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Review: Browning Citori XS Special Over and Under Shotgun

I bought my Browning Citori XS Special after having decided to go all-in and become a competitive skeet shooter. A new gun was in my future because while my Stoeger Condor is a great field gun, it just wasn’t set-up to be a competition clay buster. This review is done the same way I do most of mine – after ...

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Introducing a New Shooter to Skeet

I’ve been a wing-hunter for decades, sporting clays shooter for years and a skeet shooter for months. Suddenly, my wife decided that she wanted to give skeet a try. First off, she’s small.. scratch that .. tiny. 4’11” (4’11 and 1/2″ if you ask her) and about 115 pounds soaking wet. If she was going to enjoy the experience, I ...

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Converging Lead in Skeet

In a previous post, I shared some Vincent Hancock videos that demonstrate the three basic shotgun leads.  Swing-through, pull-ahead and sustained lead.  I had been a sustained lead fan for skeet for all of December, 2010 (when I started learning the game).  After my first lesson (with the guy that is now my coach), I learned there is a fourth ...

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San Antonio or Bust – The Trail to World Skeet Competition

As this site is intended to be for shooters of all levels, I thought it might be interesting to document my path to the National Skeet Shooting Association’s (NSSA) 2011 World Skeet Championship in San Antonio, TX.  I am going to compete on a budget, and make an honest attempt at some medals and such.  Hopefully, you will come along ...

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Shotgun Leads

Whether you prefer trap, skeet or sporting clays, the problem is the same.  You have to assess the targets movement and take the proper lead.  There are three main techniques for leading a shotgun target: sustained lead, swing-through, and pull-away. Here is a great video by the gold medal winning Olympic skeet champion Vincent Hancock.  He makes his points using ...

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