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Sighting In Your Shotgun

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

How many of you would go hinging with a rifle without first shooting it at a target to make sure it shot where you were looking?   Each year around the last of October we go the rifle range at our home base at American Shooting Centers just to watch the people sighting in their guns. You can instantly tell the size of the group shot by each shooter by simply looking at what they do when they shoot.   Those that are rel... Read more…

Turkey Time

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

If I were into turkey calls and calling, this article would be mostly about turkey calls and calling. I find calling a turkey very forgiving. Like people, different turkeys have different pitched voices. It’s more the timing and rhythm of the call that is important. Less is better. Like people, anyone that talks too much is bound to run out of the truth sooner or later!Camo is good, especially on your hands and face. I... Read more…

Why Am I Not Consistent?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

It seems we are seeing more and more of you SCI members showing up at our clinics as we travel around the country and we are getting an increasing number of emails asking a variety of questions not only about hunting but about clay shooting as well.  So this issue we decided to list and answer several of the most often asked questions.“Why am I not consistent?  I shoot great on one day and then for the next 6 to 7 time... Read more…

Another Way to Look at Competition

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Tip for Sporting Clays May 2007When you shoot sporting clays you should be doing it for a reason and that reason should be personal.  Without a reason you will have no goal and therefore you will never get any benefit out of it.  People who compete well and don’t get in their own way understand that the benefits of competition happen ONLY during the event they are competing in.  These people play very close to their po... Read more…

Attitude toward winning

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Shooters that are so intent on winning are at a great disadvantage because these desires create tension and pressure. We become our own best enemy and you tend to lose the joy and fun of the game. Detching from these external desires reduces tension and improves performance. When you go into a course and you go to shoot a score, your performance will suffer. Your goal becomes not to hit each target, your goal has becom... Read more…