Clay Shooting: The Best Way To Practice Shooting
Clay shooting refers to shooting at non-living objects that are either moving or stationary. Clay shooting is considered the best way to learn shooting, and especially practice aiming at moving objects, frequently called the pigeon. In fact clay shooting is sometimes called pigeon shooting.
With clay shooting, you will not have to be worried about losing your prey. What is more, you have the opportunity to train until you have mastered the art. Just like any other sport, clay shooting has its costumes. These costumes are designed to fit any clay shooting lover, be it young children, men, and women. But when it comes to designs, the men’s gear are outstanding.
Clay shooting has been in existence back in the centuries. There has been a great advancement on the weaponry in the recent years, but the sport itself has remained unchanged for years.
Clay shooting allows the shooter to train and learn the art of shooting the birds that are flying in the sky. The sport was originally designed for hunters who were passionate about hunting birds. The bird hunters could harness their skills when they take aim and shoot at the simulated pigeon. The competency of a bird hunter would be known when they had to aim and shoot at a bird that is flying away from them.
Furthermore, the skill can come handy when it comes to hunting for quail, pheasant hunting or any other type of flying bird.
Clay shooting can be done in private or in groups as a social activity. When practiced in groups, the number of participants may be more than three. The kind of thrower in use also affects the number of participants.
The clay targets are simple clay disc that is projected from a clay pigeon thrower. The thrower is designed to project the clay discs into the air. These targets can also fly straight out away from the shooter to appear as if it is a real bird that is flying away from the hunter.
When clay shooting, the shooter will stand right behind the thrower. When the shooter is ready to take aim at the clay disc, then he will yell “pull”. Such a powerful command is supposed to signal the thrower operator to release the clay disc.
When the clay disc is released from the thrower, the shooter ought to study the trajectory, take an aim and shoot at it while it is in the air. Shooting at moving clay discs can be challenging, especially when you have no experience. However, with adequate practice, one can easily perfect the art and even become a professional clay shooter.
Clay shooters prefer using shotguns. The shotgun is design to shoot out several pellets that will spread out in an arch-like manner so that it can easily hit the target.