|I call these "Shooting Balls"
Then we moved on to the shotgun. I pulled out my trusty SKB 20 ga. Model 100 that I field trial and hunt with. James immediately noticed the gun was too small for me, so we put a rubber, removable kick plate from one of my other guns on it. The fit was better. We worked on stance, smooth movement, head and foot location and focus and concentration. Then he started throwing the clay targets.
|The Training Cabin on the Lake
I started breaking them. I missed maybe one out of 25. James was saying to not just break them, but powder them, "And here's how you do it", he would say. I took his advice and I've never powdered so many clay targets in my life. I mean, they were GONE! He threw them from behind me, high and low, 45 degrees to either side of straight ahead, curving and straight. After 4 boxes of shells, James says I only missed twice, but I'm pretty sure I must have missed about 4 times. I did all this in the space of an hour and forty five minutes!
|I shot this quarter. IN THE AIR! Check the dents.
This is the bottom line. This works. It is for real. I used my own gun and I wished I could have stayed all day. I've never shot 4 boxes of shells so productively in my life. This method is perfect for the field trialer and quail/pheasant/upland hunter! Click Here for James Rutland Instinct Shooting School Website