If you’re looking to treat your team to a corporate away day with a difference this year, there’s nothing quite like an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting in Scotland to give your team a taste of the thrill of the hunt, without the need to harm any real animals.
It’s easy to learn, quick to set up and totally safe under the guidance of one of our experienced trainers, making it the perfect choice for teams of all sizes and demographics. Here are a few tips to help you and your team get off to a flying start…
Trust Your Eyes
There’s a term used in shooting circles known as finding the dominant eye. This means identifying which of your eyes is going to give you the most accurate line of fire. Your dominant eye won’t always correspond to your dominant hand. The best way to ascertain your strongest eye is to point at a nearby object so that it appears to be on the end of your finger, then close one eye, followed by the other. You should find that closing one eye keeps the object on the end of your finger, while the other makes it appear to move or blur. The eye that keeps the object on your finger is your dominant eye.
Get the Right Balance
Balance is crucial for successful clay pigeon shooting. Your leading foot should always be pointing in the direction that you’re shooting and should be opposite to your shooting hand (i.e. right to left or left to right). Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, with slightly more weight on your leading foot.
Mount Your Gun Carefully
To manage kickback, your gun should be mounted with the butt resting in the groove of your shoulder joint, and your cheek by the side of the gun, ensuring a good shot and steadying the weapon so it doesn’t hit you in the face on release.
Shoot Ahead of the Clay
When it comes to shooting, your instinct might be to shoot directly at your target. However, the trick to clay pigeon shooting is to actually aim slightly ahead, so that your bullet has time to get to the target. It can feel a little counterintuitive at first, but once you’ve mastered it you’ll find your hit rate significantly improved.
At Absolutely Scotland we’ll take you through all of this and more when you arrive, so all you need to do is turn up and prepare for an exciting and unforgettable experience.
You can find out more about our Clay Pigeon Shooting Scotland activities by contacting us today.