for the long-awaited return to shooting. As I write the world is in a very strange place; the pandemic is something that none of us has ever experienced before. Like

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Gun cleaning and maintenance – fix up your woodwork

This is the ideal time to renovate the battle-worn stock and fore-end on your clay gun. Richard Atkins explains how to do it in our bit of latest gun cleaning and maintenance advice. I’m sure many readers’ guns have never been

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Clay shooting tips from professionals

Mike Yardley, Ian Coley, Hannah Gibson, Derek Burnett and Huw Stephens share their wisdom with Jason Doyle

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Can you get your money back from cancelled shows? Our experts answer your questions

Our experts let you know what to do if you had planned to go to events and shoots that have been cancelled due to coronavirus, plus more questions answered! Let us know if you have any questions – we have

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