Will buy dinner for clay busting tips.

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  1. leftyhunter

    leftyhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I am a bit rusty and need to break some clays prior to my Dec 5 duck hunting trip with RJ and my son. I could use some friendly advice to improve my shooting. If any one happans to be shooting trap or skeet on the weekends and wants to meet in the morning because Socal traffic sucks every day let me know via PM. I live in Culver City so Pardo or Angeles Crest comes to mind.If their is a range closer that would be great.
    Thanks
    Leftyhunter
     
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  2. lo-base larry

    lo-base larry Senior Refuge Member

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    Forget trap. I shoot lots of it. Go with skeet. Much, much better for shooting wild game. The most important thing is to keep the barrel moving. Stopping your swing is inviting a miss. I should know. I do it all the time.
     
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    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    And whatever you do, focus on the target and stop staring at the bead.
     
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    free_gaff Elite Refuge Member

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    keep your head down on the stock...and what Brottboss said above
     
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  5. fishdog

    fishdog Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Or go to quail point and get real lessons from a real pro instructor aka Matt Emig aka straightsixes.
     
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  6. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Senior Refuge Member

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    Sporting Clays in the Los Angeles area:

    Say what you want about So. Cal. We’ve got restrictive gun laws, we’ve got earthquakes, we’ve got wildfires, we've got 4 or 5 Sporting Clays ranges in the Los Angeles area.

    Each of them holds their monthly registered shoot on a different weekend. Each of them has something different to offer, all are fun to shoot, and all are open to the public.

    Triple B Clays is located in El Monte off of the 60 near the 605. They have a 24 station flat course, in a heavily treed setting. There are 12 hunter stations and 12 tournament stations, most have A, B & C shooting position. Most of their stations have three or four machines presenting a good variety of target presentations. Their monthly registered shoot is on the first Sunday of the month. http://www.triplebclays.com/

    Raahauge’s is located in Corona off of the 91 between the 71 and the 15. It’s a semi-flat course set in the Prado flood plane. They keep adding new stations and new machines all the time. I think they're up to about 25 by now. Their monthly registered shoot is on the second Sunday of the month. Mike has passed away, but the range is still going strong. http://www.raahauges.com/

    Moore-N-Moore is located in San Fernando off of the 210 near the 118. It’s a great course with hills and valleys in the San Gabriel Mtn foothills. They have 12 stations, 10 of them have A & B shooting positions. They really are “The friendliest range in southern California”. They hold their monthly registered shoot on the third Saturday of the month. http://www.moorenmoore.com

    Oak Tree is located in Newhall off of the 5 near the 14. They have some of the most spectacular views on a sporting clays course anywhere in America. http://www.oaktreegunclub.com/ (Call before going)

    Prado Olympic Shooting Park is located in Chino off of the 71 near the 91. They offer trap, skeet & 5-stand. http://www.shootprado.com/

    Redlands Shooting Park is located in Redlands off the 210 north of the 10. They offer trap, skeet, bunker, 5-stand, and sporting clays. http://redlandsshootingpark.com/

    All of these places offer public shooting so don’t wait until they hold their monthly shoots. Contact the clubs directly for more information.

    If you live in Los Angeles and you can’t find a place to shoot, you’re not looking hard enough.

    Here’s a link to my website. I’ve got pictures & reviews of the clubs:

    http://www.ysr-racer.com
     
  7. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Senior Refuge Member

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    When you play baseball, do you look at the bat or the ball? With 1 eye or 2?

    When you play golf, do you look at the club head or the ball? With 1 eye or 2?

    When you play tennis, do you look at the racket or the ball? With 1 eye or 2?

    When you merge onto the freeway, do you look at the hood of your car or where you want to go ? 1 eye or 2?

    Are you starting to see a pattern here?

    Look at your target and your brain will do the rest. Yes, I know, it’s not for everybody, but give it a try for a few months.

    Now onto something else. After you hit the ball with the (bat, club, racket) do you stop dead in your tracks, or do you follow thru?

    You follow thru.

    Same thing in sporting clays, if you stop the gun, you probably shot behind the target.

    Oh, I'm right handed and right eye dominant. Since we all have two eyes and they're next to each other you're going to see two images of the barrel. It's called parallax.

    Look at the bird, not the barrel.
     
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  8. leftyhunter

    leftyhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks Racer for your detailed information .I will definitely go to one of them.
    Leftyhunter
     
  9. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Call around and find an instructor that works at one of the ranges. Best thing you can do is get professional training, you will be amazed. As Fishdog stated, have taken lessons with Matt at Quail Point and he has worked with my boys as well.
     
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  10. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Senior Refuge Member

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    Quail Point is a bit of a drive from Culver City :)

    OP, I'm free during the week (retired) if you want to go to a range. I'm no pro, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn.
     
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