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Preshot routine for wing shooting

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Vicki and Gil,I read with interest your columns every month.  Question:  So you recommend a pre-shot routine in any form when you are wing shooting.  I know I miss a lot of first shots on ducks, doves, quail, and pheasants that I should not miss because I get in too big of a rush.  How do you recommend that I deal with this problem?John Dear John-Perhaps we should talk about the pre-shot routine in sports and its impor... Read more…

Gun Fit

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Since shotguns are pointed, not aimed, it is important that they “fit” the shooter. There are probably as many opinions on this subject as there are fishing guides in the Rockport area. So what the hell, here’s our $0.02 worth - or as Ed Hefty would say, “$10.00 worth of free advice.”Gil does about 100-150 gun fits a year. He have a “try-gun,” but rarely uses it unless the customer is having a custom stock made. Someti... Read more…

Shooting Glasses Do Help

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Perhaps the most important aspect of shooting a shotgun is focusing on the target. If you have read this column in the last few years then you know how much we talk about eyes, vision, and focus and the important role they play in proficiency with a shotgun. We have talked about gun fit, chokes, shot shell ballistics, and the mechanics of mounting the gun correctly and consistently. All of those things are important, b... Read more…

SCI Nov/Dec 2012

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Well last month we talked about fear and how it creeps into your game mainly when shooting sporting clays and this month as promised we are going to talk about sight pictures and focus ratios.  On a side note we will be doing 2 seminars at convention this year and will be talking about these two things with our new animation and will be discussing the difference between shooting clays and shooting birds.  There is a di... Read more…

Shooting a Shotgun Like a Rifle

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

It’s April and by now spring has sprung.  My tomatoes are in the ground and growing.  Nature has brought forth her bounty of beauty in the outdoors.  All the leaves are coming out in rich colors of green and the grass is growing, adding to an ever expanding list of “honey-doos” around the house.  March is what I call the take a break month to get caught up around the house and build up enough points with the boss so I ... Read more…