When shooting skeet, I prefer the Sustained Lead method. When targets are missed in skeet, most often you're shooting behind or under the target. There are a number of critical elements (per station) you'll need to learn in order to shoot skeet successfully. These elements are: proper foot position, gun hold, eye hold, lead, and break point. Now, looking at lead by itself, a basic rule-of-thumb is to look at the station number you're standing on and apply that amount of lead on the target. For example: station 1, 1 foot of lead; station 2, 2 foot of lead; station 3, 3 foot of lead; station 4, 4 foot of lead. For stations 5-7, simply reverse the leads. Station 5, 3 foot of lead; station 6, 2 foot of lead; station 7, 1 foot of lead. Station 8 is simply a reactionary shot, and being aggressive and just in front of the target is all that's needed. Again, these are basic starting points. If you are still missing targets, mentally add another foot to your leads and see what happens.
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on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:42 am, edited 1 time in total.