Clay Shooting: The Best Way To Practice Shooting
Clay shooting refers to shooting at non-living objects that are either moving or stationary. Clay shooting is considered the best way to learn shooting, and especially practice aiming at moving objects, frequently called the pigeon. In fact clay shooting is sometimes called pigeon shooting.
You would not have to worry about losing the prey when it comes to clay shooting. What is more, you have all the time to practice until you have perfected the skill. Just like any other sport, clay shooting has its costumes. These costumes are designed to fit any clay shooting lover, be it young children, men, and women. Nevertheless, when it comes to various designs, the men’s gear stands first.
Clay shooting has been popular for centuries now. There have been huge strides in terms of weaponry technology, but the sport itself has remained unchanged.
Clay shooting allows the shooter to train and learn the art of shooting the birds that are flying in the sky. Such a sport was originally designed for bird hunters who were passionate about hunting. The bird hunter would hone their skills by aiming at and shooting the simulated moving pigeon bird. Their competency level would be gauged when the hunter would take aim and shoot a bird that is flying away from them.
The skill is also instrumental when it comes to hunting quails, pheasant or any other flying bird of interest.
Clay pigeon shooting can be done individually or in groups as a social activity. When done on groups, the number of shooters may exceed three. The kind of thrower in use also affects the number of participants.
The clay targets are clay discs that are ejected with speed from a clay pigeon thrower. The thrower is designed to project the clay targets into the atmosphere. These targets can also fly straight out away from the shooter to appear as if it is a real bird that is flying away from the hunter.
When clay shooting, the shooter will stand right behind the thrower. When the shooter is ready to take aim at the clay disc, then he will yell “pull”. Such a powerful command is supposed to signal the thrower operator to release the clay disc.
When the clay disc target has been released, the shooter ought to track the trajectory of the clay disc aim to shoot at it while in the air. Shooting at moving objects can be tricky, especially when you are a beginner. However, with adequate practice, one can easily perfect the art and even become a professional clay shooter.
Most clay shooters prefer using shotguns. The shotguns are designed to shoot out a combination of pellets that spread out in an arch-like manner to increase the chances of hitting the target.