Clay Shooting: The Best Way To Learn How To Shoot
Clay shooting refers to shooting at non-living objects that are either moving or stationary. Clay shooting is considered the best way to learn shooting, and especially practice aiming at moving objects, frequently called the pigeon. In fact clay shooting is sometimes called pigeon shooting.
With clay shooting, you will not have to be worried about losing your prey. What is more, you have all the time to practice until you have perfected the skill. Like any other sport, clay shooting has specifically designed apparel. These apparels are designed to fit any clay shooter – they are available for men, women and even young children. But when it comes to designs, the men’s gear are outstanding.
Clay shooting has been popular for centuries now. There has been a great advancement on the weaponry in the recent years, but the sport itself has remained unchanged for years.
Clay shooting provides good opportunities for learning the skill of aiming and shooting at birds that are flying in the sky. The sport was originally designed for hunters who were passionate about hunting. The bird hunter would hone their skills by aiming at and shooting the simulated moving pigeon bird. The competency of a bird hunter would be known when they had to aim and shoot at a bird that is flying away from them.
The skill is also instrumental when it comes to hunting quails, pheasant or any other flying bird of interest.
Clay pigeon shooting can be done individually or in groups as a social activity. When done on groups, the number of shooters may exceed three. The number also depend upon the type of thrower that is in use.
The clay targets are clay discs that are ejected with speed from a clay pigeon thrower. The thrower is designed to project the clay discs into the air. The clay targets can also project the target straight away from the shooter to appear as if it were the real live bird that is flying away from the imminent danger.
When clay shooting, the shooter will stand right behind the thrower. When the shooter is prepared to take an aim, then he will yell “pull”. Such a powerful command is supposed to notify the thrower operator to release the clay.
When the clay disc target is released, the shooter should track the trajectory of the moving disc, take a good aim and shoot it while in the air. Shooting at clay pigeons can be difficult when you are beginner. However, with a lot of practice, one can easily learn the art and even become an expert.
Most clay shooters prefer using shotguns. The shotgun is design to shoot out several pellets that will spread out in an arch-like manner so that it can easily hit the target.