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Old 11-13-2020, 05:35 PM   #1
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Where to point on second clay of a True Pair

I'm making some progress in shooting Skeet. But, I seem befuddled as to exactly where I should be pointing/aiming the barrel when the second clay on a True Pair is coming very close to me.

I think I've been giving it too much lead...but...I really don't know. The darn thing is closer than almost any other target that I see that day, and yet I miss it more often than I think I should.

Any comments or help appreciated. thanks, richg99
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:30 PM   #2
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Rich, the incomer on a pair in regular skeet will be your closest shot on the field (with the exception of sta 8) and doesn't require much lead. Shoot at his leading edge, keep the gun moving and your cheek anchored on the stock, and you will seldom miss it.

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Old 11-13-2020, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thank you. That's what I have been thinking. I am able to kill most of the station 8 birds. I'll use the non-lead approach on 1"2 and 6"7 pairs. Thanks.
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If you can kill station 8, then incoming 1 and 7 are pieces of cake
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Old 11-15-2020, 01:33 PM   #5
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I can kill incoming 1 and 7..its when it is the second clay of a pair that I have had issues.

I've got some good advice here and on another site to try.

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Well, I had a chance to try a few things today. The second clay on a true pair was giving me fits.

This morning I tried to kill the first bird as soon as possible. I did that two or three times. WHEN I did that, I had plenty of time to line up and shoot the incoming bird. I only pulled it off once, but I now know what I was doing wrong, and how to fix it.

I also attempted to shoot an entire round by shooting only pairs from ALL of the stations. That produced dismal results, deservedly so. By stations 5 and 6, I went to Report pairs. The results were better but not great.

All in all, this search for better results has allowed me to learn a lot. Thank you all. rich

p.s. I sure wish I was back in TN where I could shoot a box from every station if I wanted to.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:45 AM   #7
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Shooting doubles from stations 3, 4 and 5 can be challenging for sure, but it's a fun thing to do with friends.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:53 AM   #8
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Yep. It was fun but not very score enhancing. I was able to do it because there were only a few guys on site.

This is only my second week back shooting with this group. Hate to embarrass myself too much with a new bunch of guys.

In TN, I could do what I want because I know the shooters well.
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I know what the folks on the SGW told you. That said, as a non-regular skeet shooter, I have no issue with the doubles on 1,2,6, or 7 and I do not worry about breaking the first bird before the stake - if I do, I do; if it is past it I simply move faster for the second bird. That second bird is coming to you, so the lead isn't much.
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No matter how I do this (Skeet/Trap) etc. ...It sure is a lot of fun.

I could do it 7 days a week if I could afford it. Ha Ha
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