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Zone Experience and Preload

Every phone call I receive from shooters all over the world now deeply embeds the idea that accessing the right brain is the key to the zone experience. And the preload being vivid and clear is the key to opening the door.

I have had so many zone experiences with a shotgun and I am constantly going through what I do when I shoot left-handed or with my head off the stock. It is the preload and being hooked up with the speed of the target that allows me to trigger the shot in the right place and I will not pull the trigger until I am going the same speed as the target.

The other part of this experience when I shoot with my head off the stock is the gun is mounted well in front of the target and the target comes to the lead. The gun merges at the speed and the shot just happens.

The more I shoot with the ShotKam, the more I see this happening on everything I shoot – birds as well as clays. Be early in the breakpoint with the muzzles and go the same speed at the end.

I fished with Driscoll and Sherry Otto the other day and Driscoll said that looking at the clay shot review before a tournament improved his scores by at least four birds. There’s something there; I just know it. I think it’s that the preload becomes more vivid by watching the clay shot review. And we will be doing more of that soon.

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