A little bit of pre-tune up skeet shooting today in Bandera

I went over to Bandera today for a couple of rounds of skeet and I did it again. I was off to a slow start because I have not had the shotgun out since the great Oklahoma Pheasant Shoot in February. I came home from that trip and clean up my gun and gear and I have just been shooting pistol and rifle for the past six month and that is such a different skill set with a gun. I started out today aiming and not pointing my 20 ga. and when I was frustrated with several misses I just tried harder to aim which is exactly the wrong way to shoot a shotgun.

After about half a box of shells I started to settle down and point and keep the shotgun moving to paint the targets out of the sky and my hits went up and the misses went down. Now early next week I will go over and shoot two more rounds of skeet and lay off target shooting with pistol and rifle until after Dove Day in Brownwood. Some folks can switch back and forth with ease but I have always had a bit of trouble with this and age kind of makes it worse. On a more pleasant last note, my scores on paper with both rifle and pistol have been some of the best ever and that ain’t bad.

Skeet field one of two at my redneck Bandera Gun Club where I am a life member.

Skeet field one of two at my redneck Bandera Gun Club where I am a life member.

About the Author

Joe McElyea
I am an original member and founder of the esteemed High Plains Shooting and Dining Society which is dedicated to fellowship of bird hunters and shooters who also enjoy finding great local places to eat large, unhealthy portions of breaded and fried meats and gravies washed down with the appropriate libations. I am also a retired old man who enjoys fishing, shooting and my wonderful family.

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