This helps a lot, although your spouse might think you are a little crazy. It keeps your eyes on the target as well as letting you see where your barrel is pointing at all times. You can work on smoothing out your mount so that your barrel doesn't dip under the target as you bring the butt to your shoulder.
Might want to tape around the Mag Lite to keep it from damaging the choke threads, but I am overly cautious.
Some great advice here!I deal with your problem day in and day out with clients here.GET A GUN THAT YOU CAN ADJUST!!!!!!Shooting will dramatically get better with a properly fitted gun.Shoot it on paper to see where your hitting then make adjustments asneeded to length of pull<drop of comb<cant left or right>jGood luck,Jim
And then when you finally think you've got this shooting "thing" down really well, go on a duck hunt when there's a fifteen mph cross "breeze", the temperature is almost freezing and the sun is in your eyes. In addition, you're wearing chest waders, layered clothing, a heavy coat and "supposedly warm" gloves (always containing less than warm fingers).
Final practice sessions "on the job" are required and silent expletives allowed. ;)
For example, this layout hunt (see photo) required throwing back an overhead cover, mounting a gun from my lap while "lurching" to a sitting position after lying on my backside (for sometimes long periods of time) so as to shoot ducks (maybe) that I might not see until the last moment coming from all kinds of unpredictable directions.
The coolest instant of the morning was trying to pick out a single greenwing teal from a tight "wad" of over fifty that buzzed in from the left and did a full speed, "breath taking" 180° reverse right over my decoys.
You just can't practice that. What a rush!
Gunny picked up two. :)
Gunny's layout hunt on the Mississippi (yesterday morning)
Many Sporting Clays courses have very realistic Hunting senarios you can practice on. :):)
Its NOT really very realistic.. If Ya notice,, the little guy does just what most the rest of us do ,, and he shoots about 4 feet behind the target!:):)
On days I dont have anything to do,, I will sit for Hours and watch to see if he ever misses it..