8 ways to improve your game shooting during the close season
Think it's time to put away your gun for a few months? Think again. Now's your opportunity to practice and improve your eye-to-hand co-ordination for game shooting
- Go and shoot lots of cartridges on a simulated shoot day. Take a few friends. It’s very social and more importantly, you’ll be keeping your eye in.
- Have a professional gun fit at a good shooting school. You may be surprised at how much it improves your technique, particularly if you haven’t done it before.
- Get your gun serviced.
- Book some lessons at a shooting school. Out of season you may get a good deal and three or four lessons could be the difference between you being an average Gun and becoming a good shot.
- Organise a day shooting pigeons. Sitting in a hide with a friend is a good chance to catch up and pigeon shooting is excellent for improving your shooting skills. It’s also tremendous fun.
- Practice on driven clays off a tower. This is a classic game shot, high and fast overhead.
- Get in touch with your local gun club or Sunday shoot and shoot a competitive round of sporting clays with a scorecard. You’ll be able to judge what your hit rate is and see how it improves over the summer.
- Every night spend around five minutes dry mounting practice so that the gun feels like an extension of you and your gun mount is smooth.