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How can I maintain my clay shooting scores?

Is there anything I should be doing on the days I don’t get out to keep me as sharp as possible?

John Bidwell
Sorry to hear that you’re finding work hard to find; fingers crossed things improve for you soon.

As you’ve doubtless discovered, everyone is different when it comes to a fall in form – some get out of sync quite quickly if they don’t shoot often enough whereas others can get by pretty well on just an occasional outing each month.

This is especially true of AA and A Class men who have done a lot of shooting to get to where they are and who have built up a repertoire of shots to call upon when needed.

That said, most make a point of taking their gun from the cabinet every day for ten minutes or so to go through a dry mounting routine, thereby keeping them ‘tuned’ to its weight and balance.

You need to do the same.

Believe it or not the majority of misses are caused by a poor gun mount and the only way to stop this happening is to handle the gun each and every day.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t fire it the important thing is that the stock comes easily into your face and shoulder each and every time you swing and lift the gun.