Both eyes open a shotgun is pointed not aimed (like a rifle). Not a stupid question, I started to shoot skeet that way until my buddy said after 3 weeks "it's like your not picking the bird up with your left eye" and I said "You're supposed to shoot with both eyes open? :shock: "jwmhunt said::? Is it best to shoot clays with both eyes open or use one like aiming a rifle?
One of the reasons for the inconsistencies is that there is no single "correct" way to shoot a target. As long as you get the muzzle into the right spot and pull the trigger at the right time, the clay will break. Couple that with the fact that people (instructers even) will describe the same event/method in different ways, and it can often get contradictory and confusing.All I'm questioning is the inconsistent message that is given to a person like myself that researches everything to death and in this case, we are not shooting where we are looking.
trivan said:Thanks Trapper and everyone else for a good exchange of ideas. It's what makes this forum great. I would guess other sites would have just called me a Newbie and have been done.
I have stopped thinking about it and will just have to do it and find what works for me.
I'd say that's exactly right and it mirrors closely what I was told by an expert coach back when I was in the same boat as you.Ensign said:Better to focus on the target and use peripheral muzzle awareness to achieve the desired lead.
So perhaps, the gun may point where we look, but not always point where we focus.