Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Axis II, Jul 31, 2019.
I'm used to it being there and find it to be no handicap when i shoot clays or dove. In full daylight I don't even notice it.
Both have brass beads now so I’ll just leave them alone.
If you're looking at the front bead you will miss at least 80% of the time.
Where should I look?
Focus on the target. Mount the gun making sure the barrel is lined up, then forget about the barrel and let instinct take over as you focus on the bird or target. Shotgunning is best done with both eyes open and your dominant eye looking over the barrel. If you are right handed left eye dominant it takes lots of work to get to be a decent shot, up to changing shoulders and hands to shoot with.
You don't look at the bead. You see it, though.
This changes a bit when I hit the duck slough though. Best duck shooting is right at the start of shooting hours, and in heavy timber and overcast, it is still quite dark. In this application I prefer a smallish fiber optic sight in bright orange, but not a big stoplight as some guns are equipped with these days. I find it helps me index the end of the barrel vs a bird and relative size is also helpful in determining range and lead in low light. As for the actual shot, it should disappear shortly before slapping the trigger.
When you swing a tennis racquet or baseball bat do you look at the ball or at the racquet/bat? Your eyes are your sights as you POINT the gun.
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