If you want to be an expert in skeet shooting, the most important lesson you need is for you to be able to have the nerve and mental strength for hard work and dedication. By far and large, great clay shooters had their lessons learnt from personal practice and experience. Nevertheless, most of the veteran skeet shooters concur on some of the following as some of the most essential tips for clay shooting.
First and foremost, talking of clay shooting and the mere fact that it involves the use of guns for the sport, safety should be the natural factor that needs to ring in mind in so far as tips go. The first safety tip that you need to be mindful of is the need to have worn all the essential hearing and eye protection at all times. Always remember to handle your guns as if they were always loaded even though you need to bear in mind the general counsel to ensure that you have it so unloaded until that time that you will be ready to shoot. It is as well a safety measure to ensure that you have your gun’s muzzle always pointing down and have it only lifted when you are ready for taking a shot. The gun as well needs to be unloaded whenever you are crossing any ditch, fence or crossing or jumping over a stream.
The second tip that you will appreciate as a beginner in skeet shooting is that of ensuring that you have found the right fit of gun. This is so essential for you to be able to shoot right where you are aiming. To help you with this, you may need to test check the gun by setting a target board some yards away, say 16 yards or so. Test it by mounting and shooting at the target without aiming and if you miss the target a number of times, consider fitting your gun.
For you to have such precision in clay shooting skills, the next thing you will need to look into is to determine which of the two eyes is the most dominant. Avoid the assumption that has been made by many clay shooters that merely because they are this or that handed, then the eyes are as well so dominant.
After you have so determined your dominant eye, you will then need to take your practices for the mounts and this is with the gun not loaded for a start. Make it a habit practicing your swings/mounts and this is the best way that you will be able to perfect your skeet shots.