Sporting clays

GoPro: Elk Creek Sporting Clays

Mark Mowrey and Ben Davis go head to head in a game of sporting clays in Owenton, Kentucky.

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Missing Clay Targets? Match Gun Speed with Target Speed - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how matching gun speed with target speed can help you be more consistent.

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When You Don't Know What to Do - Sporting Clays Tip

Have you ever encountered a target that regardless of what you do you can't hit? Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools provides several core concepts to help you figure our what to do when you don't know what to do. These tips include: determining the line of the target, gun speed and target lead, and identifying four common target illusions.

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Slow Targets Down with Proper Gun Speed - Relative Velocity - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains the concept of relative velocity as it applies to shotgunning and bird hunting. He says a targets speed will appear slower when the gun and the eyes properly match the speed of the target. Watch Gil's tip and start breaking more clays! (NSSF Video)

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The Key to the Rabbit Target - Sporting Clays Tip

Having trouble breaking rabbit targets? Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School says that the targets speed is an optical illusion and explains how to consistently stop those rabbits in their tracks. (NSSF Video)

Don't Look Down the Barrel - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools demonstrates why shotgun shooters shouldn't look down the barrel, nor at the bead. By focusing on the target you might see fewer targets but you'll surely break more. (NSSF Video)

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Target Focus: Slide Your Eyes - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains how to get a better focus on targets. By sliding your eyes to the front edge of the target the target will appear larger as well as slow down. Watch Gil's tip and start breaking more clays! (NSSF Video)

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Trap & Sporting Clays

Members of the Auburn Trapshooting Club demonstrate the shotgun sport trap and sporting clays. Video by Scott R. Craig / Sacramento Bee

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Shooting Arcing Targets: Chandelle Target - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains why the chandelle arcing clay should be treated more like a crosser than a dropper. Take this knowledge to the range and start breaking more clays! (NSSF Video)

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Spreading What? - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools takes aim at a shooting sports urban legend, a shot at myth busting, and reinforces the value of simply matching barrel speed to target speed to consistently break clays.

The Right-to-Left Crossing Target - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools reveals an important concept for shotgun shooters. That is, when shooting a right-to-left crosser a right-handed shooter must look across the shotgun barrel to see the target. The same concept applies to left-handed shooters when shooting a left-to-right crosser. Gil stresses that, In order to shoot crossers consistently you have to get used to looking at the bird across the barrel. (NSSF Video)

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Gun Speed and Target Lead - Sporting Clays Tip

Shotgun instructor Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains the difference and the relationship between gun speed and target lead in this video. (NSSF Video)

Taking the Shot at Springing Teal Targets - Sporting Clays Tip

OSP Shooting School's Gil Ash explains how he approaches springing teal targets that are often found on a sporting clays course. Learn the proper hold point, focal point, and break point to improve your consistency and take the mystery out of these used-to-be-hard-to-hit targets. (NSSF Video)

Pick Up Your Targets Quicker - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting Schools shares the secret to getting a hard focus on the bird faster and more clearly with this valuable tip about how the eyes work. (NSSF Video)

The Secret to Shooting a Curling Target - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains the secret to shooting a curling target. (NSSF Video)

The Secret to Breaking More Targets, The Eyes Have It! - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains Retinal Processing and how with the right training our eyes can communicate directly with the subconscious mind leading to more broken clays. (NSSF Video)

Gun Speed Must Equal Target Lead - Sporting Clays Tip

Gil Ash of OSP Shooting School explains their method of shotgun shooting by inserting the muzzle in front of the target and matching gun speed and target speed. (NSSF Video)

The Secret to Breaking True Pairs - Sporting Clays Tip

OSP Shooting School's Gil Ash explains how to approach simo pairs on the sporting clays course. The key determine the right place to break the first target and then do it consistently to minimize gun movement and increase your ability consistently break both targets. (NSSF Video)

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Shotgun Mount: The Key to Consistent Shooting - Sporting Clays Tip

OSP Shooting School's Gil Ash explains the key to breaking more clay. A consistent gun mount will make all the difference. Here's how to do it. (NSSF Video)

Three "Bullet" Drill - Sporting Clays Tip

One of the core concepts taught by Gil and Vicki Ash of OSP Shooting School is that shotgun shooters shouldn't look down the barrel, nor at the bead. This drill will help you maintain target acquisition when mounting the shotgun especially when you're looking across the barrel at the bird. Gil and Vicki like to use spent shotgun shell but feel free to use any three objects you prefer; clay targets work well, too. (NSSF Video)

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