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Keeping every round as good as the first

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

(Larry Fry, Poway, CA) Invariably, the first round I shoot is my best (of the day). My scores will gradually drop off as I continue to shoot. I’m in excellent health. I shoot 2 3/4 dr., 1 1/8 oz, recoil doesn’t bother me(at least not that I’m aware of). I don’t feel as if I’m getting tired. I usually shoot in the mornings, not at the end of the day. I shoot skeet, 5 stand and sporting clays. The same phenomena occurs o... Read more…

Make it ugly to make it right

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Gun fit is different for each person–and it is an ongoing process–a journey. It is not something you can go out and do just once. As you improve your gun mount so will your gun fit change. We have gone through more stocks than most people have guns, because we were on a journey to find the correct stock fit. It has taken years. Now, after all this time, when we get a new gun, we know what the correct measurements are, ... Read more…

Side by Sides

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Why do you not see more side by sides in Sporting Clays? John Payne, Houston, TX.Sporting clays and also trap and skeet are clay target games. The over and under (o/u) target gun has evolved over the years as the gun of choice for most target shooters for one main reason, weight. A gun that is heavy does not kick and tends to keep moving when you start it swinging.Most side by sides (SBS) are game guns. They are light,... Read more…

Improving success on live birds

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Successful clays shooters sometimes find that their skills on the sporting clays course or skeet range don’t translate to dead birds when they’re hunting. If that’s happening to you, chances are, it’s a matter of where you are focusing.When shooting at a live bird, look at its head, specifically at its eyes. Your eyes will naturally want to go to the fastest moving part of the bird, its wings. Then your eyes naturally ... Read more…

Finally, Dove season

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Finally, It’s A Happening Thing! September is the transition month.  Dove season kicks off in the north and central zone on the first.  Early Teal season begins on the 18th and south zone dove season begins on the 24th, finally.  The first cool front usually pushes through around mid month and begins to break the summer heat, finally!If you are fortunate enough to have a place to hunt doves in the north or central zone... Read more…