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Sporting Clays Tip – Teal Targets

OSP Shooting School’s Gil Ash explains how he approaches springing teal targets that are often found on a sporting clays course. Learn the proper hold point, focal point, and break point to improve your consistency and take the mystery out of these used-to-be-hard-to-hit targets.

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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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Setting Up Your Shotgun For Sporting Clays

Sporting clays is a refreshing change from the predictability of skeet and the limited variability that the game of trap offers (44 degrees side to side, 5 set positions, 8-12 foot throw height, 16 yd line, etc). Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy shooting Skeet and Trap, it’s just nice having something totally different to challenge my shooting ability – ...

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Pre-Shot Routines for Shotgunners

A buddy of mine, his wife, my son and I were returning from yet another fun day of sporting clays when his wife relayed that she felt like everything was chaotic and that she didn’t feel confident.  To be fair, she hadn’t shot in almost 10 years and had borrowed the shotgun she was using so the gun wasn’t familiar ...

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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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Gun Mount for Sporting Clays

Gun Up, Gun Low or something in-between? If you shoot any clay game you may have been exposed to purists from each extreme. Low-gun is the Olympic Skeet requirement of having the butt of the gun at the hip prior to calling for the bird.  Gun-up is having the gun mounted to your shoulder before the call and there are ...

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But, I don’t Have a $20,000 Shotgun

We’ve all been there – you see the guys walking around with guns by Kreighoff, Kolar,  or Perazzi.  Beautiful guns that look and shoot great.  You aren’t sure whether you should even be allowed to pull the trigger on your shotgun next to these fellas – let me tell you, yes you should, and it is possible that you just ...

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