Video: Connecting on Sporting Clays’ Highest Shots

Video: Connecting on Sporting Clays’ Highest Shots

Of all the shots in sporting clays, the tower station might be the most maddening.

Like a smug Canada goose on a pass shot, the clay nearly scraps the stratosphere and leaves shooters busting nothing but the wide blue yonder. There is hope, however, at grasping the tricky mechanics it takes to make this a smooth shot.

Gil Ash gives some solid tips on just this subject in the above video produced by the National Shooting Sports Association. The central thrust the owner of OSP Shooting School gets at is adjusting grip and stance to get a fast and solid lead on the clays.

Ash basically advocates narrowing each to facilitate faster shouldering and better balance when in the shadow of the tower. It appears to be fairly logical advice, giving more flexibility to the shooter to quickly and accurately get a lead on the clay.

Of course, and as always, you'll have to watch the video to learn the finer points of his lesson.


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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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