Work your way through our list and you'll know how to deal with whatever comes your way
Over time, if you are to be a good all-round Shot, you need to develop a repertoire, or quite simply the knowledge to deal with each type of clay target and how you address it.
Our instructors have covered the presentation of each type of clay target you’re likely to meet, so read their tips and get out there on the ground to practise.
Let’s start with one for beginners
They can be tricky. So Bisley instructor Tony Bracci gives you some insider tips.
It’s the one that many clay shooters fear most.
This target is not only a challenge for the clay shooter, but can also offer a simulation of a woodpigeon hurting over a tall hedge or trees from behind a hide.
Mounting too soon can lead to hesitation and stopping your swing – it needs to be smooth and continuous.
For this clay you really want your feet shoulder-width apart. The muzzles should be slightly below where the clay will emerge so you can see it.
Take the shot while the bird is still under power on the way up, or a moment or so before it reaches its peak.
The key here is to always remount on the second target.
In this clay pigeon shooting video Mark Russell talks through a basic method of shooting a driven target – a common presentation at English Sporting.
Every target is hittable if it’s tackled correctly.
Knowledge is everything here
To be able to hit this type of target well, you need to have a plan.
The second shot of a left and right is always the one that’s likely to drop a point on our scorecard.
There are three basics when shooting these targets – do you know what they are?
Holding your own when you encounter different sizes
You have to be disciplined here