Why We Don’t Put the Distances in Our Kill Shot Reviews
What the research has shown in the past is listing the distance makes shooters concentrate on the lead, not how the shot comes together.
Research further shows that how the shot comes together and gun speed being the same as target speed is infinitely more important than exact lead.
If you will notice after the gun is mounted the target always comes to the lead as the picture is stabilized (gun speed is adjusted to target speed). The shot should be taken instantly when that is seen.
This yields a focus ratio of 95 percent or more on the target and 5 percent or less on the gun. Again, research has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that this ratio is ideal for consistent peak performances.
In our Knowledge Vault shot simulator under clay target kill shots, we have a series of measured crossers at 10-yard intervals from 20-60 yards on the same target in the same breakpoint.
What it shows graphically is that at 20 yards there is very little lead. At 30-40 yards, there is very little difference in lead, and the same at 50-60.
However, in all shots, the target came to the lead after the gun was mounted. And the shot was taken only after the gun speed was adjusted to the target speed.
How do we know the gun and the target are going the same speed? When the distance between the two remains the same! When you see that, send the shot.
Worry less about the lead and know whether the bird is going to be to the left of the barrel or across the barrel, mount well in front, and as the target comes to the gun, move slowly away from the target. When the speed is correct, send the shot.
There is a circuit in your visual cortex that is constantly anticipating ahead of where you are and the moving objects around you. And that circuit will put the correct lead on the target as you see the target behind the barrel and adjust the speed of the gun to the speed of the target.
It is amazing the results we are getting with our system of shooting.