By John Bidwell
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
When clay shooting do you tackle chandelle targets the same way as you would an upside down battue?
Or do you make changes to your approach?
Generalisations can be dangerous things but it’s fairly safe to say that of these looping targets the chandelle follows a more semi-circular path to that of a battue.
A battue will usually be moving quite a bit faster as well.
Some shooters will make slight changes to how they shoot these two birds but I find I can shoot them equally easily with my maintained lead technique, Move, Mount, Shoot.
Keeping my gun out in front allows me to take them in the same place, and that’s just as they start to fall.
Being in front with the muzzles means I can watch both birds all the way but the important thing, regardless of technique, is to keep the barrels below the target when you move the gun, and squeeze the trigger.
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