thaner wrote:I love that shot. That is a hard one for some because you have to swing past and cover the bird. Some people just can't shoot something they can't see. First I shoot two eyes so I can sometimes, depending on the range, see the bird with my other eye to give my brain an idea how far in front I am. I also try to shoot it out a little so it is not any more straight up than necessary, which takes a little less lead. I do a move, mount, shoot method of shooting most of the time so my gun mounting and swing speed matches the speed of the target and it is just kind of an automatic thing that doesn't take much lead estimating work like pull ahead or sustained lead. Anther thing you can try is just turning your body so it is more of a side-to-side swing and not so much of a straight up and down thing. This can help you keep the bird in view; if you do this the shots are easier if they are more over head.
thaner wrote:One possible help with the head on shot is to go to a skeet field and shoot a 100 station 8's. If you can stand back about halfway to house behind you so you have more time and it's not such a snap shot. This can really help with those coming at ya shots.
Sagebrush wrote:I agree with Thaner.
The #8 skeet station is the way to go, to learn this shot.
A skeet choke has a 20" pattern at 10 yards. However at
the center station most birds are shot 15 feet away from the muzzle.
Getting 30 yards away, gives you a better idea for duck hunting.
I try to shoot ducks early enough so they land at my feet. If
you wait too long, they will go 25 to 30 yards behind you.
Come from behind the target, by pass and squeeze it off.
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