Clay shooting entails shooting inanimate clay objects that are either stationary or moving. Clay shooting is thought to be the best way to practice shooting, and particularly when it comes to aiming at moving objects, commonly called the pigeon. At times, pigeon shooting can be used in place of clay shooting.
With clay shooting, you will not have to be worried about losing your prey. What is more, you have the opportunity to train until you have mastered the art. Like any other sport, clay shooting has specifically designed apparel. These costumes are designed to fit any clay shooting lover, be it young children, men, and women. But when it comes to designs, the men’s gear are outstanding.
Clay shooting has been practiced for centuries. There has been dramatic advancement in the weaponry in the recent years, but the sport itself has remained as it is for many decades.
Clay shooting offers that shooter an opportunity to train and learn the art of aiming at the birds that are floating in the sky. The sport was originally designed for hunters who were passionate about hunting birds. The bird hunters could harness their skills when they take aim and shoot at the simulated pigeon. The competency of a bird hunter would be known when they had to aim and shoot at a bird that is flying away from them.
Furthermore, the skill can come handy when it comes to hunting for quail, pheasant hunting or any other type of flying bird.
Clay shooting can be done in private or in groups as a social activity. When practiced in groups, the number of participants may be more than three. The number also depend upon the type of thrower that is in use.
The clay targets are simple clay disc that is projected from a clay pigeon thrower. The thrower is designed to project the clay discs into the air. The clay targets can also project the target straight away from the shooter to appear as if it were the real live bird that is flying away from the imminent danger.
When clay shooting, the shooter will stand right behind the thrower. When the shooter is prepared to take an aim, then he will yell “pull”. Such a powerful command is supposed to notify the thrower operator to release the clay.
When the clay disc target is released, the shooter should track the trajectory of the moving disc, take a good aim and shoot it while in the air. Shooting at moving objects can be tricky, especially when you are a beginner. However, with adequate practice, one can easily perfect the art and even become a professional clay shooter.
Most clay shooters enjoy using a shotgun. The shotgun is design to shoot out several pellets that will spread out in an arch-like manner so that it can easily hit the target.