"Successful Shotgunning: How to Build Skill in the Field and Take More Birds in Competition" Book by Peter Blakely
Publisher: Stockpole Books
Date of Publication: Sep 2003
Number of Pages: 305
From the publisher:
A solid guide for becoming a better shot
Wing shooting, sporting clays, skeet shooting
Expert teacher and coach shares years of experience
Successful Shotgunning focuses on wing-shooting and sporting clays techniques. Gain a better understanding of the shooting process as a whole as you sharpen your skills and become a better shot. How to evaluate moving targets in wing- shooting situations in the field, in a competitive environment, on a sporting clays course, or on a skeet field. Choose the correct gun and gun fit for you; learn to diagnose some common eye problems and correct your aim; tame recoil; and deal with the challenges of various sporting clays targets.
Quote from the book: - ?Successful shotgunning isn?t an inherent trait, it is a skill and it must be learned like any other skill. It requires systematic study and the ability to accurately calculate the variables of moving targets. My coaching methods involve an intuitive technique that is based on pure logic and a systematic breakdown of all the variables involved. This is how the experts shoot. Over a period of time they build up a personal mental repertoire of sight pictures, which they can then successfully apply to each target, regardless of whether it is a quail, dove, duck or clay target. They then have the ability to see a subtle but consequential target/barrel relationship on every shot and adjust to each different shooting situation.?
About the Author:
Peter Blakeley is the resident shooting coach at one of the finest shooting facilities in the world, the Dallas Gun Club in Texas. Before coming to the US he was the instructor at Annandale Shooting Ground, on the Earl of Annandales Estate in South West Scotland, an area that boasts some of the best grouse, pheasant and bird hunting in the world. Over the last 27 years his innovative coaching methods have taught thousands of shotgunners how to improve their game.
Pages: 240 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Photos: 119 b/w photos & a 4 page color section with 8 photos
Illustrations: 30 b/w illustration
Publisher: Stackpole Books