Your stance is foundational to set you up for successful wing and clay shooting.
It is very important but often overlooked element.
So we are going to go through a few basic elements that should hopefully give you the building blocks to becoming a successful and effective wing or clay shooter.
So as we are talking about this just keep in mind that there are some variations and different people teach slightly different things and that’s ok.
It’s not necessarily one ways right and one ways wrong. We will tell you how we like to set up our feet for our stance.
We should always orientate ourselves to where we think we gonna break the target. We call it the target break area.
For example, put a clay on the ground at 12 o’clock in front of you. So that’s what you are expecting to shoot your target.
Then you will need to orientate your front foot to about 1 o’clock and your back foot at 3 o’clock.
Your feet should be your shoulder width apart and if you look at your back heel, you can draw a line going from your back here through your front toes to the target break area.
Once you have your feet set correctly then you want to get some forward leaning towards your Target break area.
What you need to do is to bend your front knee until about 60% of your weight is on your front foot.
That will gives you a good solid foundation, a good athletics stance to shoot your clay or bird where you are intend to.