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smoothly tracking on the tape. During this
sweep you could snap the empty chamber
(or have a dummy round in place) and
improve your follow through. The benefit
is learning how to quickly and smoothly
mount the gun and then effectively follow
a smooth line for the shot-I tried it and it
really worked for me in dove hunting. They
also told me they do not use or even look
at the front sight-just not enough time and
using the sight will slow down the sweep
and affect that vital follow through after the
shot is fired.
The pros also mentioned they use what
they call "soft eyes." They do not focus hard
on the end of the gun or target, rather they
sort of generally view it "softly" and break
the shot. Sounds strange, but then what do
world champions know about shooting?
An interesting thing they also told me is
that clays skeet and trap shooting may hurt
the effectiveness of some folks when game
hunting. I asked why and the answer was
interesting. In trap, skeet and clays the target
is actually slowing down during flight. When
hunting, the target is speeding up to get
away during flight. Therefore, the ability to
quickly and effectively mount the gun sweep,
fire and carry correct follow though is critical
in both target and hunting.

This AR-15 dry fire
device (available from
Creedmoor Sports for $19)
is a drop-in CNC machined unit
inserted in the rifle that limits
the swing of the hammer.

well-especially at big matches. Take a tip
from professional golfing. The pros who win
or do well, usually hit 300-600 balls daily on
the driving range. Top shooters dry fire tens
of thousands of shots a year.
For the shooters who do not put in the time
and work to get better and get stomped into
the mud at matches-I say quit complaining
and start working if they want to be
competitive. I can assure you the consistent
winners are putting in the time, the work
and the practice to get and stay better-this
is not magic. Shooting is a very perishable
skill-regardless of level, ya gotta keep at
it. The harder you work and the more you
practice-the luckier you will get.

SUMMARY
Many shooters will spend thousands on a
gun, nifty sights then buy all the support
stuff, such as good ammo (if they want to
win). Then they will pay an entry fee, go
to a match some distance away (maybe
overnight), and get clobbered all the time.
The reason is simple-"weekend shooters"
are just not going to win much or do real

These Browning 12-gauge
aluminum snap caps (2-pack
available from MidwayUSA for
$25) are the same dimensions
as a live shell, perfect for
shotgun dry fire practice.

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