Techniques for Championship Skeet
A help sheet for GCS Shooting Team
Head on the gun: Place your cheek firmly on the stock and look straight down the barrel to the end sight. Keep your cheek there from beginning to end of the shooting sequence.
Eye on the target: From the first flash of the target as it emerges from the house and comes into your peripheral vision, keep your eyes on it and don’t bring them back to the gun. Even with your eyes fixed on the target, your range of vision is adequate to see the barrel in relation to the target and so long as you have not moved your head off its original position on the stock the gun will shoot where you intend.
Proper lead: The correct distance to shoot ahead of the target at each station. And there is little or no room for doubt that the sustained lead, in which you start ahead and stay ahead of the target, will prove most consistently effective. Beyond the obvious, that you have to shoot somewhere ahead of the target, lead may be over emphasized by most shooters; the shot pattern will usually handle it for you if you follow the basic techniques we teach.
Swing with your lower body: Using proper stance and foot positions, swing with the target using your slightly flexed legs and knees, which will force the upper body to remain on a level track. Swinging with the shoulders or upper body will cause an erratic up and down movement of the gun.
Environmental science class hiked Crowders Mountain on Monday, November 4. Students prepared short presentations on a plant or animal that might be found on the hike as well as another applicable research topic.