Here’s 10 handy tips that will help you destroy those clays, take out the gold and nail the target in four of the trickiest target sports around.
A good stance is key to success in archery. Your stance should be relaxed with your feet parallel to the target and slightly apart.
Draw the bow back in a smooth motion, keeping your bow arm level with the target and you other elbow up, then draw the bow string back to the side of your face and take aim.
It’s easy to focus all your attention on where your aiming and forget everything else you’ve learnt in archery. Begin the aiming process by looking down the shaft of the arrow, placing the point of the arrow on your desired target, then pause, re-focus and fire!
Axe throwing is not just a test of strength, hitting the target comes down to two things; timing and accuracy, which are skills anybody can master.
Don’t grip the axe too tightly, if your grip is too firm you’ll find it harder to release the axe which has a knock on effect on both timing and accuracy.
CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING
One way to stay ahead of the next clay is memorise the pattern they were launched in, this way you’ll know exactly where the next clay is coming from, and all you have to focus on blowing it to pieces!
Don’t hesitate, the majority of missed clays are caused by hesitation. Trust your instinct and when you have the clay in your sights pull the trigger.
The best way to improve your clay pigeon shooting skills is by practicing as much as possible. Even practicing with an unloaded gun will improve your technique as it helps to build muscle memory.
AIR RIFLE RANGES
Gun fit is crucial for accuracy. To test, place the butt into the crook of your elbow. If it is a good fit, your trigger finger should fall perfectly on the blade.
Note where your first shot hits the target, then adjust your aim accordingly. If you note where each shot lands your accuracy will improve as the session progresses.