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Why do I shoot sporting clays

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

There are many reasons that people shoot sporting clays. It is fun and relaxing. We feel that there is some psychological benefit to breaking things and making noise on a clays range. We are also convinced that you just meet a finer class of people around a shotgun.Did you ever stop and think why people compete in recreational sports? We feel that people enjoy the risk of winning or losing, but there is no chance of a ... Read more…

It’s OK to be Early

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

We don’t know about you but when we get a chance to shoot a major tournament the information sheet that you get from registration is sometimes hard to interpret.  We get to shoot so few tournaments because of our work schedule it is probably more confusing for us than those of you who are on the tournament trail on a regular basis.  We sure the more tournaments you shoot the clearer they become.  Still it’s important t... Read more…

Changing leads vs. chokes

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

I’ve heard people talk about changing their leads instead of changing their chokes. Which has the most effect on the size of the shot cloud? Mark Faggard, Beaumont, TexasThis answer is probably going to ignite quite a few already too short fuses, but you asked for it!I defy anyone to show me how changing shot sizes can change the size of the shot cloud greater or more precisely than changing choke! In my experience, it... Read more…

A question on gun fit

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

I got an interesting phone call the other day from a man named Larry. He asked if I had a try gun. When I confirmed the rumor he asked if I did stock fits and I said yes.He then proceeded to tell me that 15 years ago he shot both skeet and sporting competitively. He was AA in both and was the best around. (I’ve never met an X skeet shooter who wasn’t AA when they quit and 15 years ago sporting classes were determined b... Read more…

Learning From The Champ

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Well if you hang out at the local sporting club enough eventually the topic of practice will come up and man can you get a tackle box full of different ideas.  Most of these well intended opinions about how to master a game that has as many variables in it as a Chinese fire drill have to do with trying to increase a person’s score.  Score after all is the way we should judge our progress in anything we are attempting t... Read more…